In any case, I’m a firm believer that you should wear what you love and what smells good to you, no matter the cost or brand. If it gives you pleasure, it ought not to induce guilt (unless you’ve used the grocery money for it and your family will starve). But I do think that sometimes we get so wrapped up in the latest expensive or niche brand offering that we forget about our simple pleasures (i.e. more affordable, accessible items).
One of mine is Kate Walsh Boyfriend body cream. I’m OK with the juice itself, but the cream — oh the cream!– it just sinks in and has this yummy, mellow vibe to it. I’ve found it’s especially nice in the evenings before bed. One of the kind SAs at Sephora made me a couple of sample jars and I’m nearly done with them. Am thinking about a full-size purchase (a rarity for me).
I also enjoy Marc Jacobs’ Bang. I initially got a deluxe sample or two for my DH, but as he doesn’t seem to use it much, I sneak a bit now and then, especially on a chilly day when its peppery warmth is most welcome. I’ve heard that this can now be found at the discounters, so all the better.
And I used to love putting some Jean Nate splash in a cheap spray bottle in the fridge for easy, cooling summer spritzing. Sure could go for some of that right now.
What simple, fragrant pleasures make you happy and don’t cost the earth?