Originally Posted by shadow_shooter
By EDP do you also mean L'instant Extreme?
It makes two of us. We could be great friends in fact hahaha... But well we have lotsa good americans here so...
I call it sample fascism here. Department stores like bloomingdale's etc, they fly kind of a bit high above the line where they categorize people who will buy perfumes at first sight. They squeeze (not sure if it's correct word again) on a card and hand it to you and then expect you to make a decision. Perfumes do not work in this way. Unless s/he is willing to wait for me 3 hours there, I'll not call a perfume nice or bad.
Yes, he means the Extreme. This is a way perfume houses confuse people... they call stuff Intense/Extreme/Eau de Parfum/Concentree, and all this other stuff, but sometimes an Extreme is an EDT, sometimes it's an EDP. I have no idea why they're not just consistent about it, but they're not, so oh well.
Hah, I was at a Saks in New York City last week and you cannot even walk UP to a fragrance counter without them immediately spritzing onto a paper, and if you even DARE say it smells nice, they will whip out the bottle and fire at your arm and then almost demand that you buy it right then and there. The absolute worst was at the Bond #9 counter. This irritatingly exuberant man literally butted straight into a conversation I was having with my girlfriend and tried to push me to have her "take a walk" so I could buy her some god-awful new Bond #9 women's fragrance they just released and that because she "took a walk" it would be a "surprise" come Christmas time. Um, how about no, you idiot: you just gave away the fact that I would give it to her right in front of us, and then demanded she leave so I could buy it? Not only did he
piss me off, he turned me off of Bond #9 right there on the spot. If that's how they tell their salespeople to sell to customers, then no. thank. you. I am not a moron, I can decide if I like something on my own. Don't tell me I like it. I'll kill you.