Sunday, May 12, 2013

Perfume

While perusing through HEB with my wonderful sister, who needed some hairspray for reasons undisclosed to my quite attentive ears, I happened to catch glimpse of purple box with a picture of Justin Bieber and a guitar positioned on it's facade. After this, I glanced over to my sister, (to make sure that she wasn't one of the trillions of teenage girls who will stare at the beloved pop star any chance they get), I proceeded to take a closer look at it. The first thing that caught my eye was the title of "Girlfriend," next, I read the price tag, which informed me that the tiny bottle of scent was $55.00.

Now, I don't know what the thought process behind the purchase of an item this outrageously overpriced is, but am I the only one that thinks that perfume is one of the most pointless items imaginable? I mean, it's understandable to have the desire to smell nice, but 55 dollars for a bottle of perfume?!?! Let me run you through my top 3 reasons not to buy this valueless product.

1.) Nobody's smelling you. I know, it's hard to believe, but when I'm walking by a girl, my first thought is not, "does she have Taylor Swift's "wonderstruck" on?" Seriously, this should be the most obvious reason.

2.) The price. I hope I'm not the only one that thinks even $30 for a perfume is too much.

3.) ethanol, acetaldehyde, benzaldehyde, benzyl acetate, a-pinene, acetone, benzyl alcohol, ethyl acetate, linalool, a-terpinene, methylene chloride, styrene oxide, dimenthyl sulphate, a-terpineol, camphor, and limonene.  Some of these chemicals cause irritability, mental vagueness, muscle pain, asthma, bloating, joint aches, sinus pain, fatigue, sore throat, eye irritation, gastrointestinal problems, laryngitis, headaches, dizziness, swollen lymph nodes, spikes in blood pressure, coughing, and burning or itching skin irritations. ( Yeah, scary right?)


In short, the plethora of scents in the market perpetuates a profusion of mordancy throughout my being.



~Joshua

8 comments:

  1. Your wonderful sister is Awesome;)

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  2. Most of those perfumes smell weird!

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    1. Your right! there r only a few that smell good!

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  3. Did anyone get the last sentence?:)

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  4. Oh, by the way, just to make sure everyone got it, I was not one of the trillions of teenage girls who "will stare at the beloved pop star any chance they get" :)

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