OK, so these don't quite count, but I went shopping in the city today. They're putting up the Christmas decorations and the stores are getting crowded. As much as everyine else ahtes it, I love this time of year.
Barneys was having a 40% off sale in their Mens department, so I bought my winter coat for this year and a nice sweater. Of course, we all know I couldn't leave without sniffing through the perfumes. I ended up buying a L'Artisan Parfumeur Mimosa Marin
I left with a bunch of Malle and Lutens samples, as well as more of that toffee I liked so much last time.
[wipes chocolate off of keyboard and continues typing]
store had a bunch more of their candles available in half-size, which puts them at a price I'm completely incapable of not buying, so I picked up their special boutique-only one, Epicea
(which is basically pine mixed with leafy greens).
I'd also been lemming for an interesting new scarf, so I picked up a fun cheapy.
Meanwhile, Saks had the new Bond No. 9 Perfume, which I really didn't like (rose and oud - yum - drowned in aldehydes and ozone - blech), but they offered me a sample, and who am I to refuse?
Side note, for the holiday season, some Saks have all the Geurlain boutique exclusives, so if you want to smell all the really hard-to-find ones without paying for samples and all that drama, you might want to call your local Saks and see if they're participating.