For the first time in years, there is no perfume that I Simply Must Have.
Nope, I'm good.
After receiving three discount coupons from my favorite online perfume stores, I still think, 'meh.'
Usually, this is a big deal. I fill my online shopping cart, rotating items for days before making the purchase right before the sale ends. Then, I track the shipment obsessively and, once it arrives, I clutch the package to my breast and twirl around the kitchen.
Okay, that's an exaggeration.
I don't always rotate the items.
Trying to understand exactly what my current disinterest means, I have formulated several theories:
1) I have more full bottles, decants and samples of perfume than I can possibly test, wear or write about. Suddenly, this seems relevant.
2) I'm overwhelmed (and underwhelmed) by the volume of new perfume releases and bored with smelling the same thing (floral, fruity, woodsy, musky) over and over again.
3) I've rediscovered perfumes that I haven't worn for a long time, like Angel Lily, Kenzo Flower Parfum and Escada Collection. All of these are more interesting than many of the new releases.
Honestly, I do miss the thrill of the pursuit, and the sheer pleasure of knowing a package is waiting for me on the kitchen counter. But even at 10% off, I'm feeling a bit ho-hum about buying anything new.
Waiting for the twirling urge to return.
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