…..really? You’re kidding, right? Marc. MarcMarcMarcMarcMarc! Know what day it is? This is Smack Marc Day. Not that you’ll care, as you jet your $100million self off to Paris/St Barts/Mars, while I struggle with the right Shift key on my ailing board. But I gotta say…
…really? Aw. No. C’mon. You did Lemon – and it is the zingy goodness of LEMON! And I loved the crisp snap of apple; even though I’m not a fan of apple scents, your Apple splash wove the crisp green Snap! of Granny Smith with a bit of citrus zest and some flowers. Cool.
And I loveLOVE Honey – so I was looking forward to seeing what alllll the hype-ola was about, with the banners and stand signs and WhoShotJohn clogging Nordies and Macy’s aisles……
……..but wait! No testers. Whaaa? Every store I went to, there was enough marketing foofaraw to smoke a hive – but I couldn’t keep knocking over the Honey displays to find a tester. Finally, at Macy’s, I waded through the jam-packed aisles of boxes and barrels and gobs of schtuff (really, that store is beginning to look more and more like Costco, I swear)..found a SA huddled down behind a counter (with even MORE schtuff)…and asked her for a tester. She grimly plunged through the displays and pulled out the cute little bottle……I was hoping, from all the bee hype, to get something akin to Perlier’s Miele line….(no need to go into SergeWorld but something ‘honey’ would be great)….
…but……so …well, I spritzed it…and got the most generic fruity-floral since ..well, since the last generic fruity-floral. At Wal-Mart. A few tentative sniffs…read the notes…the SA watched… I sniffed a bit more “maybe I need to let it dry down for a minute??”….she sniffed my wrist and said ” well, the honey is listed as a top note so maybe it’s already…gone?” (this was less than 30 seconds after I sprayed)……we stopped, looked at each other..and, as if on cue, both burst into hysterical laughter!
Yeah, Marc. I know. You. Don’t. Care. But….couldn’t you have dropped a dollop? At least put some bee-pee in there? Something? I dunno….maybe it’s me. But I don’t think so. This is a waste of a Perfectly Good Name. You are better than this, Marc. So, if you are reading this I want you to go sit on your terrace and think about what I’ve said here – and the next ‘note’ you design a perfume around, it’d better have the damn note somewhere in the perfume ‘kay? I know you can do it – you did it for Biscotti, Lemon and Ginger. So get with the program!! Honey can’t be that hard – and if it is, then leave the damn name off the bottle! Just call it …….oh, I know! You could call it ‘Dash’! Nobody would know the difference!
xoxo Musette, The Bitter Queen
(to the tune of ‘Soft Kitty’)
Dark honey/Warm Honey
Sergie did it best
Marc should stick to lemons
Give the bee a rest
(yeah, Like Marc Cares)