The Fragrance Wardrobe
I adore perfume. I love cocooning myself in a familiar favourite. I love looking at the beautifully designed bottles on my dresser. I don’t just wear perfume for the sake of smelling good, each one of these make me feel a certain way. I have a fragrance for work, weekends, lounging at home days and going out in the evenings. You may have one perfume that you wear all the time regardless and that works for you but you may want to broaden your perfume horizons. For example, if like me, you work in an office surrounded by other people you might want to be considerate of your colleagues and not wear a scent that’s so overpowering it gives them a headache. It may be your most beloved perfume but save it for “you” days. Consider going for something light and fresh. Typically I will wear a light body mist or my new favourite for spring, See by Chloe ( center) this is a clean, scent that’s very delicate and rather sophisticated. When I want to feel cozy and comforted, I will wear Jo Malone Blackberry and Bay or D&G La Roue De La Fortune of which I have purchased over three times I love it that much! On dates with the bf or nights out I like to wear something sexy like Victoria’s Secret Noir Tease or Prada Candy L’eau. These are both yummy sweet scents that make me feel delectable!
Perfumes are categorized by groups called families to help you differentiate the types of scent you like or go for. So when shopping, sales assistants can quickly ascertain what fragrance group to show you, rather than going through every single perfume on the shelf. The four standard families are Floral, Oriental, Woody and Fresh. These are then divided in to sub categories, but we don’t need to go into that, lets just stick with the basics. Here are mine.
See by Chloe – Floral/Fruity
Description: chic, elegant and energetic
Bergamot, apple blossom and jasmine and vanilla
Victoria’s Secret Noir Tease– Floral/Fruity
Description: Flirty, Fun and Surprising
Black vanilla, frozen pear and blooming gardenia
D&G 10 La Roue De La Fortune– Oriental/Floral
Description: The D&G Anthology collection was inspired by tarot
cards and their markings.
Tuberose, gardenia, jasmine and patchouli.
Prada Candy L’eau– Oriental/Vanilla
Description: Playful and seductive
Sweet pea, white musk and caramel
Jo Malone Blackberry and Bay-Floral/Fruity
Description: Childhood memories of blackberry picking
Grapefruit, floral notes, vetiver, cedar, blackberry and bay leaf.
Now you can see the type of perfumes I go for. You should try this with your fragrances and see how many of them are in the same family. Watch my video below for my personal descriptions of each of my perfumes.
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