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To tell my niece that Beyonce probably does not wear the perfume she endorses

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Mrsdavidcaruso Sat 15-Mar-14 01:01:19

My 15 year old niece wants me to buy her the new Beyonce perfume you can only get at Superdrug - will buy it for her if me and her mum think its age appropriate, trouble is she believes Beyonce actually wears it when in reality she most likely wears one that costs 1000s of pounds an ounce.

If we buy it for her should we let her down gently or let her believe she is going to be smelling like Beyonce.

Hopefully it will be too 'old' for her anyway and she wont be allowed to have it

EatShitDerek Sat 15-Mar-14 11:56:53

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Pasithea Sat 15-Mar-14 12:13:10

My dad bought my first Chanel for me when I was 14. Nothing else has ever compared no 5 forever

Mrsdavidcaruso Sat 15-Mar-14 20:50:29

panic over she didnt like it, she had a sniff and chose paul smith rose instead ( I rather like that one as well actually)

zeezeek Sat 15-Mar-14 20:56:44

Good for her. The Ghost ones are lovely too for teenagers. And I'm with you on the celebrity's ridiculous to think that Beyoncé even had a role in choosing the damn thing let alone wearing it...and it's probably more expensive than it should be because of her name....

I'll stop this rant now before I bore even myself grin

flaggybannel Sat 15-Mar-14 20:56:59

I really don't like the beyonce perfume. usually wear 4711 , not seen it around lately....... am old ain't I? blush blush

specialsubject Sat 15-Mar-14 21:02:04

Show her the link that says Beyonce is allergic to perfume.

if she likes the smell of the stuff, why not? But teaching kids to see through sleb endorsement, branding and all the other crap is a very valuable life lesson.

ComposHat Sat 15-Mar-14 21:15:55

Tell her you've sniffed Bonce Knowles and she wears nowt but Hai Karate and Brut.

MissBattleaxe Sun 16-Mar-14 12:48:39

flaggybannel- you're not old, you've just got really good taste. 4711 is a classic and will never date.

Nancy66 Sun 16-Mar-14 12:52:21

I'm going to hazard a guess that Eva Longoria doesn't dye her hair over the bath with a four quid kit from Boots either.

debbriana Sat 31-Jan-15 12:47:14

Beyonce is actually allergic to perfumes, she has specific ones made with a certain ingredients taken out.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sat 31-Jan-15 12:52:55

gringrin and you resurrected this thread because?..............

gabsdot45 Sat 31-Jan-15 18:25:49

I have the Beyonce perfume. I won a gift set in a raffle. It's really nice.

debbriana Sat 31-Jan-15 19:54:53

I was looking for a topic with beyonce's name. Simple

ghostyslovesheep Sat 31-Jan-15 19:57:13

get out more

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sat 31-Jan-15 19:59:17

Are you her greatest fan?

debbriana Sun 01-Feb-15 12:26:15

Yes I am and proud. It's not about getting out more. I was thinking about a topic to click on and I thought why not look for beyonce.

19lottie82 Sun 01-Feb-15 13:42:43

My DSD (15 next month) has the Beyoncé perfume in the red bottle (heat?) and it's actually quite nice

usualsuspect333 Sun 01-Feb-15 14:15:36

Fucking weirdos everywhere on MN.

bottleofbeer Sun 01-Feb-15 14:25:55

Tell you what is a lovely perfume. Katy Perry Miow. I bought my daughter some for Christmas because it comes in a little cat shaped bottle. I'm a bit of a perfume snob too.

UmizoomiThis Sun 01-Feb-15 14:46:52

I've always loved how Jennifer Lopez took the piss with her Glow perfume on Will & Grace

tarashill Sun 01-Feb-15 14:50:13

I'd tell her anything that might encourage her not to be impressed by Beyoncé.

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