Sheena Anker, 30, has been working as an engineer for British Gas for the past nine years. Part of her job involves having a keen sense of smell so she can locate gas leaks that can save people’s lives. So who better to test out this Christmas’s biggest perfumes …
The initial whiff is of pot pourri. It smells a bit like gas actually, but it’s not too bad. I can imagine both young and middle-aged women going for this.
This smells really spicy and Indian. I can imagine older women wearing this, it’s way too clovey for me. My guess is it’s in the higher price range.
I can smell a lot of aniseed and flowers. It’s quite nice actually, but a bit strong. Probably something for a girly girl. Smells expensive.
It smells like a vanilla bathroom product. Probably one for the older woman.
Smells like air freshener or a diffuser. Quite fruity. No one should be paying much for this, though, it’s quite teenage.
This smells expensive, like something rich, posh trophy wives would wear.
This one might be my favourite. It’s sweet and reminds me of something I would have liked as a teenager.
Aniseed-y and spicy. Smells a bit like incense, too. I can imagine a rich business woman wearing this, but it’s not for me. Definitely in the higher price end.
Too spicy for me. Inhaling it is quite refreshing for my airwaves, though, I feel as if it’s clearing me out like menthol. Can imagine eccentric fashion types wearing this, and I’m presuming it costs a bomb.
Not bad, but smells as if it’s for children.