I had just drained the sample of Volutes edt given to me by Tamsin when she visited, and couldn't bear to be without it, however laughable that may sound coming from a person with a very bad case of SABLE syndrome ('Stash Above And Beyond Life Expectancy' for anyone unfamiliar with the acronym).
When my bottle arrived from the Diptyque store in London, I could not believe my eyes at the cornucopia of freebies that came with it, occupying not one but two drawstring bags. (I hadn't mentioned that I was a blogger, in case that might just have prompted such unusual levels of largesse. ;-) ) One bag contained a dozen samples of other perfumes in the line, all housed in dinky little boxes and including the edp version of Volutes, which is fundamentally different from the edt. The other bag was stuffed with sachets of bodycare products - every kind of pampering unguent, oil, creme, lotion and gel known to man, and quite a few that aren't ('milky veil for the body' and 'smoothing body polish' being chief amongst them).
So yes, I think Diptyque just raised the 'Gift With Purchase' bar a few feet...or can you top it? What's the best haul of complimentary gubbins you have received with a perfume purchase?
But for now though - and notwithstanding the fact that it is only January 12th - I think this may just prove to be the customer service coup of the year!
Hmm, and so much for my resolution about not buying any more full bottles in 2014...;)
|My crazy swag, bagged!|