So, this morning, I went to WEM to have a walk, get out of the house, and (most importantly) search for one very specific item. I can't really go into details as to what that item was (ooh cryptic), but let's just say that after scouring all of my favourite stores (and some random stores), in every nook and cranny, I realized my initial idea wasn't going to happen, I wasn't going to find this item (or any item that could sub in for the original item for that matter -- thanks last-hope-store-I-was-totally-counting-on for being closed forever), and I finally decided to quit looking.
Anyway, I saw this little vignette in Anthropologie which I kinda liked. Um, mostly the tiny sofa but the concept of a greenhouse-like side table was pretty appealing, too. Not the weird cafe tables with dishes stacked on them. I also realized here that the staff is almost too friendly. When one caught me sniffing perfume (which I don't wear at all, I just like smelling it in stores. I'm not going to buy it even if I like it), she asked me what smells appeal to me. Well, ask a dumb question and you'll get a dumb answer. So I told her I've been looking for almond perfume my whole life. Which is partly true. It's one of my favourite smells, but I came to the conclusion a long time ago that no one else must like that smell because there's no almond perfume in existance. Sure they put it with other scents, but you can never just smell it on its own. She happily nodded and said she'd search the store cuz she thought they had something just like that. And I rolled my eyes and wished she'd just leave me alone already cuz I wasn't really in the mood to be all smiley and perky with her by this time -- I was still on my specific quest and it had nothing to do with me, my likes, and certainly not with perfume. She trotted back with something or other, I don't know, but it didn't smell anything at all like almond. Then another sales girl came carrying yet another scent that she thought would work which only really confirmed my suspicion that neither of them actually knew what almond smells like. And then I actually spotted a perfume that I really wanted to smell just because the bottle design worked with the parameters of my search, but I couldn't get the damn lid off. So. Yeah.