“You are never fully dressed without perfume” – C. Joybell C.
Scent is a very powerful thing, it evokes memories and feelings and everyone seems to have their own. Most people have a scent that others associate them with, usually the perfume they wear daily, that’s why I believe it’s important to pick one that represents you.
When I was younger I was drawn to very sweet, almost sickly, fruity perfumes. As I grew up, my taste evolved and I now lean towards a slightly more mature scent with hints of sweetness. I’ve compiled a list of my current favourite, go-to perfumes and the reasons why I like wearing them.
POP | Stella McCartney
Pop is my first from Stella McCartney and was given to me at a brand meeting. It’s floral, fun and very easy to wear everyday. It’s on the sweet side but not sickly sweet, there are undertones of sandalwood and musk that give it a nice base. Stella McCartney describes this perfume as “Bright, Contemporary and Positive” and I’d have to agree. It’s a lovely perfume for a young women and would make a really nice present. The 50ml is €74 and can be found here. If you’re looking for a slightly more mature scent, I’d recommend ‘Stella’ by Stella McCartney!
Euphoria | Calvin Klein
I really, really love this perfume. I found this scent by accident, it’s actually kind of a funny story. A few years ago my house had a fire and we had to temporarily move out. I had no makeup or perfume and one of the ladies in Boots that my mom was friendly with gave us a load of testers to tide us over. Euphoria by Calvin Klein was one of those testers and I absolutely adored it from the moment I sprayed it. A while later, for either Christmas or my birthday, my mom bought me the full sized bottle, which was probably for the best as I was running low on testers!
It is described as having top notes of pomegranate and persimmon, a heart of dewy lotus blossom, champaca flower and black orchid, and a dry down of liquid amber, black violet and mahogany wood. The 50ml retails for €66 and can be found here.
White Jasmine & Mint | Jo Malone
Now this is my proper grown-up perfume. My friends, Kassi and Lorna, bought this for my 21st birthday and I was so blown away by the gesture. Jo Malone is such a luxurious brand to me and I just thought it was one of the nicest 21st birthday presents I received. The scent is absolutely gorgeous but I’ve always been a fan of jasmine. The mint brings in an element of freshness and compliments the florals scents so well. I wear this on special occasions as I never want to run out! The 30ml costs €54 and can be found here.
Bamboo | Gucci
Bamboo is my newest perfume and was kindly gifted to me at the Boots Christmas press event. Apart from the scent, my favourite thing about this perfume is of course, my engraved name! Boots are currently offering this service in store. I think Gucci describes the fragrance perfectly, soft and intense at once. The sandalwoods and amber complimentary contrast with the lily, orange blossom and ylang ylang tones. Just what I like, floral, sweet but mature at the same time! The 30ml is €64 and can be bought here.
Even though I don’t really wear these perfumes anymore, they definitely deserve a notable mention! First up is ‘Fantasy’ by Britney Spears. It was my favourite perfume when I was around 14, I remember my friend, Steph, and I really wanted it when it came out and at Christmas we coincidentally gifted it to each other! You should have seen our faces!
‘LAMB’ by Gwen Stefani is another favourite from back in my early teenage years. I tried the tester and really like it but couldn’t afford it. Luckily for me, my local pharmacy used to sell the old testers for really cheap after they were finished with them. I ended up with a nearly full bottle for a fraction of the price, score!
I hope you liked this post! Let me know what your favourite scents and perfumes are.
*I was gifted some of these products but in no way was my opinion swayed and all are still my own If you want more information please see my Disclaimer page 🙂