The first bottle of perfume I owned was called LouLou Cacharel and came in a hideous blue and red bottle. It was a gift from a family friend who had brought it home Paris. I imagined her selecting this fragrance especially for me from some French perfumery. Google tells me it was readily available in drugstores in the late 1980s.
LouLou was too mature for me. I was only twelve or thirteen at the time and it was very powdery and spicy. I would dab a little on my wrists for special occasions but mostly watched the bottle collect dust. Many followed thereafter like Dior’s Poison, Beautiful from Estee Lauder, Clinique Happy, ck One and many Designer Imposter sprays.
I had quite the collection but some of these were pretty terrible.
In most recent years, I have mostly only worn Pure Grace from Philosophy. It is clean and crisp. I needed something to negate the years of wearing the over-powering citrus notes in ck One.
Megan and I recently reviewed the monthly perfume subscription boxes from Scent Trunk and Scentbird. Each brand has their unique spin on the subscription box service. Scentbird sends a 30 day supply of a major label fragrance typically found in department stores. It’s a great service for the person who wants to change up their scent or try something without a major commitment. Scent Trunk is all about niche fragrances or perfumes you won’t find at retailers. They send subscribers three different options curated by the company’s CEO himself. This is a great service for the person who really looking to be an individual when it comes to their fragrance.
Tell us what your first fragrance was!