Monday, April 11, 2016

Perfume Collection

When I got the idea for this post, I thought it would be a fun way to talk about my favorite scents.  I'm pretty picky about fragrances and there's only been a couple that I've liked enough to buy in full size.  The only problem, though, is that I am crap at describing what they smell like. So, this post is part real, part joke about how inane my idea of what things smell like are.

Chloe Eau de Parfum // This was my first ever favorite fragrance, and the first big bottle I bought. It's a sweet, floral scent without being too girly - I like that there's a little bit of an edge to it. It's also the perfume that lasts longest on me, which is a bonus.  According to Sephora, it smells likPink Peony, Freesia, Lychee, Magnolia Flower, Lily of the Valley, Rose, Cedarwood, Amber, Honey and also the rich and varied personalities of all Chloe women. So, enjoy the scent of flowers and souls.

Replica Beach Walk // I don't wear this perfume out and about very often, but I have definitely been known to borderline bathe in it when I'm home alone. It smells like the best kind of beach day - sunscreen, salt, no sand in awkward places.  I'm not sure if I would ever wear it as an actual fragrance, but I love it as a memory/spirit lifter.  The notes are Bergamot, Pink Pepper, Lemon, Ylang Ylang, Coconut Milk, Heliotrope, Musk, Cedarwood, Benzoin, so there's that.  

Thierry Mugler Alien //  This is the scent I wear most often. Like Beach Walk, it smells a little like sunscreen to me, but in a much more wearable way.  There's nothing floral about the scent, more fresh and light.  Let's go with a combination of laundry and sun tan lotion.  Which sounds like it's messy, but it definitely smells good.  Just go smell it, it's delicious.  The actual notes are Solar Accord, Jasmine Sambac, Green Notes, Cashmeran, Vanilla, Transparent Amber which is honestly not that much more helpful, considering I've heard of one of those things and don't think transparent amber is a thing.

Marc Jacobs Mod Noir // I am kind of surprised that I like this fragrance as much as I do.  It smells like straight gardenias, but not in a sickly way.  It just smells like I stuck my head in a gardenia bush, complete with a little bit of the greenery (the notes are, in fact, greens, gardenia and creamy musks)  It's not a scent I want every day (vair floral), but it's a gorgeous and light, rather than sickly, and perfect for spring.  I also love layering it with the fragrance below.   

Jo Malone Wild Fig and Cassis // How I got this perfume is actually really funny - my parents and I were stuck in the Dublin airport for approximately ever, and the duty free section was a little too tempting.  I somehow ended up smelling all of the Jo Malone fragrances, and decided to buy one.  But not this one... I thought I had grabbed Peony and Blush Suede, but alas, got home and discovered Wild Fig and Cassis.  In general, it worked out though, cause I love this fragrance. Honestly, the best assessment I can give is that it smells like green. Like plants and baby flowers (like, when they grow up they'll smell floral, but right now they only smell like plant and maybe a little sweet) and fresh.  It's gorgeous and perfect for those who want to smell delicious, but not like a bouquet. It's my absolute favorite for summer.


  1. I noticed the heirloom Chanel No. 5 did not make the list. Swing and a miss, Auntie Helen.

  2. Among the products mentioned on the list, which one is the best? Natural Pine Scent