About 4 years ago when I moved from Boston to Cape Cod, I started forming all sorts of new capitalistic consumption habits. Mostly - I assume - due to my newfound boredom. (Moving to a summer beach town... into an actual beach vacation neighborhood... in the dead of winter... and working from home... all adds up to a mid-20's life crisis of not knowing how to make new friends!) One of the new habits I picked up was Sephora.com and its bevy of tantalizing perfumes and "free perfume samples" with most online purchases.
Before you could say, "Damn girl, you smell geeewwwwd!" I had accumulated several bottles of different yummy perfumes and literally dozens of small perfume samples. Soon the problem of how to store all of these perfumes arose.
Wanting to display my pretty perfume bottles on an equally pretty tray, but not wanting to spend a ton of money doing so, I scooted across the street to the Christmas Tree Shops (Note: boredom + close proximity to a Christmas Tree Shops = trouble).
I found this great mirror tray for probably only a few bucks, and it has been the display tray for my perfume bottles ever since:
Of course when shopping Sephora.com on a budget, there were also plenty of rollerball perfumes purchased, since those are usually less than half the price of their 1.0 oz bottle counterparts. I found a pink glass jar to hold all my rollerball perfumes:
And what about all of those free samples? I keep those in a tiny little hatbox that I received from one of Sephora's many promotions:
I've gotta get rid of these samples... there are so freaking many. Leave a comment with your favorite perfume and I'll see if I've got a sample of it to give you. You can just come visit me in Vancouver to pick it up :)
Now, just for fun, here are my favorite perfumes:
- Acqua Di Gioia by Giorgio Armani
- Happy Heart By Clinique
- Happy in Bloom by Clinique
- My current top fav is DKNY Be Delicious (the green one)
What are some of your favorites? How do you store yours?