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Towards the end of June, Nordstrom came out with x2 more Sample Packs. One, was a mix of Makeup and Skincare (dis), which wasn’t particularly exciting. The other, was this Fragrance Sample Pack, which was very enticing!
For starters, it came with a sample of Mugler Angel Eau Croisière which I was dying to sniff! The pack also included several flankers of well-loved gourmands, Prada Candy and CH Good Girl and V&R Flowerbomb and YSL Black Opium and YSL Mon Paris! I was pretty excited about the samples from Atelier Cologne and Diptyque and Replica and my beloved Kilian as well! Also, most of these were new-new!
In hindsight though, I totally should’ve skipped the Fragrance Sample Pack (June) because it was mostly either floral-y florals (yuck) or overly sharp and citrus-y scents (namely Peach, ugh).
Of course I couldn’t leave Souq Sharq without making a
quick stop at Sultan Center!
I came across this cutie at Sultan Center (Salmiya) and couldn’t resist picking it up. I didn’t even know that Tang made these in this mini-size (48ml/1.62 fl oz) which is ridiculously cuuute!
For reference, here’s what it looks like next to my current phone.
This is another old-y but a good-y, and could always be found in our pantry (powder form, never liquid). I think there might be other flavors (powder form) but we just stuck with Orange. Personally, I used to really like Tang as a kid but I feel like it tastes funky now so I’m not as into it anymore. I only purchased this tiny thing of Tang because it looked so dang cute!
The guy who created Tang (chemist and occasional playwright William A. Mitchell) also created a bunch of other fun edible items including Pop Rocks, and Cool Whip, as well as a form of instant Jell-O. When it first came out Tang wasn’t as popular but when NASA selected Tang to be on the menu (1962) during Astronaut John Glenn’s Mercury flight and again during the Gemini program, a lot of people thought Tang was invented for NASA Space Programs (which is a common misconception) and so the powdered drink quickly gained popularity for that reason.