Anyone with a perfume habit in America in the twenty-first century knows that awful people will reduce every complex, stunning, fascinating work of art to "baby powder" and "old lady" every day of your life. Here are just a few of the comments I've gotten over the years.
Youth-Dew: "Old lady" "Baby powder" "It smells like incense in here"
Amouage Gold Man: "It smells like baby powder and diapers" "It smells like incense"
Anything with patchouli: "Who's wearing patchouli?" in furious tone
Poison: "Glade" "Old lady"
Aromatics Elixir: "It smells like bug spray" "Someone smells like weed" "Barbecue sauce"
Patou 1000: "Something smells horrible in here. Like baby shit."
Magie Noire: "What is that hamster cage smell?"
Yatagan: "Someone smells like weed"
Carnal Flower: young father furiously insisting his baby has pooped her diaper while wife insists she has not
Habanita: Baby powder
Rive Gauche: Baby powder, old lady
Une Rose: "Barbecue sauce"
Secretions Magnifiques: "You smell so good, like sandalwood!"
Joy: "It smells like a perfume counter in here"
Aramis: Baby powder
Comme des Garcons: Yankee Candle, Christmas potpourri
Le Labo Oud 27: Old lady
Paco Rabanne La Nuit: coworker insisting there was animal poop in the room
Angel: grandma, old lady
all Santa Maria Novellas: "WHAT is that SMELL?" in furious tone