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‘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.

viktor rolf, flowerbomb
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.

Shop: Flowerbomb bloom
Shop (Sephora): Flowerbomb bloom
Scent Category: Floral

maison margiela replica

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
Shop (Sephora): Lazy Sunday
Scent Category: FRESH

Guerlain Perfume

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.

Shop: Guerlain
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.

Shop Miss Dior
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.

Shop: White Tea
Scent Category: Fresh



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.

Scent Category: Oriental/Musky


  1. October 14, 2017 / 9:11 pm

    How you just described you and your mom’s perfume is what my daughter does with mine! It totally melts my heart. I do love scents and out of the ones you described I love the Maison Margiela Replica, Lazy Sunday Morning. Their scents are so amazing and the bottles are beautifully packaged. Thanks for sharing these, the next time I am at a department store, I will have to check them out. xoxo, Christine

    • Grey Canvas
      October 15, 2017 / 4:23 pm

      Hi Christine,
      Hehe, I love the way your little girl thinks/acts. Maison Margiella Replica scents are my favorite. They capture the scents/feelings/memories just right. I can’t wait to hear what you think of their scents when you try them out at the department store. They have an amazing selection but this one is my favorite I can wear everyday and anytime.

  2. October 28, 2017 / 4:06 am

    Wish I could smell these all now! Although it’s helpful to judge based on the way the bottle looks and your descriptions! Thanks for sharing!


  3. November 3, 2017 / 11:04 am

    Ooh, these all sound so lovely! I’ve been on the lookout for some new scents so I’ll be sure to check these out.

    Kathryn • simplykk.com

  4. November 12, 2017 / 3:00 pm

    What you said about your mother’s perfume when you were a little girl is just the sweetest thing!

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