Hello Finy. I also have the Poison Eau De Toilette I found in my mother's house. I can't ever remember her buying perfume, so perhaps it was another gift from someone. It was only 1/2 full when she gave it to me, so I haven't used it yet! How old would this 1 be that you & I own, Finy?
Funnily enough,just last week when I got into a taxi to go for my regular check-up,the driver made the loveliest comment about how gorgeous I smelt!! I was on cloud nine all day froim thar simple compliment!! I do enjoy GOOD perfume,as they are ,and always have been a present I have given to myself,just because I can!!! I cannot wear cheap perfumes as they make me sneeze,and feel nauseous,but fine Fragrance is a whole other matter! I do not spend money on take-away food and drink,alcohol or cigarettes,so I figure I am well entitled to spoil myself with a fragrance which suits me and makes me feel special. Unfortunately my all time favourite ,an Italian one called Fendi is no longer made,so I am rationing the 2 large bottles I bought before it went off the market!! It can be found on Ebay,occasionally,but at a totally unrealistic cost.I have never found another quite like it,so I shall have to find something else completely to spoil myself with!!!
Believe it or not, I used to often wear the Yardley 'April Violets',which was not dreadfully expensive,but still lovely quality! I still love this fragrance and will often buy the talc in it when I see it! I do always feel so much more positive when I know I smell nice!
Not any more. I used to feel that a squirt of perfume was the last stage of getting dressed but these days it just doesn't bother me. I do sometimes use essential oils for therapeutic purposes that make me smell lovely as well, so in a sense I have perfume on those days :)
I sometimes do, whether I'm out or at home (makes no difference which since I wear it for myself, not for other people). I like oil that you just dab on rather than spraying, so it's not really noticable to other people.
I have the very perfume in your photo Jonaj. I saw i in my mother's house, & as she's now 94 & 1/2, she doesn't wear perfume anymore, so it was given to me. Unfortunately, the bottle is only 1/4 full, not 1/4 empty, so I don't use it very often!
Through trial & error, over many years', have found the perfumes' that don't give me a headache! So I just stay with them!
For day wear it's 'L'Air du Temps' by Nina Ricci, Revlon's 'Fire & Ice', Yardley's 'Lavender', & good ol' '4711 Cologne'.
For going out at night, it's either 'Arpege' by Lanvin or 'Madame Rochas' (the original).
These are not cheap, but I buy them at a discounted Pharmacy. Prices are sometimes even cheaper than Duty Free!
There're so many perfumes with sickly sweet or very strong smells, that I just cannot wear.
I used to wear 4711 a LOT, back in ''70 -'73, so my husband went to Bangkok in Sept '73, & bought me home a 28.2oz/800ml size bottle of it! I've only used about 1/8th of it.The large bottle of 4711 must have put me of wearing it again! It reads on the bottom front: 'From the Famous House of 4711Cologne on Rhine' Another side says: 'Made in Cologne/Germany'. I'm sure a lot of the perfumes over in Bangkok are fake ones, but this 1 certainly doesn't look fake!
I also have the perfume in the lovely photo, (from Finy) from my mother's house, but mostly I go out wearing Red Door' which I tried on at my mother's house, (someone had given it to her.) She gave it to me, then I've been buying my own Red Door ever since, but I always try to dab on the least amount possible, so I don't overwhelm other people with it. I always wear perfume when I'm going out, even when I go (food) shoppingThere's a middle aged single man who catches my bus sometimes, & he has so much aftershave (or something) on, it nearly makes me sick when he boards the bus!