Monday, February 17, 2014

Adventures and Sniffage

For the first time in a long time, I found myself at an upscale mall. I usually avoid the mall like the plague due to the fact I don't like huge crowds of people and I don't want to be sprayed with the latest release. Most malls that I have been to have had an okay perfume counter at Dillard's and Macy's but the Saks Fifth perfume counter was something else. The perfume counter was massive and it offered a larger collection of things that I would wear.

My purpose of going to an upscale mall was to look for the EDP version of Jicky, hence why I was at Saks Fifth Avenue. Jicky is hard to find in stores that isn't the EDT version if you can find it. I find the Guerlain counter and was amazed that I actually did find Jicky but it was either the parfum or the EDT. I even asked if they had the EDP version but they didn't have it but offered to order me a bottle or get the parfum. I'm hardly at Saks Fifth, let alone an upscale mall, so obviously, I can't just go back for one perfume. But I don't often get the great customer service the way I did but I'm lazy and can't justify going to an upscale place for no real reason. There are people in my house that hold it against me that I own enough perfume. But I kept going back to getting a bottle of Mitsouko or L'Heure Bleue. In the end, I chickened out of L'Heure Bleue and got the 2nd back up bottle of Mitsouko. Yes, I've really started to enjoy L'Heure Bleue but it's still a little too sweet for me.

Even though it was Valentine's Day and I was at the mall, I did like the customer service that I did get. But I was surprised at the Dior counter because I was looking at finding a bottle of Diorling even though I've always had trouble with Diorling's sliced green pepper opening. But alas, they didn't have Diorling.

What did surprise me at Saks was the lack of the newest releases being pushed at people. Maybe people were looking more for the grab and go or maybe spending 5 minutes at most with a sales rep. But I did have some fun with being at a perfume counter.


  1. I'm guessing Beachwood Place? Last time I was there, I had mixed success w/SAs. Someone kept pushing La Prairie stuff on me, another had no idea what aldehydes were, but the folks at the Creed and Hermes counters were really nice. Glad you had a good experience!

  2. It was Beechwood Place. The lady at the Guerlain counter rocked because I was able to get a little spray decant of Jicky extract. I think that the really good ones work mornings and afternoons. I went around lunch time.