A couple of months ago. Royal Apothic sent me two of their scents to sniff, Iris and Hydrangea. I promptly set them to one side and figured I’d get around to them later. Yeah, my later is a while.
But talking about cheap thrills. Finally I opened the Iris and used the little roller ball to put it on. You know, It’s not Iris Silver Mist at all, but it is a slightly sweet iris scent that’s light, easy to wear, and fits in perfectly with the hot days ahead. Very feminine and likable. Hey, let’s test that hydrangea too! Same. Slightly sweet, light, refreshing, perfect for spring and summer.
Best news – these are available in the looks like about 10-15 ml roller ball for $16 at Anthropologie. I mean, that’s not just free, but almost like they are paying you to tak it off their hands. In the cheap thrill category, this works great.
Speaking of cheap thrills, after my dismal failure in the one-week challenge, I’ve decided to give it a longer time of financial austerity. I’d like to move more away from the shopping satisfaction mentality into thinking much longer about purchases. So what I’m going to do, every time I feel the urge to buy something that is not really essential, I’ll just write it down. After three months of this, I’ll go through that list and see if I want anything on it. I have no idea if this will work better than the one week thingie, but I am feeling a little like I just spend a lot of goofy money and want to break that habit and be more mindful about expenditures – perhaps spending more on one large, thoughtful purchase than 50 small, goofy purchases. Well, we’ll see how it all works out. It was the ice cream maker that sorta did me in. I love ice cream, and I’m lactose intolerant, so I barely ever eat it, but it was Meryl Streep character in that movie “It’s Complicated” talking about her ice cream maker that had me thinking I needed one. I don’t need one, but now I have one.
If you want to join me for a week or a month or all three months, feel free! I’ll be posting probably once a month on how it’s going. I’m still contemplating all the rules – do I need to cancel all my eyelash extension appointments? It saves me tons in makeup since I can just put on powder eyeliner and do nothing else with my face. Do I get to keep acupuncture and rolfing 1x a month? The devil is making the details.
One recent purchase, though, has made me incredibly happy. With the tuberose infusion in perfumes this year, I was thinking I needed some live tuberose, so I ordered a bunch of Tuberose tubers/bulbs (???). It took me 2-3 weeks after they go there to get them planted, but when I put them in the pots this week, I was in the front yard, and I kept thinking all those lovely, rich floral smells were my roses (I have monstrous rose bushes all over the front yard, and they are all just crazy with blooms). And then I realized it couldn’t be just that, there was a much smuttier smell around. The thing is, the tuberose bulb/tuber, when sniffed up close, didn’t seem to have a strong smell, but it was just permeating my front yard. Tuberose everywhere, just wafting lightly. So it’s this strong while it’s still under the dirt in little pots, I am breathless with anticipation for when they come up and bloom. Cost for that – less than $20, a seriously cheap thrill.
What’s your favorite cheap thrill in the scent category. Doesn’t neeed to be a perfume, just something scent or that puts off scent that makes you very h appy