Monday, 23 April 2012

Favourite [Fragrances] of the Day: April 23rd

I'm in the midst of trying to pick out a new fragrance, so I thought I'd share my two favourites with you guys, as well as the three I am hopelessly trying to choose between! 

I will forewarn you that I have a strong aversion to particularly sweet scents and tend to be drawn towards the more musky, heavy fragrances....

1. Lolita Lempicka 'The First Fragrance':
This is one of my favourite scents.  As for the notes - from the website: "A fragrant note of Liquorice combined with Aniseed, Ivy, Violet and Tonka Bean with the sweet rich notes of Amarena Cherry, Vanilla and Praline. This blend gives way to sensual floral notes with Iris and Musk undertones

2. Betsey Johnson by Betsey Johnson:
I love this perfume. However, I can't stand the smell of her new scent "too-too" so I hope that some stores keep stocking this one (unfortunately Sephora only carries the new scent).  The notes are Pear, Tangerine, Grapefruit, Blackcurrant (top) Freesia, Lily Of The Valley, Red Apple (middle) Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Praline, Amber, Musks (base).

Now onto the 3 I am hopelessly trying to choose between..... I recieved small samples of all three from Sephora, and thought that I would be able to pick one easily by seeing how the scents react with my skin/how I handle them throughout the day....but the problem is I love all three! Though I certainly cannot afford to just get the whole lot....

3. Tocca Florence:
Top Notes: Italian Bergamot, Grapefruit Leaves, Green Pear, Apple, Middle Notes: Ivory Gardenia, Crushed Violet Petals, Jasmine, Tuberose, Blue Iris, Bottom Notes: Blonde Wood, White Musk
4. 'B' by Marie St. Pierre:
I'd never heard of this one before, but the extremely sweet and helpful saleswoman at Sephora  highly reccomended it. Top notes: bergamot and rose; middle notes: Beeswax, violet and caramel; base notes: sandalwood, cardamom, cinnamon, vanilla and maple. 
5. 'Black Orchid' by Tom Ford:
This was love at first smell. It's a strange scent, not much like any other, and very very heavy. Apparently it smells good on both sexes. Top notes: French jasmine, black truffle, ylang-ylang, black currant and effervescent citrus. Middle Notes: Tom Ford's black orchid (i.e secret concoction) and base notes: woodsy notes of patchouli and sandalwood, dark chocolate, incense, amber, vetiver, vanilla and balsam.




Have you tried any of these fragrances?

What are some of your favourites?

Do you have any other recommendations for me to try in my quest for a new scent?
 

10 comments:

  1. I personally wear Candy by Prada on a daily basis. It is a sweet scent, but a very musky sweetness! I don't know if it'd be too sweet for you, but check it out!

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    1. I saw Candy at Sephora but didn't even try it because the name sounded so sweet that it threw me off (guilty of judging a book by its cover...) I will make sure I check it out next time I am back :) Thanks!

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  2. Fun post! I've never tried any of these scents! I'm going to have to check them out! One of my faves right now is Marc Jacobs Daisy! It smells so good!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

      A lot of my friends wear/swear by Daisy too! These ones are definitely a lot heavier than Daisy though, so depending on your style you might really hate them haha.

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  3. First of all, thank you soooo much for your sweet comment!!
    Totally flattered that you could see a resemblance to Aria (my roomie and I are PLL addicts)! Also, love birdy too—I dont know how many times skinny love has been played on my itunes--so i will definitely check out that cover!

    As far as the perfumes go, I tend to follow along with your taste for the more musky/mature scents. Love the tom ford you mentioned--definitely would recommend that. I usually wear Channel--I have No. 5 and Coco Mademoiselle. Good luck picking one!!

    <3
    nailvarnishvixen.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha PLL is my guilty pleasure (even though I'm pretty sure 13/14 year olds make up most of the fanbase...)

      And believe it or not, I've actually never tried Chanel No.5 (though obviously heard of it)! I'll have to remedy that.

      Thanks!

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  4. Great picks! I am currently loving Taylor Swift and Ralph Lauren Summer perfumes...but I'm a sweet perfume kind of girl :)

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    1. Yea those would definitely be too sweet for me - but I've heard good things about the Tswift one, and I think the wonderstruck bottle is adorable! I'm a sucker for good packaging when it comes to perfume bottles.

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  5. I love a good perfume post... I wanted to try that Betsey Johnson one. I'm still wearing Marc Jacobs Daisy, i love it. Coach poppy is another fave.

    xo everything-pretty.com

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    1. I love getting all these comments with new perfumes to look into! And if you see the original Betsey Johnson around be sure to check it out :)

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