So today, my Mom casually mentions that she has been cleaning out and throwing away her old makeup. (If you could see her makeup cabinet! but, that's another story ) She tells me that she is going to get rid of some of her old perfume too. I tell her NOT to throw anything away until I see it, especially the vintage bottle of original Guess (yes! in the twisted bottle!) that she has on a bathroom shelf.
She gets a funny look on her face and says "Well I threw that away yesterday. That stuff was old." Yeah, and going for about $100 on ebay ... and of course today was trash day.
The thing that gets me, is that I almost snuck that bottle of Guess home a few weeks ago. It has been on her shelf, untouched, for years. I think the thick layer of dust acted as a protection against the elements, as it still smelled good. She would have never missed it.
I don't even want to ask what else she threw away ...
I've trademarked the color bleu
*clutches chest in sympathy*
My mom did that with her old Chanel #5 (!!!) several years ago. I still sigh at the loss.
Oh no! You know what they say about one mans trash being another mans treasure
I have only one sound to make..."Ugh!"
Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.
- Lao Tzu
Oh no! My mother almost did that with her Miss Dior miniature until I saved it from the evil nasty bin!
I suspect this happens a lot. I know I saved a few beauties from the garbage chute when my cousin cleared out some "junk" last summer.
My new motto, after your story, is: If you see a fragrance gathering dust, ask why (and don't say no if it is offered)
Oh No! :-o!!!!
"I don't know the key to success,
but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."
Tragic, and classic....
Makes all of us packrats feel justified in our hoarding, LOL.
Be careful what you wish for. Some parents live 100 years and hold on to everything.
Partial view: Inheritance 2001.
...and this is why some Baseball Cards (from bubble gum packs) are often so rare and some of us must still work for a living today.
Moms around the world decided that they needed to be discarded.
Thanks Mom. It DID make my room a bit more...'tidy'.
My 4 mint condition 1954 Bowman's Mickey Mantle Rookie cards for example.. very untidy..
Last edited by kbe; 29th December 2007 at 03:45 PM.
I close my eyes, only for a moment and the moment's gone
All my dreams pass before my eyes a curiosity
Dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind--Kansas
I bought my niece original Guess in the early 80s. I remember the twisted bottle. It was a lovely scent. So sorry for your loss.
Oh Lord! Another heartbreaking chapter in the history of perfume!
I double the UGH!
"Woe to the one who's love of elixirs, grows into madness"
*plays Taps on her imaginary trumpet*
"Wait...is David Bowie really God?" - Penelope Garcia
Quarry - is that a bottle of Coty Chypre under that brown box near the bookshelf?
I'm surprised she didn't keep it for the bottle alone - it sounds cool. My mom doesn't throw away the bottles. Well, now your family is educated and will ask first!
Yikes. Poor Shannon...
There are keepers and there are throwers, and never the twain shall meet.