Fruity | I don't have many fruity perfumes as there's something about them that tends to remind me of my teenage years and the Eau De Parfum we all had... the DNKY Be Delicious Spray. Saying this, the Ghost Daydream EDP* gives off a whiff of citrus, but isn't too overwhelming to wear and the Jo Malone English Pear and Freesia* is on the perfect side of fruity. The latter is absolutely amazing at adding a bit of Summer back to this drab weather we're having at the moment and despite being fruity, it still feels sophisticated to wear. Another Jo Malone scent with citrus notes in that I like is the Nectarine Blossom and Honey which is lightweight and easy to wear daily.
The Calvin Klein Women* perfume is my latest addition and I'm going through it at a rapid rate as I love it so much; it's great for everyday wear. The Glossier You is one that has recently ran out, but I'm looking to repurchase again as it's a fragrance unlike anything in my collection. It's woody scent almost feels warm, but it's rather on the comforting and refreshing side too. As I always describe it, it's like sniffing your cardigan at primary school to know which one is yours.
Jo Malone is one of, if not my favourite perfume brand that I own and I've got a wishlist as long as my arm, but one that I wouldn't repurchase in perfume form at least is the White Jasmine and Mint offering because it ended up not lasting very long as I had to use so much of it to be noticeable.
It's super easy to talk about Marc Jacobs perfumes all day long, but their latest release the Daisy Love* was probably my favourite one yet as it was super fresh and floral, whilst managing to be rather understated at the same time - I would definitely put this on my Christmas list.
Floral | If you're looking for an ultra-floral perfume then look no further as the Maison Margiela Flower Market* will be exactly what you're after. World Duty Free kindly gifted it to me (they have a great price if you're looking to invest!) and it's straight up rose, jasmine and freesia and honestly smells exactly how it's described - like a walk through a flower market on a crisp Sunday morning. Another scent that I love and the OG Jo Malone scent in my collection is the Peony and Blush Suede; a dreamy concoction that never fails to get compliments whenever I wear it.
Although luxe, the Aerin Lilac Path is a great floral scent if you're looking to invest or you need something to wear to mark a special occasion. It's long-lasting and the agate top looks amazing wherever displayed. It's got a cult favourite status for many and the Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb is one I've been purchasing for years too. It's long lasting, smells like Spring to me and is distinctive as well - it's one I always spray whenever I'm in Boots.
Another perfume I feel like everybody has heard of is the Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream which I went through super quickly not last Christmas, but the one before, however I've kept the bottle as it's too cute to throw away.
Diptyque Do Son was the first perfume that came to mind when I thought of a warm floral, closely followed by Giorgio Armani Si as they both have the uplifting scent of roses with a comforting undertone to them, which is great for this time of the year. I treated myself to Do Son for my 21st birthday, so it holds great memories and I spritzed a bit of Philosykos when I went away and got engaged, so I hold that dear too, but unfortunately have never owned a bottle. You can read more about them in this floral fragrances post.
Okay, so I feel like Thierry Mugler's Alien needs to go in a category all on it's own because it's so unique and despite wearing it for years and years now, I can't ever describe it. It's quite strong in scent and I can spot it a mile off if somebody is wearing it, but it's no doubt addictive and perfect for somebody who wants a perfume that you know people will be able to smell.
The Miller Harris Peau Santal* and Powdered Veil* are two that I struggle to describe as well because they're super different and can fit into a variety of categories depending on the day. They mix and match well, are long lasting on the skin and each scent is unique too.
I could do an updated Jo Malone perfume collection if you wanted me to, but it's the Velvet Rose and Oud I'm talking about now as it's super luxe and very expensive, yet it's the deepest, warmest rose scent I've ever had the pleasure to smell. It's opaque black bottle is instantly recognisable and the scent is one that gets me lots of attention too.
What are your favourite perfumes?
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