I tried to buy this 4-bottle travel set a few months ago – the Maison Lancome travel set which holds 2 bottles of the Jasmins Marzipanes, plus the Lavandes Trianon (lavender, which I liked way more than I thought I would), and the Tubereuses Castane. I ordered it from Macy’s, and when it arrived, I realized they’d sent the Oud set. Dammit. So I returned that, and re-ordered, and…. got the Oud set again, at which point the floral set had disappeared from all other websites including Nordstrom. I was bummed. It occurred to me to google it last week and – woohoo! – it’s back in stock at Macy’s for the holidays. Mine hasn’t arrived yet but I’m SURE it will be the floral set, right? LOL I can’t believe I ordered from those mopes again. Anyway it’s 1.6oz for $115ish, on sale now. (Regular price is $135.) You can get one of the big 3.4s for $200ish, which is a better buy, but I don’t want one big bottle of one of them if I can have smaller bottles of three different scents, amirite? I’ll keep you posted.
In the meantime I’ve found myself in various department stores sniffing various fancy things, but the thing I’ve sprayed on several times now is – wait for it – Black Opium from YSL. I should be ashamed, right? I mean, hopefully Patty doesn’t read this or she’ll kick me off the blog. Black Opium, of all things. Sheesh. Luca Turin gave it one freaking star. Also, a quick visit to Fragrantica shows 15 flankers. Fifteen, for a thing that didn’t even launch until 2014.
So, yeah, I’ll cheerfully admit that it’s insipid fruity-floral dreck, and I don’t care. I’m not going to waste any money buying it, but if a bottle fell into my lap I’d wear it, absolutely. Maybe not to work – it’s a sillage monster judging by the SAs’ reactions. Maybe they’re just nauseated by it, who can say.
Your turn to fess up! You have a bottle of Marc Jacobs Daisy, or D&G Light Blue or Carolina Herrera Good Girl or something equally cheesy, and you wear it! Tell me in comments what it is, and whether you wear it on the down low or admit it to your loved ones.