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Less widely available perfumes such as the Chanel Exclusifs (a range of £150-a-bottle fragrances available only in select boutiques) also figure highly on her list of 'lust-haves'.
Needless to say, the perfumista turns up her finely-tuned nose at celebrity fragrances and would rather smell of swamp water than Britney Spears or Kylie.
I just don't pick up on it unless you literally say, "Hello, I like your face and body. Don't post a photo of your face that is not your actual face.
I would like to go somewhere with your face and body with the intent to date or have sex with you."Point is, I guess I just always assumed that the traditional meet-cutes of movies and TV were bullshit unless you were super outgoing and out at bars every single night, or if you were a fancy lawyer with no time for dating but then one day your heel gets stuck in a street grate. When I started online dating, it was fantastic in most ways. We all have that one ridiculous angle that makes us look like we're Angelina Jolie in her prime (which was , BTW), and that's great, but if this person can't recognize you when you meet in person because in person you look more like Wednesday Addams, choose another photo. If they make you feel sexy and happy, take 'em every second. You're just starting out, so it's OK to only reveal a little bit because you have no idea who these people are or how this thing works and it's kind of scary!
Daniella Rinaldi, head of perfumery at Harvey Nichols, confirms that the perfumista is a thriving breed: 'She is a very savvy perfume customer who avoids anything too widely available and doesn't want to smell like every duty-free store.'It's like a very exclusive club.
And if you recognise a niche scent on somebody else, it signifies that you are part of the same subtly scented world.'So what is fuelling the new scent snobbism?
The scent in question, Chaos by Donna Karan, was discontinued more than a decade ago, just a year after its launch in 1997.Even before the first consignment of the Chaos re-edition had been unpacked, sales assistants at Harrods (the only UK stockist) were fielding calls from perfumistas desperate to get their hands on it.