12.4.10

My Baby Byredos

Psynopsis Byredo I Married Adventure Collection

Psynopsis Byredo Pulp Rose Noir

You know the situation when your head (insert: purse) says 'No', but your heart (insert: desire) shouts 'Yes'? That’s how it was when I discovered that several brothers and sisters of my favourite perfume Pulp are available in one box charmingly named: 'I Married Adventure'. But NO it was and I left Liberty London, just to discover that very soon my mind started finding all kind of excellent explanations why buying 5 little perfume bottles actually made perfect sense. ('You just found a £30 Liberty voucher in your Vogue', it whispers in my ear; 'and you could take pictures of the beautiful box... Also they are perfect for travelling AND you would never ever have to buy a perfume anymore...See, it’s actually a good way to save money!').

When it comes to pleasure I'm weak minded, and after an agonising week fearing that more adventurous (read: affluent) women would snatch up the last box I stormed back to Liberty, voucher in my hand, shoving other potential customers aside to bark at the gorgeous Swedish shop assistant (I think Byredo flies in their own people): "How much?". Maybe it’s because he’s a foreigner, maybe it’s because I’m a foreigner... in any case he looked at me in astonishment, wrinkling his perfect model like features: "Too much?!?" (his face indicating: Well, daaaarling, I guess you are wrong here!) "Certainly it’s too much" I answer, "everything is too much, but I wanted to know HOW MUCH." (my teutonic attitude can be immensly charming). But in the end we parted on good terms with a nice chat about how much we loooove the perfumes (he would, wouldn’t he?).

On my way home the bag got soaked in the rain, ripped and the pretty box got all muddy and ugly... So no pictures, but I will never smell bad again!

P.S. Dear Byredo people – When you read this you will realise how much free advertising I have done for you. I’m sure you’ll be happy to supply me with another 'I Married Adventure' – not only for my friends, but also that I can take pretty pictures of your beautiful product! Thank you!!

48 comments:

♥ joei said...

ohh interesting post! unfortunately, i dont think we have that here :(


joei
http://i.am/joei

Make Do Style said...

Very tempting!!

vicky h. said...

wow, all the pictures on your blog are amazing!! just scrolled through pages of posts. totally love the closet-clean-up-post! i acutally tried cleaning out my closet and only keeping pieces i REALLY wear, 2 weeks ago....didn't go so well :) still stuffed to the very depth of it!

xox
Bikinis & Passports

Vintage Obsession said...

We dont have this India :) sigh !!

Nemerae said...

Uhmm..the "Rose Noir" one sounds really really well!..=)
Thansk for your comment on my blog!
xx

Caroline, No. said...

OH. Now you have me tempted. I am looking for a new perfume. I was on the tube on Friday and smelled the most delicious scent of violets, sandalwood, smoky vanilla... It smelled so lovely that I asked two girls what they were wearing. Only one was wearing perfume - Dolce e Gabbana 'Red'. Or so she said. Went to the perfumery yesterday, it certainly wasn't the same smell. Maybe she didn't want me to know what she was wearing...

I need to check these out. Good find!

Elizabeth said...

I'm in love with the name of the collection.

Nathalie said...

I can so understand this story. I always find excuses to buy stuff, too. Such a great box of perfumes. You really had to have it :)
*Nathalie

Pratishtha Durga said...

Oh, don't have this here. But they seem so tempting...

SR@MyStyle said...

Hi there-how lovely and they sound just perfect to have!!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Vicky H. - Thank you so much!

Caroline - Caroline - Just go to the Byredo counter at Liberty London. You can try them all out there. They are all delicious, but my favourites are Pulp, Bal d'Afrique and Rose Noir.

Josie said...

Haha, I have tempting thoughts ALL the time. These little bottles are gorgeous!
xxoo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Cafe Fashionista said...

I am so obsessed with perfume; however, I own hardly any of it. I always seem to get sick of scents after a brief time. The only one that has forever enamored me is Elizabeth Taylor's White Diamonds. It's subtle yet stunning!! :)

Anna Katrina said...

just came across your blog.. your so cute. the thoughts cross my mind all the time and usually over-power my wallet :)

Anna Katrina
http://passportglamour.blogspot.com/

Clare said...

Oooh they are lovely! I'm sure they're worth in the long run :)

re my post: Thank you for caring about me getting way hot, totally agree! But we'll be travelling around on trains a lot so I though leggings would be nice and lightweight to throw on under a summer dress while we're in air conditioned places. There is method to my madness!

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Cindy Whitehead said...

OMG the voice inside your head sounds just like the one in mine - dangerous! (-:

Susu Paris Chic said...

I love the name... I just tested Chanel Chance and looks like I shall fall, pretty soon and hard for that liquid... I've been coveting it a while already.

Chanel also got me with their clogs - see my last post if ever curious why!

Have a sweet rosy week!

thais. said...

i LOVE the name... and it got me very curious for the smell... have a good week :)

msskeide said...

Loving the name:)

xo Factory Girl

rossovelvet said...

It is perfect, the design and everything !
(And I imagine the smell too ;D)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I think you made the wise choice!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

they should definitely send you another set! :)
Love the packaging! Im glad im on a shopping hiatus if not I might bot be able to resist the pretty bottles!

Missy said...

fun post!

Missy
For everything about fashion:
http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

This is why I enjoy reading your blog; for my daily humour, your creative mind and such delightful finds;-)

Thank you for the introduction. Must see if Byredo is available in Paris. What a pity it rained on you today. xx

drollgirl said...

these are SO CUTE!! i want!! i WANT! but i am so very picky with perfume.

Nicole Jarecz said...

i really like the design of these bottle and the type they used for them!

Taj Acosta said...

this looks like a great box of perfumes! That rose noir is tempting me! xoxo

Lia in Strawberry Fields said...

haha interesting reasoning:P
lovely bottles of perfume
thank you for stopping by my blog:D
xx

Angie Muresan said...

They are all valid reasons. I'm glad you went back and got the box, even if you were a little rude to the guy. ;)

S.Elisabeth said...

Hahah I felt this way about the Rodarte Leopard dress and the lemon perfume from Capri! And cute anecdote at the end, haha

Rosie Unknown said...

I do this far too often :)

clarabelleblog.com said...

I am so Jealous that you could just go to Liberty of London whenever you please! We don't have that here :( but i do love your reasoning and love that your bought the perfume!

clarabelleblog.com said...

I am so Jealous that you could just go to Liberty of London whenever you please! We don't have that here :( but i do love your reasoning and love that your bought the perfume!

jess said...

I wish I could smell them.

Mon Agenda De Mode said...

Hi there,

I am glad you like my blog, I love to create collages. You have a really great blog yourself it's quite fascinating.

XoXo

monagendademode.blogspot.com

E said...

I literally JUST ran out of all perfume. I need to find a new scent STAT - thanks for the tip!

Heather said...

haha who can resist a cunnningly named cosmetic? I swear those people have the best job!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I just bought a new perfume... I am trying it for a bit then maybe I'll do a review on it.
Those bottles are lovely. They are so simplistic and modern. Do it. And share the experience with us!

Stop by my blog, I left something for you there...

CMA said...

awesome!!
you have an awesome blog, keep it up!
thanks for sharing as always
and thanks for the encouraging comments!

-cma
COSMICaroline.blogspot.com

Sarah Klassen said...

I wish I lived over there! How fantastic!

Thank you, also, for your lovely Birthday wishes for my Mum -- she was so touched...

xo,
Sarah

Marz said...

Very funny! I also am a sucker for giving into my desire for things I see as awesome!

Martwa Marta said...

great post! idea seems tempting, but do we have sth similar in poland?! i hope!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh that was funny, us girls think alike!

They really need to stump up I feel, I mean look what you have done for them ;o

xoxox DJ

michelle_ said...

i definitely know this situation !
its very tempting when it comes to shopping.. usually i just avoid the shops altogether to prevent me from spending money :D

MICHELLE || Glisters and Blisters

Johanna Urban said...

Very temting! :D

Yes, I believe so, and even if it's raining most of the time here in Sweden, we still have summer, winter, fall and Spriiiing :D !!!

much Love
Johanna


ART--->
http://johannaurban.blogspot.com/

mat said...

i'm sure they will smell nice but if not, the packaging is still lovely

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

I haven't seen these cool little bottle here, but anyone who puts so much thought into why they need them very much deserves them!

xo Mary Jo

-h said...

I like the bottles!