Monday, January 12, 2015
La Petite Parfums
OK, I've got a confession to make, guys, so I'm just gonna jump right into it. Like most people, I enjoy indulging in a little dab of perfume here and there. It's the proverbial icing on the cake for me when it comes to finishing off an outfit. I have my share of full-size bottles and an overrun of the tiny, tube-size testers, but I fear that I'm growing slightly obsessed with the "Tom Thumb" versions being offered by many fragrances... so much so that I'm starting to collect them. Ughhhh... I know, I know! I don't need to collect anything else! But they're so darn cute, let alone convenient. So, if you have a few minutes, I'd like to spill the beans and let you all in on what I've gathered thus far...
Simply packed in a velvet, drawstring pouch of light-blue, Beyond Paradise by Estée Lauder has been in my possession for a little while now. I haven't worn it yet as it's not typically the type of scent I'm attracted to (heavily floral), but I do like it. And I especially like the bottle: bulbous and colorful, it's a pint-sized Paradise that fits in the palm of your hand.
This diminutive gem was a more recent acquisition and a must-have for me since I am a fan of just about everything Burberry has to offer, including their scents. I mean, they just get me, you know? Not only does My Burberry smell great, but the packaging is too adorable! The linen bow around its "neck" lends a perfect touch of softness to the angular bottle, which makes it one of my faves - aesthetically - in my collection so far.
Next up is one of two mini parfums I have from Guerlain. First is the rose-colored La Petite Robe Noire, which comes housed in a bottle with an inverted heart-shaped top...
... and an oldie but goodie that really needs no introduction: Shalimar. I remember my mom having a bottle of this sitting on her bureau years ago when I was a kid, along with a bottle of Jean Naté splash (anybody remember that?) and other smell-goods. It's such a classic and the bottle, with its royal blue cap, is unforgettably gorgeous.
And last, but certainly not least, is the little mini-me that came as part of a fragrance set. I have to tell you that when I first experienced for her by Narciso Rodriguez, I immediately swooned. I. LOVE. THIS. SCENT! Seriously, I went bonkers when I smelled it. And my initial excitement when I received this as a gift gave way to total elation when I realized that there was another bottle, albeit smaller, of the scent included in the set. I had a totally tote-able version of my beloved for her, which meant I could take her everywhere and never be without! #TOTALLYWINNING!
So there you have it! I have a young collection, but am looking to fill it out with more "nasal nectar" whenever I get the chance. I love how handy they are to have around. Larger than the traditional sample tubes, they're a great way to try out new scents without fully committing and are super easy to travel with. You know what it is, too? I'm a sucker for miniatures. Yep, it's true. If it's small and/or a replica of something, packaged well and cute to boot - I'm all over it.
I just like to collect stuff. I've gotten better, but I'm not fully cured. Don't know if I'll ever be. But admitting you have a problem is supposed to help with the process, so here I am... admitting once again that I have a huge problemo...
Hi, my name is Dolce. And I like... no, LOVE collecting stuff. And I don't know how to stop. #HELP!