By March I strolled into my local Saks on a whim. I haven’t been there in quite some time and I wasn’t exactly dressed for its splendor, so I was curious whether that, combined with a recent store refurbishment, would end up feeling wildly intimidating (good news: no). To be The rest, please…
I think we all probably do it from time to time. We see a great buy online on something, or decide to splurge on a favorite scent or product, and we put it in our shopping cart. Now whether we pull the trigger on the purchase or not depends.
I’ve only done this a few times, but when I have …. I’ve rarely been able to hit the button on the sale. Do I have cold (perfume) feet or what?
In fact, I think I have several sample orders sitting in my Luckyscent cart now, and I’m dithering on whether to go ahead and get them.
I’m usually pretty content with samples and decants for the most part, but there are a few scents I wish I had put into my shopping cart and gone through with a long time ago, like discontinued lovelies such as Guerlain’s Iris Ganache and Attrape Coeur.
And I wish, wish, wish that I’d gotten more than a teensy bit of the Roja Dove Roja as well (alas, a full bottle, if you could find one a year or two ago, could only have been mine had I won the lottery.)
Also, I ponder on and off about getting Hiram Green’s decant bottle of the lovely chypre Shangri-La. (A dear friend gifted me with the HG decant of Moon Bloom, so I’m well taken care of there.)
And my recent long-term love affair with Amouage Ubar has me sorely tempted, but then the good little angel on my shoulder says, “You know, you’re going to need new tires on your car soon; that is, if the poor old girl holds up a whole lot longer.” (She is — the car, not the angel — 11 now with over 220,000 miles.) Then I find myself praying that she will make it another 2 or 3 years at least and chastising myself for lusting after a bottle that’s in the ballpark of a car payment or several tires. And I’m not telling what the naughty angel on my other shoulder is whispering in my ear about it. See what a mess I am?
But for right now, I’m just making do with my samples and decants and enjoying them with a bit of restraint.
What about you? What items are ready to go in your shopping cart? Or what fragrances do you find seem to go in and out regularly, waiting for you to give the final OK? When you finally do pull the trigger, how do you justify it to yourself and/or your significant other? Do you treat yourself and splurge or do you save, save, save your pennies and then buy?