Wednesday, May 11, 2011

My Accidental Perfume Purchase

Well, maybe not exactly accidental.

True confession:  I try to place my order of Serge Lutens' Fumerie Turque last Friday and get a big 'Error' page at the end.  

No problem, the Mother's Day 15% off sale lasts through Sunday.  I'll try again later.

But Saturday morning, after sleeping on it, I decide to wait on my perfume purchase.  In fact, I get all self-righteous about it, announcing to B-man that I will not be placing the order, like he should give me a standing ovation. 

I do love applause.

Absolutely full of myself, congratulating my restraint and fantasizing about bitch slapping Inner Critic, I get online to check my e-mail.

Dammit...the order has gone through! 

Turns out the Error was an error.

That's just great.  Now, I get to slink back into the office and tell B-man that, funny thing, actually, um, he-he, the order went through.  

Gee, who'da thought?

B-man looks at me with the twinkle that appears whenever I come clean on a blunder.  'I get exactly what you mean,' he says.  'In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if that new camera I want simply shows up at the door.  Accidentally, of course.'

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  1. Happy accident! You deserve was Mother's Day after all!

    I accidentally duplicated a gift certie order at The Perfumed Court. I didn't think the first order went through, but it did! I gave one to a friend, and one to myself ;)

  2. Josephine, I might be wrong, but I don't think you will regret this purchase. I really like Fumerie Turque, although I do perceive it as more of an autumn/winter fragrance, but lovely nevertheless.

  3. JoanElaine, thanks for your support! I, too, have placed duplicate orders and given stuff away - it's so much fun. Hope you enjoyed Mother's Day...just because.

  4. Hi Michael - I am very much looking forward to my purchase, having tested FT many times and loved it. But you're right, I'm a little off season (I tend to do that a lot). Good to hear from you!

  5. It was clearly meant to be! Enjoy with a clear conscience...



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