Friday, 3 September 2010

Wake Up And Smell The Fragrances

Today's post is going to be all about perfumes. Last night, I went on a perfume hunt. I got a bit tired of the perfumes that I was using at the moment, and I was determined to find myself some new fragrances with a similar yet different smell to those that I was already using.

The thing is that I'm extremely picky about my perfumes. I don't like citrus smells, nor any fruity smells for that matter. I don't like candy smelling perfumes, nor do I like flowery perfumes. I like the more heavy scent, which made it very difficult for me to find anything!

The perfumes that I am using at the moment are:

Sicily by Dolce & Gabbana

This is pretty much my signature scent. I think I've been using it for the past 5 years, I can never let it go. The sad thing is that they've stopped making it, so it's really hard to find these days (but I always manage!)

Coco Chanel by Chanel

I went in to the store initially planning to buy Chanel No. 5, because my mum used to use it when I as younger, and I remember that I loved it. When I came to smell it again, I realized that I would never be able to wear that, it's just not me. So I ended up falling in love with Coco Chanel.

Agent Provocateur

I actually bought this one because the sales woman was extremely convincing. I went in to buy a new bottle of Coco Chanel, and she had told me that she had the perfect perfume for me. So she showed me Agent Provocateur, and she was right (as she always is). I couldn't leave the store without it.

While I really do love all 3 of these, I needed a change. So after sampling over 15 different perfumes (which gave my nose an extreme rush by the way) I finally picked out the 3 that I liked the most.

Amarige by Givenchy

"Amarige perfume possesses a blend of violet, mimosa, soft sweet spices, and orange flowers, accompanied by fruity notes of fresh citrus, melons, peaches, and plums."

Although the scent notes included in the perfume are made up of flowers and fruits, it does not smell like that at all. Trust me, I cannot stand flowery or fruity smells, so I would not have bought it. It's not as heavy as my other perfumes, but is still carries this heavier feel than most perfumes. I bought it because of that, because it wasn't too sweet but still had a very feminine touch to it.

CH by Carolina Herrera

"An intriguing fragrance mysterious and complex opening with a floral accord of bergamot, orange, grapefruit and a juicy melon. Bulgarian rose, jasmine and praline are at the heart and the base is an oriental delight of cinnamon, woody notes and leather."

I really cannot explain what this one smells like. It's very unique, ad I loved it. It's somehow slightly sweet while still carrying a very harsh oriental smell (which I love). You really need to smell it for yourself to really understand what I'm saying.

Hypnotic Poison Eau Sensuelle by Christian Dior

"Notes are: sambac jasmine, sweet heliotrope, bitter almond, caraway, Damask rose, ylang ylang, orange absolute, tuberose, vanilla, greem stems, green leaves, sandalwood, musk."

This one was definitely my favorite of the lot. This, to me, is the perfect blend of scents. I'm aware that it probably doesn't appeal to many, but I absolutely and positively love this perfume. I sprayed it on my arm last night and I would find myself smelling my arm every 3 minutes, literally. It's a great perfume, I really do recommend this one to anyone who has the same taste as I do when it comes to scents.

That's all for today, I know that this wasn't really a fashion post, but I guess we could place this in the lifestyle section, haha. Until next time!


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