(very sorry for the very long post but I am so excited) Well I had been an admirer of H for quite some time, and due to the problems i was having with Lv i decided it was time to move onto a new brand. (blessing in disguise maybe) So i have been posting on this board for a while, learning and admiring H (thanks GF and HG) So in light of the fact that I am becoming and adult in 1 1/2 months I am getting my 1st piece of Hermes (thanks to GF) hopefully the surprise hasn't been ruined for all of you yet! I needed to visit my H shop 1st in order to see the item GF is getting me in person. I felt horrible wasting the SA's time but i was so lucky that he was understanding when i explained the situation, its also helped that the exact model i was searching for wasn't available. The SA was great he took the time to explain everything and made me feel so comfortable, i had visited the H store few times previously and was always felt so uncomfortable, I would panic and sweat profusely (didn't help by the fact that the SA were sniggering whether or not it was about me.) Well today i decided to go to the shop again, the SA motivated me to get my 1st taste of H before GF comes back. So again i went in my lunch hour (which mind you is NOT a lunch hour kind of like eat and go back to work, your expected to eat in the office but i never do) So i walk in take a short walk and notice the same SA is there again, he actually approaches me and remembers me. (mind you it had been two weeks, and working at an upscale boutique myself i couldn't remember the clients i served yesterday lol) So I was in for a fragrance,(despite the fact that i have 5 (opened) and 15 (sealed) bottles of various perfume as gifts from friends, but i like to choose my own fragrance) The new Terre was what i was interested in but wasn't sold (i swear every time i tested it in a department store it smelt different) He showed me the most popular in mens as he didn't want me to try the full range, and confuse my smell. He introduced me to the Hermessence range which i had always been interested in, his signature Vetiver Tonka, which I quite liked. Then various others, and explained that the Hermessence may be mixed (suggesting Vetiver Tonka & Osmanthe Yunnan) and sprayed the mixture on my wrist. I liked the smell at first it was refreshing and delicious, at that moment i was willing to purchase a fragrance (even though i admit they are more than overpriced) within the next ten minutes when i would make my decision. He gave me the ribbon smell samples insisting i wear the fragrances for a while to test them out. He searched the draw for the small vials to give me to test, he had run out of VT! i was a little upset since i wished to ware this most and i was leaning more toward it, (i was still more than happy with my OY sample.) Then my wonderful SA went above and beyond, and reached into his suit and pulled out his personal sample vial of VT. Although there is only a tinny amount left in the vial I was so touched by this gesture, and thanked him profusely. I thanked him again before i left saying what a fabulous SA he had been to me, even though i have yet to purchase anything. I briefly explained how i had been disappointed with Lv, and that the new manger had disregarded my complaints. To my surprise he told me that the last manger from lv in now the new manger of Hermes (i guess all this time i had been following him/her lol) I also remembered to ask about the gm kelly double tour, he said that a shipment would be coming in soon and that next time i come in he would take my order. So i left with empty hands and a huge smile, knowing i had truly found the best fashion house and SA for me! since then i have been snififng my arm profusely, the mix of VT and OY is so addicting ! i swear it smelt like the store! After the rest of the day working my arm still smelt as strong as when it was first applied I had never had such a great cologne, I am offically sold! Although unfortunately i cant afford to buy both fragrances ush: i will settle for VT and use the vial of OY to mix with it on occasions (with luck my sa will give me another vial next time) I cant wait till my next visit to pick up my new smell! If you have survived thank you too much for reading my looooong post lol!