No, I did not use up an entire thing of Serge Lutens Perfume. As a matter of fact, aside from the one time I spritzed it on my wrist after tearing off the packaging (so I could blog about the perfume in time for Valentine’s Day but totally missed the deadline) and then again two spritzes on my neck the day of (bumping it up to THREE spritzes in total), I’ve barely used the thing! The other day, I
tossed it carefully placed it in my New Look Black Backpack after spritzing it behind each ear, before heading out to go have dinner with my younger cousin who happens to appreciate a good vanilla fragrance (my handiwork of course). He was going through the final stages of the flu (I insisted he turn right around and drop me back home as soon as I found out, lest I catch it but he totally ignored me) and so, couldn’t even smell the perfume anyway. Regardless, I stuck my hand in my backpack to get the perfume out – on the off-chance that he might be able to smell it – when I noticed wetness (like, a lot it). It took a moment for it to register but the entire contents of the perfume bottle (KD 31/000 down the drain, just like that) had spilled all over the insides of my backpack! -_-
Not a single drop was left.
This was the culprit! Apparently, I hadn’t screwed the spritzer on the bottle tightly enough, which is why it had come undone whilst in my backpack, consequentially upending the entire contents of the bottle, all over the insides of the bag. Sure, I love a good vanilla fragrance but this thing was already syrup-y sweet after just one spritz, so imagine a whole bottle of the stuff concentrated in a single area. I feel like the eye-watering scent could only be described as the smell of burnt rubber. Of course there was some collateral damage (MAC Lipstick, C.O. Bigelow Lemon Lip Balm and the like). Of course my cousin thought the whole thing was hilarious and on the way back from dinner, felt the need to tell me that the vanilla perfume (wafting from my backpack) did smell pretty good, to which I promptly yet kindly asked him to please shut up, which of course made him laugh even more. This is why I can’t have nice things (lawl).
I’ve been airing out my darling New Look Black Box Backpack (mentioned here) for awhile now and aside from smelling a bit boozy, it actually does smell really good – all warmth and vanilla sweetness – so there’s that (silver lining?).