|I would maybe buy Chanel no5, just as decoration.|
It astounds me that this is still such a big industry. When I was in elementary school, we were told that because of peoples' sensitivities to chemical smells, we weren't supposed to wear any scented products - even scented deodorant. So I never really went anywhere with perfume - to me, people wearing perfume are in the minority as much as people who smoke in public.
|Oh, Mad Men. How glamorous you make smoking in public look.|
But then every other week, announcements come out from various celebrities who are launching their new fragrances. Is perfume still big business in the US, maybe? Is it just in Canada where perfume-wearing is rare?
|I almost want to buy Katy Perry's perfume for the adorable bottle. Just as decoration, really.|
And maybe it's because I am so rarely around perfume that it all just smells the same to me. Celebrities are like, "My scent combines mandarin orange with jasmine and the aroma of fresh tulips," but it all just smells like shampoo or something to me.
|SJP's "Lovely." Too bad it smells like chemicals and every other perfume in the universe.|
The closest I ever came to buying perfume was when Sarah Jessica Parker launched her first fragrance. This was at the same time that I had been powering through watching all of Sex and the City for the first time and I was a tiny bit obsessed with SJP. So I went to the store and smelled it and... it just smelled like generic perfume. Chemicals. Nothing I'd want to walk around smelling like.
So, thank goodness, I have no desire whatsoever to purchase perfume, ever. This is one temptation that I have no trouble avoiding.