Thursday, 6 November 2014

Perfume Picks.

I'm of a somewhat polyamorous nature when it comes to perfume, I'd love to be the kinda gal eternally committed to that one special fragrance... which I did find in my previous signature scent Alexander McQueen My Queen that has, sadly, been discontinued, so I now tend to have a few on the go at one given time.

Here are the 5 scent-sational (I'm hilarious, I know) fragrances that I'm loving right now:

I'm going to throw out a wildcard here, and start off with the most unlikely pick of the bunch - Katy Perry Killer Queen... I know, a celebrity perfume. Before you get all judge-y on me, let me tell you how I came to find this gem of a scent. I was perusing the pages of Glamour with my mum sat next to me when I saw a sample of the perfume stuck to one of the pages. "I bet it smells rubbish!" I proclaimed, whilst opening it up... oh how wrong I was. With top notes of Dark Horse Plum and Wild Berry, along with hints of Jasmine and Patchouli, the result is a rich, fruity and floral scent, perfect for winter nights out, and, just throwing it out there, the bottle is also pretty damn cool. Nice work Miss Perry.

Next up, is the Zara Woman Floral, a warm and floral (are you beginning to see a recurring theme here?) scent, featuring notes of Rose, Jasmine, Hyacinth and Amber. Being an EDT, it's not quite as long lasting on the skin, so probably a more appropriate daytime pick. The perfume is rumoured to be a dupe of the more costly Flora by Gucci, and having previously owned the Gucci scent, I actually prefer the Zara version!

Boss Orange Woman has been top of the perfume wishlist for quite some time now thanks to a commercial featuring a Beatles cover and the beautiful Sienna Miller - who says advertising doesn't work? This is fruity, floral (quelle surprise) fragrance featuring notes of Sweet Apples and Orange Blossom, with a spicy undertone to it thanks to notes of Sandalwood and Olive Wood. Again, as an EDT, this is probably more of an AM choice, rather than something you'd wear on an evening out, but it's been a very welcome addition to the perfume family.

Probably one of my favourite perfumes ever, the gorgeous Elie Saab La Perfum, which I got for my birthday last year. I've barely made a dent in it, as this really is a perfume I save for truly special occasions... but when I do bring it out, it's one I really love wearing (as a side: I also save it because it costs an arm and a bloomin' leg). A seductive floral, woody scent, featuring notes of Orange Blossom, Jasmine and Honey Rose, this is the kind of perfume that's in it for the long haul. In fact, I can still smell it on my hair the morning after a night out, even when someone has spilled a J├Ągerbomb or 3 into my locks.

Finally, I'm saving the best 'til last, as this is the fragrance I've been the most loyal to of the entire bunch. I rarely repurchase perfumes, and this is my second bottle of the stuff... if that doesn't tell you I love it, I don't know what will. Vera Wang Lovestruck is a romantic, floral scent featuring notes of Sheer Musk, Lotus Blossom and Pink Guava. Whilst I love the Elie Saab option, it's not exactly very me in that it's a bit 'ooh-err-sexy,' whereas Lovestruck is a little less obvious, a little more young and playful. It is both day and night-time friendly, and one I get a lot of, "What are you wearing?" when I've plumped for it.

I have to say, Lovestruck is the one I'm most likely to stay loyal to as a long-term perfume love... but don't hold me to that...


  1. I think we have quite similar tastes in perfume! Lovestruck and Elie Saab are two of my all-time faves too, although I've now developed a hankering for Chloe... it's on the wishlist, shall we say! xx

  2. I do love Zara perfumes, they don't smell like I thought they would. And you can't go wrong with Vera Wang, just so girly!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers


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