I’ve very nearly finished all my perfumes and I’m looking for some new ones to try (and pop on my Christmas list). So I thought I would do a quick list of my favourites. These are the ones I have consistently used for years now, some of them have even been discontinued now, I hate it when that happens!
I used to pay quite a lot of money for this, but I’ve managed to find a perfume outlet on eBay that usually retails it for around £35 for 100ml. I generally wear this on special occasions or nights out.
Agent Provocateur is the signature fragrance of the company. Its sharp, very intensive and very provocative scent has become a modern classic. My Grandma was who first introduced me to it around 15 years ago. It combines Indian saffron, coriander from Russia, Egyptian Jasmine and Vetivert from Haiti among other exotic elements. It is wonderfully placed in a pink porcelain bottle in the shape of an egg, tied with a ribbon to finish it off.
Although this fragrance may seem quite strong when first sprayed, the after scent it leaves is much more floral with a hint of musk.
This is my absolute favourite perfume, and I will always have a bottle of it on my dressing table for as long as they continue to make it.
Angel by Theirry Mugler
I haven’t met many people that don’t like Angel, but I have met people that have said it smells different on me then it does them. My Grandma being one of them. This is one of the only perfumes I’ve found to last all day. The scent make weaken slightly but it doesn’t leave.
It’s a scent that cannot be confused for another. You would know the scent if someone wearing it was too walk past.
I generally wear this in the winter, it strikes me as a winter scent, I’m not sure why. Maybe because it’s warm and inviting. I personally think it smells like Patchouli and jasmine to begin with then it has a chocolate and vanilla undertone when it weakens a bit. But that’s how it smells on me, you may think different!
Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture
Pretty and girly! Flowers, flowers, more flowers and then maybe a touch of sandlewood. This is my everyday fragrance at the moment. It’s the first time I’ve bought it, it’s never one I really thought I would like. We were in duty free on the way back from Amsterdam, with some cash leftover and this was on offer for £20 for 100ml. I couldn’t say no really.
It’s lovely and light, but I find the scent doesn’t last long on me at all. It’s a really floral smell, that turns into a vanilla cupcake scent.
I won’t buy this again for the reason that the scent doesn’t last.
Light Blue by Dolce and Gabanna
I LOVE this perfume. It was the first bottle I bought with my own money. I’ve been wearing it since my early teens, this is another one that I will always have until they no longer make it.
Another one that’s quite floral but i like to wear it daily (my bottles nearly out). It’s casual and breezy. It’s most deffo my chosen summer scent.
It smells citrusy, like a combination of limes and flowers. With slight undertones of musk and cedar.
Absynthe by Christian Lacroix
Wahhhhhh I HATE that this has been discontinued. 😓 I still manage to get it on EBay but I’m paying well over the odds. I also own his NUIT scent. But it’s not the same. For those of you that don’t know, this was a fragrance sold by Avon. I bought it for years and got it every Christmas too.
The scent is a perfect mix of orchid, musk and freesia. It lasts for a few hours too. Perfect for nights out.
So that’s what is currently lined up on my dressing table (as well as the worlds smallest bottle of Noa by cacharell which Penelope likes to wear).
Please give me some recommendations or reviews of what perfumes you like! So I can send away for some samples.
Hope you enjoyed the blog, thanks for reading.