Stupid Purchase No. 127

I’ve been searching for a new fragrance for quite some time now. I’m pretty picky and end up not liking the way most smell once they're on me even though in the bottle I think they smell great. My newest attempt was Fantasy by Britney Spears. I should probably explain what possessed me to buy this one in the first place. Although I enjoy an upbeat dance tune to motivate me to clean house I am hardly a Britney Spears fan. I purchased this particular fragrance because I heard it smelled like cupcakes. Well, the idea of the scent of cupcakes really appeals to someone who’s on Weight Watchers and practically has a religious experience with butter cream frosted cake products. So, my thinking was “Hey, if I can at least smell cupcakes (with no actual cupcakes in sight to devour) then perhaps it will somehow satisfy my cupcake desire!” But here’s what happened: Not only did I not like how it smelled on me, when I would get asked what fragrance I was wearing I’d have to suffer through the embarrassment of admitting it was from Britney Spears. Yeah. I’m forty for heaven's sake. I’m a stay at home mom and writer trying to lose baby weight and frankly, I’ve got no business wearing Britney Spears perfume. I’m still trying to find my signature scent but I’m thinking it doesn’t smell like cupcakes; it probably smells like coffee and a Weight Watcher’s entrée.

*No cupcakes were eaten during the making of this blog post. Really. I swear.





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5 comments:

Meagan said...

Ha! That's funny. I can imagine the embarassment.

Lorrie Veasey said...

My trick: rub your cinnabon danish behind each ear before ingesting. A little dab will do you. I have been doing this ever since I gave up Loves Baby Soft as my signature scent.

Randi Troxell said...

HA! found your blog on dooce. really great. oh yea.... cupcakes.... ONE OF MY FAVEORITE THINGS EVER!! your post made me really crave one! lol- i'm gonna stick your blog under my blogs i adore on my site!

Elizabeth said...

If you like sweet-ish scents, you might like Tresor. It costs more than Fantasy, but a little goes a long way. It's sophisticated enough for grown women too ;)

Sue said...

Now if they ever come out with a Nutella fragrance, I'm in... even if it's "inspired" by a Disney Channel pop star : )

Enjoying your blog and sense of humor.