It's me! And I smell GREAT!
OK, sorry for that brief moment of vanity, but let me explain! My husband bought me perfume for my birthday! I know what you're thinking: big deal. But to me, it honestly is. I know I've mentioned before that I'm a tight-wad. And I know some of you are thinking, "yeah right". To prove it, let me share my perfume saga with you.
Growing up, I didn't have an allowance. Therefore, my parents only bought me what I "needed". I grew up wearing your typical cheap body sprays or perfumes from Avon. Don't get me wrong, I love Sweet Honesty, but I was always so jealous when the girls at school were walking by me with scents of the newest "it", trendy perfume trailing behind them.
Then, when I got older and began working and making my own money, I never had extra money laying around to treat myself to designer perfume. Bath and Body Works was as good as I ever smelt! And again, don't get me wrong, I love some of their scents, but I never had the pretty bottle on my vanity like most of my female friends do.
During and after college I began working at a retail store called Harolds (sadly they went Bankrupt a year ago) and I feel in love with a perfume that one of my co-workers wore. It was the original Burberry perfume. And I was in love with it! Apparently I raved about the scent so much that when I quit my job at Harolds to begin my career in real estate, my co-workers all chipped in and bought me a gift set of Burberry. It was my first real designer perfume and I not only loved it, I was so proud to wear it. The one downfall: my husband hated it.
Once my precious Burberry was depleted, I was back to square one with my trusty Bath and Body Works body sprays. Then, on Valentines Day four years ago, Greg bought me two trial size bottles of perfume. And since they were so little, I used them sparingly. In fact, I still have half of one left!
At the beginning of the year Greg began complaining about my body sprays saying he thought they just smelt cheap and like rubbing alcohol! Well, me being me, I couldn't just throw them away, so I made him a deal. We would shop around and find a perfume that we both liked and he could buy it for me for my birthday. That way I would have time to use up the rest of my stash!
I'm probably the only person in the world who can turn perfume shopping into an art form. In March we spent almost a good hour in Dillards smelling and spraying perfume on me that we both agreed on. By the time I left I had a head ache and couldn't remember which perfume I had sprayed where. Luckily I had a list of the ten (yes, ten) perfumes that we both liked. From that point on, every time I went near a store that happened to have one of the perfumes I liked I would spray myself with it so I could see how well I liked that particular perfume after wearing it all day.
In the end, I narrowed my list down to four perfumes that I loved and that Greg approved of. I gave him my list a few weeks ago and told him to pick one for my birthday and surprise me! Well, he did even better! He bought two!!! So, here are my two new scents!
The lovely Burberry Summer and Calvin Klein Euphoria Spring Temptation! Sadly, they are both limited edition perfumes. But, I'm sure they will last me for awhile! And, if I run out, I have a feeling my other two faves will still be around. They are: Burberry The Beat (apparently I'm a Burberry girl) and Dior Miss Dior Cherie. The next time you are near a perfume counter, please take time to smell any or all of these tantalizing perfumes. I promise, you won't be disappointed!