Thursday, April 10, 2014

Signature Scents

 I love perfume. It's one of those things I do for me and use it to make my mood better. I have a go-to scent for every season and mood. I keep them all in this two teal trays on top of my dresser.

Everyday Fall/Winter: Dolce and Gabbana The One 
Notes: Bergamot, Mandarin, Lychee, Peach, Madonna Lily, Muguet, Plum, Jasmine, Vetiver, Vanilla, Amber, Musk.
Everything about this perfume is totally me. I tend to love vanilla based scents with a little floral mixed in. The One is  floral, vanilla and a little musky on my skin. It isn't too overpowering and it sticks to all my scarves. It's light enough for day but I don't mind wearing it on a date. I like that it doesn't stick yo my skin the whole day because it gives me a chance to freshen it up and smell it from the beginning again. 

Everyday Spring/Summer: Dolce and Gabbana The One Desire 

Notes: Mandarin, Lychee, Bergamot, Lily, Tuberose, Jasmine, Plum Nectar, Caramel, Sandalwood, Musk, Labdanum. 
I really like this scent because it has a lot of the same notes as Dolce and Gabbana The One but it is a little more fresh in the top notes and floral in the dry down. I got a sample of this with my Valentine's Day gift and I love it. I am definitely going to be buying this during the summer time. 

Weekend Fall/Winter: Monoi Tiare Vanilla
Notes: Vanilla, Cinnamon, Sandalwood, 
I love this perfume. In the winter, I switch between coconut oil and the Monoi Tiare Vanilla Oil. This perfume smells exactly like the oil. It's a rich grownup vanilla with a nice spicy note that fades in the drydown. I love that it lasts all day, it sticks to everything - like even my winter jacket and you get a ton of use for the price. I bought a bottle and I have like a quarter of an inch left in the bottle and that has lasted me almost two months. Three spritz and you are golden.

Weekend Spring/Summer: Philosophy Pure Grace
Notes: Bergamot, Water Lily, Lavender, Jasmine, Cool Greens, Musk.
I love this scent for spraying on right after my shower. It smells really clean and drys down to a floral smell that lasts all day long on my skin. I also really like how little I can use of this bottle and it lasts a long time. I bought my first bottle of after my freshman year and I still have at least half a bottle left. A spritz to each wrist, behind each ear and the front of my neck has me smelling fresh and floral all day long.

I also have a couple rollerballs and mini bottles that I carry around when I travel that remind me of good times in different places. 

DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossoms 
Notes: Grapefruit, Cassis, Apricot, Muguet, Rose, Jasmine, Apple, Blond Woods, Smooth Skin Accord.
This is a good scent for spring time. It's really light and fresh. It doesn't have too much lasting power but the top notes of the scent are heavenly. 

Stella by Stella McCartney 
Notes: Rose, Peony Flower, Mandarin, Rose Absolute, Amber.
I love this scent for going out in the summer. It's sultry, light and as bad as it sounds, it mixes well with sweat to make you smell even better. It lasts pretty long - like 4-5 hours and it's a scent that is closer to the body than most.

Love & Toast Pomme Poivre 
Notes:  vanilla orchid, white musk, jasmine and ebony woods. 
I love this scent for going out in the winter. It starts out really intense and then dries to something you can't stop smelling. It's warm and sultry and it feels like a winter night out. I also like that it is a natural perfume and they are pretty inexpensive for the lasting power that you get from it. I definitely recommend trying any of Love & Toast's scents. 

As anyone who loves perfume, I always have a list of things I would like to try or buy.
  • Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue - not my usual but I would try it
  • Flora by Gucci Glorious Mandarin - tried and love - buying sometime soon
  • Micheal Kors Hollywood - I heard all good things about this scent
  • Burberry Brit - EDP - Lime, vanilla and tonka bean is right up my alley
If you have any suggestions or comments or perfume tricks, please let me know! 

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