This seems a little unoriginal now as there are so many perfume collection posts/videos floating around, but here are my top 5 perfumes (thus far in my lifetime!)
Left to right: Lancôme ‘Magnifique’, Lancôme ‘Hypnôse’, GAP ‘So Pink’, GAP ‘So Pink’ (same fragrance in slightly different bottles), Beyoncé ‘Heat’, and Cacharel ‘Loulou’.
Since I am quite frankly awful at detecting the notes in scents I am forced to backtrack to the website descriptions. I will link each perfume to the website. Remember you can buy many of these at discount sites such as Feel Unique
, Cheap Smells
and Fragrance Direct
“For the first time, Lancôme is interpreting the colour red, from bottle to fragrance. This intense and deep colour is a symbol of passion and expresses an audacious woman. Its absolutely contemporary bottle is facetted like a diamond and lights up with a captivating sparkle.
The fragrance is a perfect illustration of this ultra-femininity: rose is set alight by saffron and nagarmotâ.”
(Taken directly from the website.)
To me, Magnifique is a very sweet, beautiful, slightly sophisticated perfume. It’s very light and playful but could be worn at night. This is my second bottle (the first was Eau de Toilette, this is Eau de Parfum and has lasted me much longer!). My Auntie gave me her sample bottle of this, not only was the bottle very beautiful but I fell in love with the fragrance and begged my Mum to buy it for my birthday. This is pretty much my ‘signature scent’, the amount I’ve worn it over the last 2 years.
“The bewitching fragrance of a woman who knows how to use her charm to fascinate the man she loves. A woody oriental fragrance that acts like a sensual love potion with a magical trail: Passion flower combined with Vanilla and a woody base note with Vetiver. A luxurious bottle whose curves and facets dance with the light, a feminine and modern reinterpretation of the bottle of the Magie fragrance created by Lancôme in 1950.”
(Taken directly from the website.)
The bottle I own is an Eau de Toilette but the description is for the Eau de Parfum, simply because I think it better describes the Eau de Toilette than its own description. I would completely agree with the vanilla and woody tones, it is definitely very um, woody. *Lack of alternative word*. This again I first used as a tiny sample bottle from my Auntie. It’s definitely a scent you have to get used to and that grows on you. It’s quite sweet, I’m guessing that’s the vanilla. Because of the ‘Hypnôse Senses’ perfume I assumed this was discontinued until I spotted it on the Lancôme Boots counter and was desperate to have it – my Mum kindly bought this for Christmas for me! 🙂
GAP So Pink:
“A blend of citrus and flowers. It’s so fresh, so bright, so pink. Top notes: sparkling pink grapefruit, juicy orange, and a watery accord. Middle notes: muguet, fresh lily, sweet pea, sunny flower. Bottom notes: fresh jasmine, soft musk.”
(Taken directly from website in link.)
So I can’t find GAP So Pink anywhere on the GAP website so I will have to rely on this description…
Another Auntie sent me a fragrance bottle many many years back and as a little girl I loved this fragrance. It’s very sugary sweet, definitely a daytime summery perfume. I do still like this a lot but I don’t wear it every day, purely because it’s lovely to smell after not having smelled it for a while 🙂
Top Note: Red Vanilla Orchid, Neroli Orpur, Magnolia Delavayi and Blush Peach.
Heart Note: Honeysuckle Nectar, Almond Macaroon and Crème de Musk.
Base Note: Giant Sequoia Milkwood, Tonka Bean and Modern Amber.
(All sourced from website.)
Now, I’m afraid I have no idea what most of the things mentioned above are, but I can tell you that to me this perfume is a very sweet, peachy scent with a very woody musky undertone. I wear it day and night as it’s very versatile due to this unusual combination of sweet with woody scents.
My Andy bought me the Eau de Parfum for Christmas
- Top Note: Jasmine, Mimosa, Orange and Tiare Lily.
- Middle Note: Iris.
- Base Note: Sandalwood, Vanilla and Incense.
- (Sourced from Base Notes)
- This perfume was sent to me kindly by my Auntie as a Christmas present. I think I’d owned a sample previously without realising, but she said this was her favourite perfume when she was my age. I do really like this. It’s very floral and summery, with a hint of sophistication. It makes me feel very classy! Haha. This apparently highlights the Tiare Lily though never having seen/heard of it I can’t confirm this. I do feel that this one won’t be to everybody’s taste, so it’s worth sampling it before you buy it! I think it’s available in Boots.
- I absolutely absolutely LOVE the sample of Thierry Mugler ‘Womanity’ (free in the March edition of Glamour Magazine) and desperately want it! I have some Thierry Mugler ‘Alien’ shower gel and body lotion which is very very strong, and definitely an acquired scent. I go through phases of liking it and hating it.
- Perfume is one of those things that I never really think of as one of my staples but I do wear perfume every day. It’s always been important to me to smell nice, and more importantly, I love being able to smell the fragrances on me throughout the day! It really is always a compliment when people comment on your ‘aroma’ though.
I hope this is useful to someone, I always kind of feel these perfume posts are a little pointless as obviously the reader can’t smell the product being described and all you can see is the bottle! Well hopefully it inspires you a little maybe just to go out and sample the perfumes.
I honestly love all of the perfumes I have mentioned but those of you who are familiar with these fragrances will notice that I am definitely not consistent in my fragrance affections! I suppose that follows for all things that I really like.
Hope your respective Thursdays went well and all the best for Friday, I’m feeling a bit eek as I still haven’t acheived much in the way of schoolwork and Term 4 is fast approaching…
Disclaimer: Everything mentioned in this blog post was either bought by myself with my own money, or given to me as a gift from friends/relatives, with the exception of the free sample of Thierry Mugler ‘Womanity’ from Glamour Magazine. All opinions expressed here are my own.