I just clicked "pay" for the blue Colchiques scarf on the Opportunities website. I've bought my first Hermes scarf! I'd been postponing the purchase until I got refunded my $$ for the Burberry trench I bought that was too small (and smelled like cigarette smoke besides). The refund arrived today, and after weaseling a few times, looking at the scarves on eBay and wondering whether I could get a better deal, I took a deep breath and went for the one I really wanted. The pic I'm attaching is lousy -- I couldn't figure out how to copy the enlarged version from the site -- but if anybody is curious, here's a link to the scarf on Opportunities: http://www.opportunities.fr/en/produit.php?ref=A_OPPCA654 Many, many thanks to all of the scarfies here -- especially sweet CobaltBlu -- for all of your help and encouragement. I just wish I could have bought it a bit earlier . . . In a week, I'm leaving town for a month for a training course, and from what I've heard here, I doubt that the scarf will arrive before I leave. But when I was sitting in my therapist's office yesterday, and realized that in the back of my head I was imagining myself sitting there with the scarf around my neck, I decided I'd better go for it. Thanks again!!!!!