While out doing some retail returns this weekend, I passed by a department store’s Chanel counter. I haven’t been wearing dear old Chanel at all lately (and not really a whole lot of anything, to be honest), but I saw a big ‘ol tester bottle of the L’Eau, or No. 5 Lite, for the younger folks, as I think of it. After a nice spritz, I looked over and saw the Cristalle tester, so gave that a whirl on my other wrist.
For the rest of the afternoon, I floated on my own little fragrant cloud, like I was wrapped in a happy little bubble of Chanel. The L’Eau was quite nice, and the Cristalle, which I’ve loved since it first debuted ages ago, always puts me in a happy place. They both have their own bit of sparkle, although not a whole lot beats Cristalle to chill out and beat down a hot, humid day.
As I perused the department store fragrance counters, nothing else really pulled me in. Although Clinique does have the zesty, jubilant Calyx, which is still pretty nice. And Estee Lauder has some ever-ready classics, to be sure.
Oh, and I almost forgot: I did try a spritz of Poison Girl, and although I liked her a bit at first sniff, she never got the chance to grow on me because when I went to sniff again an hour or so later, the lass had all but disappeared.
Anyhoo, these winners make me glad that there are still a few gems to be had on department store counters, or at least in the mid-level entries, and that we don’t always have to venture into the big city to smell good.
If you go shopping at a middle-of-the-road department store (Dillard’s, Belk, Macy’s, etc.), are scentless and want a spritz of something, what do you gravitate toward?
Now that my perfume ennui has waned a bit, think I’ll go dig out my little dabs of Chanel Eau de Cologne and 1932 and continue the bubble a bit longer. Hope everyone has a great week!!