I ended up not buying any perfume, obviously.
I’m not the type of person who wears tons of perfume anyway, but I like to put some from time to time. Especially if it’s a scent my boyfriend likes.
It seems like Hitomi is very picky on perfumes.
I’m still wondering why he didn’t dump me at the beginning of our relationship, since I was often wearing perfume until the moment I realized he doesn’t like it. He just never complained about it, because he never complains about anything.
And after that moment, I also realized that actually, almost nobody wears perfume in Japan. They don’t really put deodorant either. The only thing that is the closest to perfume is the fabric softener they put on their clothes when they wash them.
I don’t know why it’s like this. Is it because they feel like they’ll bother other people if they smell too strongly of perfume? Or is it because they don’t have the reflex to put on perfume, as they naturally don’t stink much?
It’s probably a bit of both.
In any case, it’s very interesting to me. I personally have difficulties to go out without applying lightly perfumed deodorant under my armpits, even if I don’t get sweaty that easily.
If you want to know more about the question “Why do Japanese people don’t stink?”, there’s a video from Rachel of “Rachel & Jun” on YouTube that is scientifically very interesting. Check it out!