A few weeks ago a Macy's sale flier arrive with some perfume/cologne samples included. I love sniffing those things. Really, it could be described as huffing. Smells are a big part of my sensory issues and when they are pleasing smells I love to take it all in. Usually after a few deep inhales I toss the inserts, however this time was different. Pretty by Elizabeth Arden smelled really nice, really really nice. But I feel it might have a tinge of old lady, so I can't decide if I really want to wear it. I have been sniffing it daily for three weeks now. The paper is just about out of juice, and I am no closer to a decision.
I know this seems silly, but what I wear now, Envy by Gucci, I have worn for close to ten years. It is the only perfume I have ever worn, well aside from every woman my age's 5th grade fascination with "Malibu Musk". Back in college I would get complimented on the Envy a lot. As a real grownup there aren't a lot of places that people can tell you that you smell nice without it being creepy. Believe me, I don't want to hear I smell nice now, but I do kind of wonder if Pretty would elicit that kind of response. The smell of Envy is me, and like I said, scent is a huge part of my sensory deal. I can't imagine not smelling like it. I have actually spent time worrying about how I would react if I found out they weren't going to make it anymore. I still love how it smells, but is it possible I love Pretty more? Is it time for a change, do I not want to give up Envy because I am stuck in the past? Now a normal person would just wear both; clearly I am not normal. I like consistency and routine and I like smelling like me. So I need to make a decision, if the two people who read this blog could go get a whiff of Pretty and Envy and let me know what I should do, that would be great.