I am trying to settle on which perfume to buy among two contenders, so I ordered a couple of sample vials here and now back and forth - The Patriarch likes "Chergui" best, and I like it very much, too, but I keep thinking of it as someone else's perfume. Every time I wear "Sa Majeste La Rose" I embarrass myself by sniffing my wrist all day. I adore it and it smells like me to me.
So I find myself pondering perfume and why we wear it. There seems to be a strong case that perfume, even more than most adornment, is for the pleasure of our beloved.
Still pondering. But either way, I sure do smell nice while I philosophize!