Viktor & Rolf vs. Bath & Body Works

Over at Casa Jimenez, my family decided that since my sister will be getting married in 2011, we should cut back on spending at Christmas. There are 6 people in my family, so things can get a little pricey. We decided that it would be best to pull names from a hat this year.

Then, I think we all independently decided to STILL buy things for the other family members whose names we did not pull, by calling it a “stocking stuffer”. So I bought a bunch of cool stuff from Japantown (my new favorite SF neighborhood) for my mom and sisters and got my Dad a Starbucks gift card… because, really, what is my Dad gonna do with a Hello Kitty change purse, or cute facial tissues? Anyway, my mom, being the straightforward woman she is, just sent me an email asking me what I wanted from “SantaMom.” I made a pretty comprehensive list which included things I will not buy myself, one item in particular being:

Flowerbomb by Viktor and Rolf, which retails for around $125 at Walgreens

So, because my Mom is totally awesome and my bargain shopping guru, she did not buy me Flowerbomb but INSTEAD bought me this bad boy:

Black Amethyst by Bath & Body Works, retails around $15

When I pulled it out of my stocking, I was like… what is this? But then I smelled it… and to my surprise it smelled ALOT like Flowerbomb. How did she do it? “How did you do this!?” I asked my Mom. And she responded “I just picked the fragrance at Bath & Body Works that smelled the stuffiest.” Despite the slight jab at my preference in fragrance, she did a really great job. We laughed, I sprayed the Black Amethyst and shook my head in half amazement, half embarrassment. It was a pretty great Christmas.

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3 Comments

  1. Hava
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

    Niiiiiice. What does it smell like? Smell afficianado here. :-)

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    tatiana Reply:

    Oh girl, you know I’m bad at this! I’ll have to bring it with me or wear it the next time I see you!

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  2. Amy Walton
    Posted January 13, 2011 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    that is so awesome!
    I need a new perfume desperately, but I don’t even know what I like!…. :/

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    tatiana Reply:

    You know what I recently discovered – rolly perfumes from Sephora! They’re the best. Great perfumes without having to fork over mucho $$. For like 20 bucks you can have a tube of Marc Jacobs Daisy to carry around in your purse. :)

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  3. Posted January 15, 2011 at 11:23 pm | Permalink

    O-M-G I freakin’ LOVE Flowerbomb!! Fell in love with it when I went to a fragrance event at Nordstrom with my sister about 2 Christmases ago (something I would probably never go to ever again). Seriously, if Black Amethyst smells a lot like Flowerbomb, I’m totally buying it.

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    tatiana Reply:

    I think it does. :) Totally check it out.

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