|Predicted response to my new office perfume|
Now that I got the promotion, the project can bite me. Albatross comes to mind.
Last time I was at the corporate office (scene of my new job), a sign in the bathroom said, 'please don't spray perfume or put on scented lotion in this restroom.' Bummer. Who's the princess that gets the vapors from a little Shalimar? Up until now, I haven't given much thought to what others might think of my perfume.
'Oh, right, the world's greatest attention whore doesn't care what anyone thinks of her perfume.'
I hate Inner Critic.
Still, I've never spent much time researching perfumes that were office appropriate because then I'd have to check out the Jo Malone line. Dude, those bottles are hideous. After reading several websites that said Prada Infusion D'iris was the best office perfume out there, I thought, 'damn, I wish I had a sample of that.' Then I remembered, 'damn, I do have a sample of that!'
Nope, too girly with a drydown of Aqua Net.
And if one more person suggests D&G Light Blue, I'll snap.
Last week, when Daphne dragged me out for a sniff-fest, I tried Stella Nude by Stella McCartney on a scent strip but not on my skin. I've never liked the original Stella - too schoolmarm - but Stella Nude? Could be a contender.
So, help me out here. What's your favorite light, fresh perfume that is alluring but won't piss everyone off? And that might last more than 10 minutes? I haven't bought a new perfume since September of last year, so I'm willing to splurge. I have already told B-man that Saturday will include a sniff-fest somewhere and he'll come with me and he'll like it, too.
He didn't put up the fight I was hoping for at all.
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