|Courtesy of the Ormonde Jayne website. Love this pic!|
18 Oct 2011
I just wanted to take a minute to introduce a new feature I’m thinking of adding to my blog. I would love to get your feedback. I have been very unsure as to whether I wanted to delve into any of this on Perilously Pale or not but I think it’s becoming more necessary for me.
I’ve recently started a fragrance adventure. At 35 years old I’ve never been that big into scents. Through the years I’ve usually had a bottle on the go but for the last several years I have gone pretty much scentless. I’d been feeling the urge to start exploring the world of fragrance a little more hoping to find what worked for me. It seemed like I was having a hard time finding any perfumes that appealed to me at all. Well it turns out I may have just been looking in all of the wrong places. Turns out all I needed to do was turn my attention to more indie and niche brands and I would be overwhelmed by the number of scents that captured my heart.
Now here is my issue with “reviewing” or discussing my fragrance explorations on this blog. I’m a total newbie. I have a really hard time identifying notes in scents since most of them I have no idea what they even smell like on their own. I am not at all knowledgeable and a lot of times my opinions go no further than “Wow I love this” or “Yuck get it off”. So there in lies my dilemma. I don’t really have any stellar insights to share with you on all of these fragrances I’m testing. Yet at the same time this new addiction of mine has become such a huge part of my life that I feel incomplete not having it as part of my blog. I have been far more consumed with it lately than I have cosmetics so I feel I must make my experiences a part of my blog even if only as reference for myself to be ignored by you my lovely readers.
So I introduce to you Fumblings of a Fledgling Fumehead. My inane ramblings of my diving into the depths of fragrance addiction and exploration. I hope that this will benefit you my readers by introducing you to scents or brands you may not have heard of or thought to try and hopefully you will be willing to share some of your knowledge with me and help me along the way. I am eagerly looking forward to your comments. Feel free to pipe up and say “Hey dummy, that’s ____ you’re smelling.” Maybe one day my reviews will actually be able to help someone but for now I hope you are willing to accept my ramblings and maybe even help a newbie out. xo