Hey Internet Friends,
So I like most women love perfume, I love everything about it from testing scents, receiving the compliments, the nostalgia that a scent can bring all the way to receiving them as gifts. So today I want to talk to you about the Go to perfumes that live in my cute little bathroom, the scents I reach for all the time.
I find this selection of perfumes hold the perfect choice of scents for different occasions both day time and night. I’ll talk you through some of them a little bit…
Let me start by saying I hate how much I love this perfume, celebrity endorsed products are my least favourite thing in the world and I often find the packaging for them just as unappealing. The packaging for this is no different, its ugly, tacky and childish.
But that doesn’t stop me loving this ugly duckling.
Fantasy is the second release from Britney Spears under Elizabeth Arden and has been around for a fair while. The scent itself is a very sweet gourmand, what does that mean I hear you ask? A gourmand scent is apparently when the perfumer has used edible notes in the making process.
I tend to wear this perfume for working days as it isn’t over powering with its sweet undertones and fruity scent but the longevity of this is brilliant. It really does last all day, and for the price you really cant fault that.
Firstly let me start by saying, I have been repurchasing this since I was 19 so to me it holds a special place in my heart.
Its not actually a perfume either, its an Eau de Toilette so it actually doesn’t last that long at all, maybe four hours tops.
Calvin Klein says that CK One Shock has top notes of passionflower, pink peony, and poppy flower; mid notes of liquid chocolate accord, blackberry, narcisse, and jasmine; and base notes of vanillin, patchouli, ambers, and skin musk.
Whatever the hell all that means? I just know that it smells sweet and fresh with fruity undertones and that makes it perfect for an everyday scent if your just nipping out of the house for a little while for lunch or something. Its an easy and wearable smell.
Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium
Look at how empty this is!
That clearly shows how much I love it.
The packaging for this is absolutely beautiful and looks truly stunning on any bathroom shelf, the sparkles and glass cut out really makes for a beautiful looking product to make you feel special. My only issue obviously is because its YSL its fairly pricey.
YSL describe it as a Floral Coffee scent but I strongly disagree with this description, this may be what they aimed for but it doesn’t resinate with my experience of the product. I absolutely hate coffee scents so that would be an instant put off for me, in my opinion the scent is a floral liquorice scent.Ysl states that the key smells are coffee, pink pepper, orange blossom, pear, jasmine, vanilla, musk and cedar.
This perfume is my absolute go to special occasion perfume, I love it so much and it makes me feel truly amazing and beautiful. When this one dies a death (looks like soon) I will certainly repurchase and probably the new Black Opium Eau de Toilette too.
Trésor is primarily a rose fragrance but not in the way you’d associate with retirement homes and old people.
Lancôme’s website calls Trésor a floral oriental and lists its top notes as apricot blossom and rose; its heart as lilac, iris, and peach; and its base as amber, sandalwood, musk, and vanilla.
I prefer to keep this as a special occasion choice purely based on the longevity and price tag but I feel this could easily be considered for an everyday perfume. I love the packaging and feel the classiness of this product truly shows and thats exactly how it makes you feel when you wear it.
Hope you guys enjoyed a little look into my go to perfume collection.
Whats your favourite perfume(s) at the minute?
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