First off, let me wish everyone a very happy Memorial Day, which we’re celebrating today here in the U.S. If you will, take a moment today to remember service members around the world, past and present. And now on to the fragrant portion of our program. A few weeks ago I visited a Nordstrom in the big city, one that I rarely get to, so I enjoyed seeing a few different things that are not in the store that’s somewhat closer to me. What made my heart go pitter-patter the most, however, was spying a tester bottle of Cartier’s La Panthere lotion.
Obviously, it’s easy to try a spray fragrance of something, but with the body products, not so much. So I was happy to see this, and even happier when the kind SA made me two sample jars of the lotion.
Cartier did a good job with the Panthere lotion, IMHO: The formula is quality, paraben-free, lasts quite well, but best of all, the scent is spot-on. And that’s so lovely to find, because sometimes a fragrance’s body products are just not up to snuff, either not quite true to the actual juice, or they have an odd note to them that can be off-putting, or something else.
At $55 for a 6.7-ounce bottle, it’s not exactly drugstore cheap, but it gives great olfactory pleasure without breaking the bank, so I’m dubbing it a (relatively) affordable luxury.
So now I’m thinking that this will soon be mine. I’m a little hesitant to wear a spray of the EDP to the office but the Panthere lotion seems just about right. A soft veil of deliciousness that I can smell and enjoy, but no one else, unless they come up and stick their nose in the crook of my arm. (And I do have one co-worker who just might do that, as she’s somewhat of a perfume lover, so that’s OK.)
Now if only the stores would put out a tester of the shower gel …
What about you? What cheap thrills are you enjoying as we kick off the unofficial start of summer here in the Northern Hemisphere? Or what cooler-weather gems are you folks down in the S.H. loving right now?