All the Single Ladies! Read on…
A few days ago I let ya’ll know that one of my favourite new blogs is postgradlife. Well, Caitlin recently posted a smellrific challenge that I thought I’d share:
Are you single and ready to mingle? Please participate in my CHALLENGE
That’s right kids! It’s story time with Caitlin!
It was a slow day at the bar one weekend, and I was chatting with another female bartender. She started prepping because a boy was coming in to see her. She looked at me and the other server and said, ladies, if you wanna get good tips put this on! She handed us a bottle of The Body Shop Vanilla Perfume after slathering it all over herself. And by all over I mean neck, arms, ta-tas. Everywhere. She claimed that she had a 95% increase in tips when she wore this stuff, and that anytime she has a date, guys swoon over her. I laughed, and put some on myself (like I’m gonna pass up an opportunity to make more tips, let’s be honest here! I have a freaking fat debt taking over my spending money!)
Later that night, and $250 later…I could not believe the wonders of the stuff! AND the COMPLIMENTS! My God, not only did my tips increase by 95%, but so did my ego!
“Wow, you smell so good! What’s your name?”
“Hey, is that you that smells so good? What are you wearing? Is that perfume?” (I told this guy I wasn’t wearing perfume, I just smell good. Let’s pretend he believed me)
And there was more where that came from, but my compliments are besides that point… as much as I would love to share them with you and make me feel good about myself, I will stop.
So, I wondered if maybe it was a fluke and decided to embark on an experiment. The following Friday (because Saturday’s aren’t as busy and I didn’t want to to botch my experiment) I did not wear the perfume,
1) being that I didn’t actually have a bottle and
2) the bartender who owned the bottle was not there. (okay, so it was an indirect experiment).
My tips… were not as big as the previous Friday. The next day I went out and bought the perfume. And it is true…the perfume is really a wonder worker.
Here is my task for you:
Please participate in the “Caitlin Believes in Vanilla Perfume from Body Shop Challenge”
1) Go and buy the bottle – its a pretty reasonable price (for what it’s worth… hehehe)
2) Don’t tell your significant other, or random hook-up (I’m not judging!) that you’re wearing it, let it alone that you bought new perfume.
3) See if anything is said… see if there is a change from their regular behavior… or it’s a random hook-up… see if they ask about it, or say something about the way you smell.
After, report back to me by leaving a comment on this post. Spread the word about the challenge! I’m really curious to see if guys dig this scent. Now, there is a study that shows males are attracted to smells that are food based, i.e. vanilla and fruity smells. But this is the perfect way to REALLY tell. But more so, I’m curious about this scent in particular.
Let me know!
Now most readers know that I worked at The Body Shop back in high school, and yes, I did own a bottle of Vanilla Perfume (only then it was the fragrance oil). Come to think of it, my boyfriend at the time really, really liked it. And I definitely received compliments from random dudes who came into the shop “What are you wearing? I want to buy that for my girlfriend.”
I dare you to participate in this challenge! The Vanilla EDT is only $17.00… if you don’t like it, just use it as an air freshener!
Justine @ Productrater
I've read for years that men like the smell of vanilla over all other scents on women.
hahahaha – there's going to be a lot of women wearing this scent. Body Shop better stalk up!
lol I love this..I'm going to go buy a bottle tmrw:)
Okay I officially purchased a bottle this afternoon! Let the challenge begin – I plan on having a sexy time with the hubby tonight (too much information?) and we'll see what he thinks!
Bought a bottle yesterday. I would like to say it worked because hubby was loving it. Now it will be a staple on my dresser. Now I am thinking of buying the Vanilla oil.
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So Lena, how did you make out with the challenge? (Pardon the pun).I. Failed. Miserably. HAHAHA
LOL – I too started wearing the Body Shop's Vanilla fragrance oil back in the 80's…and it has always driven the boys wild…there is a noticeable difference when you wear this stuff. I haven't worn it in years, but maybe I'll pick up some of the new stuff and try it out ;)Years ago, I used to work at a call centre. On the days I didn't wear the vanilla oil, it was a regular day. On the days I did wear it, guys would constantly sniff around me, sniff my neck and ask, "Is that YOU?? You smell soooooo good!!!" Single ladies, take note…this stuff works wonders!!!
Sadly, the sexy time was thwarted by a crazy toddler and a wide-awake infant. BUT, hubby does think I smell delish!
hahahaha I love reading everyone's comments!
I took the challenge and picked up the perfume oil – I posted about it on my blog and linked back to yours:http://ellaprettyblog.blogspot.com/2010/09/body-shop-nail-polish-window-shopping.html
I wear this scent from time to time and it always gets a "wow you smell good" and an extra long hug from the bf :) but then so does white musk so i dunno maybe they both work!
i just bought this perfume n i luv it! haha…gud stuff!