Thursday, July 23, 2009

Something Smells

I like to smell right.

Of course clean, but I mean beyond that. I'm talkin' perfume. Sometimes a good lotion or body spray. I've gone through my phases over the years. In high school it was Anais Anais--well, I never had my own, but sometimes my friend would give me a spritz. Oh yeah, and Debbie Gibson's Electric Youth. Yum. Fruity and delicious. That's really how I like to smell. Fruity and Delicious. Then I switched to Bath and Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar, and then to Creamy Coconut. Which is one of the yummiest smells ever, but was tragically discontinued, so I bought about 5 years' worth. And then they brought it back. Whew. Those lotions were good because they smelled wonderful when you put them on, but then throughout the day, the smell just got better and better. And even in the shower the next morning the steam would release that long-lasting fragrance and I would just smile and inhale deeply. Feeling delicious.

I've had a few other phases. Tried out whatever was hip and trendy at the time. But they never fit for long. I was always smelling myself saying, "Is this the way I want to smell?" Too conscious, though not bad, if that makes any sense.

I'm butchering this.

Then when I started selling Mary Kay, I tried out Elige for a bit. It smells so divine on my best friend. It made me happy to smell like her, when she was in another state. But then I tried Tribute, and I was a goner. I wanted to drink it. I love the smell of Tribute. Which is probably an old lady perfume, for all I know, but that little pink bottle? I love it.

And now I'm all out of it.

Actually, I can see a few drops in the bottom of the frosted glass, but I can't get them to line up with the little tube at the exact nanosecond that I push the spritzer. Believe me, I've tried. I've been very, very sad. I miss smelling delicious. Tribute would keep me happy all day. One spritz on the neck, one on my wrist, and all day long I was happy. Whenever I'd start to slip into sadness, I'd just take a quick sniff of my wrist, and ahhhhhhh. Yum. I'd catch a whiff as I rolled over in bed, and ahhhhhhhh, sweet dreams, Mary. Now my whole world is out of alignment.

So. I dragged out the old bottles to see if one of them could make an encore appearance. Yesterday I tried Clinique's Happy. Not so happy. Today I'm Tommy's Girl. Or not. And it isn't that they smell bad, they just don't smell like me, and all day long I keep smelling this fragrance that just won't quit, and all I want is my Tribute!

(Amber, quick, can't you save me?)

Do NOT tell me it's been discontinued.

This is very distracting.


Anonymous said...

Oh my! It was discontinued. I do love Elige still though. You do always smell soooo good.

Jenna said...

Someone anonymous is smelling me.

At least he/she approves? :)

NOOOOOOOO!!!! Say it isn't so! And please say all of my MK connections have secret stash somewhere! Don't make me turn to the illegal Ebay market!

This is just awful!

Annette Lyon said...

I like body sprays in general, but for perfume, I seriously have the same one I used in high school. I doubt I'll ever change it, because it's the one I wore when I met my husband, and he's so connected to it.

But I happen to have this tiny compact with a rub-on of my mother's perfume. When I'm having a hard time, I wear it, and smell it throughout the day. It feels like she's right by me and gives me strength.

Josi said...

I love 'LoveSpell' by Victoria Secret. I used mine all up, though, and won't let myself buy anything new till I work through the 3 bottles of expensive stuff my hunny has given me over the years. I don't like them as much, but I can't handle them taunting me anymore. The stress and strain of our lives, Jenna! How do we stand it :-)

Luisa Perkins said...

I wish I still had some; I would send it to you right away. Nothing MK ever smelled good on me.

Kimberly Vanderhorst said...

Losing one's favourite scent is a sad, sad thing!

Sarah said...

My favorite Bath & Body Works lotion was also discontinued. Brown Sugar & Fig. I was able to find it in one store that brought it back for a limited time, but because we were sorta tight on money, I only bought 3 bottles. I'm almost on my last one. It will be a sad day when it is gone for good! I remember wearing it a couple years ago, early black friday morning. Right after passing a small group of people I overheard one of them say, "Mmm, she smells good!" It put a big smile on my face. It's one of those delicious smelling ones. I really REALLY liked their shimmer mist in that scent though, and that they discontinued before they did away with the lotions. :(

Abby said...

It took a long time for me to find my scent too..and I didn't even find it, Orion did. Britney Spears Midnight Fantasy. He went out and smelled all kinds of perfumes till one reminded him of me and I'm totally obsessed with it! A couple of sprays every morning do just the trick, you're very right.

I looked it up on Ebay for you..and I found a pack of 3 for like $ chould check that out and then you'll be set for years!

Lara Neves said...

I usually stick to the Vanilla scents, which I love, but I'm getting sick of them.

I recently tried on something called Pink Sugar and I loved it. I don't even know who makes it, but I'm hoping to procure some eventually.

I hate when companies discontinue my favorites. I have been known to buy up as much as I can, but it isn't fair when you didn't KNOW it was being discontinued!

Is eBay still illegal when it's discontinued? :)