AKA, I suck at titles, but this is what I picked and I’m sticking to it.
Anyway, this is a post on my small “collection” of scents. I don’t really collect scents. I just kind of find one that I really like then stick to that for a long time. I think it’s because I don’t really look for anything new very often.
Moschino’s Cheap & Chic I Love Love
This is my first “signature scent,” which is just another way of saying that this was the only sort of cologne or perfume I owned at the time. I love this smell, but that is just a fortunate stroke of luck, as I really, truly bought this for the packaging. I saw the packaging in a magazine ad and my parents bought it for me when we were on vacation in New York. That was when I knew that ads worked on gullible people like myself. Also, I was in high school, so give me a break.
I Love Love has very fresh and citrus-y topnotes which fade delicately into a woodsy smell. The longevity of the base notes is quite impressive, and that’s a good thing, because that’s my favorite part of the whole experience.
I stopped wearing this for a good long while, but I rediscovered it recently and I want to smell that beautiful woodsy smell on my wrist again.
Marc Jacobs’ Daisy
My mom bought this for me as pasalubong from a trip to Australia because I would go in Sephora stores on a previous trip to the US and spray it on my scarf and smell it all day. LOL. I was suckered into this by the packaging as well, but I quite like the scent, too.
Daisy has a very feminine, somewhat flowery smell that I don’t usually go for, but I really like. The top notes are strawberry and violet leaves, which smells very sweet. The midnotes are violet petals and jasmine, and the fragrance dies down to a musky vanilla scent, which I am not usually a big fan of, but in this case, I like.
It’s great for everyday, but it’s not really a “fresh” scent. It’s a really girly feminine smell that really invokes the image of fields of flowers.
Laurie of Eye Heart It has a beautiful scent story for Daisy that made me appreciate the fragrance even more. Hint: It has to do with F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.
I’ve been wanting a solid perfume for a while (easy to reapply), and sniffed around the LUSH scents for a while before I settled on Dirty. It’s a fresh, just-out-of-the-shower smell, which is a weird description given its name.
I’m just going to post the fragrance description on the LUSH website, because it’s perfect:
“Dirty combines the intensely fresh scent of spearmint with herbal tarragon and thyme to create a modern fragrance meant for men, but appropriated by women everywhere. It was inspired by the term ‘Italian Shower,’ which describes the way many guys leap out of bed, spray under the shirt they’ve been wearing since yesterday, and head out the door. Clean, fresh and sexy.”
Basically, I love it. I love wearing it. I love smelling like it.
HerBench’s Remember Body Spray, Bath and Body Works’ Sweat Pea Body Splash
These two were Christmas gifts that I chose to keep and not toss. I find it a little risky to gift perfume to people whose personalities you don’t really know. These were the most agreeable to my nose.
Remember, which is my Lucy Torres-Gomez, is a feminine, flower-y smell. It’s fresh and clean, and not heavy or hazy. I have no idea what the notes are, but I can detect jasmine.
Sweet Pea is a super sweet floral scent. It’s “infused with real sweet violet extract.” Smelling it again, I feel like it’s too sweet for me as a cologne. I liked it a lot as a body lotion when I was in high school.
Random perfume samples!
I’ll quickly go through these and tell you which I love/don’t love, L-R.
Gucci Envy Me — I loved Gucci Envy, and I filched this from my mom because it is a pretty fruity-floral scent that fades into a musky scent.
Flower by Kenzo — I don’t know how I feel about this scent. It’s a little heavy and “hazy” for me. I got this from a Sephora purchase.
Yves Saint Laurent Saharienne — I got this in my Glamourbox (March 2013), and I love it. It’s a fresh, summer-y scent that starts out with a citrus smell that fades to a hint of pepper. In my unboxing video, I mentioned it smelled a lot like LUSH’s Flying Fox, which has a strong smell of jasmine. Saharienne doesn’t have jasmine in it, but it does have “white flowers,” which shares the same scent profile as jasmine. This is probably going to be my next scent purchase. I love this scent a lot.
Donna Karan Cashmere Mist — This is an odd fragrance. It’s musky and contains Cashmere Wood and “Suede” (?) and I’m not sure if I like it because it’s a heavy, more mature scent.
Britney Spears Radiance — I got this sample from a BDJ Box. Do I like it? It’s okay, though I’m not a fan of berry-musky scents. There is a fragrance note in it that I don’t really like that much. It’s very girly, but also very old if that makes sense.
That’s all, folks! What are your favorite scents?