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Perfume for your turkey, and a turkey of a perfume

I got a box from Sephora that was specifically chosen to be loaded with samples. (Yeah, I’m a sample whore.) I opened it up and found right on top?…

ENCHANTED WONDERSTRUCK, by Taylor Swift! That’s right, the celebuflanker more Fresh ‘n’ Tweeny than Beiber’s latest haircut!

Or Wonderstruck Enchanted, I can’t even be bothered to google it. Safe to say, I did not SELECT this sample! Oh Sephora, you so keep punishing me for going back to you for samples!

I know, if I wrote to them they’d say “Samples are subject to availability.” Well, someone walked far and wide across the warehouse to find the ONE thing I totally did NOT want to sniff! “Hey, I know… she wants… THIS one! I can feel it in my bones!”

No.

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What are you going to wear with your turkey dinner? I always wear the discontinued Fendi Asja for Thanksgiving, but I may give my new love Tom Ford Black Orchid a trial run; its buttery truffle might be just as good as Asja’s paradoxically floral spiced apples. A foody floral. Dunno. It’s stereotypical – but wonderful – to drag out your apple pie scents. Planning to wear Amber Narguile? (This one always makes me think of the Scents of Self.) Got another one in this category?

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OK, here’s the thing: that damn Wonderstruck Enchanted? Smells pretty good. Like a more lightly spiced vanilla version of Queen Latifah. That’s right, I said it smelled like a watered-down version of ANOTHER celebrity perfume. What are you gonna do about it? I got the sample for free, just like you got this review.

It actually is kinda gourmand, in a tween way. But I can’t, I just can’t wear Wonderstruck. I keep thinking of Victoria at EauMG snarking about the perfume reviews on YouTube, where 13-year-old girls laud Wonderstruck as the best thing they’ve ever smelled in their LIVES!

I might put it on a card and surreptitiously sniff it from time to time.

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!


Image is Turkey steaks with citrus and ginger sauce by 46137, via Flickr; used under Creative Commons license, some rights reserved.

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5 comments to Perfume for your turkey, and a turkey of a perfume

  • Judith, Happy Thanksgiving to you!

    I’m still thinking which perfume to wear later today (I still have 4 hours to decide).

  • Ari

    Happy belated Thanksgiving, Judith!! Hope you and Harleycat had a wonderful holiday. I wore Hermes Ambre d’Mervilles for the same reason that you wore it in the aftermath of Sandy- warm and undemanding. I don’t know why I didn’t get a notification about this post. Am I not subscribed?? Must remedy right away.

    • Judith

      Hello dear thing! We did have a wonderful holiday (Harleycat even ate the turkeyscraps I put down for her, which she NEVER does. Being old must be very odd!) I just used my Sephora VIB gift card to get a bottle of L’Ambre at a discount – its salty yumminess must be mine. That’s where our noses cross!

      I hope you’re subscribed but maybe you did so after I posted this? Dunno. Working on a new post now! And Pinterest!

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