What I Smell Of
Okay, weird title yes? But isn’t it something that we notice about people right away? How they smell? Whether it’s bad or good, it’s not easily ignored. And while I could go into how I’m currently using a Powder-scented deodorant or Neutrogena T-Gel for my hair (it smells of menthol…which I find oddly comforting!) that would complicate the actual subject of this post. My favorite and most frequently used perfumes.
Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker
This was my signature perfume for the last…2 years up until about March. It was originally a birthday present from Bucket’s mother. She has lovely taste and it was a spot on choice. The scent breakdown goes:
Top Notes: Lavender, Mandarin Orange, Bergamot, Brazillian Rosewood
Middle Notes: Patchouli, Orchid
Base Notes: Musk, Wood,Cedar, White Amber
I really mostly get Orchid, Musk and White Amber with maybe hints of Patchouli from this. It’s got a musky/spicy quality to it; just bordering on “too much” for my tastes. I prefer brighter scents than this – but it’s still a favorite.
Bright Crystal by Versace
This is probably my most frequently worn scent right now. It’s got a similar base to Lovely, but has a more citrusy/fruitier quality to it. The Peony is by far the standout portion of this scent for me. It’s followed strongly by the bittersweet Yuzu and rounded out by the Magnolia – I can also pick up quite a bit of the musk at first.
Top Notes: Yuzu, Pomegranate, Iced Accord
Middle Notes: Lotus, Magnolia, Peony
Base Notes: Musk, Mahogany, Amber
Daisy by Marc Jacobs
I get the feeling Daisy is going to take over my life pretty soon. It’s the newest of this list (a Graduation gift from Harmony) but I’ve adored it from afar for a long time. It’s exactly the type of scent I feel I’ve been looking for:
Top Notes: Violet Leaf, Blood Grapefruit, Wild Strawberry
Middle Notes: Gardenia, Violet, Jasmine
Base Notes: Musk, White Wood, Vanilla
The Violet and Violet leaf hint equally strong with me, settling nicely into a combination of the Gardenia and Jasmine. Upon drying the Wild strawberry and Musk make their presences known, but the florals are the main focus for me. It’s absolutely light; a white floral that I positively adore.
Those three up above are my current rotation, but the below have all had their turns in the spotlight.
Amarige by Givency
I have a sentimental attachment to this; Gardenias and I have always been very close. This is probably my favorite perfume when i’m looking for that particular scent. It’s a bit older than most perfumes and i’ve been told it’s “too” mature – but who decides that really?
Anais Anais by Cacharel
This was my first “grown up” perfume and i’m still quite fond of it. It’s…a very very very complex scent but white florals make up the focus for me – particularly Lily and Jasmine. It has an incense quality to it as well. To my knowledge it contains at least 25 notes! TWENTY FIVE.
Sheer Veil by Vera Wang
I sorely miss this perfume, I haven’t been able to get ahold of it in a little bit. It, like Daisy is everything I like in a perfume. A powdery soft, white-based floral. Smelling of Gardenia, Lily and Lavender (with hints of rose and violet) – it made me feel quite elegant.
Gracious Tuberose by Gucci
This was my favorite of the Gucci Flora collection and will probably be my next purchase. It reminds me of Daisy in a way, but it’s a little crisper.
Glamorous Magnolia by Gucci
I liked GM for days that Tuberose felt too…young. It’s a more mature scent in the vein of SJP lovely, but still very floral and considerably less spicy.
Wellp! That’s my scent profile guys! Haha. As you can see, I’m quite fond of white florals with powdery finishes. For all my talk of disliking musks, the bulk of my perfumes have bases in musk. What’re your favorites? Any fond memories of the ones up above?