Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Loss of perfume
It's a sad day for me. As some of our readers may know, I've moved, along with the inventory of The Posh Peasant. Every single perfume was packed with the utmost care - electrical tape was lovingly wrapped around every top, miles and miles of bubble wrap was used, in some boxes I used pillows to cushion the little darlings. Inexplicably I still lost about 30% of my perfume. None of the bottles were actually broken or smashed but I lost an awful lot of perfume from leakage. An unopened bell jar of Serge Lutens Santal de Mysore is empty. A 90% full bottle of Vacances is empty. A full bottle of Guerlain Plus Que Jamais has only a drop remaining. Nearly every single Miller Harris perfume is empty (note to our dear readers - Miller Harris bottles are prone to leakage). Only a few drops remain of Chanel Coromandel. I never would have thought one of those giant Chanel bottles would leak - like all the Les Exclusifs, it was still in it's box - go figure how it could have possibly leaked. Guerlain Sous Le Vent also went from about 75% full to maybe 10 ml. I could go on and on but I'll stop here. Oh, and Nanadebary Pink and Bronze are gone. (Big dramatic sigh) I'll try to trudge along but I'm devastated! To anyone who is moving with their perfume collection, I suggest taking it with you, driving with it to your new home if possible, shipping is precarious even when you pack carefully.