Okay, okay, so I’ve been slacking with the updates a bit. What can I say? When your days are all the same, there’s just nothing to say. I guess that’s just how the summer semester is.
So what’s been happening lately…well, work is so terribly slow. (I think our record is 23 people one night?) It’s nice. We sit and play cards every day. Me, Jasper, Steve, Tyler, and Chrissy. I take my break whenever I want (every one of us is required to take a thirty-minute break). Like last night, for example, I sat out in the front eating and playing cards for an hour, then clocked out, went back to work, clocked back in, and took a break again. Haha. It’s weird. But the management is hardly ever there…it’s just…great. And we have such great nicknames; the new supervisor is named, “Oldie McFrenchspy”, because he’s 1. old, 2. French, and 3. a spy for Big Brother. He’s nice, though, which is the ironic thing about it. We all like him. We just like his nickname, too.
It won’t stay like this for long. June is supposed to be hell, with all the little kids and summer camps and everything going on. It’s supposed to be worse than the regular school year.
Dishwasher Daniel has annoyed us all, because he dislikes our movie plans (and he just always annoys me). Well, *sticks out tongue* that’s what I think about that. We like our ideas.
I have also discovered that I have OCD. I mean, I always knew I had it to a degree, but Maggie and Steve have made me more aware of it. The night I first started driving Steve home, he was helping me clean up, and I was wiping down the things the way I always do, 10-15 times each, and he said, “Geez, think they’re clean enough yet!?” and Maggie said, “Oh, she can’t do it just once.” Steve said, “What are you, OCD or something?” And Maggie said, in all seriousness and as though she is my doctor and has considered this common knowledge forever, “Yeah. She is–I’ve known this since the first night I ever worked with her. She is.”
Then I realized that Maggie does constantly point out how I can never stop messing with the food…never. I’m always stirring it, making sure there’s no film on top of the gravy or sauce, making sure everything is totally flat…and the way I wipe down the things, and the sneezeguards…Tinny always got done way before me, and I’d be wiping…and wiping….
I mean, I’m not seriously afflicted, but I’ll admit I have it to a minor degree (I’ve always admitted it, I just never noticed it was so bad until Maggie and Steve were joking about it). Huh. Interesting.
Finally bothered to get the updated perfume list into some semblance of alphabetical order:
- Calvin Klein Euphoria – I didn’t dislike this scent and it lasted for a good long while. However, I just got the impression that something about it was too old for me.
- Calvin Klein Deep Euphoria – I wasn’t a fan of the initial smell, but then by the time I remembered to smell it again maybe an hour later, it had already worn off, so I’m just going to scrap this one.
- Calvin Klein Reveal – I liked this one a lot. It was woodsy and warm, with pepper kind of shining through. It has great lasting power, too! I still had hints of it at the end of the night.
- Chanel Chance
- Chanel Coco Mademoiselle – This one is making the finalists list. It strikes me as a good spring smell. I had visions of lying in soft grass, staring at puffy white clouds and feeling a light breeze on my face. I imagined being at a Renaissance Faire. It lasted most of the day. Also, I’d be lying if I said the marketing of smelling like the British Natalie Portman wasn’t working on me somewhat.
- Chanel Eau Tendre – It was a pleasing smell, but I guess I would just say it was nothing special to me. Not bad, but I’ve tried other things that stood out to me a lot more. Long-lasting, though.
- Coach – Ever-so-slightly too sweet for me. Must be the raspberries. It wasn’t overbearing, but with the size of the list I’m trying to narrow down, even slightly too sweet is too much.
- Dior Poison Girl – Awful! It immediately smelled as though I had drenched myself in vanilla, which, despite enjoying the flavor of, have always detested the scent of for being too sickeningly sweet. It was fairly long-lasting, too.
- Dior J’Adore – I thought I liked the smell, but apparently ylang-ylang doesn’t work with my body chemistry somehow. I had the same issue with Victoria’s Endless Love–I loved the scent, but on me it kind of smells like piss. I mean, literally, I got hints of something urine-y mixed with something chemical-y.
- Dior J’Adore Eau Lumiere – This was pretty long-lasting for an EDT, and not unpleasant. I can’t say there was anything particularly special about it, though. No oomph. So I guess it’s coming off the list.
- Dior Miss Dior
- Dior Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet – When I closed my eyes and smelled this one for the first time, I had instant mental images of white tablecloths, crystal chandeliers, a tuxedoed live band, and the word “elegant”. Unfortunately, this scent does not appear to be available in an EDP and did not last very long. It lasted longer than either of the Ralph Lauren scents, however. Because of that alone it’ll have to be a no. If it’s ever available in an EDP I might just scoop it up.
- Elizabeth Arden Untold
- Elizabeth Arden Untold Absolu
- Jimmy Choo Illicit – Another one I liked but that didn’t last long enough for me to give it another shot.
- Juicy Couture Gold Couture – This barely lasted at all and just really wasn’t my thing.
- Jo Malone London Mimosa & Cardamom
- Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom & Honey – Great fresh scent for summer! I actually liked how it smelled, but I felt like somehow it wasn’t me.
- Lancome La Vie Est Belle – Another finalist. I believe this lasted longer than any other scent I’ve tried so far. I can’t describe what I like about it, but I can’t get enough of it.
- Marc Jacobs Decadence
- Marc Jacobs Daisy – Too powdery-fresh, which is great in an antiperspirant but not at all what I want in a perfume. Also not long-lasting.
- Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream – Same issues as Daisy.
- Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh – I pretty much dislike all the Marc Jacobs Daisy line for the same reasons.
- Michael Kors 24K Brilliant Gold
- Michael Kors Glam Jasmine
- Michael Kors Sexy Amber – No, I don’t like this at all. I thought I did before but it smells awful on me! Medium lasting power.
- Michael Kors Sexy Rio De Janeiro – Disgustingly sweet when I first put it on, but I grew fond of it throughout the day. A gentle scent, good for summer. Doesn’t last very long, though. For that reason and because I need to be more selective, it’s coming off the list.
- Modern Muse Le Rouge
- My Burberry
- Paco Rabanne Olympea – This is probably the longest-lasting sample I’ve tried so far, and fortunately I liked it. It had an unusual salty scent and was almost, but not quite, masculine. Very earthy, which I seem to dig.
- Paco Rabanne Olympea Intense – Hated it. Also long-lasting, but it had a disgusting vanilla scent, mixed with pepper.
- Ralph Lauren Romance – I actually really liked the scent, but it only lasted for about an hour. Maybe the concentration was just too low? But whatever the problem was, I can’t choose as a signature scent something that I’m going to have to reapply several times throughout the day. That’s not simple enough for me.
- Ralph Lauren Midnight Romance – Not a fan. It was too sickeningly sweet and also only lasted around an hour (thank goodness).
- Thierry Mugler Alien – I thought I would like this one seeing as it was made up of pretty much all things I enjoy, but maybe I just didn’t like the way they went together? Something about it was too strong and off-putting, and the thought that crossed my mind was that it was just too “adult” for me somehow. Long-lasting, though. I won’t be trying it again, for sure.
- Thierry Mugler Angel – I couldn’t stand it. It wasn’t that it smelled bad, but it smelled like something sweet I would like to eat, like a cookie. I don’t want to smell like a cookie.
- Tory Burch Love Relentlessly – It wasn’t a bad smell but I didn’t feel like there was anything really special about it.
- Versace Bright Crystal – The very first thing I thought was that it reminded me of Egypt, which was a weird thought to have considering I’ve never been there; how could a scent remind me of it? But throughout the day the thought I kept having was that it was very me somehow, which is exactly what a scent should be. A good springtime scent. It was also very long-lasting, so that’s a plus.
- Victoria’s Secret Endless Love – I actually adore this scent. It smells absolutely enchanting right out of the bottle. But for some reason, it just doesn’t smell good on me. So I have to give it a pass.
- Vince Camuto Capri – I really liked this one. It was calming and lasted most of the day. It described itself as a “cool breeze off the Mediterranean Sea”, and I felt like I could visualize that when I smelled it.
- Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb – I actually liked everything about this one.
- Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium