Why is it that on the coldest day, you never feel quite as crappy as you do on the hottest day? It’s been brutally hot here all week, but I don’t want to complain too much; I know I’m not the only one suffering.
I have not worn fragrance all week. I have some wonderful natural fragrance samples from another talented Canadian perfumer, but I just couldn’t do them justice in this weather. Even with the A/C cranking, it’s just too brutal to be honest; heh!
I have been contemplating a small 1/2 oz. bottle of Philosophy’s Eternal Grace that I bought on my last visit to Sephora. I am such an admirer of the Philosophy brand, but every fragrance they’ve introduced since Amazing Grace has been a shameless knockoff of something else: Falling in Love is Trish McEvoy #9, Inner Grace is Lovely Sarah Jessica Parker, Baby Grace was identical to a scent Clean used to make, but no longer does, and now Eternal Grace is a spot-on duplicate of L’ Eau d’ Issey Miyake. I mean, SPOT ON. Put the two of them next to each other and blindfold yourself and you’ll swear you’re smelling the exact same scent.
I don’t want this to turn into a brand-bashing festival, but I don’t understand how such an innovative skin care brand can shamelessly sell fragrances that are exact duplicates of scents that already exist. This could quite possibly turn into a “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon Separation”, but I don’t have the energy to connect all the dots right now. By the way, this goes back to my, “I’ve smelled that somewhere before” lament from a few weeks ago. And it doesn’t just happen in the mainstream; there are some niche scents I’ve stuck my schnozz into over the years that are not what you would call original. This is all starting to remind me of the remake trend currently going on out in Hollywood. Did you guys know there is a new version of “Dallas” premiering in the fall?
Anyhoo – it’s just too hot to do much of anything right now, except to say that for $20 Canadian, that tiny bottle of Eternal Grace is doing it’s job; and for about $50 f or a 2 oz. bottle, it saves me a few sheckels than if I were to buy a bottle of L’Eau d’Issey. More money to throw at the electric company.
Stay cool and have a great weekend!