On a recent trip to the city, I zipped through Sephora to pick up a thing or two and just scout out what was new. As I was heading for the door, a batch of familiarly shaped bottles along the wall caught my eye and made me pull a U-turn. Were those Atelier Cologne bottles, all sitting pretty in a row? Why, yes — yes, they were. Now you all might have known that this line was at Sephora, but I’m sort of under the proverbial rock, so it was news to me.
I looked over the lineup, thinking I had sniffed them all (except for the vetiver one, and I’m just not big on vetiver), but at the very end, the sly little bottle of Rose Anonyme winked at me, beckoning me over. Well, I am a partially reformed rose hater, so I thought –- what the heck? Alas, I couldn’t spritz immediately as I was a human patchwork of scents from my run through Neiman Marcus, but I felt sure the sweetheart SAs of Sephora wouldn’t mind making me a sample. And true to form, they did, bless them. I only spritzed it once a few days later, got crazy-busy and didn’t have time to really analyze it, but I really liked what I did smell, and not once did it have me thinking any unpleasant thoughts. Will definitely do a re-try when I have time to enjoy it from start to finish.
Speaking of roses, I popped into Lush (now an outpost at Macy’s; sadly, the stand-alone store in the mall has closed) to try the Rose Jam shower gel that I’ve heard folks carrying on about. I tried it on my hand with the SA and a bowl of warm water and enjoyed it, so I bought the smallest bottle, but have yet to give it a go in the shower. We’ll see how that does.
BTW, have any of you tried Lush’s limited edition Rose Jam perfume? If so, would love to hear what you think about it.
Oh, my — three mentions of rose in one post -– sheesh, you would think I was a rose lover from way back, wouldn’t you?
Anyhoo, what about you? Have you found any treasures or neat items in your mainstream travels?