What I Smell Of

Some Of My Most Frequently Used Perfumes (From Left To Right: Daisy by Marc Jacobs, Gracious Tuberous by Gucci, Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker, Glamorous Magnolia by Gucci and Bright Crystal by Versace)

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.


Honorable Mentions:

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?

<3 EA

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5 Responses to What I Smell Of

  1. neko says:

    the picture is lovely Ava~ I love perfumes! I’ve wanted to try daisy for a long time and now that I know what’s inside, I can’t wait to do so! Hehe, it may comes right on my next wishlist :D It’s great reading from you again~
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  2. Stacey says:

    I LOVE Daisy! It’s definitely one that I wear a lot. I went back and forth on Lovely by SJP when it first came out, kinda gave up on it, but I want to check out Bright Crystal now.
    My favorite scent at the moment is Miss Dior Eau De Parfum, though it is quite strong!
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  3. I loved this post and the mention of T-Gel ;) haha!
    I used to wear Marc Jacobs Daisy all the time and let it fall by the way side!
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  4. I totally lol-ed at the title!! I love creative post titles :) ) Thanks for sharing your scent picks, I’ll be sure to look these up for gifts (I’m personally allergic to perfume)
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  5. Haha oh how I love your sense of humour! :) These are all lovely! I’d like to smell like you!
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