Just look at it.
In the mail the other day came a most extravagant package. Embarrassed to open it, yet seething with pleasure at the contents – which I shall not reveal in all their entirety right now – the most thrilling creature inside this wrapped up, beautifully thought out, and entirely uncalled for box, was surely Shalimar Hair Gel.
Yes, Shalimar Hair Gel. You did in fact read that correctly. And look at the bottle! Like some nubile Egyptian amphor by way of Alphonse Mucha, the blue, exquisite container surely makes the Shalimar lover quake in his slippers: begin to doubt the beauty of the perfume and eau de toilette bottles themselves…………………………surely this blue, hypnotic, elegantly tall creation should have, instead, been the bottle? (this is never leaving my permanent collection).
The Oxford Dictionary defines the word ‘luxury’ as being
“The state of great comfort, and extravagant living”
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