Monday, November 17, 2008

Oh, The Horror!

On Saturday, Big Daddy and I went to see this.



We had an hour to kill before hand (THANK YOU LARRY MILLER FOR ASSIGNED SEATING!!!) so we went to Kohls.

I really didn't need anything new (or at least I couldn't justify spending money on something new), so I just browsed the jewelry/purse/purfume section while my husband looked for more shades of khaki pants.

I was drawn to the cheesy celebrity perfume section after I found two pairs of earrings in the clearance section for $4.60 each (Naturally, I could justify THAT score!). I'm super picky about perfumes. I can't stand them to be heavy or flowery. I mostly like them very light and citrus-y, which they rarely are. My other problem is that either I will smell one in the store after smelling several dozen and think I will like it, only to discover once I have it at home that I actually hate it. OR I will smell something I like on someone else but when I smell it on myself it will make me want to throw up.

So imagine my absolute HORROR when I picked up a green glass bottle and sprayed it on a sample stick, then sniffed it, then liked it, then sniffed it again, then sniffed it over and over for about 5 minutes (resembling, I'm sure, a crazed cocaine addict) and still not getting sick of it, then spraying it on my wrists, smelling it and LIKING it on my wrists, and then looking at the bottle to discover...

IT WAS A BRITNEY SPEARS PERFUME!!! I've already blocked out the exact name of it out of disgust. OK, that's a lie. I memorized it. It's called "Believe."

But what am I to do now? I am pretty sure I am too cool..ok, too old...ok, too embarrassed to buy a Britney Spears perfume even if I actually like it (and continued to like it all through the movie, by the way. Dagnabit.) So please, someone ease my mind by telling me you secretly have a stash of Hillary Duff and Celine Dion perfumes lining your vanity.


11 comments:

Tiburon said...

I don't do perfume.

But if you like the Britney then wear the Britney. Who'd a thunk anyone could ever say they like to smell like Britney Spears...

CaraDee said...

But wasn't it an awesome movie??

Holly said...

I don't. BUT, if it smells good, I buy it. No one can see the brand of perfume you are wearing.

Christie said...

I'll have to give it a try. 99.9% of all perfumes give me a headache, but I'd love to smell pretty if I could find something that works.

Kelly said...

I'm the same way, light and citrusy is good. There is one at Gap, it's pink, might be grapefruity? But nobody has to know it's Britney Spears, and I am sure that cashier will think you are just buying it for your little sister for Christmas!

MiaKatia said...

I own a Sara Jessica Parker scent... does that make you feel better?

heidi said...

i have liked 2 britney perfumes and my husband has bought me 2 celine(first name basis round here) perfumes. what does that say about me?

Mindi said...

embrace your inner britney!! i am not ashamed to say that i know her new album comes out dec 2nd and i am GOING TO BUY IT. scary, huh? just a guilty pleasure.

the only thing worse would be if it were "white diamonds" or some old lady perfume.

go for it.

André said...

At first I was going to say you should just wear it and no one you know would know the name of the perfume you're wearing, but after reading everyone's comments, that might not be the case. Just buy a stash of it so when it's not cool anymore you can use it. Hopefully by then it hasn't evaporated or gotten a musty smell.

Suzie said...

Here's the truth.
I LIKE TWO B.S. perfumes and Paris Hilton's.
Freaky. Neither one of them smells like sluts.



embrace & believe!

alex dumas said...

Brittany didn't make the stuff, she just said they could put her name on it, so if you like it, buy it. That's what I say.