My secret indulgence.
If you know me at all, you're aware that I'm not exactly "high fashion." I buy my clothes at Target and my shoes at Payless. I get my hair cut at Supercuts/Fantastic Sam's/et. al, and "styling my hair" involves "washing and drying." I'm quite low-maintenance when it comes to my appearance in my every day life--and although I can pull myself together for, say, a job interview, a fashionista I'm not.
Having said that, there is one "beauty" area in which I go all out--perfumes (or "parfum, " as we call it in the biz). I refuse to skimp on my scents. My perfume is my signature, my "thing." It's what identifies me. It's how I leave my mark.
My latest scents have been a rotation (depending on my mood) of Romance by Ralph Lauren and True Star by Tommy (which, at $58, is actually one of my cheaper buys); however, as of this month's Glamour, I now covet Light Blue by Dolce and Gabbana. Yes, THE Dolce and Gabbana. (Who the hell am I, Carson Kressley?)
So, while my closet is filled with inexpensive, designer-label-less clothes and shoes, my "scent wardrobe" is like a fashion "Who's Who."
What are YOUR fashion and beauty must-haves--price be damned?