Presenting my humble (to some) perfume collection
I consider myself lucky. Perfume doesn't really excite me like clothes, shoes, and make up do ($ eaters!!) I tend to not buy perfume often. I will usually use up several bottles before purchasing a new perfume, I will then go out and purchase several new bottles at once. I seem to be an all or nothing person in this category!
I will state as a disclaimer. I know nothing about perfume. Notes, undertones, musk?? What is musk? I always think musk is smelling manly?? As you can see, I am not kidding about this disclaimer.
You will see from my descriptions of my perfumes what I mean, I pray they make sense.
The majority of my perfume
As you can tell, I am a Joe Malone loooova
Red Roses: The only scent I have in the mini form *damn* I passed this for years and always debated on purchase. I finally bit the bullet and bought the tiny bottle thinking this was sensible. Now I kick myself for not getting the larger bottle 3x the size...
This is the strongest Joe Malone Cologne I own. This seems to be a complete hit or miss scent.
To me, it smells like older roses, slight potpourri, lace, pearls, and your grandmothers vanity when she was young and glamorous
( she probably still is)
The scent is not a light scent which is different for me, slightly warm, comforting, and better in chilly months.
I have heard this scent is one of the most popular to layer with the other colognes in the line
Yes. Quite possible the most personal description I can give on a scent.
( I told you, re read the disclaimer, I know nothing about perfume)
Wild Bluebell: One of the newer scents. This smells slightly crisp. Not fresh or bright, but like quiet afternoons, or very early morning. How the air smells then. You smell something sweet. Not candy sweet but like a mix of blueberries, and honey suckle.
This scent is very soft, not too feminine, but I doubt a man would want this scent.
This seems like a perfume to wear with NARS Doucer and a comfortable sweater
Orange Blossom: This is more oriental. Warmer, I smell honey suckles, and the faintest hint of orange rinds. I purchased this because we used to grow honey suckles in our family garden when I was younger, and this perfume brought me back.
This is a very comfortable smell that makes you feel more relaxed, and ready for a nap, not because you are tired, but because you are comfortable and happy.
Nectarine and Honey Blossom: This is the brightest one out of the bunch. It's not fresh or crisp enough. No citrus notes. Nectarines are soft and sweet. This smells bright and youthful. This smells feminine, comfortable, and non offensive. I think this is worn by women who seem to love to smile, and listen more than speak. Nectarines, honey, and brightness.
Most of the scents I gravitate towards are bright, fruity, and cheery. I am not a floral fan, but I don't mind a bit of floral as long as fruit is the main component. I don't like things that are too warm, too intense, too vanilla, no no no. Definitely not me.
L'Occitane Cherry Princess: Not a fan of the packaging with that lame sticker on the bottom, and the cheap cap also the name is a bit...I don't know...I want to say juvenile? Seems a bit harsh but.. yeah the scent is what's important
This smells young, a little more intense than all the Joe Malone colognes but only because it starts with a bit of a splash to the senses. Definitely feminine, springy, slight floralness. I am guessing the scent is derived from Cherry Blossom trees because I don't smell any cherries in this. It is definitely my sweetest smelling perfume, and usually I hate sweet, but this was bright enough that when spring comes this will call in great weather!
I also smell 1 last thing.. I don't know what it is...I want to say pepper...HAHA I dont know why
Marc Jacobs Cranberry: Wow this bottle is HUGE it will last me eons...
This is a huge bottle but a light scent. It smells like cranberries! Not in your face at all. As if you saw those Cranberry juice commercials where the two guys are standing in the lake surrounded by cranberries, it would smell like that!
Cranberries all over, but none in your face. Definitely my go to scent in the summer.
If you are not from the states and have no idea what commercial I am speaking of, the above made no sense and I hope it's on Youtube.
YSL Parisian: Very ladylike. Lychee...is what my boyfriend smells when I wear this. I smell some violet? It smells like lychees and honey with a dash of sophistication and warmth.
These are the perfumes I keep in my bag to spritz in life, before surprise dinners, and work meetings
GAP Stay: Just bright and fresh and I wear this after the gym
Ralph Lauren Romance: Ladylike, very floral, and soft and strong at the same time
Zara Blue: Neutral floral scent that is not over powering
My most used perfume which I just finished my X'th bottle of is Elizabeth Arden Green Tea. There is a LONG story behind it. I personally don't think it smells all that special, but the boyfriend loves that the MOST and has a nose more sensitive than airport canines, so I have back ups upon back ups of that scent.
It smells slightly citrusy, a bit of lemon, and an herb garden rolled in one.
I just recently chose this perfume, and received it as a Valentines Day gift from my mom. Have not used it yet
I also have some perfumes wish listed at the moment which is so UNLIKE ME but maybe I am growing up? Or developing another obsession!!!
Do you guys have any favorite perfumes or brands? Or even a signature scent?