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Soooo tired, so very, very tired of people saying perfumes smell like "old lady". It's a lazy way to say you don't like a perfume and since everyone has a very different opinion of what an "old lady" perfume smells like, it's UTTERLY USELESS! Some people think an old lady scent is anything intensely sweet and/or floral, like a heady gardenia or rose scent. Others think the drier, spicy scents might be a musty, fusty old lady. Still others, think anything loud or bold is "mature", the scent category doesn't matter, as long as it's strong or heavy they think it's a mature scent. (Sometimes mature means mature, as in grown up and confident, but most of the time we read between the lines and know the reviewer means "old", but is being polite.) Then there are the really powdery perfumes some folks think smell like "little old ladies". Chypres, they also get cast into old lady perdition as well. Anything that doesn't smell like a fluffy cotton candy apple pop tart cloud is old lady?! Dollars to donuts if such a perfume existed, someone would still write, "This is too sweet, reminds me of an old lady." It's difficult to rub any two perfumes together that don't have at least one or two people slapping the "old lady" label on them! So yeah, the old lady thing isn't helping me.