How much assistance do you need when buying a lipstick? A tale of a marketing tactic FAIL

Lost in thought at the perfume counter, imagining the gay face of my mother upon her spritizing the pretty bottle of L’Air du Temps that I cradle in my hands, imagining her twisting open its tiny cap of a crystalline bird in flight, do I really seem like I just might want shopgirls Bambi or Aurora whining Madaaaam, you try Poisonnnn???