HE’s the one who wanted to go into Sephora, not me

On November 12, 2008 by Eden M. Kennedy

He was begging me to buy him the John Varvatos, the one with the faux leather sleeve around the bottle, but then oh no! What he really wanted was the Kenzo Tokyo! Kid, I wouldn’t buy a $72 bottle of perfume for myself. Plus your dad bought you that big bottle of Cartier and you NEVER wear it.

He backed off and I got him some cherry cola-scented shower gel instead. It’s kind of how you’d expect a seven-year-old to smell anyway.

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18 Responses to “HE’s the one who wanted to go into Sephora, not me”

  • Wow. How cool is your kid? Every time you write about him I think–is this how they are in California? How come no one was this cool when I was his age?

  • Ah, your son is ridiculously beautiful.

    Cherry cola shower gel says ‘hello and welcome madame migraine’ in big flashing letter to me. Hope it smells better than it sounds.

  • It smells awful straight out of the bottle, I almost returned it without telling him. But then he ran off and used it last night and it was nice.

    I will not relay any complimentary comments to the boy in question as I am trying to counter-reinforce (un-reinforce?) coolness or looks as a goal. (Though showering remains important.) But thank you!

  • Wow, excellent persuasion skills.

  • I cannot believe that Jackson is *7* already. Seven! Wow!

  • I would totally expect something that smells like Cherry Cola to be syrupy and sticky. But then it wouldn’t be a very effective shower gel, now, would it?

  • Return of The Stick Waving Motherfucker!

  • He’s kinda rockin the young male model look, isn’t he?! “Like mom, I am gorgeous, let’s not force it on them. They know already.” Lurve that he *hearts* Sephora. You’re raising a good boy there!

  • He’s kinda rockin the young male model look, isn’t he?! “Like mom, I am gorgeous, let’s not force it on them. They know already.” Lurve that he *hearts* Sephora. You’re raising a good boy there!

  • Wait a sec, he’s 7 right? Man, those ladykillers start young…

  • Aww!! Only 7? Man, I can just imagine what he’ll be like at 17. Ooo-ee!

  • Oh! You should have a look at Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab (blackphoenixalchemylab.com) – they have an enormous catalog of perfume oils and some of their limited edition stuff is made of WIN! (Beaver Moon? Uh huh! Pumpkin Cheesecake? YES!)

    Actually, if you would be interested I could send you some “imps”.

  • What I really need to know is: what does he use on his beautiful freaking hair? We should all be so lucky!

  • Did you get him cola and dr. pepper flavored chapstick to complete the cola soap ensemble?

  • Oh, good idea, we could get some Dr. Pepper jellybeans at Target.

    I hate to say it, but I have a sample tube of Frederick Fekkai (however you spell it) glossing cream that I use on his head to smooth out the tangles.

  • That’s hilarious. Listen, can you ask him what he himself would name a kid-geared deoderant? My friend is making all-natural-ingredient products and is looking for a way cool boy-appealing anime kinda title for them. So I am desperately trying next: “WWJD”?

  • wow eden, i can’t believe how big jackson is now!! just got into the blog world (a little late, i know) and thought i’d check if you were still fussy. you may not recognize the name – married a year ago and went from tinkham to purcell. hope all is well, cheers!

  • I’ve smelled that cherry cola bath gel several times now, and every time I’m tempted.