Wednesday, July 27, 2005

perfume image

It's funny how important the image of the brand affects the perception of a perfume. For example, when trying perfumes, I have no interest in trying any of Elizabeth Taylor's products. Celine Dion doesn't draw me either. I'm curious about Jennifer Lopez's perfume, but I'm a little disinclined to try it. Hermes? Ugh. Burberry seems boring. I used to run away from Yves Saint Laurent, because their designs are really unappealing, but my friend introduced me to "In Love" which is surprisingly light and fragrant.

The funny thing about perfume is that the cost margin is so high, it's a great product to carry if you can get people to buy it. The difficult part is creating the image that will attract people.

So now, I want to try a new perfume. I get tired of perfumes quickly (I adjust to the fragrance really rapidly) so I'll buy little mini bottles. Marc Jacobs smells really good on a friend of mine, but not on me. I like the smell of CK One, but it's so common.

Here is Greenwood on sale in English!

Wow... only 10 years after I first saw it? Laf.

Must... buy... but... already...own...Japanese...version...

Friday, July 15, 2005


The other day I realized that I haven't bought clothing in a couple months. And, I have absolutely no need to buy any new clothing. It's kind of sad how many clothes I have!

Thursday, July 14, 2005

purging guilt

After this trip, I will have delivered all but 3 of the gifts I bought over the past year. I will leave 2 of the 3 remaining gifts (to be given) with my parents, in the event that they see my cousins' parents.

In the process of giving the gifts I will purge much of my remaining guilt for various actions in the past.

There's still some lingering guilt, but there are a couple people that I can't find, so I must live with the knowledge of my ingratitude, to paraphrase Miss Manners (Judith Martin).

I am happy to finally give these gifts. A few of them are a couple years late. And I think that they are pretty nice gifts.

Plus, I can stop fueling materialism.