ts that define periods in my life which I’m sure is like most women. My first ever perfume that I loved was Issey Miyake – delicate, different, Japanese – and wore that all through my last two years of high school and in to college, then I switched to mens Davidoff because it smelled like water. As I matured, I moved away from the pure perfume scents and in to more woody and earthy tones, but nothing stuck until I found Chanel Allure which I’ve been wearing now for about 10 years. Yeah – I’m not big on change once I’ve found something that works! During this time, I’ve tried Britney Curious, Elizabeth Arden Red Door, and Covet by SJP.
I had a voucher to go in and get a hand cream sample from L’Occitane (Shea butter, just about the worlds best hand cream) and, of course, they always get me with a 15% voucher just in case I want to pick up something while in the store. I had a wander and mentally spent about $400, but could only justify purchasing three things (total $70) “because I am travelling soon and need travel sized products”. My brain didn’t register that I have a bunch of travel sized containers and samples at home…. not when faced with L’Occitane beauty.
L’Occitane have been producing perfume for years and I’ve always loved the Cherry Blossom on friends (and taken a sneaky squirt when in store) but wasn’t sure how it would work for me as a daily scent. Would it be too cloying? Would the floral signify another change in my life and, therefore, that I am getting older? Am I in a new phase? Am I ready to change? Does it really need to be this hard? I bought the perfume in a roll on, thinking it would work better for travel and be less likely to leak and then promptly got home and used it. Then woke up the next day and took the choice to use it again. And it’s a week later, and I haven’t worn my Chanel.
And I may have made plans to get a bigger bottle of Cherry Blossom for home and perhaps a bottle of the rose aurore and some body wash to layer the fragrance. Did I mention L’Occitane will make me poor if I don’t watch out?