(Closed) Gift I don't like…

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
6243 posts
Bee Keeper

Yeah happens all the time!

so you can basically choose 3 options

say “ooh it’s different to the one I wear” and then show him online the different boxes – hopefully he’ll notice things aren’t straightforward in the world of shopping for girlie stuff. But personally I’d still make out you’re delighted. To spare his feelings. 

Say nothing but thank you.

or tell him he’s fucked up and explain why. 

I favour the first as he’ll hopefully note the details for next time but not hurt his feelings. It’s a shame you didn’t get the perfume you wanted but it’s just one of those things and he’s trying to treat you to something nice. 

Ps – giving the perfume to a charity shop or secretly ebaying it are options!

Post # 4
9022 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

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atkaaaa11 :  oh bless him. He sounds like a sweetie who really tried. 

Post # 6
6243 posts
Bee Keeper

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atkaaaa11 :  yes I know it well my mum wore it for years. I do actually like it but it’s very distinctive and strong and I think you have to really love it to ‘get away with it’ if you know what I mean.  I like strong smells but don’t wear it because it reminds me of my mum going out! 

Post # 8
2141 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Poison smells like your grandmother??? then you have a very young, hip or unusual grandmother lol


poison is a unique perfume, its the strongest ive ever come across and very sharp smelling and terrible for migrane sufferers – if you dont like it dont wear it but its certinly not a standard grannyfied perfume, it is mostly common among the 40s and 50s age group because it was highly popular between the young 15-25 crowd back when it was released 1985

Post # 9
305 posts
Helper bee

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atkaaaa11 :  I have smelled dior poison and I had a sample which I used for special occasions 😊

I like the fact that it is a long lasting perfume, classic, mostly for nights or winter days. Just don’t use too much off it. Overall I like it 

Post # 10
400 posts
Helper bee

I had a similar experience with a Chanel scent and ultimately it was just so strong it made me nauseous and gave me a terrible headache when I wore it. If you can’t bring yourself to wear it maybe just tell him you’re not having a good reaction to it. Maybe find a friend who likes it and give it away.

Post # 11
7547 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Sell it on eBay. You won’t get back the full price but it’s a popular fragrance so you should be able to get something for it.

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