Our aunt was coming for a visit. We got the news after returning from school. Our aunt on mom’s side was, in all honesty, my most favourite person in the world after our parents. I may be biased. But, our aunt has always been very loving and caring in regards to my brother and I.
After having been away at college since the start of the new year, I returned home to spend time with my family during spring break. Upon my long-awaited return to my hometown, my mother presented me with a gift. It was a late birthday gift since she could not visit me due to her hectic work schedule. The present was a Versace fragrance named Bright Crystal.
The deceased Frenchman, Yves Henri Donat Mathieu Saint Laurent, was an inventive fashion designer who was regarded as one of the greatest personalities in the French fashion industry during the 20th century along with the timeless Coco Chanel. The Frenchman co-founded his eponymous luxurious fashion brand, Yves Saint Laurent (YSL), in 1961 with his fellow compatriot and partner Pierre Vital Georges Bergé.
I had attended a concert by the American singer Ariana Grande's Sweetener world tour. I heard two girls talk about how amazing the Cloud Eau de Parfum by Ariana Grande smelt during that concert. I did not pay much heed to that conversation until I was standing at an Ulta store a couple of days later and looking right at a bottle of the perfume mentioned above. On a whim, I purchased a 100ml bottle before leaving the store.
I was mindlessly scrolling through my social media, going through the posts I was tagged in by friends and family alike. A few of the posts caught my attention since they had one thing in common. It was not something outrageous. It was a perfume people were going gaga over.
It was an accidental meeting with someone I had an extreme dislike for. I had been gone to a restaurant near my office for lunch with a colleague when I ran into an old high school classmate. We had never had a great friendship because I hated how much he flaunted the things he bought with his parents’ money. Whether it was his new Jordan, Mercedes-Benz, or Ray-Bans sunglasses, he had to go off on a huge monologue about how he had seen the item and had to get one.