If I had to rate my perfume enthusiasm on a scale of 1 to 10, I’d say it’s a 6. Don’t get me wrong: I love a good, clean fragrance, but once I find what I like, I tend to stick with it. (I’ve been wearing the same Chloe Eau de Parfum for about six years.) So when I heard that Gwyneth Paltrow owns fifty perfume bottles and believes in a "wardrobe of perfumes," a wave of anxiety flushed over me. I mean, I can barely get past three scent tests at Sephora before they all start smelling the same and I start feeling lightheaded.
However, this is Paltrow we’re talking about here, who is far fancier than I. She also reveals to Telegraph that her 8-year-old daughter Apple is into fragrance, too, and "sprays herself head to toe, though I’m trying to teach her that less is more. Me, I just spray a little on my left arm, press it against my right arm, and then dab behind my ears." And me? I just spray a little in front of myself and walk into the mist. (Okay, I strut into the mist. Who doesn’t enjoy a little sass in the morning?)
If that’s not enough, Paltrow also scents her bathroom with lilies and switches between day and night fragrances. I smell a Goop beauty book in the near future.