Y’all can start laughing now, but have you ever read a review on a perfume, fallen in love with the description, hunted it down, only to find it to cost more than your last three laser treatments, and you can’t even bring yourself to think about it for fear you might give in and spend that much money on it? Well, yeah, I KNOW you guys know. And I do apologize, as does Miss March. Really. Bottom of my heart, completely swear. Oh, whatever, fine, don’t believe me.
Marina at Perfume Smellin’ Things set me off over that Xerjoff Iriss last year, throwing in some words like “There is a certain chic about this decadently luxurious composition, something in the refined floral note, perhaps, which does not let the scent overstep the border between Elegantly Expensive and Nouveau Riche, but only just about. Irisss is hanging by a well-groomed, glossy hair over the abyss of furs, 10-carat pink diamonds, Maybachs and Louis Vuitton logos.” Well, just Xerjout that 590 pounds from my wallet now for 15 mls of Iriss. Except I didn’t, I just couldn’t. That was too much for even me. Or at least I talked myself out of it over and over every month for close to a year.
Before we continue, can we just wish March a Happy Birthday!!!!! If you could give her any scent for her birthday, what would you give her? I’ll pick a couple of random winners from commenters and give them a special prize, which I’ll tell you about in a sec. So Happy Birthday, March!
Now, about that Xerjoff Iriss. Oh, yes. I gave up on it, even though notes from its siren song have been trying to find purchase in my brain for months now. I looked at it briefly at First in Fragrance (month after month) to see if someone decided to put it on sale or offer it cheaply or — well, exactly, just indulging in the same wishful thinking that works so well for none of us.
But one day I was nosing about Parfum Raffy and found a refill bottle of it for under $300 for 50 mls. Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have I smelled it yet? Nope, I’m still waiting for it to show up, hoping that this wasn’t some error on their site and that it reallly does exist at this price and it really is this great. Just looked to link it, and they are showing that size sold out. So will I get some?? I don’t know, my order is still showing as pending. When/if I get it, you all will be the first to know, along with March, who I’ll send some to as a birthday gift. And, if I get some, that’s what a couple of lucky commenters will get too, a small sample. If I don’t get any, then sorry, no soup for any of us.
What ridiculously priced perfume, along with a perfume pick for March’s birthday, have you coverting for far too long without relief?