*sigh* My eyeballs are STILL not 100%. I'm a bit disappointed and frustrated, and I think my eye doctor is, too. Still, as he said, the good news is my eyes aren't any worse, and are getting better; it's just taking longer that we both expected and wanted. So, I'm still on the eye drops twice a day, and have to go back again next month. Gah!
On a positive note, the rest of today's shopping/dining experience in SLO was fantastic! I scored a ton of cosmetics at Sephora, including a new fragrance: Jean-Paul Gaultier's "Classique".
I tried four fragrances on the paper sticks while I was browsing: the above-referenced Gaultier, Gwen Stefani's "L.A.M.B.", Fendi's "Palazzo", and Narciso Rodriguez "for her". I nixed the Fendi and Rodriguez right away, and ended up spritzing the Gualtier and L.A.M.B. on each wrist. At the last moment, I spontaneously spritzed the Fendi "Palazzo" on the back of my right hand. As I wandered around I periodically sniffed my skin to see which fragrance I liked better. I was curious about the Gaultier, as I'd used the "Classique Summer" fragrance last summer and really liked it, and wanted to try the L.A.M.B. because I really like Gwen Stefani; the Fendi was an afterthought.
The Gaultier was light and floral and girly. I couldn't tell you what the L.A.M.B. smelled like, as it seemed to vanish as soon as I sprayed it. I ended up going back to re-spritz it four times because the scent evaporated into thin air almost instantly. Finally I said to myself, "You're really just trying this perfume because it's Gwen Stefani's scent, aren't you? The scent isn't staying on your skin, is it? So, isn't it stupid to go for a name when the scent isn't even going to last?" Yeah, yeah, okay, okay! I thought the Fendi had a too-masculine note to it that I couldn't really put my finger on, but I wasn't sure I wanted to smell like.
So, I ended up buying Gaultier's "Classique" and was very happy. But as the day wore on, and I walked up to the eye doctor, then back downtown, I alternately sniffed my left wrist ("Classique") and the back of my right hand "Palazzo". After a while, the "Classique" started smelling sweet and sugary and reminded me of candy, which made me hungry. The "Palazzo" had mellowed and was just warm and woody and very relaxing. I was starting to like it better than what I'd purchased. By the time mom and I were sitting at The Corner View bar having another drink and some yummy grilled artichokes, I had decided to return the "Classique" and get the "Palazzo" instead.
*phew* I'm tired just writing all that down! I can't believe I spent so much time and energy on perfume!! Anyway, my other non-cosmetic purchases included a pair of purple knit slippers (with rubber dots on the bottom to keep me from slipping on the kitchen floor and falling on my ass), and a pretty blue and white, cutsie-animal-print duvet cover at Urban Outfitters. I found many, many other things I liked at UO, but just stuck with these two. (For now. I am so close to fitting into their size Large tops, it's not even funny!) I also had a Barnes and Nobel gift card, but by the time we finished our drinks and snack, we needed to catch the bus back home, so that will have to wait until we come back next month.
And now I am exhausted! I just got back from the gym where I did more cardio, and am now waiting for my dinner to heat up (chicken breast and some frozen mixed veggies). I'm hoping I don't fall asleep and fall face first in my plate!