Monday, June 28, 2010

Perfume Sale Roadkill

Today, I received five perfumes that I ordered on a killer sale last Saturday. You know the drill: The sale will end soon, I've just remembered it's the last day and certainly I should take advantage of this never-to-be-seen-again opportunity.  Sound familiar?

Here's what I ended up with:

Silences by Jacomo - The smell of a new baby doll at Christmas. Then clean. Then green.  Lovely.

Covet by SJP -  Boucheron Trouble's ugly step-sister.  Yuck.  

Niki de Saint Phalle - Sweeter than I hoped.  Not bad, really, but kind of head-achy.  

Tea Rose - Old label, perfume has turned.  Smells like pee.  No wonder it was five dollars.

Tabac cologne - I like it.  No, I hate it.  No, I like it.  Jury's out.

Several of the perfumes were purchased unsniffed (NDSP, Silences, Tabac).  Covet was thrown in at the last minute to qualify for free shipping.

Inner critic can't get over the fact that - if I was simply going for free shipping - I didn't order Agent Provocateur instead.  Duh.

The good news is, I got a free, unexpected gift for B-man in the order, Rykiel Homme 'hair and body shampoo.'  It's not bad, either.

Note to self: Must think first, THEN purchase, instead of the other way around. 

Does anyone else do this?


  1. Oh yeah. :) Although, from my experience, thinking first does not help much. :D

  2. It's weird, but every full bottle purchase I've ever made (excluding gifts of course) has been a blind buy! I should have learnt the lesson by now, but hey, it is fun.

  3. I love Agent P - and Nikki is MUCh to sweet for me too. Thankfully these days I cannot buy any perfume because I too get sucked into those sales. I don't mind Covet - I wear it when I am unispired and what something, well, uninspiring and not off-putting.

  4. Hi Ines! Yeah, I know - I keep telling myself I will do better (more thinking, less impulse), but it hasn't worked for me, either.

  5. Hey, Michael - what is your success percentage on blind buys? For me, it's like gambling. I only need to win once in awhile to keep the purchasing monster alive.

  6. Hi, LBV! You always make me feel a little more normal...thanks!

  7. Bloody Frida - I miss your blog! (No guilt intended, hope you're enjoying life.) I remember you talking about AP and I've been wanting to try it ever since. Next order, I swear. Take care!



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