Coming full circle

After several years of, well not actually scorning but not wearing for sure, fruity-florals, I am now back where I started from.

Well, not exactly where I started from but back where I actually enjoy the smell of such perfumes and enjoy wearing them.cvivoć

It was the fact that all perfumes started smelling typical how I accidentally stumbled upon the perfume community. I don’t remember how it happened, I just remember it happening and after discovering this new perfume world, the fruity-florals lay forgotten by me in my pre-perfumista days.

I got a hint that things might be changing after discovering Aqua Fiorentina by Creed but I dismissed that as just a really good example of perfumes I no longer consider good.

As it happens, my scorn went and bit me in the, well, you know where.

it doesn’t mean I will be wearing solely fruity-florals from now on, it is just that I can  enjoy wearing them again, along with the rest of the wonderful perfumes out there.

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15 thoughts on “Coming full circle

  1. Asali June 2, 2013 at 23:36 Reply

    We want NAMES 😉
    I know what you mean, I’m at a point where I’ve been wearing clean soli-flores for days running! I must admit only for half days- because they don’t last any longer on my skin, but still… I suppose one day I’ll find myself wearing something with a melon-ozonic top, killer tuberose heart and fuel-like oud with greasy cedar in the base, and loving it 😀

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    • Ines June 3, 2013 at 10:13 Reply

      I’m not sure I should name any names. 😉 My credibility might plummet. 😉

      And you had me laughing out loud with your perfume description. 😀 I do hope I’m not near you when you decide to wear this though. (just in case I might like it too) 😉

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  2. lucasai June 3, 2013 at 12:50 Reply

    Good for you. In my opinion it’s a good thing to go back to your perfume roots / origins once in a while.

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    • Ines June 3, 2013 at 17:21 Reply

      Thanks Lucas. 🙂 It feels good to return too.

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  3. Suzanne June 3, 2013 at 16:41 Reply

    Well, if you’re wearing Creed Acqua Fiorentina, doll, you can come sit by me.

    I’ll return the favor by wearing Viktoria Minya Hedonist or SoOud Ouris (because you know I’m sweet that way!). 😉

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    • Ines June 3, 2013 at 17:21 Reply

      That’s a deal! 🙂

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      • Undina July 5, 2013 at 23:31 Reply

        You both can come and sit by me – no matter what perfume you’re wearing 😉

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        • Suzanne July 5, 2013 at 23:56 Reply

          Awww.! Sounds good. And let’s have some wine while we’re at it. 🙂

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          • Ines July 6, 2013 at 11:50

            Perfect! 😀

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  4. Sigrun June 4, 2013 at 22:09 Reply

    I find I do this all the time, and not just with perfume but with all kinds of ideas. I have them for a while and then I let them go and hopefully I’ve learned something (not clear what, though) in the process 🙂

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    • Ines June 6, 2013 at 09:36 Reply

      I’m sure it’s somewhere in your subconsciousness, just waiting to come out. 🙂

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  5. Vanessa June 7, 2013 at 18:03 Reply

    Coming full circle comes to us all if we wait long enough! Ex-Mr Bonkers is of the firm belief that one day the doctors will say smoking 40 a day is good for us, so much has health advice gone in and out of fashion down the years. Me, I like a few fruity florals too (we do want names!) and surprised myself the other day by finding Opardu wasn’t as laundry musky on my skin as the first few times I tried it. I was despairing of ever ‘getting’ that one – though maybe it was genuinely behaving differently on my skin / in this weather.

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    • Ines June 10, 2013 at 09:41 Reply

      I wonder if the same thing might happen with alcohol consumption (going with the idea of cigarettes). 😉
      Glad to hear Opardu is growing on you – I hate when perfumes get the laundry musk component in my nose.

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  6. Undina July 5, 2013 at 23:40 Reply

    I never swore off fruity-florals completely but I’ll admit that they aren’t the most popular position in my perfume wearing/testing routine.

    Since you didn’t name names, I’ll do it! I do not mind that genre – as long as it includes By Kilian In the City of Sin, Byredo Pulp, Hermès Un Jardin sur le Nil, Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay, Juliette Has A Gun Miss Charming, Neela Vermeire Creations Bombay Bling! and Ramon Monegal Impossible Iris.

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    • Ines July 6, 2013 at 11:46 Reply

      Arrgh! I haven’t yet tried In the City of Sin but would love to. I just love that name. 😀
      You know, I find Jo Malone perfumes really easy to like and different enough from what I usually wear that I keep waiting for their shop to appear here.
      No go yet…

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