|About as much fun as you'd think.|
I'm not going to lie and tell you that my house is now indexed and cataloged like an OCD librarian's lingerie drawer - it's not even close. But I did make an dent in the list of things to be done.
I took care of the bathrooms.
Before I got down to the scrubbiness, I started rearranging my section of the medicine cabinet, and that's when one thing became abundantly clear:
I'm a cologne whore.
To be fair, I like smelling good. Working with the public for as long as I have has taught me that if you are going to be in close proximity to other people throughout any part of your day, it's your obligation to make sure you don't smell like a rancid goat. (If you work with rancid goats, my apologies and please disregard the previous statement.) I've encountered staff and customers who smelled worse than I would if I'd ran a marathon in +45 degree weather (104 Fahrenheit, for my American readers) with a half a cabbage under each armpit. I'm sure that's a recipe for some type of Eastern-European soup or something. (I'm sure my pits would be more effective than some crock pots.)
So let's just say personal odor is important to me.
I guess I just never noticed how much.
|Smellin' like a sexy athlete in just two sprays.|
Is seventeen bottles excessive? Is that over the acceptable level?
Just for clarity, I don't wear them all at once.
I have some standards scents that I wear more than others, but I do follow a loose rotation so I don't run out of my favorites (I don't have a chart up or anything, I'm not that obsessive). Most days I just grab a bottle, take a wiff, and go with what appeals to me.
It wasn't until I got them all together that it hit me how many there were. It looks like I could go into a department store and sell them stuff.
I think I should try a different one each day and see if anyone really comments.
Customer: "Hey, weren't you working here yesterday?"
Me: "Yes, I was."
Customer: "How come yesterday you smelled like an ocean breeze with a hint of vanilla and citrus, and today you smell like sandalwood and musk?"
I'm not sure, though - isn't the point of cologne be that you don't really notice it?
Doesn't matter - all those bottles sure look pretty all lined up in a row.
Remember - if you come across a guy in the Grocery store who smells like perfection and talks like an angel, it's only me.