Thursday, March 4, 2010

Our Sense of Smell

I have been on a perfume kick lately.. Its so comforting when you smell a certain scent that just instantly makes you feel so good and reminds you of good times. Heres more info:
"Our most primitive sense, the sense of smell, allows you to remember up to 10,000 different smells. To primitive men and women, the sense of smell was as important as it still is for many animals, only modern civilization has made us neglect its influence. The sense of smell is one of the earlist means by which we form a bond with the world. When we are born, the first thing we do it take a deep breath, inhaling the different odours in the air."

This week I received a bunch of perfume samples in the mail and when going through them all, its so crazy all the different things I was thinking and feeling! The next day I decided to purchase some off of

One of the samples I got was BVLGARI -- BVL II:
I think everything about the packaging and advertisement looked like a scent that just wasnt me. When I smelled it-- I was very VERY surprised! it was so amazing!!  I think its described as an "oriental" type of scent. It just smelled so comforting and warm, soft-- BUT WAIT A DAMN MINUTE-
That shit is straight up $25 for .35 oz. Thats the cheapest they have it and that size is pretty much a sample size. Something that Im only going to get to wear a couple of times and its out.
SOOOOOOOOOO I decided to purchase this rollerball for $18:

Yea yea yea
Princess. I know. Its usually not my thing- but online it says that its similar in scent, its $18, and it will definitely last way longer. Worst case- I'll just give it to my sister.

Also purchased:

Very Irresistable Givenchy Roll-On
A floral scent that I also really enjoyed from the samples.
So Im stoked to get these in the mail and wear them- these rollerballs are a great deal if youve never heard of them. They are usually very fairly priced, can fit anywhere (purse, etc), and last quite a while.
Theres just something about dropping $100 on a perfume that just doesnt sit well with me.

Last item I purchased was:

The small size of course... haha

heres more info:

Icelandic Relief Eye Cream with Biospheric Complex
A high-performance eye cream.

What it is formulated to do:
Formulated to address all of your eye care concerns, including puffiness, dark circles, and fine lines and wrinkles caused by stress-related oxygen and nutrient depletion, Icelandic Relief Eye Cream delivers immediate relief to the delicate skin under the eye. Stress can wreak havoc on the eye area, accelerating the signs of aging and depriving skin of vital moisture and nutrients. Icelandic Relief Eye Cream helps minimize puffiness, wrinkles, and dark circles while reviving skin with a blend of soothing ingredients.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Synthetic Dyes
- Phthalates
- Triclosan

What else you need to know:
Slightly cooling and extremely lightweight, Icelandic Relief Eye Cream contains light-diffusing cotton powder that helps fill fine lines and wrinkles and doubles as a great under-makeup primer. 



Can You believe Im only 25 and already have madness forming under my eyes? Fuck that noise. 


Bangchik said...

It is quite a wonder, the little nose of ours can remember 10,000 smells. But in the modern clinical world of today, the smells in the air must be greatly reduced.... ~bangchik

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