a week or so ago, i went to macy's to wander around in their perfume department. i was armed with the tips of how to go perfume shopping so i did my best to pretend i knew what i was doing, when the sales people wanted to spray every scent in my direction.
i went around and checked out the perfumes i was previously interested in, when a sales person found me and asked what i wanted. floral, i said. something pretty, light, and not overpowering. and not "spicy" - is that a perfume term? if not, i just made it up. either way, the guy seemed to find the opposite of my description in every bottle he found so i continued on my merry way. but i do think i impressed him when i asked for a jar of coffee beans, which are supposed to "cleanse your nasal palate", and helped eliminate the inevitable headache that usually arrives after sniffing 40 perfumes in 30 minutes :).
after making my way around, i narrowed it down to the following three:
|chloe perfume for women|
|#3 l'imperatrice by dolce & gabbana|
|acqua di gioia by giorgio armani|
i then came home and had a spray of each on my neck and both wrists, to see which one pat liked best. i was leaning towards one but wanted to see what he said - after all, i wanted him to think i smell good on our wedding day! without me telling him which one was my favorite, he actually picked the same scent i chose!
and the winner is:
l'imperatrice by dolce and gabbana. it's soft and floral but with a hint of musk as well. the official description says: 3 L'Imperatrice is a confident, charismatic, boundary-shattering blend with a top of rhubarb, kiwi accord, and red currant; a heart of pink cyclamen, watermelon, and jasmine; and a base of musk, sandalwood, and grapefruit wood.
oh and guess what. i get to wear it one week from today!!