Okay, everything I said about Swapmania, I take it back. Just my casual comments last week netted me a couple of offers on some fragrances that I’ve been without for a long time. So, yeah, okay, I get it!!!! It is the thrill of the hunt, I just forgot about it. Must be spending these last two years getting all zen and losing my competitiveness and trying to curb my more acquisitive nature.
Well, no, that’s not going that well. I get on these kicks, like the caftans and then the Eskander stuff, and my little budget gets blown up. I did get a Camille Franks caftan this week that belongs on a beach in Mexico, which further aggravates my budget because I’m trying to figure out how to get Mexico in there – taking my mom on an Alaska cruise for her 75th birthday present, then I want to take my sons trekking in Nepal in the fall. But at least I’m waiting and trying to get bargains on my little gems through eBay so I can do the other trips, but no room for beaches in Mexico.
But what about perfume? I mean, has there been anything much this year so far? I know it’s just January, but I was so happy in the fall with so many releases that made me happy, and then I sorta ran out of steam with nothing that’s making me squeal or even giggle with delight.
So I’m just going to live vicariously through Swapmania and read it tomorrow and hope for inspiration or maybe someone that has some Fath Iris Gris they just don’t like at all – too much peach and iris damnit! – and really really want a bottle of Guerlain Spiriteuse Double Vanille for it because it seems to be sold out everywhere! *pauses, looks around* Anyone?
Well, hey, it could happen. I could also get a 24-inch waist and win the lottery, which may be more likely. So what’s your dream swap? Try and make it somewhat realistic – no Tommy Girl for Mitsouko vintage parfum or anything.