Struggles of Perfume Hunting

Dear Mimi,

After I decided I have enough makeup for 3 lifetimes (which I later realized looking at other people’s collections that I am still impoverished in makeup, relatively), I decided to dedicate my efforts to another obsession: parfums.

Literally my only perfumes were an Adidas toilette that I received 2 years ago and a Victoria’s Secret rollerball. Part of adulting is finding some good scents Mimi and I was severely lacking in that department.

So I set out to find some more fragrances yet and it was way, way, wayyyyyyyyy harder than I imagined.

I started off doing the logical thing, in my opinion. I ordered a sampler kit from Sephora, which contained 8 samples of the most popular fragrances from this year. Here’s what was included and what I thought of them using emojis (which if you read my October & November favorites, you would already know some):

  • Angel by Thierry Mugler: 😷😷😷😷😷
    • This just smelled like BO mixed with Lysol in a bottle
  • YSL Mon Paris: 😍😍😍😍😍
    • A very girly scent, it’s a mix of fruity & floral. Smells very princess-y.
  • Marc Jacobs Divine Decadence: 🙂🙂🙂
    • This is a very elegant fragrance which smelled like your classic department store perfume.
  • My Burberry Black: ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
    • I can’t quite describe the notes in this, but it was very muted, yet confident and sensual. Definitely liked it better than the original My Burberry.
  • Tom Ford Orchid Soleil: 😊😊😊😊
    • It smelled like orchids, which was nice and it had a sweet undertone. I quite enjoyed this.
  • Elizabeth and James Nirvana Rose:🤕🤕🤕
    • This was just meh. It was very spicy, with a little bit of sweet, but it didn’t appeal to me.
  • Elizabeth and James Nirvana Bourbon: 😓😓😓😓
    • No. While I liked it eons over Angel, I hate the smell of Bourbon, which is exactly what this smelled like.

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#RishtaRoulette

Dear Mimi,

The struggles of a brown girl to get married is not one to overlook. Oh the guys you’ll come across. It’s quite a disgrace to the rest of the brown population.

Hence, I’m introducing a new segment that perfectly captures this experience. Introducing #RishtaRoulette.

So world, if you have any weird, awkward, funny, or embarrassing rishta stories, let me know below! I would love to feature them in this section, mainly because I’m really hoping I’m not the only one with the misfortune of meeting people like this:

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Also, while we’re speaking of the horrors of the rishta process, check out The Single Muslimah. She captures the essence of it in hilarious memes. It’s definitely worth a look-see.

Enjoy your childhood Mimi.

Love,

Didi