Which bottle do you wish you hadn’t bought?
What spontaneous (or long thought about) purchase has you writhing with buyer’s remorse?
Which perfume you’d rather not have in your collection?
Is there a perfume that makes you feel bad, because you don’t really want it anymore?
Well, well, there are a few of those in my history, but most are gone again, thanks to ebay and fellow Perfumistas. As they say: one woman’s trash is another man’s treasure, or something along those lines…
One perfume sits in my collection like a Pariah though and is mostly ignored and sometimes evilly stared at by me, it is not the innocent bottle’s fault, of course, but rather my greedy, little heart is to blame.
It is a bottle of Guerlain Meteorites. I know, I know, this is a discontinued Guerlain, what’s not to like? What makes me cranky is that I succumbed to the lure of evilbay and paid too much for it in the first place, AND – that is the real pain – had to pay custom duties for it too. This totally dampens my joy about finding it, let alone use it.
Knowing myself, I will get over it eventually and start enjoying Meteorites, but it’ll be a while. I hate letting my desire to have something get out of hand and letting the I WANT IT NOW! impulse win, rather than looking around and waiting for a good deal.
The perfume is tainted by the fact that I feel like a greedy fool and that is not an enjoyable feeling…
What are your stories of shame?