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!!