I pulled out my list as I walked into the grocery store.
Suddenly, there in the produce section, I smelled a most beautiful perfume.
I looked around to see who it could be that smelled so pretty, wanting to ask them what it was.
There was nobody nearby.
I figured whoever it was must have doused themselves for me to be able to pick up their scent, so far was I from other shoppers.
I walked on, looking at my list and grabbing more needed items.
The soothing aroma, flowery, candyish, and slightly citrusy, followed me and became even stronger.
I glanced at the floor to see if someone had dropped a bottle of perfume somewhere.
Then I sniffed my grocery list.
I remembered that a couple days earlier, in a local pharmacy, I had sprayed a tester of “Meow” eau de parfum by Katy Perry on a sample card, and put it into the back pocket of the jeans I had been wearing, with that same list nestled next to it. I had wished to take some time to consider whether or not I really wanted to spend $60 on something beautiful that made me feel good but which I didn’t need.
I blame/credit my Serbian heritage for this frugality.
But being followed by perfume that made me swoon? Maybe it’s a sign that it’s the right thing to do.
What do YOU think?
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