I have nothing valuable to contribute about the osmanthus, but must highlight the birth of a spectacular new phrase.Originally Posted by annickaddict
To Splash Out--1) to go shopping for fragrance; 2) to travel in an effort to spray oneself with fragrances; most often implies visiting a bricks-and-mortar store. Ex.: If I can't get someone to mail a sample of Ange ou Démon to me, I will have to splash out to a Sephora later this year.
This joins the phrase "milking the snake," which means to fill a sample vial by pumping multiple sprays from a bottle.