10.24.2010

Let’s Talk Perfume: What’s your favorite scent?

When it comes to perfume, I have my select set of fragrances that I stick to and I don’t really venture out much. A new scent has to smell EXTREMELY divine for me to add a full size to my collection. I will use the sample size until it’s gone and that’s that.  Occasionally a new fragrance will sneak it’s way into my collection if it is gifted to me. I’ll use it here and there if it smells really good, but they usually don’t make it into the daily rotation. However, there is the occasional exception. Here are my current faves…

Burberry Brit, Versace Red Jeans, L'Eau d'Issey, M by Mariah Carey, Gucci Rush, Prada Tendre

Burberry Brit

Notes: Italian Lime, Icy Pear, Green Almond, White Peony, Sugared Almonds, Amber, Mahogany, Vanilla, Tonka Bean.

My Dad gifted me this perfume a few years ago for Christmas and it has been my fave since. It is soft enough to wear all year round, yet strong enough to leave an impression. However I find that it doesn’t last very long and by the end of the day it lingers off. I use this mostly for work as the scent is light and unoffensive. I use bottle after bottle of this and continue to purchase it when I run out. Note to Burberry… please bring back the old bottle with the signature plaid print, the new bottle is boring!

Versace Red Jeans

Notes: Top Note: Peach, Apricot, Cassis, Freesia Middle Note: Lily Of The Valley, Violet, Waterlily, Rose Base Note: Sandalwood, Musk, Vanilla

This was my favorite perfume in high school. I wore it for four years straight alternating with Tommy Girl. I grew tired of it in my college years but ran across it at Loehman’s earlier this year, and fell in love all over again. All you need is a little bit and the scent lingers all day long. I occasionally wear this scent to work but wear it most when I am just chilling on the weekends.

L’Eau d’Issey by Issey Miyake

Notes: Lotus, Freesia, Cyclamen, Rose Water, Fresh Peonies, Carnation, White Lilies, Precious Woods, Osmanthus, Tuberose, Amberseed, Musk.

I love this stuff and I have my Mom hooked as well. It is a very strong and sexy scent. It is definitely too overpowering for everyday use. I usually spray it in the air and walk through it and the scent lingers all night. I stay far away from this scent in the Summer, daytime and for work… and wear it mostly in the Winter at night, when I am going out on a date or partying with the girls. Definitely an attention grabber!

M by Mariah Carey

Notes: Tahitian Tiare, Gardenia, Amber, Marshmallow, “Sea Breeze” accord, Patchouli, Moroccan incense

My Nana gifted me this perfume for my birthday last year right before she passed away, and it was love at first scent. It is a very sexy, soft, sweet and feminine scent that lingers all day. Very sensual. M works for any occasion and when I am not sure what else to wear, I choose this and it never fails. It is also soft enough to wear to work.

Gucci Rush

Notes: Gardenia, Freesia, Jasmine, Vanilla, Patchouli.

I remember my Nana wearing this scent when going out with her girls. I always loved it and thought it to be so glamorous. When she passed away, I inherited her bottle and I adore it. I use it sparingly as not to use it up too fast, and only wear it on special occasions. It is a very sexy scent. Strong and intoxicating. All you need is a small amount on your pressure points (behind the ears and on the wrists) and the scent lasts all day. In fact,it lasts through a shower and tends to linger in clothing. Men love this stuff!

Prada Tendre

Notes: Lemon, Mandarin Orange, Neroli, Bergamot, Cardamom, Maté, Sambac Jasmine, French Plum, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Virginia Cedar, Ladanum, Benzoin.

This scent was also a Christmas gift from my Dad back when it came out in 2006. I used to wear it every single day and everywhere! So sexy and spicy. It is pretty strong and you only need a very small amount. Too much and it’s sickening. If I put on too much, it gives me a headache and makes me nauseous. I believe that is why I stopped wearing it for a while but now I know better. I am running out and need to purchase a new bottle ASAP!

So that’s the rundown on my favorite scents. Are you familiar with any of these? What is your favorite scent of the moment?

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29 comments to Let’s Talk Perfume: What’s your favorite scent?

  • Mai

    My favorite scent of the moment is I Love Lychee by this awesome etsy site, Epically Epic Soap Company. Smells like lychee and it's just too accurate :D

  • My favourite scent ever is Very Irresistible by Givenchy. I adore it so much xxx

  • nice collection hun,my fave scents are Miss Dior Cherie, Coco Chanel,Britney spears Fantasy,Lola by Marc Jacos,Daisy by Marc Jacobs and e list goes on but these r the ones I reach out for mostly..oooh that Gucci Rush is a must have !!!

  • I’ve hear of all these perfumes, but I do not wear any of them. I love Innocent by Thierry Mugler. :) It’s such a light, calming smell.

  • Fruit scents are always a favourite of mine. I also like the Brittany Spears collection for some reason. DKNY apple based ones have a special place in my heart!

  • Right now I am still smelling Une Rose Vermeille by Andy Tauer Perfumes. I tried it three days ago. Still I can feel in on my skin.

    I like L´Eau d´Issey.

  • You already know how I feel about Gucci Rush and Burberry Brit (collection worthy)! But my other collection fave is Escada Magnetism. Smells like candy! I get compliments almost every time I wear it.

    Also Lacoste Pour Femme in the summer. It’s very light, but strong enough to last all day. I love it!

    • Yes girl, I know we both love Rush and Brit. I am going to have to try that Escada Magnetism. I love candy scents, especially for the fellas… they love it!

  • I used to LOVE red jeans in college :D was totally my favorite scent (lol, tommy girl was my high school scent too, i think every girl had that one!)

    My signature scent now is Dior Addict. LOOOOOVE that stuff

    • Lol yes every girl wore some type of Versace scent, Baby Pink Jeans was divine as well lol. Dior makes great scents. I am going to have to check out that Addict. I used to love J'Adore :)

  • I love me some Issey miyake

  • mochamishmash

    Nice collection. You've got scents for every occasion. I really only wear one perfume on a regular basis–Philosophy's Amazing Grace. It's light and fresh smelling. For special occasions I usually reach for Michael Kors orginal or MKors Island.

  • I just ran out of my Prada! Love that stuff. I usually wear a scent for a year then switch to something else. Past faves have included Very Irresistible by Givenchy, Armani Code, Clinique Aromatics Elixir, etc.

    Right now I'm looking at Bvlgari Omnia Green Jade. I received a sample in a Sephora order and fell in love with it. Or I might pick up Sexual Sugar by Michel Germain. Some Bloomingdale's lady shoved it at me last week. lol.

    • Irresistible seems to be very popular and to think that I've never tried that one. Aromatics smells great… My Great Grams loves it and has been wearing it for years. She refuses to wear anything else! Talk about set in her ways lol

  • have u tried Angel by Thierry Mugler that one is a must have hun…if u havent checked it out please do. I love it but its so expensive even for a 25ml lol

  • Sunshine

    if your looking for a new scent theres a few you should try: flowerbomb is awesome i love it. lola by marc jacob is nice the original michael kors, narcisco rodriquez . i am a perfume whore i love to smell good and my dresser looks like a perfume counter right out of Macys or Saks. give the new scents a try they have some real nice ones out there.

  • Thalia

    I love your site. My favorite scent is “Miss Dior Cherie”. “Chloe” Eau De Perfume for the summer. In high school I rocked “Amore Amore” by Cacharel.

  • Shruti

    I love your articles. Too glamorous! hm…..My favourite perfume is Enigma Dare To Dream. It has a special fragrance of flower that I love. I haven’t tried the perfumes you named in the article but I’ll surely try them. :)

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