Friday, November 21, 2008

Perfume Shopping in NY!

A friend of mine is heading to New York for a vacation next month. Firstly, of course I'm envious at the thought of her enjoying the Big Apple and all its grandeur! Lucky for me though, when I was studying in Chester, Pennsylvania many years ago, New York was just a short drive away, so I've been there more than 10 times during my 2-year stay in the US. Once, my Financial Management class organized a day trip to New York. There were about 25 of us and our Professor acquired the services of New York Bus Charter to get all of us happily driven around New York city. While the rest of my class was touring the Financial District, I made a slight detour with two other friends to have lunch at Hard Rock Cafe NY instead! :)

Those were some wonderful memories I shared during my university days and sometimes I really long to go back to that moment in time, when all I had to worry about was studying and getting good grades, with a whole lot of FUN on the side of course. If and when I get that much-needed scanner, I'll surely scan some of my old pictures to share with you here, but for now, all the wonderful memories of me and New York will remain only with me. :)

Anyway, the good news about my friend's trip is that I get to pass a short but very important shopping list to her so she can do a little perfume shopping on my behalf. I've just spent more than an hour shopping online for what I really want from her NY trip and I have my heart set on this lovely Must-have Eau de Parfum Gift Box from Victoria's Secret! Isn't it lovely?

This beautiful set includes 7 different scents namely Dream Angels Heavenly, Dream Angels Wish, Very Sexy®, Sexy Little Things™, Body By Victoria® The Fragrance, Sexy Little ThingsOoh La La and Victoria's Secret Pink™! I love this miniature fragrance set so I hope my friend will be able to find the time to make a quick stop to Victoria's Secret on her vacation.
I already have the normal size bottle of the last two scents on my scented list here so their miniature versions would make a great addition to my perfume gallery, don't you agree?

If all goes well, you might just see more pictures of my new Victoria's Secret perfume set soon. In the meantime, I shall continue my shopping and see what else I can possibly add to my list. Isn't it great to have friends who travel overseas often? That way I'd still be able to enjoy all the perfumes that I love so very much even though they're not available here in Malaysia! Thank you T and have a great vacation! :)


Kim November 21, 2008 at 9:52 AM

ohhh I love Ooh La La Mariuca...
I hope your friend can get this gorgeous set for you :)
beautiful packaging :)
lol HRC would have been heaps more fun...
I remember going to the HRC in LA...very cool :))

LadyJava November 21, 2008 at 1:21 PM

Oh... so cute... so pretty.. and must smell heavenly kan... wah like this eh.. i also want to collect lah...ish where on earth is my only miniature set???

LadyJava November 21, 2008 at 1:22 PM

Hopefully when I move I'll find it!!!

LadyJava November 21, 2008 at 1:30 PM

Oh by the way.. morning dearie.. I slept at 9am and just woke up!

LadyJava November 21, 2008 at 1:30 PM

How was you day yesterday?

emilayusof November 21, 2008 at 3:49 PM

Wah! sneaking out and went to HRC!! I have to say that was a great idea! I myself would've sneaked too!

Mariuca November 21, 2008 at 3:50 PM

Hi Kim, thanks so much for being my FC here,love ya! :)

I hope so too Kim and I love the packaging too. Another must-collect box YAY! HRC is def a great place to hang out, in any country of the world. :):):)

Mariuca November 21, 2008 at 4:00 PM

He he, tenkiu LJ, mmg pretty and cute, I LOVE! Oh I hope I can kirim my fren this set, it's so small so won't take up much space or weight in her luggage YAY! :):):)

Mariuca November 21, 2008 at 4:02 PM

LJ, good luck in finding ur missing box of perfumes. Kalau I for sure cannot sit around, must look for it asap LOL! ;)

Mariuca November 21, 2008 at 4:08 PM

LJ, my day was okay je, waited for PPP to respond but no such thing. Quiet as a mouse, until now, so still angers la ni lol! How abt you dearie? :)

Mariuca November 21, 2008 at 4:09 PM

LJ, I slept about half an hour before u he he, bangun pun around the same time. What were we doing sampai pagi tu? ;)

Mariuca November 21, 2008 at 4:11 PM

Ha ha Emila itu! Mmg great idea kan, some more we planned it before arriving lto NY lagi! Best la HRC! :):):)

Mariuca November 21, 2008 at 4:12 PM

Thanks Emila, I love this VS set, and not that expense oso YAY! :)

LadyJava November 21, 2008 at 4:42 PM

I was working till that time.. i thought I wanted to sleep at 3am then i got inspired..after watching GG! hehe..

LadyJava November 21, 2008 at 4:43 PM

hah? 1/2hr only?? buat apa tu?

LadyJava November 21, 2008 at 4:43 PM

I did one post from 3P over at MMO but chepo jer..

LadyJava November 21, 2008 at 4:44 PM

No reply eh?? alamak.. i angers for you also lah like this... :(

LadyJava November 21, 2008 at 4:44 PM

Hopefully they reply to you soon ya dearie..

LadyJava November 21, 2008 at 4:45 PM

ok.. gtg now.. nak carik makan...heheh

ttyl :)

Mariuca November 21, 2008 at 7:30 PM

Wah busy working it seems LJ! I was watching Boldie, then did my EC rounds, oso had some translasi job o do, so by the time habis, it was like 830am astaga!!!

Mariuca November 21, 2008 at 7:32 PM

LJ, when u say cheapo posts that measn 5 bucks kan? He he...yeah la this RM one here is sama harga la, but better than nothing cause baru tukar domain, nasib baik ada lagi opps eh? :):):)

Mariuca November 21, 2008 at 7:33 PM

Dat's why la LJ!!! Until now, I am still waiting like a fool for tiga P to respond to me! And still nothing yet, nada!! I oso getting more angers ni, time is money tak faham-faham ke si tiga P itu? :(

Mariuca November 21, 2008 at 7:34 PM

Ok ok bawak bertenang! He he off to mandi-manda now ahem! See ya later tonight. :)

LadyJava November 21, 2008 at 10:55 PM

GP!! I just watched the latest Boldie epi... D is so gonna get busted with the camera kan?? lol.. padan muka!!

LadyJava November 21, 2008 at 10:55 PM

Yelah.. 5 bucks.. but still better than nothing mah..

LadyJava November 21, 2008 at 10:56 PM

haha.. i also just did this one in LLP.. same keyword banyak kan 200words.. pengsan...

LadyJava November 21, 2008 at 10:57 PM

Still no reply from tiga p eh? ahhaha... yelah.. time is money you know... bedebah siam tul ah...

LadyJava November 21, 2008 at 10:58 PM

ye ye.. bawak bertenang.. am at the office now... i thought kejap jer.. rupa nya.. suddenly got meeting.. aiyooh.. if i know I stay home lah...:(

LadyJava November 21, 2008 at 10:58 PM

Hi Emila!!
Tadi eat nasi goreng jer.. but now after watching Boldie.. I'm sooo craving for Sushi!!!

LadyJava November 21, 2008 at 10:59 PM

hehe.. the food not the!

Jackie November 22, 2008 at 12:24 AM

Hello LJ, Emila and of course you Marzie!

I am here now just like magic!!

Jackie November 22, 2008 at 12:25 AM

oh I know who is goingggg...and yes this is a fabulous little box. i would love to have it too!!

Jackie November 22, 2008 at 12:25 AM

Oh my reading what LJ said makes me wonder if any of us really sleep normally.

Anonymous,  November 22, 2008 at 12:26 AM

Wow just saw this new post and thought I might have a chance to CHOP, but noooo....32 comments already!


Jackie November 22, 2008 at 12:26 AM

Of course Walter thinks every blogger is crazy anyway.

I am lucky though. he is content to go to bed and wait for me!!

foongpc November 22, 2008 at 12:26 AM

You and your perfumes! Haha! Hope you'll get the Victoria's Secret perfumes and showcase them in your blog! : )

Jackie November 22, 2008 at 12:28 AM

That is of course when he is at home. And some times his snoring drives me crazy.

I tell you the man could win contest.

When i do get into bed it is always a night of me slightly kicking him and telling him to roll over.

Because his snoring is so loud!! see you later!! Ya?

Jackie November 22, 2008 at 12:30 AM

Wow I never make your top 10 droppers list and I drop and drop.

I think it is the time difference. After all you are a day ahead of me on this side!!

I will just have to try harder!!

I'm off to the races!!

Anonymous,  November 22, 2008 at 3:34 AM

Here I had my hopes up that it was you, Genie Princess, coming to shop for perfume in NYC!


Monica November 22, 2008 at 4:08 AM

wow..such a beautiful set of miniature fragrance!

Monica November 22, 2008 at 4:13 AM

I haven't tried Victoria's Secret perfume yet but I like their lingerie ;-)

MaricrisG November 22, 2008 at 9:30 AM

your perfume collection is awesome! and Victoria's secret is just as awesome! I love all the stuff I get there :) Anyway, dropping by here via EC drop. Come say hello sometimes

Kim November 22, 2008 at 4:07 PM

hey Mariuca the gang over here are madly shopping for Mariuca perfumes to impress your birthday Teddy.... :)

Kim November 22, 2008 at 4:08 PM

they are all in love with her... ;)

Anonymous,  November 22, 2008 at 11:57 PM

Hey that Chanel Number Five I detect in the air today?


Anonymous,  November 22, 2008 at 11:58 PM

London and Maddie are here to play with all your beautiful perfume bottles before we head out to Newark NJ to see Cats at NJPAC...we'll be back with a full report tonight!

Hope you're having a relaxing weekend on your side of the world.


Laura November 23, 2008 at 2:12 AM

That is lovely. Reading your post has inspired me to get back into my hobby of collecting them. Oddly enough, my daughter has a small collection of 15 bottles. I had not placed much thought into it. Hmmm.... I will ask why she likes them. I am pretty sure I know the answer, but it's always nice to hear it from her :)

Anonymous,  November 23, 2008 at 7:55 AM

Bad Roxy just read this were in the U.S., right nearby in Chester, Pennsylvania for two years??!!

I think I need to read the Mariuca story from once upon a time!


Mizé November 23, 2008 at 6:21 PM

Hi. I´ve always loved this sets, but couldn´t afford having many, like you, lucky girl.
Hope your friend gets this beauty for you.
You don´t use the perfumes in this small bottles, do you?
A peaceful Sunday. xx

Jackie November 23, 2008 at 6:48 PM

Hi Marzie,
You made it. And you are up. but, for now you will have to be the last time I do it.

I am up and running but still having some problems.

So I will be slow for the next couple of days!!:-)

LadyJava November 23, 2008 at 9:08 PM

Hiyaaa GP!!!
How are you today?? Me been busy lah.. dropping pun dah tak consistent ni.. i feel so guilty :(

I see I even dropped to third place here.. it's ok.. slow and steady!!!

LadyJava November 23, 2008 at 9:09 PM

I've got my MM song ready already.. get the code at midnight ya :)

Anonymous,  November 23, 2008 at 9:10 PM

Happy Sunday to MPG...just dropping off my EC and saying hello...Rex is making pancakes for breakfast when the girls wake up, so come on over!


Anonymous,  November 23, 2008 at 9:11 PM

London and Maddie want to tell you all about Cats, so do drop by Roxiticus Desperate Housewives to read their review.


Raquel November 24, 2008 at 5:02 AM

Hi Mariuca, I like the smell of Victoria's secret too. This gift set is different from last year. I had one last year and the content is almost the same. I think the pink bottle (no ribbon) looks sooo sexy. Anyway, I appreciate it if you can check my Sexiest Fragrances on Earth from Victoria's Secret.

Btw, I have the chance to checked your perfume collection. It's awesome! I like to collect miniature perfumes too. Some of them are posted in my blog.

Mariuca November 24, 2008 at 5:44 PM

Ha ha ha LJ!!! I know why u're craving for sushi LOL!!! Kelakar la Brooke tu, dah tua pun nak jadi Seductress LOL!! But my Ridge seperti biasa, steady he he! Can't wait for next ep ni, did u see the way she was "adjusting" Owen's shorts, sudah la tu...cakap je la interested, no need to be sly ha ha! :):):)

Mariuca November 24, 2008 at 5:50 PM

LJ, for 3P tu, the URL dah settle, now payment problem pulak, one after another! Don laik la like dis! :(

Mariuca November 24, 2008 at 5:52 PM

Dah lama tak nampak Sushi kan? We miss Suhi MEOWS! :(

Mariuca November 24, 2008 at 5:57 PM

Hi Emila, Hi Jackie! :)

Jackie, I doubt anyone of us sleep normally he he, but that's just how it works for us I guess. Odd sleeping hours, odd blogging hours so a sleep marathon is just what we need sometimes! ;)

Mariuca November 24, 2008 at 5:59 PM

Jackie, this is a lovely box of scents indeed! I wish VS will finally come here to Malaysia, but it's been years and I'm still waiting. Can u imagine how happy I'd be if and when they finally make their way here? Yeehaw!! :):):)

Mariuca November 24, 2008 at 6:02 PM

Jackie! Of coz u can make your way to my TD list, you're already on Mariuca's list, so Go Jackie Go! :):):)

Mariuca November 24, 2008 at 6:03 PM

Roxy! How grand would it be if GP makes her way over to NYC for some perfume shopping eh? Sigh!! Well one can dream right? :):):)

Mariuca November 24, 2008 at 6:06 PM

YAY! Thanks Monica, I HEART this VS set la, it's really bugging me, so I hope my fren can get one for me he he! :):):)

Mariuca November 24, 2008 at 6:08 PM

Mon, when I was studying in the US, VS was like a weekly visit for me ...for both scents and their delightful garments, so silky and nice right? I love VS la! :):):)

Mariuca November 24, 2008 at 6:12 PM

Hola Zen!! YAY! Thank you for checking out my perfume collection, I just love to see it getting bigger and bigger he he! This VS set will make a nice addition to my gallery yes? Thank you for dropping by today, I'll stop by ur place too. :):):)

Mariuca November 24, 2008 at 6:24 PM

OMG Kim! The gang over there are soooooo smart and adorable, shopping away for more perfumes for my Teddy he he! I love it and thanks so much for being the first to enter my contest for the MPG bear, you're da best! Hugs and love! :):):)

Mariuca November 24, 2008 at 6:26 PM

Roxy! Thank you for bringing the girls over to play with my perfumes he he, which ones are their faves I wonder? Have fun cuties! :):):)

Mariuca November 24, 2008 at 6:29 PM

Hi there eBAy! Yahoo! It is indeed awesome to hear that my post has inspired u to start collecting perfumes again! And yay for ur daughter too, how old is she? 15 bottles is a good start, soon she'll have 118 like me LOL! :):):)

Mariuca November 24, 2008 at 6:30 PM

Thanks Tammy, I think so too! :)

Mariuca November 24, 2008 at 6:33 PM

Roxy! I was I was in Chester, PA for 2 lovely years he he! So imagine all the fun I had visiting NYC and ahem...Atlantic City often yeeha!! :):):)

Mariuca November 24, 2008 at 6:35 PM

Ha ha Mize!! I don't mind spending a tad more for my perfume gallery, esp if it's not available here in my country, like this awesome set!

And of course I don't use the minis, they're solely for display and for me to happily view and enjoy the scents he he! :):):)

Mariuca November 24, 2008 at 6:37 PM

YAY! I finally made it as ur FC Jackie, am thrilled to see lovely MPG at TPV, thanks so much! :):):)

Mariuca November 24, 2008 at 6:38 PM

Hi LJ, nice to see u here at MPG sweetie! I've been doing my EC rounds, but sometimes tak complete 300 cause selalu je slow to load and all that jazz, but today is not so bad. Wish me luck! :):):)

Mariuca November 24, 2008 at 6:39 PM

Hey Roxy, thanks for the pancakes and the pics of CATS, love'm! Hope u had a good weekend, cause it's already Monday here so back to work work work for me. :)

Mariuca November 24, 2008 at 6:42 PM

Hola Raquel and a warm welcome to MPG! It's always nice to meet another perfume lover so YAY! :):):)

Wow, u are so lucky to have last year's set too, will u be getting this one as well? I do love the packaging, it's all so lovely so I must have this one in my collection ha ha!

Oh I'd surely come over to check out your collection, can't wait to see ur minis YAY! :):):)

Anonymous,  March 7, 2009 at 11:17 AM

i like all the bottles and the box! beautiful box!

Love n Hugs from Genie Princess!

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