By  on June 10, 1994

Marty Newman, an editor at the University of North Texas, said, "I wear Tiffany, which I buy at Saks Fifth Avenue. The price of fragrances is relative. I don't mind paying $65 if it's a beautiful fragrance and will last a long time. I'm not into body products, though."

Susan Rogers, assistant vice president of marketing and communications at the University, said, "[Givenchy's] Ysatis, [YSL's] Paris, White Shoulders and Boucheron are my favorites. My husband buys some of my fragrances for me as gifts. I also love Origins' scented body oil. Because of my job, I dress a certain way each day -- I exert more of my individuality with my fragrances. I don't feel that fragrances are overpriced."

Kay Selby, academic publications coordinator, said, "I'm allergic to many fragrances, so I have to go for something that's real light. I'm wearing [Giorgio's] Wings, and I also like Chanel and [Ralph] Lauren. They're not overpowering. I think all fragrances are overpriced. I've even tried some of the knockoff fragrances. One had mostly natural ingredients and worked OK. I use the body products from Wings. Oils and body creams tend to stay on longer."

Meredith Murphy, a writer, said, "The first Oscar de la Renta fragrance is still my favorite. I love the scent and the shape of the bottle. I buy it at department stores. Tiffany is also a favorite. Fragrances are usually overpriced, but they're sort of a luxury item and sometimes are worth it. I've tried some of the newer, less-expensive fragrances, but didn't like them. My mother, a very genteel Southern woman, told me never to wear a fragrance before 5 p.m., and I still follow her advice."

Renay Ford, who works to secure equal-opportunity employment, said, "When I lived in Houston where its hot and humid, I wore only body oil, which I had formulated at a store. Now I wear Nude by Bill Blass -- it's very fresh and light. I don't like florals. I buy Nude at Prestige Fragrances, which is an off-price store. I very definitely feel that fragrances are overpriced."

Kristen Staples, coordinator of a student-employment service, said, "In the winter, I wear [Giorgio's] Red. For summer, I go for lighter scents like [Estee Lauder's] White Linen. My husband buys them for me most of the time. Fragrances are expensive, but if you like the scent and they last they can be worth the price. I also wear White Linen body lotion."

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