photo of our dog, Sephora
The other day, The Moth and I had to go to a mall - something to do with our cell phones. I wandered into Macy's as I wanted to sniff the 'new' Opium and I said so to the SA. She said something like only the packaging was new. Don't want to go into too much detail, other than she demanded to know how I 'knew' that Opium was reformulated, said that no one had told her that and she has been wearing it for 30 years. It was as if she took it all personally. Sigh. Next time I'm just going to say that I know because I work for IFRA.
Afterwards, we went down the road a bit to Trader Joe's - and in that large shopping area... what do they call those now...shopping villages? Anyway, there is a Sephora there, too. I left The Moth at the checkout to hike over to Sephora.
Now mind you I was not dressed to be out. Basically I had on yoga pants tucked into black motorcycle boots, a long-sleeved tee-shirt that I had worn to bed the night before, and a flannel shirt over it. Of course I was wearing lipstick and 'fume. But basically, I looked like I just rolled out of bed. I wonder if my lack of outfit upset the first SA.. ?
The Sephora SA was absolutely delightful!!! We talked and talked for a half hour or so - she and I have similar tastes so we were oohing and ahhing over scents and sharing information, and she made up some samples for me. The Moth came into the store after he finished purchasing the items we had picked out at Trader Joe's, and we talked some more. She said that we had made her day - that earlier in the day, someone had come into the store and stolen TEN bottles of perfume and she had felt badly that she didn't catch on until too late.
I purchased a small purse spray of Womanity. Now whenever I wear it, I'll think of our nice time there.
I need to make up some samples for her soon. I think I found a new local fumey pal!
Oh, and PS: The "new" Opium disappeared from my skin in no time at all.