Val the Cookie Queen
This is gonna be a bit of a babbling post. I just got home from work, I wanna go to the gym, APJ deadline is looming, as ever, and Portia kind of stole my post theme on his Saturday Question. Which I have chosen to kind of answer here. Please take a look at her post first!
Perfume Purchase, Perfume Game.
I only really pay attention to what the perfume blogs have to say about I purchase I have decided to make after I have either bought the perfume or made the decisions to. Then I go ballistic looking at every single thing that I can I find. There is a reason for that, I don’t allow someone’s opinion to influence me in making a purchase decisions. That of course down not apply to my general perfume blog reading, I enjoy so many. Way back in the past I can remember reading stuff that was like “wow, oh my gosh, I have to have that right now it must be amazing.” Except it wasn’t. A couple of sample orders taught me that at least 15 years ago.
I am going to Vienna on Thursday with B.londeswunder to buy Chanel 1957. I have been waiting since February for the twenty per cent off day. It is finally here. Of course I imagine the moment of opening it, and finally spraying it out of the proper bottle. I dunno about justifying it, but I guess I do yeah. It is like a junkie waiting for a hit. The thrill of the score and finally having the stuff in your hand.. I am fully aware of how short-lived the euphoria is, and that definitely keeps me on a sane level, only buying what I absolutely feel I cannot live without. So you see dear readers, I was gonna ask you how you approach buying new bottles of perfume, and if you had any strange behaviors attached to it. I could not believe it when I saw the Saturday Question!
Unlike Portia I have never hunted for bargains, vintage, and do not kid myself that THIS will be the one and I will wear it until I am in a coma. Nope. Would I buy more if I could afford anything I wanted? Possibly, but not much. I mean having money does not turn shit into gold. But I would buy my Hermès and Chanel perfumes in the huge bottles, no question. And in the small bottles, and in the travel size. Yep.
A Perfume Game
It is not rocket science that in one way or another we are all batshit crazy in our addiction to fragrance. I mean there is not a day where I do not think about perfume, or what I am going to wear for the Cookie Run, or which scent fits with the gym today, or what am I going to wear during the Esxence 2019 in Milan, which is coming up very soon.
Photo. Emily Morter. Unsplash.
So I have a kind of game for you. Utterly pointless, but ……. It was about eighteen years ago this month when I purchased my first proper niche fragrance. I know the time so well because it was when we had just opened our shop. I ordered it after having tried some samples. I did not order it blind, of course not. It was a big bottle, and I loved it to pieces, used every last drop, and even though I recently said that I seldom receive compliments on my scent, this one garnered really a lot. It remains to this day the only bottle of perfume I have drained. I never reordered it because I had got more of a collection together by the time it was finished. Last week, on the spur of the moment I ordered it again. Bit of a gamble as I may not love it like I did, but – hey, sometimes I do take calculated risks. Anyone wanna take a guess on what it was? I am willing to bet that there is no hope in hell of anyone guessing, but if someone does, I will come up with some sort of prize. Perhaps a decant. Because there is nothing I love more than decanting perfume and going to the post office. Calculated risk that I won’t have to.
(I have told Crikey what perfume it was, gotta keep things totally honest huh?)