Are you shopping fragrance in stores yet? It’s a little hit and miss around here as a lot of Sephora and Ulta stores are still very much closed! There’s still plenty of fragrance around in a variety of places though! Walmart, Target, Bath and Body Works, etc….But there is something you should NOT be doing when you go to these stores!
Please, please, please remind yourself to not sniff open bottles of perfume when you’re at Bath and Body Works or Target or Walmart or wherever you go. Target still has open fragrance samples up as does Walmart. I’ve been to one Bath and Body Works and they too have open bottles out too!
Please don’t put them to your nose though. I think people are forgetful and just randomly sniff stuff from the bottle without realizing how dangerous that is right now. You know how many noses have touched that fragrance bottle? I’ve seen this done twice so far! Once in a Target and once at Walmart and each time I cringed. I’m not sure what the rules and regulations are for sterilizing these bottles but I have a feeling it’s the wild wild west out there when it comes to actually making sure these are safe to sniff. It’s not like they have a sales rep wiping these down every few minutes in larger stores like Target.
The first time I saw someone do it I didn’t say anything but when I saw another lady in Target it do it I took a chance to gently remind her maybe that wasn’t a good idea. And thankfully she took it very well and thanked me profusely saying how she didn’t even realize what she was doing and how it was just instinctive! It truly is as your first instinct when you see a fragrance is to put it to your nose.
So, I know you’re likely going to reach for something and want to sniff it at the bottle but please remember not to. Mist some in the air and try it like that but don’t put the bottle to your nose.
Be safe out there 🙂