Fragrances- the unseen accessory that is always in. They say fashion is what you buy and style is how you wear it, but perfume is the missing link in executing the two flawlessly. What they should also mention is that it’s the one accessory that takes a great deal of real estate on my bathroom counter.
Every perfume is unique, which makes it difficult to solely fall in love with one fragrance. Each scent inspires a certain feeling or emotion. Each scent is also appropriate for certain occasions depending on your personality, lifestyle and preference. Today I wanted to share with you two of my go-to scents for summer.
GUERLAIN’s AQUA ALLEGORIA – PASSIFLORA
If you read my previous posts on Scent Reaction, you know I am a huge fan of the Aqua Allegoria line by Guerlain. I own the Bergamote Calabria because I am strongly drawn to fragrances with citrus and bergamot notes.
Passiflora, the new scent created by Guerlain’s perfumer Thierry Wasser, has the same citrus notes but with a fresh-fruity and floral twist that makes this scent evocative and transports me back to waking up with the sunrise in Europe.
At first scent, you can pick up the citrus notes like lemon, grapefruit, bergamot and orange blossoms. After a while, you will slowly pick up scents of ylang-ylang and passionfruit (my new favourite scent!)
Because this fragrance has many layers, it’s my go-to scent for days when I want to feel delicate and feminine.
Scent Category: Fruity & Citrus
GUERLAIN – MON GUERLAIN FLORALE
This fragrance has been my everyday scent since mid-Spring.
If you look at my style and Instagram feed, you know I rarely throw in the colour pink in my wardrobe. What you will also notice is that I love peonies! Because there is a strong scent of peonies in Mon Guerlain Florale, you could say this scent is the hidden pink accessory in my style and feed.
I love the original Mon Guerlain fragrance, the scent captures Angelina Jolie’s strength, sensuality and free spirit perfectly. This new florale addition is my favourite because I can surround myself with the scent of peonies year round. Plus I love how Thierry Wasser, the nose for Guerlain, mixed my favourite flower with lily of the valley and neroli, to create a scent that feminine, fresh and sensual at the same time!
Scent Category: Fresh & Floral
YSL – COLOGNE BLUE
Hello everyone! Ben here once again. As some of you may know, I have decent clout as a cook. And before a was a cook, I was a professional flower sniffer. Needless to say, I take great pride in my sense of smell. Did you know that smell is linked to memory more than any other sense? If you do know, lucky you.
That being said I think I’m the perfect person to review this new cologne: Cologne Bleue by YSL. We finally have a masculine product to review as a part of this month’s beauty edit and I’m all over it.
It smells like the morning that you actually woke up early and went for a cool dip in a pool. The scent is cool with attitude and there’s something profoundly sophisticated about it. The smell is rather deep and clean and it lasts must longer than I anticipated. It is a very nice cologne I’m pleased to own.
Scent Category: Fresh & Aquatic