Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Perfume collection

I decided to do a post on my perfume collection because I'm newly falling in love with smelling nice this year. (hopefully I'll get used to it, because, as you can see, I own a ton of perfume but always forget to wear it!)

This is my collection: (I'm sorry my vanity is so dirty! This is the vanity at my parents' home and I haven't been here in 3 months!)

My collection consists of: VS Dream Angels Heavenly, Comptoir Sud Pacifique vanille abricot, EA True Love (OMG this is so old, I should throw this away), Clinique Happy, EL Pleasures, DKNY DKNY, Lolita Lempicka, CK Euphoria Blossom, Burberry and Burberry Weekend, Gucci II, Ferragamo Incanto Dream, Dior Addict 2, Ralph Lauren Rocks, Chanel Coco Mlle, Amarige by Givenchy, and CK In2U.

Like I mentioned previously, the Chanel Coco Mlle is my fav winter scent and probably my fav scent overall. However, I'm thinking of varying my scents a bit more, because there's just so many gorgeous scents out there and I want to wear more of them!

The fragrances I wear the most often are:

(from L-R: Gucci II, Ferragamo Incanto Dream, Dior Addict 2, RL Rocks, Chanel Coco Mlle, VS heavenly, CSP vanille abricot, and CK In2U.)

I'm thinking of pulling out the Happy and Pleasures and wearing them more for spring, though, since they're also such pretty scents.

I'll go through the ones I wear most often first, since I'm more familiar with them. I love the Gucci II year round because it's a very sweet floral scent - a lot of sweet scents smell too teeny bopperish in my opinion, but this one seems like a more mature sweet scent that's not too sweet.

The Ferragamo Incanto Dream is a young scent that I only like wearing in the spring or summer. It's a fruity floral that's also rather sweet and light. It's too light of a scent for fall or winter for me, but I do love it for warmer weather.

Dior Addict 2 is my fav spring scent. It's also a fruity floral but not as sweet as the Ferragamo, and more floral. It smells more sophisticated and grown-up in my opinion.

Ralph Lauren Rocks is a scent I like more for outdoorsy activities or the summer. It's a very light floral scent but it smells a little too green for my taste. I got it as a gift and it's pleasant enough, and I don't love it, but I don't hate it either.

Chanel Coco Mlle is my fav for winter and fall because it's a heavier scent, and such a gorgeous sophisticated oriental scent that's still not too heavy. I want to get Chanel No. 5 next.

VS Dream Angels Heavenly is more of a powdery scent that I only wear in the winter. It has a pretty strong vanilla base that makes it a gorgeous warm scent perfect for wintertime.

Next is my Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille Abricot - this one's a very sweet vanilla scent. It's too sweet for me to wear on its own but I love to layer it with some of my oriental fragrances, and even some of my floral perfumes to deepen them for nighttime.

Another scent that I received as a gift is CK In2U. This is a warm milky scent that I haven't really found a perfect occasion for, but it's a nice pleasant scent that I like for more casual events.

From the other scents in my collection, I don't wear DKNY DKNY, Givenchy Amarige, EA True Love, or CK Euphoria Blossom (they're all gifts that just aren't quite "me").

However, I do like to occasionally wear the rest.

I love Burberry Classic for the fall. It's a gorgeous oriental that kind of reminds me of fall foliage and crisp weather.

Burberry Weekend, which is now discontinued, is a lighter oriental. It's a very pretty scent but I don't wear it very often because it doesn't work with my body chemistry. It starts to smell kind of musty?

Clinique Happy is a fairly well known citrusy scent that really lives up to its name - it really does uplift your mood and make you happy! I like this scent when I need a pick me up.

EL Pleasures is another gorgeous floral scent that I'm rediscovering. It's an amazing sophisticated feminine scent that I like to wear when I feel more girly.

The last one in my collection is Lolita Lempicka, which is a woody oriental with a strong vanilla base. I used to ADORE this scent but it's becoming a little too sweet for my tastes and I just found out that my bf's not a very big fan of this one, so I'm not sure what to do with this one at this point. Maybe it'll grow on him? LOL, we'll see.

I'm hoping to use up at least ONE bottle before I make another fragrance purchase! Other perfumes I'm eyeing are Versace Bright Crystal, Nina by Nina Ricci, Fracas, Chanel No. 5, and Marc Jacobs Perfume. What are your perfume favs? Any you hate?


Shop N' Chomp said...

That is one swell collection, doll! *whispers* I own no perfume. I like smelling them whenever I'm in the store but if I put it on my neck, I get the itchies/rashies. Dumb skin...lol. XD

Catherine said...

Wow, what a fantastic collection!! I used to be really into perfumes and I actually went through a whole bottle of Burberry Brit, but sometime between 2007 and 2008 somehow all the smells changed for me and now I just can't stand it anymore LOL. Currently I have bottles of L'Occitane Bergamot Tea, Green Tea, The Body Shop Moroccan Rose, Bath and Body Works Brown Sugar & Fig, and Honeysuckle. I also liked Fresh Strawberry Flowers enough to purchase it initially and bought a rollerball of Stella even though it got a little too cold for my tastes. I wear the L'Occitane Green Tea and TBS Moroccan Rose most. They're really gorgeous light fragrances and I rather prefer that. I also really like a few of the ScentsbytheSea oil blends (they're an etsy etailer) but I haven't sprung for full bottles of any yet. If I do I'd probably get Green Tea (grapefruit) and Cocola (chocolate, vanilla and a little spice). I'm still on a hunt for a fantastic fig though. I fell in love with a small decant of Ava Luxe Figuer, but she's sadly discontinued the perfume so I'm still on my search. Second on my list was by Satellite, but it's unfortunately way out of my price range lol.

CC said...

You certainly have a lot of perfumes!
I love buying perfumes mainly because the bottles are so pretty. ;)

Diane said...

OMG I love your collection! You make me not feel so bad because I have a perfume collection too. I've always wanted to try the Lolita Lempicka perfume because the bottles are so pretty but I've never bought one. I wear perfume everyday but it's funny, I have so many perfumes but always wear the same 2-3 perfumes. Haha. I love the Ferragamo perfumes I have the Heaven one. Great post Hun!

Anita (*swtexcape*) said...

Wow you have a nice stash of perfumes there! I am drooling over your collection :D There are so many I'd love to try! But I have to refrain myself from buying them because I always end up going back to one or two of my favourites lol oh well! xx

cletsey said...

What a perfect perfume collection I like the pretty scent. Anyway,thank you for guiding me through this.

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