I have been asked quite a bit to do a video on my favorite fall fragrances, or even just my all time favorites. I feel that some things lend themselves better to video than others, and in this case, fragrance descriptions just don’t work on camera. It seems like such a big tease to show viewers a lovely bottle, inhale deeply, and then just gush about the wonderful scent that only you can smell. Talk about a tease!
So, I figure a blog post is just as good, without the awful visuals of me raving and panting over a scent that you can’t smell. I have to admit to only liking a few fragrances, so this may be a bit boring or disappointing to you.
My all time favorite perfume, ever, no matter what the season, is Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb. I have been wearing this almost daily since the month it came out a few years ago, and I have gone through four or five bottles of the stuff. I love it. It smells a bit sugary, with base notes of patchouli and rose, with layers of jasmine, freesia and bergamot (yes, I cheated and looked it up). I will also admit it’s quite pricey. It originally appealed to me because other than the fact that it smells divine, not a lot of other people knew about it or wore it. I like to smell different. I don’t want to smell like everyone else. Now, while I still love the smell, it has become so popular that I’m starting to look for a replacement once my bottle runs out.
Another everyday favorite of mine is Juicy Couture by Juicy Couture. Again, it has base notes of rose and patchouli. What can I say-I like what I like. It is a much lighter fragrance than Flowerbomb and I found myself reaching for it a lot this summer. I’ve run out and I keep meaning to replace it, but just haven’t gotten around to it yet.
One more lighter fragrance that I’ve worn a lot in the past is Estee Lauder’s Pleasures. I know it’s a very popular scent, but it makes me happy. It’s great for everyday and I think it’s very non-offensive and not cloying.
For evening, there are two perfumes that I love. One is a man’s cologne. I stole this out of my husband’s medicine cabinet and I always get compliments when I wear it. It’s Fahrenheit Cologne by Christian Dior. It just smells sexy. I wish I could describe it better-some reviews have said it’s a combination of sandalwood and honeysuckle. Regardless, I love how it smells on me.
My last all time favorite perfume for evening and one I’ve been wearing since I was 18 years old is Must de Cartier by Cartier. It is a very sexy, sultry perfume and men love it. It is described as having low notes of vanilla, sandalwood, jasmine, and, of course, musk. I guess it will also have a very special place in my heart (and on my dresser) because my aunt brought me back a bottle directly from Paris when I was 18 years old. It was my first grown-up bottle of perfume and I thought it smelled so decadent. Anyway, almost 20 years later, I still love it. I guess you could say it’s my “signature” scent.
I can’t forget one more scent-it’s a solid perfume from Lush that’s only available during the winter holidays. It’s called Sugar Fairy and the name is pretty descriptive. It’s a sugary sweet, frosting kind of smell that you’ll either love or hate. If you can get your hands on it this season, take my advice and grab it! It’s a happy, fun smell that will bring a smile to your face whenever you get a whiff.
What are your favorite fragrances? Which ones just make your stomach turn? Don’t forget to comment!