Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The Year of Sniffing Dangerously

For the three of you that are reading this blog that are not coming in from one of the perfume blogs may not have read about the latest scandale in the perfume blogger world: PayolaGate! I gather the gist of it that some blogger was offered cash and prizes to write nice things about some random perfume, then apparently questioned when other bloggers liked it. Were they paid?

I wish the original person would weigh in with A) what company it was and B) how much they were offered, because lets face it, unless the offer was made via smoke signals or a trenchcoat-wearing parking lot encounter, there has to be a paper, cyber, or phone trail to back up the bloggers claim.

But no, now it has become a dust-up that's almost laughable. Laughable because I know at least a few of these bloggers, some personally, and I don't see any of them suddenly buying a castle in France. Or more importantly, buying a castle in France and mentioning that they will need the culinary, artistic and conversational skills of your dear Pansy, so quit that job and here's a ticket to France on LVMH.

Note to any perfume companies out there: I may be able to be had. But to quote Margo Channing: "I'll admit I may have seen better days, but I'm still not to be had for the price of a cocktail, like a salted peanut."

Any takers? Didn't think so...

4 comments:

Colombina (Marina) said...

On the phone with my realtor in France as we speak. I will need your culinary, artistic and conversational skills badly, Tom, would you come with us?

tmp00 said...

Do you need to ask?

How is the work on the underground tanks of Guerlain? We were promised hot and cold running Djedi, and the deal is off without it!

elle said...

All I can say is that I'm not very sorry I didn't start my own blog. The opportunities missed! Scruples are SOOOO overrated.
And, Marina, I could be your gardener at that castle in France. :-)

tmp00 said...

I know! Little did I know.

Sadly I don't think this blog is going to entice any bribes. Unless they bribe me to stop writing....