Digging around in my By Kilian sample cubbyhole last week, I fished out a vial that I thought was Back to Black, figuring I’d give it another go. I sprayed absentmindedly on one wrist and then went on about my morning, getting ready for work. An hour or so later, I’m sitting at my desk and this bee-yoo-tiful amber scent wafts up to me. Huh, I think to myself, since when is BB an amber scent, but whatever. And whatever it was, I was liking it. So when I got home, I headed into the bedroom where, in my haste, I’d left the vial on the bed. As I picked it up, imagine my surprise when I saw it was not BB, but Amber Oud, a Kilian that had sounded like love to me when it was launched, but disappeared nearly instantly upon my first two wearings, leaving behind only that very faint Band-Aid accord that oud sometimes gives off.
I scratched my head awhile, puzzling over this fragrant about-face, when it dawned on me that perhaps it was the weather. The first two times I’d sampled it, it was quite chilly. The day when it smelled so lovely, it was warmer, so perhaps the heat had helped it bloom. Who knew? I’d never experienced this phenomenon before, though I’d heard some of you talk about it.
So darling Posse-ites, I’d love to know what scents have caused you to have a change of heart.