Saturday, July 17, 2010
Perfume shopping - wheee!
For the last few weeks I've been spraying myself with Van Cleef & Arpels Orchidée Vanille from the limited edition Collection Extraordinaire every time I went into David Jones. But at $200AUD a bottle, I just couldn't justify buying it, no matter how much I loved it. I just don't have that kind of cash to splash around these days (sad face). However, eventually I decided that when I got my tax return back, that perfume was going to be mine. Tax returns are found money as far as I am concerned, and therefore able to be spent freely. This morning it turned up in my bank account, I was out the door to DJs and on that perfume like a fly on pie.
It's a spicy, oriental vanilla rather than a foodie-sweet one, and it's just unbelievably gorgeous. Anyone who works with me will be finding out what it smells like, because I suspect I will be wearing this every day for weeks.
It comes with a little envelope of 1ml samples of each of the perfumes in the Collection Extraordinaire, which on one hand is fab, because I can try them all, but on the other hand is kind of annoying, because I have already found another one (Bois d'Iris) that I really love. I might just have to treat myself to a decant of that one from The Perfumed Court. I can't be spending another $200 on it, that's for sure.
And on top of that they threw in a bunch of other samples - that's what I love about buying perfume and makeup at David Jones. They always give you little extras. So much to play with. Wooo!
NOTE: Apologies for the rubbish lighting, it's a very dull, overcast day here today.