Deep, dark secret: I want to smell like bananas foster

3 Apr

As promised via Twitter, I’m back. I disappeared so that I could take some time to get used to my new schedule and come up with a coherent plan for what I wanted the new Productista to be. I’m hereby devoted to writing about tips, tricks, trends and the occasional product obsession. I’m no pro, but I’ve certainly spent more than my fair share of time of playing with product. I mean this now more than ever: Ask me questions. You guys can drive the content of this site.

Anyway, to kick off the new direction, I’m writing about something I knew when I was 12: It’s OK to buy things just because they smell good. I picked up the pictured lotion a few months ago because it was free, and I figured I’d use it for travel someday. I did, and though I wasn’t blown away by the scent, it reminded me that buying a lotion simply because it smells fantastic can be really rewarding.

I’ve spent most of my late teen and adult (really?) life being fundamentally opposed to wearing lotion that smells like food, but my little experiment has me wanting to go out and buy salted caramel- or bananas foster-scented lotion. Is that a thing? Please tell me it is.

I’m still not going to go out in public smelling like dessert or cucumbers, but next time I encounter a lotion that smells delicious, I’m buying it. I have half a dozen moisturizers that I bought because of the formula. I deserve one that simply smells delightful. If I can reverse my feelings on the subject, you can too. And seriously, if you know of bananas foster lotion or any other delightfully whimsical moisturizers, shoot me an email.

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