CHANGE YOUR PERFUME SHOP EVERY THREE WEEKS
Some days ago I went to my trusted perfumery, to buy the perfume I started using a long time ago.
I walk in, and as usual I shoot the breeze with the owner of the perfumery, who knows me from a very long time.
While we are talking, he prepares my perfume, and he knows which one it is, because he knows me from a very long time as I said.
As usual, and as all the good perfumeries do, I see him putting some samples in my bag.
I pay, I say goodbye, I go out. I get in the car. I go back home.
I arrive at home, and I reverse on the table the content of the bag, because I can’t wait to see which samples the owner of my favourite perfumery who knows me from a very long time gave me this time.
Trendy lipsticks? The mini mascara that you can put in your clutch? The new summer fragrances?
No. That big bastard who is the owner of my favourite perfumery who knows me from a very long time, put in my bag the following products:
– Gel breast firming cream; (sorry, owner of my favourite perfumery who knows me from a very long time, do you think my breast has something wrong? Do you think it needs to be firmed? But most of all, when did you start looking at my boobs?)
– Belly and hips intensive treatment; (sorry again owner of my favourite perfumery who knows me from a very long time, do you think I need to intensively reduce my belly and my hips with a treatment? And even if it was true, should this treatment be intensively?? And, in that case, too, do you think I’d tell you???)
– Dandelion scrub for not young anymore skin; (sorry again, owner of my favourite perfumery who knows me from a very long time…WHAT THE FUCK! How can you think to match my skin with the phrase “not young anymore”???)
The dejection was so big that I decided to write the following rule: change your perfume shop every three years. In this way, you will avoid to realize how much people see that you‘re getting old.
Or, since we are good souls for nature and we perfectly understand that the owner of our favourite perfumery who knows us from a very long time has to live somehow, we could do this way: having not one, but two trusted perfume shops, and go once in one and once in the other. They will always find us wonderful!
It is the good side of nostalgia (of us, and of our wallet!).