I love perfume! So when i was recently tagged to do a perfume collection video i got really excited to share with you all. Needless to say i have some great scents and some "just okay" scents, hopefully this post will help out a few people narrow down what to buy so you don't end up with a ridiculous amount like me.
I'm going to start with my absolute favourite, the one perfume i could not live without and have re-purchased a kazillion times:
For me this is the ultimate in scents, its sooooo yummy i just can't stop sniffing myself when i wear it. The name "Rush" comes from the drug everyone was doing in the 90's because its verrrrrry addictive. To me it smells like a yummy floral cocktail, i can't get enough. The smell is ultra long lasting and lingers all day.
Top notes: gardenia and freesia
Middle notes: asmine, Turkish rose and coriander
Base notes: vanilla, patchouli and vetiver.
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess
Ahhhh, this reminds me of warm sunny days on the beach wearing coconut oil. Very nice scent for summer.
Contains: sunny bergamot, lemon and mandarin, coconut, Tiare petals, magnolia, neroli, jasmine, lavender, amber myrrh, vetiver, vanilla and sandalwood.
Daisy by Marc Jacobs
So feminine, this is my go to office perfume. It's very "fresh" smelling while being extremely sophisticated and a little bit seductive. I like its simplicity..... like clean sheets mmmmmmm.
Contains fruity strawberry notes, intensive green aroma of violet leaf and sparkling spicy pink grapefruit, silky and intoxicating gardenia, delicate violet, and jasmine petals. The powdery soft dry down is composed of white woods, vanilla and musk.
When i first got this i wasn't sure......... it smells so strongly of strawberries i was a bit frightened. But as you can see by how much i have used i really tend to reach for it a lot, it is very youthful and kind of perks you up for the day. I'm not entirely sure i would re-purchase. It's a weird love/hate relationship.
Top notes: mandarin from Italy, white osmanthus and wild strawberries.
Middle notes: gardenia, honeysuckle, mimosa and red Damascena rose
Base notes: vanilla absolute, sandalwood, rum and creamy musk.
Kim Kardashian Fragrance
I waited forever for this to come out in Australia, i am obsessed with Kim Kardashian and i couldn't wait to get my hands on a bottle! I managed to pick up a full sized sample from eBay (only down side is it came with no lid). It was very much worth the wait..... the smell is intoxicating and you just wanna put it on with a crop duster lol!
Top notes: mandarin surrounded with floral-lemon honeysuckle and orange blossom
Middle notes: pink jasmine, tuberose, gardenia and spices
Base notes: Tonka, jacaranda wood, vanilla orchid, sexy musk and creamy sandalwood.
Beckham Signature for Her
This is my least favourite of the fragrences i own, it just smells cheap and unoriginal to me. Kind of like an impulse body spray. Lucky i only paid $12 for the full size. Would not re-purchase.
Top notes: star anise and green apple
Middle notes: orchid, heliotrope and vanilla
Base notes: patchouli, amber and musk.
Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy
How gorgeous is this bottle?? Its so beautiful you want to keep it out on display for the world to see. This is a real spoil-me-rotten type of scent to me. I wear it on days i want to smell special and pampered. I love the musky smell it leaves on your skin all day.
Top notes: wild berries and juicy mandarin
Middle notes: floral blend of honeysuckle, gardenia and jasmine
Base notes: amber, caramel, vanilla, sandalwood and pralines.
YSL, Young Sexy Lovely
This is one of my newer perfume's i picked up on impulse on a trip to priceline, to me it smells very delicate and dainty. It is a floral just like all the rest of my perfumes lol. I think this is a go to perfume for any occassion where you might want to appear conservative but feminine.
Top notes: ripe pear, Italian mandarin and blackcurrant
Middle notes: cherry blossom magnolia and peach.
Base notes: crystalline musk, amber and cedarwood.
Vera Wang Princess
The first perfume i was ever given back when i started high school, i have never forgotten it. I have gotten many a compliment about this scent over the years and the fruity orientalness of it makes me so happy.
It's also a really cute bottle, a heart shaped jewel. Very romantic and a great gift for a younger lady.
Top notes: water lily, apple, freshly-sweet mandarin and apricot.
Middle notes: exotic guava, Tiare flower, tuberose, with a touch of dark chocolate
Base notes: vanilla, amber and wood.
Britney Spears Believe
In my opinion this is Britney's first worth my money scent, the previous packaging of her fragrances have been cheap and "toy like". I love the straight and sharp line of this bottle and the green colour makes me think of fresh dewy spring. Which is exactly what it smells like. I think it is a very romantic scent. It also kind of smells like dessert......... yummmy!
Top notes: guava and tangerine
Middle notes: honeysuckle and linden blossom
Base notes: a beautiful accord of patchouli, amber and sweet praline notes
Benefit My place or yours.... Gina
I really liked the unusual outer carton which opens from one side and has great illustrations of a bright little doorway. Its the kind of packing you really want to keep but know you will never find a use for.
My place or yours Gina is the scent of provocative, modern and feminine apartment, composed of oriental-woody notes such as: pink pepper, bergamot, tangerine, peony, raspberry, lily, Tonka, vanilla and patchouli.
Gucci Rush 2
I really, really, really hate this scent..... I bought it online without trying it first (bad move), since Gucci Rush is my favourite perfume i really was expecting something great. It is not at all similar to Gucci Rush in fact it is very "green" smelling to me. I've only used it once or twice and will never re-purchase, my sister can expect this to be in her next care package hehe.
The structure of this scent does not follow the classic tree-level pyramid, but is horizontal, so we can smell the whole floral composition at once. This fresh and flowery fragrance opens with rose, freesia and musk. Woodsy accords with green notes of palm, oakmoss and narcissus create the sensual trail.
I really don't know how to describe this smell, it is so edgy and modern with still being so classic and sophisticated.... Those people at Burberry sure know how to WOW me with their fragrances.
Burberry describe it as a green, oriental fragrance that features a surprising mix of sugar and spice. With top notes of Italian lime, icy pear and crisp, green almond. Heart notes of sugared almond and white peony and dry down notes of amber, mahogany wood, tonka beans and vanilla.
So that is the bulk of my collection, i have a few others i didn't photograph because they were in my handbag but they are:
Micheal Kors Very Hollywood
I just have the little roller ball Sephora style size of this but i will be picking up the full size in November when i go through duty free.
Very Hollywood was developed by perfumers Laurent Le Guernec (who created the original Michael) and Pascal Gaurin, and it’s considerably more au courant. The opening is bright, fruity, sparkly and pink: if I were writing the ad copy, I’d call it “watery pink champagne accord garnished with berries” (the notes: mandarin, iced bergamot, wet jasmine, ylang-ylang, raspberry, gardenia, orris, creamy amber, soft white moss and vetiver). After that it’s watery florals. There’s some strong gardenia for a time, but the heart is mostly pale and nondescript, as is the current fashion: it’s nothing like the romantic, heavily floral Michael at all.
Halle by Halle Berry
Halle opens FRUITY and SWEET (and yes, I’m screaming on purpose), as is very nearly requisite for a celebrity fragrance. For the first few minutes, it could be any Britney Spears and/or Paris Hilton fruital concoction featuring a large slab of vanilla cake with caramel icing, but at about the 15 minute mark, the fruits and sugar start to calm, and it slowly evolves into the woody oriental we were promised (the notes: bergamot, pear blossom, freesia, fig, hibiscus, ultra mimosa, sandalwood, driftwood, cashmere musk, olibanum and sensual amber).
So that's my collection for now, i'm also thinking about adding a few others like the new Paco Rabanne Lady Million, Jennifer Anniston, Fergie Outspoken and Chantecaille Vetyver, Petales & Kalimantan.
Let me know what you think :)