I recently became, it would seem, hyper-sensitized to a certain sweet, powdery synthetic musk material that appears in a lot of floral perfumes. I believe you can find it in Estee Lauder Pleasures and the similar but more recent Cartier Baiser Vole -- but the perfume that tipped the balance for me was Diane (by Diane von Furstenberg), in the eau de toilette concentration. I liked Diane well enough in EDP but the EDT is completely overwhelmed by this purple-gray laundry musk.
NBD, I thought, I'll just avoid Diane. But yesterday, to my horror, I put on Flower by Kenzo (one of my favorite perfumes!) and all I could smell was this dreaded musk. After an hour or two of torture I attempted to wash it off, but today, a good 24 hours later, I can still smell it on my arm.
So I have a question for my perfume-loving readers: Have you ever found yourself suddenly oversensitive to a certain material that never bothered you before, and if so, did it ever, eventually, go away? I hate to think I'll never be able to wear Flower again.