Glossier You has been out for a couple of years. Glossier is a little makeup/skincare company. I was pretty oblivious to it for the longest time, but we had it at STC as a sample, and we kept re-ordering it all the time. Literally every couple of weeks we were going through a couple of bottles. WTH?
I had some sent to me last year when I was still settling in, and promptly lost it. It is still selling like hotcakes, though a little slower, so I had more Glossier You sent to me.
What does it smell like? You know, it’s okay, kinda soapy and clean smelling. It’s good if you don’t really want to smell like anything too fussy or strong. It’s supposed to be like your skin, and, yeah, your own soapy skin, which all of our hands smell like soap and/or Lysol right now. I have put this on probably eight times over the last two weeks, trying to come up with something to say about it. Yeah, nothing much at all. Nothing bad!
Glossier You has notes of ambrette, ambrox, musk. I get how it is sorta comforting and a little addicting, in that you can just keep reapplying it all day and not worry about offending anyone. Reviews, like the one in Vogue, say they get tons of compliments. Makes sense, there is something appealing in its almost innocence. They did borrow the perfumer that created Le Labo Santal – the other weirdly huge selling perfume. And looking at them side by side, that makes more sense. I liked Santal more as a room spray, to be honest.
Maybe in the time we are in, this is what sells – something that would offend no one, seems innocent enough, smells appealing as you walk by, so gets compliments. But it says absolutely nothing.
I assume we will sell a bazillion more bottles of Glossier You, as will Glossier. I don’t get it, but I don’t hate it. The price point is nice – $60 for 50 mls, so it’s about free, and you can buy it here.
Is that the best we can hope for? I mean, I don’t think I’ll get any compliments if I go sashaying out of the house in my Zoologist Tyrannosaurus Rex and Bee. I should! But, well, I won’t. I’ll probably get weird looks.
So what are you finding comforting in this time of hibernation? I’m spending a lot of time with some Serges, like de Profundis (Holy Week!) and Sarrasins, playing around in all my favorite Ormonde Jaynes – I’ve missed Woman, I found a little travel spray of it yesterday and just was happy as could be the rest of the day. So are you taking this time to wear something old and loved or try something new? And what ARE you doing to entertain yourself? I’m doing diamond art painting, and I’ve made three, working on a fourth, and it’s starting to wear thin, so need something else to wedge in to amuse myself. That over on the right is the last one I finished.