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Friday, May 30, 2008

Friday, May 30, 2008 - "MAY I PERFUME YOU??"

Miss Doodle goes to a big Parisian department store to buy a tablecloth, although
she doesn't really belong to the tablecloth-people but ok, forget about the tablecloth, there she is , suddenly getting lost in the jungle of the perfume department. She ends up treating herself to a blueblack nail enamel and a red, very red lipstick from DIOR. Very fancy:)
Then the saleswomen with an enormous CD (Christian Dior) pendant (which we forgot to paint)hanging from her neck, asks Miss Doodle: "May I perfume you" ???
Miss Doodle says YES (she will eventually come to regret this yes). She wants to underline that a tiny bit of perfume would meet all requirements, alas, she isn't as quick as the saleswomen:

For the rest of the afternoon she walks around as if someone had pulled her head into a giant bottle of MIDNIGHT POISON....

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22 comments:

sukipoet said...

Well I got a good laugh, Miss Doodle, from your story. I hope you enjoy the fingernail polish and the red lipstuck but i hope you didn't cause any fellow metro riders to keel over. Zounds. NOw there would be a job, a Christian Dior saleswoman wearing a CD pendant and CD pants. I don't think I'd last too long.

Cris in Oregon said...

Too funny Miss doodle.
Reminds me of the time my Mom and I went shopping right before her dentist appointment and we got to trying on samples of perfume. She thought it would just wash off but didnt. The poor dentist was fit to be tied. lol

Sue B said...

oh no! Love your illustration of what happened.

Kim said...

Like Suki! I am really laughing so hard here. I think because the experience is so familiar, Miss Doodle! But the icing on the cake is the image (literal and imagined) of your head inside the perfume bottle! I am laughing so hard I can hardly type and had to run to the bathroom, too!

These paintings are absolutely fabulous...and hilarious! I Love Them and The Story!

Thanks!

A Brush with Color said...

It is true that some perfumes just engulf you...I hate being accosted in stores--just give me my own sample to try later. I've gone home and showered a few times in the past when sprayed in stores. LOL Great images here to depict the dilemma!

katie jane said...

I can SO relate! I learned that hard way too! Now I don't let anyone 'perfume' me, I do it myself, on a little piece of paper that I sniff for a couple of hours. If I still like it later, I will go back and buy it.

Lynette said...

I ejoy Miss Doodle's adventures so much and I could almost actually smell that overpowering perfume she got spayed with by the saleslady! :p

Sandpiper said...

Your drawings are wonderful. I love the perfume bottle on the head. LOL It describes perfectly how they overdo it. I don't let them "perfume me" anymore. Unless, I'm buying, I avoid the aisle completely now. LOL

AnneJeu said...

You make my day! When I'm not in a good mood,i look at this blog and I smile again....
Thank you!

Cestandrea said...

Suki, Oh I think I or MIss Doodle wouldn't last very long neither, in a job like this, we would either develop allergic rushes or bang the customers on the head with perfume bottles or creme pots:)
love, the secretary

Cestandrea said...

Cris, the poor dentist:) , and no, these things do not wash off that easy:) There is still some of the Midnight poison on Miss Doodle's clothes now!

Cestandrea said...

Sue, :) thanks for visiting, I know you are so busy and you still find time to share with Miss Doodle:) Have a great weekend in your studio or having fun elsewhere, love, the secretary

Cestandrea said...

Kim, what a pleasure to share Miss Doodle's day with you and make you laugh:) - I don't know why Miss Doodle agreed to have herself perfumed cause she has had some bad experiences with that in the past times, with other bottles on her head, stinking away the whole day, LOL,
love
the secretary

Cestandrea said...

A brush with colour - oh so true:) engulfing is the right term for this! It happened to Miss Doodle a few times and youshould think she learned, but...

Cestandrea said...

Katie Jane, yeah, that is what I do too, normally Miss Doodle should have had the reflex of doing so...They even gave her a sample of Midnight poison, which she took home but will certainly throw away in a couple days:)
love
the secretary

Cestandrea said...

Lynette, thanks so much for visiting, I guess if Miss Doodle should describe the scent, she would have difficulties. I smelled the perfume when she came home, it is very very very heavy. We should ask some men what they think of it:)
love
the secretary

Cestandrea said...

Sandpiper:) we will follow your example and avoid these aisle in the future, or train ouselves to say NO, before going there:)
love
the secretary

Cestandrea said...

Annejeu, what a lovely comment, which makes MY day, sorry: OUR day:)
love
the secretary

Lynn said...

Poor Ms Doodle! I would run through this section of the store as I would not want to be scented at all...no, none, ever thank you very much...run quickly Ms. Doodle, go get that table cloth scent free.
She does look quite funny with the purple bottle on her head, poor dear.

Cestandrea said...

Lynn:) thanks for your funny comment, and I guess Miss Doodle is cured now:)

Clevelandgirlie said...

Poor Ms. Doodle. In the future - I suggest Ms. Doodle indulge in a very well seasoned sliced of garlic bread before going into such a department store. Perhaps then she will not be bothered by the invasive salesladies.
Run Ms. Doodle -- run!!

P.S. I do believe this is my favorite to date.

human being said...

great painting for a great story...

i relate much to this... even the best perfumes give me a headache!!!!