Last week, as I was travelling from one meeting to another, I stopped at Ulta to cruise the 'clearance' shelves. This is one of my guilty pleasures, and I never know what unexpected treasures will be found. Like nail polish in weird colors - that I never end up wearing - or lotion and body spray. Or even discounted hair color that, hey, I might try one day, plus funky lip gloss and eye shadows.
You know, stuff I have to have.
My trips to Ulta always include wandering through the mostly mainstream selection of perfume. I spray and sniff dozens of scent strips and wonder again if I should buy a purse size spray of Pure by Donna Karan. On this trip, my nose, Daphne, got stuck on 212 by Carolina Herrera. I've smelled this perfume about a million times before, but decided to spray it on my wrist right before I left the store.
212 is definitely green, but creamy and floral at the same time. It lasts forever and has considerable sillage. 212 also took me back to a perfume from the past that I couldn't identify. All day I racked my brain...what is it, what is it, what the hell is it? Daphne got annoyed with my pestering.
Later that night, after I showered and got ready for bed, I took a last sniff of the watch band that had been sprayed with 212. Suddenly, my perfume from the past came back as clear as day: Elysium by Clarins.
Does anyone else remember Elysium?
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