Good Riddance, Perfume Spritzers

Excellent news: those perfume pushers who line the aisles of many department store cosmetics areas are being phased out. People in the fragrance industry have finally realized that accosting shoppers with an unwanted spritz of potent/stinky perfume (which always seems to linger on you for days!) is not the most effective way to convince them to buy it. Now instead there will be sales people on hand to ask you detailed questions about the kinds of scents you prefer. (Do you like floral bouquet or musty basement undertones?) They’ll give you fancy samples to try at home, and then they’ll call you a few days later to see how you’re finding them. Well, that sounds much less invasive — let’s all breathe a sigh of relief?