‘A woman’s perfume tells more about her than her handwriting’ – Christian Dior
When I was a child, I would hover around my mother’s vanity table and wait for her patiently to spray on her perfume. I would hug her when she was about to spray her perfumes so it would land on me instead of her. After that spray I would run to my room and close my eyes and inhale the scent. I remember vividly seeing flashes of images and feeling different. Years later, I still get those vivid images of the various notes my nose picked up on and recognized why I always felt different from inhaling the scent.
Today I wanted to share a few of my favorite scents you can grab at Amazon, and when I wear them.
Flowerbomb bloom – Victor & Rolf
At first scent, it is a much lighter and airy version to it’s predecessor Flowerbomb, by Viktor & Rolf. You can immediately pick up notes of pomegranate, mandarin and freesia which makes it perfect to wear in the daytime. Because this scent has so many layers from fruity to floral with a mild woody note, it’s the perfect scent to wear when you transition into Fall.
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Scent Category: Floral
Maison Margiela Replica, Lazy Sunday Morning
Maison Margiela is a french fashion house that was founded less than 30 years ago and less than 5 years ago they started exploring the concept of replicating fragrances that would recall images or memories. From the ‘Replica’ collection, the scent Lazy Sunday Morning is my favorite. I am instantly transported to a stark white room with my body cocooned in the softest duvet with soft cotton sheets and sunlight barely peeking in through the window. It’s the scent I wear right before I go to bed because it’s clean and fresh, and my bed now has soft traces of white musk, indian patchouli, and lily of the valley.
Shop: Maison Margiela Replica Scent
Scent Category: FRESH
Guerlain, Bergamote Calabria
This perfume is my everyday scent. I have a scent for every occasion or to help me feel a certain emotion. I like wearing this on a casual day when I’m running my errands or making a quick trip into town. The scent is light and earthy, and it transports me to a citrus orchard with pink peppercorn tree. Overall, it hits my olfactory in all right notes and I love the golden mesh detail on the bottle paying homage to the Guerlain Bee Bottle.
Scent Catgory: Earthy/Citrus
MISS DIOR – Christian Dior
This scent reminds me of the perfumes my mother had on her dressing table when I was a kid, but with a modern twist. I fell in love with the mild notes of patchouli, rose and mandarin immediately. The overall scent is fruity, with a touch of floral, making it the perfect modern scent. I also love the soft notes of amber and how it almost smells like a creamsicle when it hits my skin right after a shower. Because I’m a huge Dior fan, I had to go for a big bottle so I don’t have to worry about the scent running out.
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Scent Category: Fruity & Floral with a hint of musk
White Tea -Elizabeth Arden
This scent smells like the name implies…white tea. If you are a huge tea lover and love your perfume to be light and airy with very mild notes of white tea, with a hint of citrus, white amber, this is it for you. There are days when I don’t feel like wearing any scent but I want to smell fresh and natural, this is my go to bottle. I usually spray on White Tea right after my evening shower. The scent is super light, so my sheets don’t smell like a perfume store, and I don’t have to worry about over doing it (which I tend to all the time). If you are with someone who has a very sensitive olfactory senses, this is the perfect fragrance for you.
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Scent Category: Fresh
COCO NOIR – CHANEL
I fell in love with this scent in 2012 and it instantly became my classic go-to scent. I was in Seattle when I discovered this scent and I wore it in the office…everyday. Something about the scent made me feel confident, empowered and mysterious. This is one of those unique perfumes that smells slightly different every time I spray it on my skin. Sometimes it’s slight musky and I can get the distinct scent of sandalwood, sometimes the bergamont notes takeover and on rare occasions I can smells the patchouli and rose mixed.
Shop : COCO NOIR
Scent Category: Oriental/Musky