Thursday, July 5, 2012
Yesterday, my Fourth of July perfume was...
Trish McEvoy Sexy 4
I've had a small sample from Nordstrom for months, and would describe Sexy 4 as naughty gardenia. Gardenia that smokes when no one's looking. Gardenia on a Harley.
Mom used to love gardenias, so my sister and I made sure she had a big gardenia corsage every mother's day to wear to church. Until one year, when Mom said, 'will you please not get me a gardenia corsage for Mother's Day this year?' I can't remember now if it was because she changed her mind about the smell of the flower, or because she felt awkward with a huge corsage dangling off her dress.
Sexy 4 is not a corsage gardenia.
But it didn't last long, which is one of my perfume pet peeves. Thinking I was seducing B-man beyond words, I asked him what he thought of my perfume. He sniffed my neck so close his nose touched, and said, 'I can barely smell it.'
Seduction buzz kill.
Fortunately, I just like - not love - Sexy 4, so its wimpiness has me only mildly annoyed.
Image from norkflorist.com