Monday, 26 May 2014

My Perfume Collection



Perfume isn't something I've featured a lot on my blog but I fancied mixing things up a little so I'm going to talk you through my perfume collection. You will notice that I like predominantly sweet fragrances so if that's your kind of thing, then perhaps I can recommend some options of what to check out next time you fancy having a spritz-a-thon in your local perfume stockist!



THE CURRENT ROTATION

These are all perfumes I received at Christmas or bought in the Boxing Day sales so I tend to have these closest to hand on a daily basis.

Boss Orange for Women (75ml £54.50 Boots link)
I've owned this fragrance a few times now so it's definitely been one of my favourites over the last few years. It's a gorgeous mix of fruity and floral with a hint of vanilla.
Top Notes: Red Apples
Middle Notes: White Flowers, African Orange Flower
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Olive Tree, Vanilla 
 
Ghost Moonlight (30ml £24.50 Boots link)
This was a new fragrance to me as I hadn't ever sprayed this in store or anything. I do really like it though, it's like a musky, sweet scent.
Top Notes: Ginger, Bergamot, Melon
Middle Notes: Pink Peony, Orange Blossom, Lily-Of-the-Valley
Bottom Notes: White Chocolate, Amber, Sandalwood

Ghost (30ml £24.50 Boots link)
I've bought this one for my mother before so I knew it was nice so I was excited to receive it for Christmas last year. The reason I really like it is because I think it smells like Turkish Delight. Yum!
Fragrance Notes: Mellow hibiscus, Rose Petals, Musk,Vanilla, Ambergris, and Apricot

Prada Candy L'Eau (50ml £51 Boots link)
During the Boxing Day sales I always have my sights set on the original Prada Candy fragrance as it's the most amazingly sweet but luxurious scent. During the last sales, they didn't have the original fragrance at a reduced price but they did have the new 'L'Eau' version so I went for that instead. It also has a sweet scent but this one is a bit lighter and more floral so I prefer the original but still enjoy wearing this one.
Top Note: Citruses,
Middle Note: Sweet Pea,
Bottom Note: White Musk, Benzoin

Calvin Klein Down Town (50ml £44.99 Boots link)
This is the first Calvin Klein scent I've owned as I've never been that impressed with the others but this was another one I was hunting down in the sales after discovering it shortly before Christmas. It's such a fresh and pretty fragrance. It just smells really clean and it's perfect for day time wear.
Top notes: Italian cedrat, bergamot, Tunisian neroli, green pear, watery plum
Mid notes: Pink peppercorn, violet leaf, gardenia petals
Base notes: Texan cedarwood, incense, vetiver, velvet musks

Gucci Guilty (50ml £52.50 Boots link)
This scent is quite different for me as it's not fruity, floral or sweet! I did actually choose it myself though as I fancied a change. It's quite a strong, fresh scent and it's quite long wearing too.
Top note: Mandarin, Pink pepper
Middle note: Lilac, geranium, peach
Base: Patchouli, amber




THE FORGOTTEN SCENTS

These are the perfumes lurking away in a drawer that I keep forgetting about. When I have my own place (not renting) with more space, I would have all of my perfumes on display so that I don't forget about any but yeah, the old ones tend to get a bit pushed out at the moment!

Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Le Fleur (40ml £34.50 Boots link)
Ooh I'd forgotten how much I loved this one. Must get it back out again! It's a really nice sweet floral scent that's not too heavy.
Fragrance Notes: Mandarin, wild berries, water lily, honeysuckle, gardenia petals and jasmine.

Dior Addict Eau Delice (30ml pictured. 100ml £72 Boots link)
This was a gift for my birthday last year from my fiance and it's not something I would have chosen for myself. I tend to steer clear of fragrances by Dior as I find them a bit too strong and old fashioned. Apart from Miss Dior that is. However, I do really like this fragrance as even though it is quite a heavy floral fragrance, it does have an element of sweetness to it.
Top notes: Mandarin leaves and mulberry flowers.
Mid notes: Night Queen Flower, Bulgarian rose and orange flower.
Base notes: Bourbon vanilla, sandal wood and Tonka bean.

Ralph Lauren The Big Pony Collection, Number 2 (50ml £41.50 Boots link)
A sweet, floral, fruity fragrance. Not too much more to say apart from I really like it as it's my signature style!
Fragrance notes: Cranberry & Tonka Mousse

YSL Parisienne (50ml pictured. 30ml £46.50 Boots link)
I'm not gonna lie, I practically bought this as soon as I read the name since I'm obsessed with Paris but I do actually love the scent too. It smells like Parma Violets, yummy!
Top note: Cranberry, blackberry
Middle note: Otto rose, violet
Bottom note: Vanilla, musk, cashmeran 
 
SJP NYC (60ml £13.95 Fragrance Direct link)
This is my second bottle of this. I originally loved it because of it's strong strawberry scent so when I saw it going cheap on the Tesco website a while back, I decided to use my ClubCard points to purchase it. I've only used this about once since I bought it though and I think mine might have gone a bit funny as it doesn't smell quite right. I had difficulty finding this one online too so I'm thinking it's probably been discontinued.
Top notes: Italian Mandarin, Strawberry and Osmanthus.
Middle notes: Rose, Mimose, Honeysuckle and Gardenia.
Base notes: Rum, Sandalwood, Vanilla and Musk.
 
Ralph by Ralph Lauren (30ml £15.99 Boots link)
This is quite a light fruity, fresh scent that is quite uplifting. It's a nice subtle one.
Fragrance notes: Green apple leaves, zesty orange mandarin, charismatic pink magnolia, seductive purple freesia and soft blue musk. 
 
 
Hope you've enjoyed seeing what perfumes are in my collection.
What are your favourite perfumes? 
Which type of scents do you like best?
 
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  1. Such a lovely collection! I love sweet and floral scents, Chloe EDP is probably one of my favourites along with Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh and really loving Britney Spears Fantasy as the moment too x

    Sarah @ sarahlouxo.com xx

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