I Hope She Smells My Perfume

Britney Spears released the music video for Perfume yesterday. Have you heard her latest single yet? It's a mid-tempo ballad about having a boyfriend who is probably still in love with his ex-girlfriend. Here are some lyrics:

Do I imagine it or I see your stare? Is there still longing there?
Oh I hate myself and I feel crazy, such a classic tale
Current girl friend, ex-girlfriend, I'm trying to be cool
Am I being paranoid, am I seeing things, am I just insecure?

So I, wait for you to call and I try to act natural
Have you been thinking 'bout her or about me?
And while I wait I put on my perfume, yeah I want it all over you
I'm gonna mark my territory

I'll never tell, tell on myself, but I hope she smells my perfume
I hide it well, hope you can't tell, but I hope she smells my perfume

You all know I'm a huge Britney fan, but I don't always stand by her music. This is one of those songs I have a hard time defending. It's pretty stupid and yeah, she's not known for her amazing voice, but the vocals are sometimes cringe-worthy. That hasn't stopped me from listening to it on repeat and knowing every word though. I'll never tell, tell on myself, but I secretly love it.

Want to hear my own embarrassing story about perfume? My high school boyfriend had an old blanket that I loved. It smelled like him, it was super soft, and it was Pac-Man. Awesome. He let me take it home to use in bed every night, but we broke up about six months later. When he was on his way over to pick up his box of stuff, I knew I had to give it back, so I spritzed some of my perfume on it (Gap Dream, of course). I just knew he'd use it that night, smell me, and obviously want to get back together. Except that when I say I spritzed it, I mean I probably dumped it. All over. Subtle. And it didn't work, he didn't want me back. The next day at school he came up to me and said, "Why did you put perfume all over my blanket? I had to wash it the second I got home." Bitches be crazy!

Anyway, here's the video. It was directed by Joseph Kahn who did her Stronger, Toxic, and Womanizer videos, but he says this isn't exactly his vision. Apparently RCA had issues with the story line of the original video because there's possibly some murder involved, so instead we just get some pretty shots of a '90s Britney, her dude's abs, and stupid Cindy (who also plays Ted Mosby's daughter on HIMYM), the girl Britney loses out to. He must not have liked her perfume either. I feel you, Brit.


Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

I wonder if this is just a ploy for her to sell her perfume ;) hehe

I used to have shirts from my high school boyfriend turned college boyfriend turned fiancé turned EX he wore a cologne to this day I still love but will never buy my husband - it's amazing what smell does for memories. They always smelled like him and I slept with them.

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

UGH CINDY GO AWAY. Brit looks so pretty in this stupid video. And this stupid song that I can't stop singing in her pitchy voice. It is far too much fun!

Gap Dream was the greatest perfume ever!

Misty said...

I haven't smelled any of her perfumes. I should get around to it one of these days.

I am almost positive I did something similar when returning something to a boyfriend. It sounds like something I'd do. Ha!