Jo Malone’s forthcoming Plum Blossom is one that’s not going to offend the olfactory glands of any, I’d wager, but there are many, maaahhhnnny scents out there in the perfumesphere that are so nasty to behold that being trapped alongside them is akin to Chinese water torture.
Lock me in a room with someone wearing Diesel Loverdose, Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb or Thierry Mugler’s Angel and I’d be spilling the family secrets in minutes as I begged to be released from my smelly prison. I can’t stand those sort of heady fragrances and they kick off a banging headache to boot.
In fact, scent is possibly the one part of beauty that can really affect others around us – I’d single out fake tan too but it’s the stinky aspect that offends, and hey – scent! Way back at the beginning of the blog we got an email from a very stuffy guy who clearly didn’t like a female colleague’s red lipstick habit. “Is it work appropriate,” he huffed in his missive. Well, we didn’t know, did we? Were they high financiers or brothel workers? Media types or civil servants? He probably should have minded his own business, because unless he was being kissed to death by the red lipstick it probably wasn’t doing him much harm.
Fragrance, on the other hand, can literally wreck your head. It’s something we’ve looked at before but I think we’re ready for a recap. So: What are your worst perfumes to work alongside? Opium? Poison? A ‘lil something by Britney?
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