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.
Saturday Question: What Fragrant Thing Annoys You?
Yeah, We all LOVE perfume, fragrance and scent. There are so many reasons to adore the whole adventure BUT isn’t there something that gives you the irits? Makes you shake your head, growl or swear? Something that can really get your goat.
Here is the time you get to unleash that murmer. Let us all know. Maybe you’ve more than one thing that makes you want to punch a wall. Here’s the perfect opportunity to tell the world. I can’t wait to read what you write.
Bad packaging. Those enormous boxes that are impossible to transport. Ridiculous amounts of non degradable buffering. Heavy, hard or poorly thought out packing solutions. Frapin, Xerjoff, Guerlain (exclusives), Juliette Has A Gun (new packaging) I’m looking at you.
Lids that don’t grip strongly. You go to pick up your bottle by the lid and suddenly the juice is hurtling towards the floor. GAH! Bloody annoying. How often have you had to put your foot in the way of impending disaster. OUCH! It makes me not want to spritz your scent. Mona di Orio modern bottles are the worst for this, do you think I ever learn? Nope.
Pedestal Boxes. SO freaking annoying! You go to pick your box up from its drawer or box and halfway to where you’re about to place it all hell breaks loose. Suddenly there are bottles, bases and bits everywhere. Rarely does the box survive even the first fall and sometimes the bottle breaks as well. CHANEL, Le Galion, Mona do Orio again, Penhaligon’s STOP IT!
If you own a fragrant house or perfume company and you are using pedestal boxes then you should be ashamed. They are so bloody annoying and they don’t even look good. You want to be luxurious? Maria Candida Gentile Exultat is my favourite box. Super heavy card, full lift off lid, still maintains the boxes integrity when open and isn’t a HUGE case.
GRRRR! End rant