Thursday, January 3, 2008

How Do I Smell?

I love makeup. Like Preston loves Legos, I love makeup. I'm not an overly "girly" girl, but I sure do like new little packages of makeup. Sephora is like the mothership. I can (and have) spend hours in there, picking up, sampling, smelling. Love it. If you haven't been there yet, make it a New Year's Resolution. I've been looking for perfume for a while now. I use to think that since I was sitting at home, alone working, there was no need. But I deserve to smell pretty, even if it is for myself. It's all a part of the "Year of Amy's Comeback". Don't ask. I might tell you about it later, but it involves a treadmill, and apple, and some new highlights. But not in that order.

So for Christmas, I asked TV Joe for the fragrance sampler you see above. You get 10 samples of Sephora's best selling fragrances, and a gift certificate for a full size version of whatever you choose. Genius. Because you go to Sephora, or Ulta and try to select overwhelming. Now I get to try them out before the comfort of my own home. Sweet. Included in the kit are: Aquolina Pink Sugar, Badgley Mischka, Guerlain My Insolence, Hard Candy Fragrance, Hilary Duff With Love...Hilary Duff, Juicy Couture, Philosophy Inner Grace, Stella McCartney Stella, Vera Wang Princess, and Givenchy Very Irresistable Givenchy Sensual Eau de Parfum.

So far I've tried (and please know, if I hate something, it's because it didn't work for may smell fantastic on Lizzy McGuire...just not on me)

Hillary Duff With Love - not too bad, but I keep feeling like I'm too old to wear this fragrance. It smelled kind of like bad body lotion.

Philosophy Inner Grace - who would not want to wear something called Inner Grace? I really like this one, but TV Joe has not smelled it yet, so the jury is out. It's floral and soft (just like me...ha ha ha) It reminds me of the Clinique Happy line, which I use to wear and still love. It might win.

Stella McCartney Stella - I'm wearing this today. It's really nice. Grown-up perfume and TV Joe liked it.

Alright, that's it for now. I'll keep you posted on the others. I know you are just DYING to know which one I choose.

1 comment:

Janna & Derrick said...

AWESOME! I love Sephora too! Derrick has picked up on this and in order to keep me from getting into unsupervised purchasing trouble there (which has been known to happen- the plethora of makeup brushes alone is addictive)...he gave me a Sephora gift card for Christmas....
Maybe we should go hang out there for a couple of hours one weekend?

Oh and I have the Juicy Couture and it smells WONDERFUL!