I feel like there’s a difference between ladylike and womanly. I prefer ladylike, and that’s how Chanel no. 5 makes me feel. Because I can still feel dainty and silly and coy and girly and mysterious…I feel that womanly gets rid of that…it’s just too serious.
A snippet that I found somewhere recently. She’s talking about how the perfume makes her feel, but when I read the part regarding the difference in ladylike and womanly it felt like a lightbulb moment.