Originally Posted by beachroses
I've seen another problem with parents who would like to get their teenage girls a scent and if they take them to those counters, all those perfumes by pop stars who act like tramps, have drug problems or get arrested for drunk driving are in their faces, so what starts as a wonderful mother/daughter trip turns into confict and frustration. I can't believe they are pushing that on everyone, especially girls, which is who those fragrances are marketed toward. Why not offer Baby Doll, Hanae Mori, Lolita Lempicka?
I was so excited when my 14 yr old niece told me she wanted perfume for Christmas this year, and "none of that fruity stuff"! Champ-Elysees? Amazing Grace? The possibilities...
Then while in JC Penneys yesterday with her, my sis, and mother - I slip over to the fragrances, she pops over and tells she was going to look for the Paris Hilton
fragrances, which she says smell sooo good. :/ My heart sank. I admit that I haven't bothered to smell any of Paris' perfumes, but I'm resistant to throwing money in her direction, on principle.
I guess my peeve is with snobbery - wide-spread and rampant on all economic levels. Among the general public (and in my RL circle) , the obsession with designer labels, celebrity, and price tags; the attitude that if it's expensive (and that's relative) it must be superior.
Or OTOH, that if it's popular or common it must be without all artistry.
I shook my head, and said I just didn't think I could support Paris.
My niece said, "Yes, Paris may be a skank, a slutbag, but she makes good perfume...Britney too." Sigh, maybe I'll go sniff some Paris and Brit scents...