Sunday is usually when I indulge in my bag (and random fashion) lust but its been one dratted hectic week and tomorrow is a start of another, so I’d like to tell you instead about something I discovered quite accidentally. For fellow bag lovers who also enjoy fragrances, I think you’re going to like this one :)
You know those useless itty bitty perfume tester strips they give out at perfume counters? I never know what to do with them except sniff at them and then toss.
One day, while I was at the Chanel counter, the SA spritzed me some of the new Chanel Chance perfume. On my skin, it did not seem to suit me, but the smell was quite lovely on its own. I had my hands full, so I tossed the paper strip into my bag.
The whole of the following week, I kept smelling Chanel Chance everywhere I went. I thought it odd that the scent would follow me everywhere I go. Was it a sign I should get the fragrance anyway?!
And then, I emptied out my bag to switch to another, and out fell the paper strip from Chanel with its faint hint of Chance perfume. A lightbulb went off in my head. Its no wonder I was smelling the perfume everywhere I went, it was perfuming my bag! And it was awesome!
These days, when I come across a scent I like, I pick up a tester strip and toss it into my handbag du jour. Scent du jour is Lancome Tresor in Love which has not only taken away all hints of leather smell from my beautiful new satchel, its given the bag a delicious romantic scent that makes reaching into it a joy.
Caveat: Make sure you use a scent you like :P
Depending on the perfume, the smell can last for weeks (or until you remove the strip from your bag). If you want to switch, just air your bag out for a day or two and then find another perfume strip.
Try it and see for yourself! :D