Ah, Monday, Monday. After a week of spending lots of $$$, including never-ending plumbing woes and a wonky garage door (man, when one of those big springs breaks, you’d think someone shot off a gun!), plus new brakes for my car not too long ago, I’ll now be singing the budget blues with the best of them. So cheap, yet chic, scents were definitely on my radar this weekend, and probably will be for a while.
So off I went to pull out the Calyx, the L’Occitanes, the Kai, the Aerin Lauders (especially Mediterranean Honeysuckle) and the Guerlain Aqua Allegorias (I’m partial to Mandarine Basilic and Lys Soleia) and some other good stuff. It’s still a little too warm grab the Le Couvent des Minimes Eau des Mission Cologne, but if this budget funk continues into the fall, well, I’ll be snapping that up, too.
I want nothing to do with anything that costs big money, screams money, or even smells like it costs a bundle, ha! I’m ignoring my little stash of Roja Doves, Amouages, Le Labo City Exclusives, and Clive Christian for the time being. I want yummy, uplifting, fun scents that err on the cheap -ish side that I can spray with abandon and not feel pinched about it.
So what about you? What do you go for when you want a cheap (maybe cheerful), and chic scent? Or when the budget blues come calling? Or what are some other good affordable scents that I need to try? (Not right now, of course, since I’m watching my wallet like a hawk, but maybe once the pursestrings loosen up a bit.)