Saturday, February 16, 2008

Saturday Links

In what is one of the funniest and most spot-on reviews I've ever read, The New York Times' Critical Shopper visits Victoria's Secret.

Annie at Poetic and Chic reviews Dana Thomas' Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster.

Apparently more women (including myself) are forgoing perfume, much to the dismay of the beauty industry, according to the New York Times.

Have a great weekend, everyone!


Anonymous said...

I am irritated by a lot of perfumes and hate when I'm stuck in the vicinity of someone who has used a ton, so I'm happy to hear that sales are down.

Karen said...

I enjoyed all of the articles, thank you!

1. Never much liked VS to begin with
2. Enjoyed the review and how have the book on loan from the library
3. Don't wear perfume and glad to know fewer are.

lisa said...

For me, one of the biggest turn-offs around wearing perfume is the experience of buying the perfume itself. I hate even going near the perfume counters in department stores because all the scents mingle and it's just one strong-smelling indistinguishable odour that gives me a headache. After a couple of samples, my nose is usually worn out.

The other thing - and I guess this ties into the idea of the decline of luxury - is I find that perfume no longer denotes luxury like it once did. Today it seems like every other celebrity has their own fragrance or multiple fragrances, which cheapens the idea of perfume as a luxurious indulgence. It's not rare or luxurious so much as obnoxious.

Kai Jones said...

Heh, after 10 years of not wearing perfume, in December I bought something new that I adore and wear daily. Guess I'm ahead of my time.