9/02/2013

The Perfume Roster

So there's a couple of things you need to know about my perfume habits. #1-I don't own a lot of perfumes, I have 6 in total. #2-I typically like scents that are quite fruity and floral. #3-I'm not a fan of celebrity fragrances. Maybe it's just me but after a while they all seem to smell the same and they have the worst staying power in my opinion. In general though I love perfumes and I wear them daily. There's no scent that's really my signature but for a while it was Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel. My perfumes tend to get rotated and I wear different ones most days, hence the roster of sorts! Today I thought I'd share with you some of my most loved fragrances..


Daisy Eau So Fresh by Marc Jacobs, a duty free purchase. Perfumes are quite expensive in New Zealand so I usually tend to only buy them from the Duty Free stores at the airport or when they're on sale. This was purchased a couple of years ago when I was going to Sydney. The original Daisy was my favourite perfume at the time and this one is similar but it is fruitier and less floral. With notes of grapefruit, raspberry and pear it smells delicious, good enough to eat! This scent doesn't last all day but if you can get a hand on one of the rollerballs or a travalo then you can always top this up during the day.

Lime, Basil and Mandarin Cologne by Jo Malone, a gift. Jo Malone's scents are divine. The fact they come in boxes tied with ribbon certainly helps but the scents definitely do the talking all by themselves. This cologne is the signature Jo Malone scent. It is quite different to the fragrances I usually like to wear  but I love it for that reason. I love to wear this one in Summer. Jo Malone's scents can often be layered with other fragrances and sometimes I pair this with Daisy ESF and it smells amazing

Daisy by Marc Jacobs rollerball, limited edition. The original Marc Jacobs fragrance that took the world by storm. I'm sure everyone has owned this at some point or at least would recognise the scent. It contains notes of strawberry, violet leaves, grapefruit, gardenia and violet petals among others. It is the perfect blend of floral and fruity that I love in fragrances. This one will always be special to me because it reminds me of high school and conjures some nostalgic teenage memories for me.

Philosykos Eau De Toilette by Diptyque, a birthday purchase. This fragrance is the most recent addition to my perfume collection. It even made its way into my August Favourites post. Like the Jo Malone fragrance this one is quite different to anything else I have ever owned. Its notes of fig leaves, white cedar and wood make this scent fresh and earthy whilst still remaining feminine and elegant. There is something about Philosykos that seems grown up and sophisticated. If you're ever near Mecca Cosmetica then you should definitely go have a spritz of this and the other Diptyque offerings.

*What are your favourite perfumes?

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