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My Love of Perfume

First of all, I’d like everyone to know that I smell gorgeous. Now you’re probably thinking to yourself, “Why is she telling us this? And isn’t that a tad bit narcissistic?” Well, perhaps a little! Now, why am I telling you about the way I smell? It’s because I recently bought perfume from quite possibly the greatest store, or technically section of a store, in the world. You, like many others, have probably been to Macy’s. However, have you been to the soap store inside of Macy’s? Lush is one of the best smelling places I’ve ever been to.

Last week, my friend and I spent about an hour in there being pampered by the salespeople. Speaking of salespeople, if there were an Oscar for salespeople, then the ones at Lush would take everything! These folks are very good at what they do – I ended up spending half of my money! But the things I got? They’re absolutely to die for! I spent approximately 30 bucks on two things. I have to say – they’re worth every penny, or almost every penny, though. I got this perfume called Orange Blossom, I believe… and a lip balm that works miracles.

However, on to my scent. Right now, I smell like I’ve been lying in an enchanted garden for the past two hours with butterflies kissing my cheeks. Now I know what you’re thinking. “Isn’t this a little dramatic? Boy, I’m hungry, I could really go for some watermelon.” Okay the last part was just what I was thinking, but otherwise, yes, I am being dramatic. That’s what great perfume does to you. Or is that just me? Does anyone else feel the need to recite Shakespearean poetry or spin around in a meadow when you’ve found perfume that smells really good? Perhaps that’s just one of my many bizarre quirks.

My feelings are, though, that when you smell good you feel good. I know that sometimes over vacation I just lay around for days and don’t shower because there’s no need, you know you’ve done it too. But after I’ve gotten out of that funk and showered and put on some cute clothes, I feel about a million times better. Sometimes I’ve been caught sniffing my hair, or hand, or whatever smells nice. Good smells are like comfort food for the soul- as well as chocolate, of course. I’ve about run out of things to say so I’ll just wrap things up.

1) Lush is heaven on earth.

2) I smell fabulous

3) Perfume does something to me.

By Paloma

  • Hernandez Diaz


  • Rebekah Bruner

    I feel the same way!! Flowerbomb by Victor and Rolf does this to me!!

  • Shandra Goldfinger

    I could spend all day in a Lush store smelling the same things over and over again and never get bored. Totally agree about their salespeople. Part of the problem is that I already want to buy everything, but they are just so happy about all of their products! Plus, whenever I go in to buy something and they can tell how much I love Lush, they give me awesome samples. I once got an entire fresh face mask as a sample AND they gave one to my friend who didn’t even buy anything. And it wasn’t like there were a ton they were trying to get rid of, because the person asked about our skin and gave us different ones. They’re also eco-friendly and have tons of vegan products.

    Um, long comment short, Lush rocks my world and everyone should try it!

  • Erika Teutsch

    Lush is my favorite place on Earth. I don’t have one in town, but I order enough that my bathroom always smells like the store. My fave product is their solid shampoo. Any of them are great, but the best smelling one is Karma Komba; mixed with their Jungle solid conditioner, it’s to die for!

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