In the Before Times, my idea of a perfect day was popping into Sephora, sniffing as many scents as humanly possible, and walking out with a fistful of samples. Such laissez-faire pleasures are, alas, a thing of the past, but my habit of sample hoarding is not. In fact, since the pandemic started, my collection has grown exponentially, because I simply cannot stop buying perfume sample sets.
— Sound familar? Read more in I Can’t Stop Buying Perfume Sample Sets at New York magazine (and of course don't miss Kevin's What Not to Buy: Perfume Samples).
The article reminded me how I’ve had Little Flowers on my to-try list for awhile, so I went ahead and bought the Regime des Fleurs sample set. Hoping I love Little Flowers or one of the others and can put the $40 FB credit to use (because of course spending more $$ so as not to “lose” $40 is a stellar approach to finances )
I was confused as to whether the article was raising awareness about shopping addiction or promoting it. Or using the language of raising awareness in order to exploit it further!
Or, if they were getting a cut of the sample sets they listed!