If any of you read Annie's blog, you'll know that earlier this month she received her "favorite" perfume for her birthday. It was called "Laugh" and it was by Brighton, neither of which I had ever heard of. Out of curiosity, I started doing a little research on this perfume. Why? Because I'm crazy and have convinced myself that my computer is actually a "Smell-o-Vision" and I immediately fell in love with the scent. Noooooooo, that's not true. I decided to look it up because I have the hardest time finding a perfume that suits me. It's been years since I've had a favorite. It all seems to smell like rubbing alcohol as soon as it hits my skin. That's what I always think anyway. I was on the verge of accepting defeat...you can only sniff so many bottles of perfume before you decide that maybe your body chemistry has changed so radically that you just can't wear perfume anymore. Anyway, back to the Brighton scents. I found them online - they sounded quite lovely, but of course, you can't judge a perfume by its description alone. So everywhere I've been lately, I've been looking for them. There's actually 4 different scents; Live, Love, Laugh and Dream. But until we hit Granbury the other day, I just couldn't seem to find a store that sold them. And then it happened. Randey and the in-laws went looking for a restroom and I decided to slip into a store to check out some candles I'd spotted. I went in, looked around a little and then stepped back outside to wait for them to come back. As I was standing there, I turned around and saw this:
Brighton? As in the Brighton perfumes? I went back into the store (The Clothes Horse, if you're interested) and asked them if they carried those perfumes. And yes, they did. Woo-hoo! Jackpot! The salesgirl took me over to the perfume counter and showed me the gold...er...I mean perfume. I smelled them all - couldn't find one among them that I didn't like. Then I did the test - I squirted some on my skin. None of them smelled like alcohol and the Dream scent just put me over the edge. I love it, love it, love it. I tripped all over myself telling her I'd like to buy a bottle of it. She dug underneath the counter and found the very last bottle. Whew - thank goodness they had one! And then, this lovely little establishment went so far as to tell me that if and when I should like to buy more and if I'm unable to get to Granbury, I could just call them and they would ship it to me direct. How nice is that? I love Granbury, I really do. Anybody looking for a small little town full of antique shops and fun boutiques, go to Granbury. Their "square" around the courthouse is unbeatable. It's charming, it's full of shops of all kinds and the people are always happy to see you! (And no, I don't work for the Chamber of Commerce - lol - I don't even think they need one. The town square speaks for itself!). Here's a picture of my wonderful perfume...I recommend you all seek it out - I just know that, of the 4 different scents offered - you're bound to find one that makes your eyes roll back in your head in sheer ecstasy! Thank you Annie for sharing the name of your perfume and a picture of the pretty bag (I'm a sucker for a pretty shopping bag...sad, but true).
Aren't they pretty? The bag and the bottle. You should smell this stuff (the perfume, not the bottle or the bag). It's fan-tabulous!!