I’ve always loved perfume (one of the very first blog posts on here is about it, in fact) even though I always think of it as rather a decadent treat. It always seems ever so expensive, even though if you break the ‘cost per wear’ down lasts when you’re wearing it every single day, it must be pennies, surely. I just think it’s fascinating how everyone has such different tastes and even how some perfumes smell completely different on other people.
I was a lucky girl and got a few bottles of perfumes for my birthday. Whereas previously I’ve been in the habit of wearing the same scent to death, now I’m mixing and matching which is much more interesting. And, it means that although my birthday was back in July, I still have plenty of perfume left – enough to last me until the next birthday, I think!
Nina Ricci Les Belles de Ricci Liberty Fizz
I’m pretty sure you’re not supposed to keep perfumes longer than a year or two, but I’ve had this for over five years. I’m obsessed with this perfume, but it was discontinued quite a long time ago. For a while, you could find it in weird little independent perfume shops, and for a bit longer on Amazon.com, but now you’d be lucky to find a miniature at an extortionate price on eBay! I stocked up, but it’s running out fast. This perfume smells exactly like fizzy raspberries. Green, fresh but ever so girlie. I wish it would come back.
Vera Wang Princess
I love this perfume! It’s quite sweet and girlie, but reminds me of beautifully scented talcum powder. It’s one of those scents that stays with you all day, and because it’s quite strong, I must confess I think of it as more of an evening than a daytime scent. But it’s just lovely – the bottle is ever so pretty and it always makes me smile when I wear it.
I bought this on eBay to replace a bottle that smashed, and I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s fake, which is upsetting. It’s on my list to replace as soon as I can! But the authentic version of this scent is delicate and ageless – fresh and Spring-like with floral tones. I bought this because I tried it on my wrist and got some on my coat sleeve – I couldn’t get enough of how yummy my coat smelled!
Chloe L’Eau de Chloe
This is not a very me scent, but I adore it. I noticed my friend Amelia wearing it in Lisbon last year and asked about it – it reminded me of a Sunflower scented body spray that Boots Natural Collection used to do. It’s one of the only perfumes I wear that my Mum likes – we have completely opposite tastes!
Nina Ricci: Nina
Ah, an attempt to recover my lost Nina love! This perfume doesn’t smell like Liberty Fizz, but it does smell lovely. Also, it’s usually not too expensive – always a plus! The bottle is super pretty and the scent reminds me of sweeties – yummy.
Writing this post makes me feel quite perfume spoiled – I have so many more than I thought! Next up, I’m desperate for another bottle of Chanel Chance, and I think I’m going to have to buy some more Chloe on Fragrance Direct when it runs out (which will surely be soon!).
What perfumes do you wear regularly? I’d love more recommendations.
Written in collaboration with Fragrance Direct