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."Margaret Hastings, an administrative services officer, said, "Enjoli by Revlon is the only fragrance I wear. I purchase it at Eckerds or Target. I don't use any of the body products."

Meredith Introligator, director of development for the University's school of merchandising and hospitality management, said, "Nicole Miller and Carolina Herrera are my two main fragrances. I'm into fragrance layering. I like the lotions as well as the fragrance. Price isn't a major issue; it's the smell -- whether it costs $10 or $100."

Paula Dunham, an assistant registrar, said, "I have about 20 fragrances, and I change everyday. Red, [Cacharel's] Anais Anais and [Lauder's] Spellbound are my favorites. I'm very attracted to florals. I usually receive my fragrances as gifts. I spent $80 once, though, on [Lancome's] Magie Noire. On the other hand, I recently bought a bottle of Charlie."

Kinshara Burks, a bookstore clerk, said, "I won't wear anything real loud or sweet. I really like Escape by Calvin Klein. It'll last all day."

Kristin McMeen, coordinator of off-campus employment, said, "Bob Mackie and my husband's Colors by Benetton are the main fragrances I wear. I don't go for anything too feminine or floral."

Dee Roush, assistant director of student employment, said, "Calvin Klein's Eternity is what I usually wear. I wait to receive it as a gift because I think fragrances are too expensive."

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