Accosted by pushy SAs, who kept trying to get me to sample Armani fragrances, I explained that I was there to try the new Givenchy, Gentlemen Only. The SAs were undeterred in their mission to pass off the latest fresh designer garbage on me. Right then, i spotted a tester of Gentlemen Only - aha, I can get away from the pushy SAs. Only they followed me over to the Givenchy samples, and watched like rabid hounds while I sniffed a spray strip. Have to say, I'm very fond of Givenchy Gentleman, and when I sniffed the new flanker I was shocked at how boring and banal it is. Struck me as the most average, boring, featureless fresh fragance out there. And this from someone who actually likes Bleu de Chanel. The annoying SAs were waiting for my reaction, and I couldn't help blurting out "No. It smells like everything else. It's like air freshener." The SAs gave me dirty looks as I bolted from the counter. I had a much nicer experience at the Guerlain counter on the other side of the mall.
Such are the lives of Basenoters.