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Other // My Favourite Scents

Little bit of a different post from me today. I usually try to steer away from writing about scents and perfumes as there's no way I can possibly translate a smell into words, it's impossible. One thing I can write about is the scents that I like. I like clean, simple, floral scents. I don't like heavy, sweet scents as my stomach can't seem to handle them and they make me want to heave (lovely image for you all there) so light, clean scents are my go-to.

Here is a few of my favourite scents and a few words to describe them.
Look by Vera Wang - £19.95 for 100ML via FragranceDirect
"Look introduces notes of mandarin, watery greens, litchi and golden delicious apples in the top notes. The heart incorporates lilly, freesia and jasmine whilst the base notes introduce a rhapsody of sweet vanilla, musk, oak moss and patchouli."

I'm not going to lie, I'm not sure what patchouli is or how they even bottle oak moss but what I do know is that Look by Vera Wang is possibly my favourite scent ever. It's very light, not heavy at all although it is a little sweeter than the scents I've liked previously however it's not overpowering in any way. This scent is perfect for spring/summer though the bad side to this perfume is that they don't sell it anymore and you can only get it online. I've almost finished this bottle and will be buying another very soon.
Daisy by Marc Jacobs - £48.99 for 100ML via FragranceDirect
"Daisy caresses with fruity strawberry notes, intensive green aroma of violet leaf and sparkling spicy pink grapefruit. It's heart beats in floral rhythm, composed of silky and intoxicating gardenia, delicate violet and jasmine petals. The powdery soft dry down is composed of white woods, vanilla and musk."

Daisy by Marc Jacobs is a bit deeper than Look by Vera Wang but much less sweet. Once again it's much more suited to the day and more of a spring/summer scent. It's much fruitier than the other perfumes I mention which makes it a bit more unique. I know this is a very popular perfume so if you haven't tried it already get yourself down to a department store and give it a try.
L'Eau de Chloe - £31.50 for 30ML via FragranceDirect
"L'Eau de Chloe features sparkling citrus accords reminiscent of refreshing lemonade, accords of rose petals and natural distilled rose water that gives a dewy character to the fragrance with a warm and elegant veil provided by patchouli."

Out of all the scents I focus on today, L'Eau de Chloe screams spring and summer. It's light, citrus-y and reminds me of lazy summer days. If you were after the perfect scent for summer I would recommend this to you immediately. I know Chloe have produced a few other scents and I had originally wanted the original but after a lot of thought I felt it were too heavy and sweet for me so this perfume is so up my street. It's lovely and feminine, albeit a little sweeter than the other perfumes I have but not overpowering in any way.
Giorgio Armani Code for Women - £33.99 for 30ML via FragranceDirect
"Giorgio Armani Code for women is a soft, floral scent, opening with top notes of African bitter orange and sweet Italian orange, flowing into a heart of Tunisian orange blossom absolute and jasmine sambac, atop a base of orange blossom, vanilla and honey."

Giorgio Armani Code is the only scent that I own that is more suited towards night time rather than the day. It's much deeper than the other scents I've featured and dare I say it, it makes me feel a bit more grown up when I wear it. It smells sort of mysterious and intriguing, if that were possible. It smells very soft and floral but deep and powering at the same time. Some people even described this scent as being sensual and I'd agree.

I wouldn't necessarily take my word for all of this, I'd really recommend you try them out for yourselves as we all have different tastes and the perfumes that I love may be the ones you can't stand. I also recommend you spray the perfume that you like on your skin before you buy it as I know some perfumes don't smell so great on some people than it will do on others so it's worth trying before you buy.

1 comment

  1. I'm in love with Armani Code...I bought two 30ml gift sets in the January Sales at £18 each :-) Idole d'Armani is a beautiful perfume too! It's my new love. Great Post hun! xxx