Sunday, 18 November 2012

My Perfume Collection!

As you all know, I am a huge lover of fragrance. Perfume makes me happy. I associate smells with different times in my life and to accompany that I get a beautiful bottle that I will keep forever. What is not to love other than the sometimes hurtful pricetag? I didn't want to do this post because I know that my collection will forever be expanding. However I thought that I may as well do one now whilst I can manage the amount that I have, and then next time I will just write about the new perfumes that I have. Make sense? I hope so.

I have split everything down into reasons why I have them so that you don't think I have an unhealthy perfume buying obsession. Hopefully it will make them easier to talk about as well. Speaking of which, I am awful at describing scents so I will include the notes below and tell you when I wear it :)

Presents:



Vera Wang - Lovestruck (Brother) - This was in my Christmas Gift Guide last year. Clearly my brother took notice because he bought it me for my 21st birthday. I absolutely adore this fragrance and it is my go to perfume at the moment. I am trying to use them up bottle by bottle so this is next in line.

This perfume is - Floral.
Heart notes: Tuberose, Lotus Blossom. Top notes: Pink Guava, Mandarin. Base Notes: Precious Woods, Sheer Musk.

Nina Ricci - Ricci Ricci (Boyfriend) This was also on my Christmas Gift Guide. The men in my life like to check my blog regularly when it comes to present buying. This is completely used up and I loved it whilst it lasted. I used it during the day as an every day perfume.

This perfume is - Floral.
Heart notes: Moonflower, Indian Tuberose, Centifolia, Rose. Top notes: Rhubarb, Zest, Bergamot. Base Notes: Patchouli, Sandalwood.

Paul Smith - Women (Aunt and Uncle) This was a christmas present. I love how small the bottle is. It is great for carrying around in your handbag to spritz throughout the day. I wear this during the day as it is really fresh.

This perfume is - Floral.
Heart notes: Freesia, Green Tea, Lily of the Valley, Rose, Geranium. Top notes: Clementine, Blackcurrant, Pink Pepper, Pear Leaf, Mandarin Orange, Bergamot. Base notes: Tonka Bean, Patchouli, Vetiver, Cedar.

Gucci - Rush (Brother) One of my favouite scents. This was another birthday present and is completely gone. I first smelt this when a housemate of mine at university wore it. I fell in love with it there and then. You must smell it because I garantee you will love it too. It is maybe more of an evening fragrance but I wore it regardless.

This perfume is - Fruity.

Heart notes: Jasmine, Coriander, Damask Rose. Top notes: Gardenia, Peach, Freesia. Base notes: Patchouli, Vetiver, Vanilla.

Self-purchases:



Christian Dior - Miss Dior Cherie - This perfume and one other mentioned later are my staple perfumes. I will never get tired of it which is shown by the fact that this is my 5th bottle. I have worn it for years and I always get compliments on it. It is simply stunning and the bottle is completely adorable.

This perfume is - Fruity.

Heart notes: Mandarin Orange, Wild Strawberry. Top notes: Jasmine, Rose. Base notes: Vetiver, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Oak Moss, Amber.

Victoria Secret - Heavenly Stardust - I bought this when I went to NY in my second year of university. The sales assistant twisted my arm and I'm glad that she did. Every time I smell this it takes me back to that trip. I don't think it is being sold any more but there are other great fragrances available now too.

I couldn't find much on this perfume. But it seems to be - Fruity.

Notes: Musk, Honeysuckle, Winterberry.

Gucci - Gucci Guilty - This is another fragrance that is more evening than daytime. Having said this, if I want to wear a perfume I do, so I wear this all the time. I bought it in the christmas sales one year and am thrilled that I did. Stunning fragrance and one that everyone will love.

This perfume is - Floral Oriental.

Heart notes: Peach, Lilac, Geranium. Top notes: Mandarin, Pink Pepper. Base notes: Amber, Patchouli.

Duty Free:



Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gioia - This was a bit of a spur-of-the-moment decision. I had smelt it in a magazine a few days prior and then bought it when I went on holiday. I didn't like it too much at first but it has really grown on me and I love it now. I took it on holiday with me this year and really enjoyed wearing it. It is good for the day as it is fresh and light.

This perfume is - Aquatic.

Heart notes: Jasmine, Aquatic note. Top notes: Crushed Mint Leaves, Limone Primo Flore. Base notes: Cedarwood heart, Brown Sugar, Labdanum.

Valentino - Valentina - This is my other staple perfume. I just can not get enough of this. I could sit and smell it all day. I bought it on holiday this year but still haven't opened it yet as I am trying to use up a few of my other perfumes first. The bottle is stunning, the smell is perfect and over all it will win the heart of any girl :)

This perfume is - Floral Oriental.

Heart notes: White Floral Bouquet (Amalfi Orange Blossom, Tuberose, Jasmine), Wild Strawberry. Top notes: Calabrian Bergamot, Alba Truffle. Base notes: Amber Cedar.

Marc Jacobs - Daisy Eau So Fresh - I bought this on holiday last year. It was my first holiday with my boyfriend so he treated me to it really. I have recently finished it off and will miss it. It is a great daytime fragrance that is easy to wear and doesn't hit you in the face or insult anyone. Could be worn by every age group.

This perfume is - Fruity Floral.

Heart notes: Wild Rose, Violet, Apple Blossom. Top notes: Raspberry, Grapefruit, Pear. Base notes: Plum, Cedarwood, Musk.



Juicy Couture - Couture Couture and Christian Dior - Escale a Portofino - Juicy and Dior are purchases I regret a bit. I don't know why but I simply don't wear them. The Dior should really go in the bin now as it has yellowed a lot and the bottle isn't looking too pretty either. It's not that either of them don't smell nice. I just never reach for them on my counter. Oh well.

Juicy - Fruity Floral.

Heart notes: Star Jasmine, Blushed Plum, Honeysuckle. Top notes: Mandarin, Succulent Pink Grape Accord, Natural Orange Flower. Base notes: Moist Amber, Creamy Sandlewood, Vanilla Extract.

Dior - Citrus.

Heart notes: Almond, Orange, Juniper Berries.  Top notes: Bergamot, Petit Grain, Lemon. Base notes: Cedar, Cypress, Galbanum, Caraway, Musk.

PR/Beauty Boxes:


Di Palomo - Wild Fig and Grape - This is a beautiful fragrance. Probably not a fragrance that young people would love but I do. If you would like to read my review of it then please click here.

This perfume is - Fruity.

Heart notes: Wild Fig, Orange Blossom, Mimosa. Top notes: Grape, Gardenia. Base notes: Sandalwood, Amber, Vanilla.

Roger and Gallet - Rose Imaginaire - A really really gorgeous rose perfume that lasts all day. If you would like to read my review of it then please click here.

This perfume is - Floral.

Heart notes: Jasmine and Violet. Top notes: Strawberry and Mandarin. Base notes: Patchouli, Sandalwood.

Versace - Vanitas - Given in one of my beauty boxes. How cute is the bottle! I love the scent but I would keep it purely for its cuteness! Review here.

This perfume is - Floral.

Heart notes: Tiare Flower. Top notes: Lime, Freesia. Base notes: Cedarwood, Tonka Bean.

I hope you found this post interesting. If you have any fragrance recommendations, please leave them in the comments below :)

2 comments:

  1. Miss Dior Cherie and Gucci Guilty are just the best <3

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    1. Agree with you there! Two amazing perfumes! xxo

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