SOMETIMES* I BUY THINGS JUST BECAUSE THEY’RE PRETTY.

*All of the time.

You know when you walk through a store, the air is full of fabulous scents, the bustle of busy people and the harried eyebrows of shop-girls (and boys) all around you and something catches your eye? You’re not really looking for anything in particular – you’re not in the market to stock up on any specific item – but you stop because you’ve seen something amazing and you need to attain it like a fat kid needs cheesecake? Well, yesterday, this was my cheesecake:

ImageImageScarlett, by Cacharel.

Apparently, Scarlett arrived on the market in July 2009 as a perfume dedicated to feminine heroine from the movie “Gone with the wind” – Scarlet O’Hara, as well as to actress, Scarlett Johansson. Now, if you don’t know who those two people are, you may need to re-assess your life, as you clearly haven’t lived.

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Three famous perfumers worked on this pretty creation: Honorine BlancOlivier Cresp and Alberto Morillas. I have to admit, I’ve taken that speck of interesting information directly from Wiki – they are famous. So I am told. What I’m more interested in is the bottle lid – of which they call the “flacon”, which was designed by Christophe Pillet, a French furniture designer.

People on forums (yes, they have forums for these things) describe it as Anaïs Anaïs for the twenty-first century. As someone who knows less than zilch about the perfume industry – I can assume that Anaïs Anaïs is a pretty vintage scent – after a bit more research, I’ve found that the original Anaïs Anaïs bottle shape resembles that of a deodorant bottle and the label design, that of a grade 10 “graphic design” student – on the other-hand  it probably smells delicious, so who gives a crap.

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Scarlett’s fragrance includes: jasmine, orange blossom, honeysuckle, citruses, tea leaves, pear, white musk and sandalwood – and if you want to smell that all together, come find me and take a deep wiff – because I’m going to be wearing this every day.

Oh, and the sweetener? This slice of “cheesecake” was on sale for only $45 from Myers (usually $95). Yum yum!

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SOMETIMES* I BUY THINGS JUST BECAUSE THEY’RE PRETTY.

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