Sniff Sniff Ahhhh
From time to time I find myself at the mall. I don’t really like going to the mall. Maybe it’s because of the stores filled with racks of clothing that refuse to fit me. Or maybe,*drumroll please* it’s the menacing throng of smiling ladies threatening to spray me with the latest perfume. *gasp choke sputter*
Having grown up with severe allergies, most of the products I used were unscented – from body lotion to laundry detergent. Then when I was old enough to appreciate the value of a dollar I gasped, “$80.00 for 1/2 an ounce of what?!!!” Perfume can be expensive.
Anyway, back to the mall’s army of fragrance spritzers. No one wants to be rude, but if you stop for every whiff, could take several hours to get from the Gap to the JC Penny that’s two stores away. This calls for a strategy. You could avert your eyes and just keep walking, or smile and mumble a “no thanks” and something about being in a hurry. Otherwise you can give in and try a product that you know you will decline. And once you decline, you must endure a brief lecture on what an exceptional value it is.
Despite my uneasy relationship with various aspects of the fashion industry, I will admit to a growing acceptance of perfume. It all started in college when a good friend gave me a bottle of Oscar de la Renta for my birthday. That bottle opened my eyes – or my olfactory senses to be more accurate. Oscar is still one of my favorites.
Most perfumes are too “sweet” for my liking. There are a few fragrances, however, that have captured my fancy. Sunflowers by Carolina Herera, the afore-mentioned Oscar de la Renta, and Burberry occupy my favorite’s list. Eternity for men is dreamy stuff. Hmm, maybe I should get some for Hubby… My dad wore Old Spice aftershave and I still like the smell of it. I was also pleasantly surprised by “M”, one of Mariah Carey’s perfumes. It is surprisingly subtle and sophisticated. I didn’t know that Mariah did subtle.
One perfume related treat that I enjoy is Burberry shower gel. After a long tiring day, the smell of that stuff lifts my spirits and allows me to relax. Do you have a favorite perfume, cologne, or a beauty regimen that makes you feel like royalty?
Enjoy. You’re worth it!
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