I recently had a house guest, who after showering, came up to me looking a little sheepish and quizzical. Did it smell like shit or body odor to you? He smiled, feeling understood. It kind of smells like B. It sounds a little weird to shower with soap that mimics the natural funk a human body gets after a few days, but to my nose, that jasmine body wash smells glorious: heady, sexy, humid.
The only downside? After all, it can be hard to choose the right scent without having smelled it. To help us streamline our perfume purchasing process, we chatted with Sue Phillips, fragrance expert and founder and president of Scenterprises. Here, her go-to tips for buying a perfume online—and loving it long afterwards. Do your research: Be wary of discounted fragrances, says Phillips. You can actually end up with a really bad perfume if you order from a less than reputable company.
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Look, even though I love perfumes , I get that they can be super expensive. That's why I'm a huge fan of cheap perfumes. And even though the phrase "cheap perfume" probably brings you back to your middle school days when you used to douse yourself in sugary-sweet, vanilla-heavy, alcohol-packed fragrances that would fill any homeroom class, I promise there's tons of options for inexpensive perfumes that actually, you know, smell good.