Not quite sure where to begin with this one folks…
So let’s start with a little history lesson.
As a young girl, I don’t remember wearing much perfume (unless I borrowed a spritz of my mother’s). However…my aura was almost completely transformed overnight with the invention of everyone’s favorite scent (well as of 10 yrs ago): Sun-Ripened Raspberry.
How we loved it. The lotion. The bath gel. The soap. The body spray! Why hadn’t anyone ever thought about this before? Smelling like a fresh sun-ripened berry?!
Then along came Plumeria. Juniper Breeze (hated that one). Country Apple. Sheer Freesia. Watch out boys. Sixth grade has a new smell! B&B Works was all the craze. It was once my dream to work there once I turned 18. Perhaps it was the appeal of something I “wasn’t allowed” to do yet. You couldn’t get enough of it, kids. Party favors, birthday gifts…
time out: oh my gosh there is a window washer staring at me outside my office.
Anyway. You name it, we had it. The ultimate gift. A lotion giftset.
Then B&BW started to dwindle. We grew up. It was time to get chic. We had to get the latest Gap scent, Banana perfume, or Lucky brand spray. We were over the raspberries, people!
B&BW panicked. What to do?! Their sister-store Limited was already going down the tubes. VS was off and running but that was a bit mature for the younger crowd that had worn their scents with pride. And was Henri Bendel even around yet?
Thus came the desperate invention of new scents: Cucumber Melon, Cherry Blossom, Peony, Sweet Pea, Coconut Lime Verbana, Warm Vanilla Sugar, Black Raspberry Vanilla, White Tea & Ginger, Brown Sugar & Fig (a.k.a. best scent EVER).
(Yes there is a point to my ranting)
B&BW is having their semi-annual major sale. Where prices are slashed up to 50% and even 75% off! This is the only time of year I buy my plug-in refills there because they have them for $5 instead of…I don’t know, $15? I headed on over there after work yesterday. Browse the selections and find quite a few other great deals. March up to the register, present my findings, and nearly faint when the cashier says, “Ah, I love brown sugar & fig. Good choice. Isn’t it such a shame they’re discontinuing it?”
Shoot. A. Monkey.
I kindly asked her to repeat her last statement. Yep. She said it again.
Brown Sugar & Fig is being discontinued?????
In a panic, I yelled “HOLD ON!” and ran to get the last BS&F candle, some more soap, a lotion, and more wallflower refills. For the last time. All for 75% off might I add.
Needless to say, that’s about as exciting as this story gets. But the moral is…seriously??? BS&F? Why not plumeria? Why not JUNIPER BREEZE? Why not that disgusting peach fragrance???