When I was little, I liked to play with dolls. Not the life-like ones that pooped and cried real tears. Not even. I adored the tiny itty bitty ones that lived in miniature ice cream cone or cookie houses that i could wear wrapped around my wrist instead of a watch. That's right, even at that young age I found time to accessorize...with dolls.
My favorite one lived in a chocolate sundae and I named her Chocolattie accordingly. I cut her hair, gave her makeovers, told her all of my playground secrets, and wherever I went...Chocolattie went.
I've never been able to find a suitable replacement for my purple haired confidante. At my age, it would seem peculiar to wear a doll around my wrist, albeit one with fried hair from the time she got sucked into the hairdryer.
Well my dear Chocolattie, I've got news for you...there are some new girls in the neighborhood.
Meet the Harajuku girls. They're like the Japanese Spice girls of fragrance.
Inspired by the eccentric, cutting edge Harajuku shopping district in Tokyo, the Harajuku Lovers fragrance collection features five rocking fragrances housed in the most adorable doll-decanters. Inspired by music/fashion icon Gwen Stefani. There's Love, Lil' Angel, Music, Baby and G. It's no coincidence that the girls are named after L.A.M.B., the anagram of Ms. Stefani's fab fashion line, with the fifth girl serving as Gwen's namesake. Gwen knocked it out of the ballpark with her first fragrance- L, and these five just take it up a notch. Choose the girl, or scent that best fits your personality- with notes of coconut, jasmine, creamy vanilla, sweet pea, candied violet, orange flower and more decadent aromas, you're sure to find your perfect signature scent, plus fragrance playmate. Buy a .33oz doll for $25 or a 1oz girl for $45. If you can't choose, get all 5 girls in solid fragrance form.
The best things about it is, I don't have to be embarrassed about playing with dolls anymore. It's not juvenille, it's fashion forward. I can't wear them strapped around my wrist, but I can keep them tucked away in my purse for a burst of cuteness throughout the day.
The next time you're in Sephora, do yourself a favor. Stop and smell the Harajuku.
Or fragrance shop 'til you drop at FragranceNet.com.