Well, the holiday party’s pretty much over. For those who celebrate Christmas, time to unplug the lights, put up the ornaments and get the tree out for recycling (many of you may have already done some or all of this, but we wait until after New Year’s Day). But while you’re putting up stuff and putzing around in post-holiday mode, look around and take stock of your perfume stash.
What fragrant goodies did you get over the holidays? Could be something someone else got you or something for which you treated yourself. What’s the most prized perfume item you got in 2014? Or perhaps there a special item you’re planning to get yourself soon?
As for me, I did lots of sampling in 2014 and added a few decants to my stash, but no really big- ticket items, save for one. For this, I dug through old purses, scoured under sofa and chair cushions and turned the car upside down for every last bit of change I could get my hands on. And then I gritted my teeth, pulled out my wallet and took the plunge … for a mostly used bottle of Armani’s La Femme Bleue. Gorgeous iris-chocolate scent and a stunning dark blue bottle. I know it might sound frivolous, but I’m really not all that indulgent, and it was something I had been wanting since it came out. I knew that not only could I not afford it brand new but also that it would have been near-impossible to get anyway, so I felt like I could not pass up this opportunity.
One other addition to my stash: I treated myself to a bottle of Chanel’s Coco shower gel a day or two before Christmas, well, just because it’s Coco and it’s so wonderful and I couldn’t resist. And, hurray, it comes in a plastic bottle so no chance of a nasty accident in the shower or tub. Also, I did get some wonderful goodie bags, from several lovely perfumista friends (thanks, ladies!), and those will keep me sampling and playing for quite some time.
So please do share what you’ve added to your perfume stash and are enjoying now in our post-holiday trough.