So, a friend, Ally, pointed out the obvious yet subtle fact that fragrance commercials have increased… a lot. I hadn’t even noticed watching TV (but typically I’m numbed out when staring into the boob-tube) how many perfume commercials have started appearing. Dolce & Gabbanna, Coco Chanel, The Fame, Elizabeth Arden, ect…
We threw ideas back and forth as to why perfumes were suddenly so “In” this winter, or had they always been highly publicized this time of season but went unnoticed by us. Could it be the economy? The fashion? The fact they make an easy gift by the lazy man in our lives? I guess the reason why, doesn’t matter, what does is what perfume, where we buy it, and how much does it cost.
If you ask me the high dollar fru fru, its all the same. I’m not saying that if you bought a bottle of Coco Chanel Fragrance you wouldn’t enjoy it, but it lacks versatility and it has some financial down sides (figuring in one bottle could run you as much as $116.00).
The benefits of buying local greatly outweigh those of buying from a large company. One of many benefits is when buying from a smaller dealer your a tad less likely to run into that awkward situation where 3 girls next to you in line at the movies are wearing the same sent. And buying from small scale standpoint, that special personal touch and attention you get really adds to your experience.
Take OpulentAlchemy on Etsy.com. Not only do they carry MORE than 2-3 fragrances at a time (actually 116 items for sale right now on their shop, to be exact) but she openly states on her Etsy page that she is open to making you your own fragrance. She writes;
“Please feel free to contact me if there is something specific you are looking for & don't see it! I am always open to bringing in new fragrances upon request”.