Hello Fellow Fumies,
At APJ we have a Saturday Question. Everyone gets to chime in with an answer, chat with other responders and it’s a fun event each week. Taking sides never means taking offence and everyone keeps it respectful and light, even though we can sometimes trawl the depths.
The idea is you’ll see it on the weekend or chime in through the week. Hopefully you will come back regularly and see if anyone has responded to your comment and you can reply to them. The aim is to generate real conversation and connection even though we are scattered around the globe.
Over 100 responses I will draw a Scent Sample Pack (from my collection)
- Oud Spirit by Grandawood
- Accord Oud by Byredo
- Leather Oud by Dior
- Agar Ebene by Hermès
- Tobacco Oud by Tom Ford
Last Weeks Winner: katrihaas9
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Saturday Question: Do You Keep Your Fragrance Boxes?
I don’t know where I saw this question recently but I thought it an excellent one. Thanks to whoever wrote it. XX
Boxes! Our first contact with a brand new fragrance. Millions are spent on making it as alluring as possible to us with ready cash to purchase. Are they important to you? Do you keep them? Are they instantly binned? Does your box give you the same thrill as heads, the bottle or the juice?
When I first started buying fragrance for myself I would have a couple of bottles going at a time, they would be kept in the bathroom on my shelf. As soon as I opened them the boxes went straight into the bin.
Boxes got binned even as I started having a small collection.
This habit continued will into my collection stage.
Suddenly, one day, without warning I wished I had kept some of those boxes. Especially as things started to hit reformations and packaging changes. I was most sad when I went to buy The Dreamer by Versace and the boy on the box was gone. I mourned for losing pictorial evidence of the small bit of me I saw in him when I’d purchase my bottle. Also because I’d gifted the last of my boy boxes to a lover. It seemed like everything was changing.
Now I keep them all. Even the boxes I don’t particularly like. Even the bottles that sit proudly on my regular wear tray have boxes safely stored for when they fall from grace. ALL the boxes. Most boxes stay with their bottles in my cupboards. I get to enjoy the sensual pleasure of them every time I spritz, so glam. Just like getting them brand new all over again.