When shopping for a fragrance, never smell an atomizer of a bottle to determine whether you like it. A fragrance must be applied to the skin and allowed to breathe.
Never put your nose to your wrist. Instead, spray on your forearm and put your shirtsleeve down allowing the fragrance to come to you. Smell the sleeve of your clothing because I know you will return wanting more.
Smell a blotter only after it has become dried to touch.
Live with a fragrance before you purchase. It is a lot like finding your soul mate and we know that takes time.
My friends forget the coffee beans. Just smell your shirtsleeve and this will clear your brain for the next perfume to try.