In all of the years that I have obsessed over perfume, I have never tried Jennifer Lopez perfumes - not even Glow. I know, right? Come out from under your rock. But a couple of weeks ago, my day ended early and, just for fun, I stopped at TJ Maxx to troll the clearance perfume shelf. Kohl's is next door, and they carry almost all celebrity perfumes.
And I needed to sniff.
After smelling the latest from Christina Aguilera and Avril Lavigne...please stop making perfumes...I ended up at the J.Lo counter. Daphne was intrigued by Glow, Glowing and Miami Glow. Suddenly, I was obsessed by more than just J.Lo's ass, and I mentally put her perfumes on my must-have-in-my-collection list. Plus, Deseo, also by J.Lo, has received good reviews, so I added that to my list as well.
All of this prompted the following conversation with B-man:
Me: I love Glow and must have it now. Plus, I love this, too (I had sprayed both Glow and Glowing on my skin). What do you think?
B-man: Ooh, that's really nice (referring to Glow). The other one is nice, too, but it smells like your Bath and Body Works lotion.
Me: Uh-huh. I already bought Deseo unsniffed, but now I'm not sure I like it. What do you think? (I hold the bottle up to him.)
B-man: Wow, that would actually smell good on me. If you don't want it, I do.
Me: Really? Never thought of that. Now it will become my very favorite.
B-man: You're such a middle child.
Me: Hey, I also bought this 4-pack of J-Lo roll-ons. Love and Light, Love and Glamour, Glow and Miami Glow. You're never going to believe this, but it was on the clearance shelf for $7.00! I wasn't sure whether or not to buy it.
B-man: Why? Did you think I would care about a $7 perfume purchase?
Me: Ah, no, it's not you. It's Inner Farm Girl.
B-man: I can't imagine even Inner Farm Girl would care about $7 perfume.
Me: You're kidding, right? She doesn't flat out say NO, but she needs reasons. More than one.
B-man: Oh, boy.
Me: So I told her...it was an opportunity to try more than one...now I'll know if I want a full bottle...it only makes sense to be frugal and it was the absolute last one and ridiculously on sale.
Me: She had nothin'.
B-man: Good job.
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