I think that most of the expensive perfumes and colognes are pleasant enough if used in moderation, especially the musky ones. I’ve long been waiting for Taiwanese to catch on to the delights of squirting on a little of something fragrant before they go out, but still so very few of them do. I love the wonderful array of scents that waft into one’s nostrils from all sides when one takes public transport or wanders around crowded areas in Europe, especially France. And a good scent definitely makes a woman more alluring – I’d say it does a lot more for the averagely good-looking xiaojie than any amount of make-up.
But there are few things worse than a cheap, nasty perfume – especially when the wearer has splashed it all over. It’s almost as bad as the garlic-tobacco-liquor-and-mouth-rot stench exhaled by so many guys on the MRT.