Friday, 24 February 2017
Smell of female
Imagine if we had the power of smell-o-vision on our blogs! I'd use it right now, to help me with this post. You'd get the scent of bergamot, lemon, amber, cedarwood, vanilla and more. Sound nice?
The thing is, I was in my local pharmacy a few weeks ago, admiring the seemingly random displays of soft toys, sunglasses and birthday cards amid the cough sweets and corn plasters, when a well-dressed sales rep caught my eye and suggested I might like to "take a free sample!" as she thrust a little card into my hand.
A quick glance revealed a miniature grey tube of perfume attached to the card, so I dropped it into my handbag and was quite excited at the thought of trying it when I got home.
I don't wear perfume often - I'm sensitive to a lot because they make me sniffly. But I like the thought of smelling of something exotic now and then, just enough to make me feel feminine and like I've made an effort - and this mini freebie was an unexpected treat.
Anyway it's rather alluring - quite spicy, a touch woody even, and it doesn't make me sniffle - all good. So I've been wearing a little spray of it each time I've been out these last few weeks. Down the pub with my friend the other night. Down the Indian restaurant with our neighbours on Saturday. Actually just about every time I go out. The sample tube is running out.
Today I decided to look it up for the first time, to see how much it costs - thinking maybe I should buy myself a bottle. Turns out I've been wearing a rather expensive Eau de Toilette. For men.
Still, why not?!