Ha, ha, ha! Laughter guaranteed with this article by Dan H. Woods about an imagined parallelism between perfume-shopping and paint-shopping. He asks the "what-if" question. What if the paint SA behaved with you, the guy, like the perfume SA usually behaves with your wife?...
"As far as I know, my wife has never actually bought any perfume this way. Strangely, the perfume-women don't seem to mind. I suspect the whole perfume selection ritual is a charade to mask the passing of vital underground information through the wrist-rubbing code, like: "Long live the revolution! The next meeting is at Marge's house. Bring a dish to pass."
Admittedly, it's a baffling process. Imagine if guys used this same method to buy paint:"
Also check out the series by Christina Warriner: Confessions of an ex-Fragrance Model:
Part 1: Stardust
Part 2: The Hunt
Part 3: Jargon
Part 4: Special Clients