1. Do you use perfume?
I actually don’t use perfume very often. If it’s a special occasion, I might borrow some of my friend’s. It’s part of dressing up and being fancy. But in general, I don’t wear it. I just don’t think it’s really necessary.
As long as you don’t stink225, you don’t have to wear stuff like that.
2. What kind of perfume do you like?
I like perfume that smells like citrus226. You know, if it smells like lemons or oranges, it makes you feel like you’re standing outside in a beautiful orchard227. Those scents are really light228; they aren’t too strong, so they probably won’t bug people as much229 Some people can be very sensitive to smells.
3. Do you give perfume as a gift to others?
To be honest, giving perfume as a gift isn’t that common with people I know. We tend to enjoy giving clothes or books instead. But if I had to give a gift to a person I’m dating, I might consider perfume. It seems like a romantic gift for couples.
4. How much money would you like to spend on perfumes?
I’m pretty tight with my budget230, so I wouldn’t want to spend a ton of money on perfume. If it was a
really nice scent by a famous designer, I guess I’d be willing to spend a bit extra231. But in general, I don’t want perfume to cost me an arm and a leg.
5. What does perfume mean to you?
To me, perfume is a way of telling the world that you mean business232. You know, it sets you apart233 and shows everyone that you put an effort into your appearance234. I think it makes you seem very sophisticated235. Plus, it helps you put your best foot forward236. Someone wearing perfume usually has good taste237
225 As long as you don’t stink:只要别有难闻的气味
229 won’t bug people as much：不会惹人嫌
230 pretty tight with my budget:没什么钱，预算不宽松
231 spend a bit extra:额外爹支出一些
232 mean business:很认真的，重视…
233 sets you apart:把你（和普通人）区分开来
234 put an effort into your appearance:注重外表，努力打扮自己（是对别人的尊重）
236 put your best foot forward:给别人留下好的印象
237 has good taste:有很好的品味