The Department Store

by Jay March. 31, 2012 3866 views

It was a bit chillier today than usual, so a friend and I decided to walk through the huge department store rather than around it to get to our destination. I avoid ground floors of such stores simply because the perfume department always seems to be on that floor and when the doors open, WHAM, I'm blown back with a wall of scents that I simply don't like.

“I mean, come on! There is very little oxygen in those places!” he exclaimed.

Simply put: I hate perfume. (Yeah, yeah, yeah, just the right amount on a lady can be nice, but other than that, I can't stand it.)

That said, it was chilly enough to make our way through a massive perfume center and as I sought my way through to the other side, praying that an oxygen mask might be available near the entrance, I did notice a couple of things:

1. there ain't no easy path as the crow flies to get out on the other side - good advertising/marketing/trickery
2. the bottles are pretty :-)

So, I held my breath in the fashion of a brave Navy Seal and dove into the underworld of scents and smells, sweet and pungent to do every amateur photographer's duty: to provide the world with new pictures.

I added the cherry blossoms to the beginning because though these don't have much fragrance, I do, in fact, love nature's scents from her flowers - just not the man-made stuff.

The last shot? I don't know. So maybe I like the shade of blue?

“Look Ma, PORKYPINES!” I think these things are cool.

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Christa 5 years, 6 months ago

I prefere also the odor of a blooing tree than the odor of a parfum shop. But I'm glad to find here my personal parfum: Un jardin sur le Nil :))

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Nika 5 years, 6 months ago

wow, blossom is like unreal!)

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Armando 5 years, 6 months ago

Great set!

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Lluã­S Dalmau 5 years, 6 months ago

flowers are great

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Jacki 5 years, 6 months ago

OOps... forget the photos!! LOVE the flowers! I must admit that with the coming of spring here in CA, I miss some of those changes and flowers... it doesn't seem so very different here.

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Jacki 5 years, 6 months ago

I want a porkypine too!

I knew we were kindred spirits! I thought I was the only person alive who doesn't like perfume. All that advertising about how it smells like this or smells like that... no way... it smells like chemicals! Whew, got THAT rant out!

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Antonio Gil 5 years, 6 months ago

Perfect association between nature fragrances and man made fragrances. Navy seal capability to enter in a parfum store - LOL

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Trish 5 years, 6 months ago

you made me fussy bird....if you are gonna buy anything...make it Yves St. Laurent!

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Claire 5 years, 6 months ago

beautiful set !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Yulia 5 years, 6 months ago

All the shots are perfect! But nature is always better!

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Gillian Parsons 5 years, 6 months ago

Love the blossom, and I do have perfume favourites nice to be in the warm hope you didn't spend to much!!

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Maz 5 years, 6 months ago

Beautiful flowers and I love the perfume bottles!

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Glo 5 years, 6 months ago

I so totally agree with you....for me, most perfumes smell like toxins in a bottle....But, I like the lighting in your perfume shots and I too love the natural fragrance that Mother Nature offers us :)) Love that last shot too...very cool!

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