21 June 2006

Trish, You Bitch.

The dust has barely settled in the Dan Abrams debacle and I'm already in the clutches of another "oh, HELL NO" moment. I knew it was only a matter of time before Trish McEvoy robbed me of my scent. Still, it came as quite a shock to learn that Trish Mac #11 White Iris -- one of my very favorite fragrances -- could be so disposable. It's Trish's modus operandi to phase out colors and scents to create demand and make room for new ones. While I understand the need to stay fresh and relevant, I remain in the most basic form of human denial: You always think these things happen to other people's perfumes, not yours.

Perfume connoisseurs like Neil Morris have said Trish Mac #11 smells like buttery sandalwood and irises, honeysuckle, jasmine, and Bulgarian roses. To me, it has always smelled like summer. That said, I’m on a mission similar to Elaine's on Seinfeld when the Today Sponge was taken off the market. Help me gather thee remaining bottles while ye may. If you happen to know of/hear of/spot any bottles of the stuff, please email me. James uncovered the last stash on the South Shore at Beauty & Main at Derby Street. Help me smoke ‘em out of the stock rooms at Saks, the product cases at salons and spas, the cybershelves of eBay Canada and eLuxury.

13 comments:

BAGS said...

KJ,

I'm sure Auntie can help you with your Trish McEvoy #11 search. However,let's not forget about our other fallen brethrens and keep the search alive for other discontinued products such as lawn darts/jarts, and Falstaff Beer from the Pabst family. (A great combo by the way.)

KJ said...

Bags (or as Paulie says, "Bag")
I'm sure there is a great demand for lawn darts on the black market. They've been banned since 1988..I'm sure many recreationists like yourself are in a full-on jones by now. According to Wikipedia, Falstaff was produced in 2005. There must be some rusty cases hiding out in beer fridge at Marsh's.

KJ said...

I meant produced UNTIL 2005, as in Pabst stopped production of it last year.

Cameo said...

F*ER> I'm on it. During a recent trip to Neiman's, I spoke to the lovely Irish lass at the Trish counter who gave me the skinny: Boston no longer carries it, BUT they will search their stores across the U.S> and send you the bottles at NO CHARGE to your home. Jimmy: clear out the basement and make room for No. 11!!

PS: She also told me that if you write Trish she may change her mind. Apparently, she's tried these shenanigans once before and folded under consumer pressure. Go get her!

jal said...

MAMA J - Colonial Drug in Harvard Square carries perfumes and colognes that have long gone away. I stand by it!!! They have never failed either Mij or I. Maybe we can meet in the Squa-yah for a drink and go shopping? Let me know.

I had to note that my verification word was "gegyvoob". As in "Cut it out you gegyvoob!"

KT said...

Nordstrom.com baby!

KT

FYI.. my verification word was "jerbi" as in "mmmmm... I loves me some jerbi"

wmd said...

1) James, if you're tracking down bottles, I'll put in an order for Hai Karate for a Christmas gift for my Uncle Sonny.

2) Where the hell were all you people during my crisis of Jell-O Pudding Pops being taken off the market??!!!

KJ said...

My God, WMD. I had no idea Jell-O pudding pops were no more. I was just thinking of them the other day while cleaning Fudgsicle residue out of Paulie's hair. Had there been a forum like the P.U. when they went off the market, you can be sure all would have rallied for the cause. Did Bill Cosby have something to do with this bullshit?

LPD said...

I'm pretty sure the reason for the Jello-O Pudding Pop's demise was that scientists could not discover a way to remove the patented icy crust that adhered to kids lips like Flick to the flagpole.

Now where the hell is the chocolate-caramel treasure we once knew as the Marathon Bar? I'm pretty sure I don't want one if some originals remain in a warehouse from 1978, but those things were the best. Mmmmm...

stevie b said...

katie maybe you can borrow some of Paulie's eau de peanut butter

KJ said...

stevie b: it's more like eau de maple syrup. Smells good but it's quite sticky! Just ask Vito who is wearing the scent today (involuntarily) after Paulie dropped a mini-waffle on his back.

KJ said...

LPD: It seems the Marathon Bar has been rebranded as the "Curly Wurly" candy bar. You be the judge...

http://www.oldtimecandy.com/curly-wurly.htm

LPD said...

"Curly Wurly" bar??? That's the lamest name ever. Sounds kinda dirty, doesn't it?