Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Get Fresh With Me - A Garage Sale

UPDATE: SOLD! (The perfume, not the house.)

I'm sorry Mama, I never meant to hurt you. I never meant to make you cry, but tonight, I'm cleaning out my closet.

I'm purging. You're purging. We're all purging.

I got the hair-brained idea that I might offer some of the top-dog things to youn's, on the off chance that any of it might interest you.

The $$ raised will be directed 100% toward a cause. But I can't tell you what that cause is right now. You'll just have to trust me.

And no, the cause isn't a lifetime supply of Santitas, delivered right to my door. Though could you really judge me if it was?

I present to you: Item Number One

Have you ever heard of Fresh Index perfumes? I met them years ago at Sephora when we lived in DC and only Big Towns had a Sephora. I fell in love. But they are really pricey, so I never did buy any.

Then, a couple of years ago, I landed this for Christmas:

It is a book, a little bigger than the size of a real book...

With a bookplate and everything...

And 15 of the most popular Fresh scents.

This is hands-down the most extravagant Christmas gift I have ever received.

But then a funny thing happened: I never wore it.

OK fine, I wore it a little.

Here are the two bottles (Pear Cassis on the left and Pomegranate Anise on the right) that are on the low-side. But the rest are nearly untouched. I smell them all of the time, just because they make me happy. They are divine.

I wavered on whether or not I'm ready to part with it, because maybe there does still lurk within me a girl who does her hair and wears perfume.

Alas, this needs a home that will love it to its full potential.

The retail was $100.

I'm selling it for $35, including free shipping anywhere in the US.

If you are interested, shoot me an email at shannandmartin@yahoo.com

The real Real Slim Shady


  1. It sounds divine, but alas, I just through out several bottles of stale perfume. It seems I am not a hair-doing, make-up-wearing kind of girl either.

  2. geepers I thought your home sold there for a sec!

  3. I too have a girl inside that longs to do her hair, make-up, and wear perfume. The girl on the outside wears clear lip balm and sports a pony tail holder. She often sneezes around perfume and funky candles. So sad.

  4. You are so funny, slim shady. I don't wear any perfume. Ever. I wear Bath and Body stuff but perfume gives me a headache. Not sure what that's all about.


  5. Slim Shady. So funny. What a pretty gift though.

  6. I gotta say...I NEVER saw you as an Eminem girl!!! hee! hee! Too funny!

  7. New year, new beginningss. Unfortunately that doesn't include any new purchases !! Sorry.

  8. Waaaaaaa? First off - your first line is misleading - I thought the house SOLD! (and had the thought of crap, I have to get my crap out of her barn now.) Then I got to the end and WHERE ARE THE OTHER ITEMS? Are you really going to make us wait? Damn! I feel a bidding war coming on with some of these, you might consider that as an option. Does a BFF get a preview sale? Come on! I assume you aren't selling anything that you would be embarrassed that someone gifted to you and you never used only to have them find out! Are you putting up the BH 90210 DVDS???????? oooooooooh, now I see what that first line was all about, you gave me a fright!

  9. Maybe that's what I should do...just list all the stuff I want to sell on here. You wouldn't believe all the crap I've got.

  10. took all my CRAP to the local salvation army....
    felt good to get rid of it.
    kudos on the sale!

  11. I mean sell.....
    right? which one is it? sale or sell?
    I think its' sell...cause it's something you sold.

    can you believe I homeschool my kids and that they're smart? :)

  12. Well crapola....this is what I get for not being able to check blogs at work. I am sure it sold fast my dear....and it should 00 it is heavenly.


  13. Now this is a neat idea. And I do love Fresh. But have none - for the same reason as you. Minus the generous giver. Can't wait to see what else you put up for sale.

  14. I was just curious....you don't have to tell me if you don't want to, but I was wondering...how do people pay you? Paypal? check in the mail? I was thinking of selling some of my things that way too, but didn't know how to collect the money. Thanks.