I have a new boss.
And she's fantastic.
This pisses me off just a little because she got the promotion that eluded me.
Now I know why.
When she first began, I was a bit skeptical and I reserved judgment until we got past the honeymoon phase. But she was engaging from the very beginning.
She's also a storyteller.
People are divided into two groups:
1) Let me make my point through telling a story.
2) Just get to the freakin' point.
I happen to be in category #2, so it took me awhile to figure out how to adjust my style of 'bottom line me, please' to her style of 'that reminds me of...'
One thing I did notice from the start is that she wears perfume every day. She's an Estee Lauder fan (Sensuous, Pleasures, Beautiful) and she also came out with Ferragamo F, a perfume that I scrubbed and returned after the first wearing.
On her, it was really nice.
Little Miss Perfect.
Honestly, she kinda is. She's funny, brilliant and more supportive than any other boss I've had. Ever.
She pronounces 'sillage' wrong, but still.
We have bonded over perfume.
To show my appreciation, and lure her further into Perfumistaville, I decanted three spray samples (I'm not about to screw things up by suggesting she dab):
She loves Kelly Caleche and said, 'I want to bathe in it.' I suspected this one might suit her and challenge her nose just enough.
Score one for me.
image from itech.dickinson.edu