I don’t think I’ll ever be a “signature fragrance” type of girl. I like to mix and match, so I change my perfume with my mood. Because of this, I have quite a little collection of perfumes on the go, and whilst most of them are by Katy Perry I do branch out every so often to find something else I love. Although saying that, I did just buy her latest perfume without even testing it purely because it was down to a tiny £10 in the sale… luckily it smells pretty good.
Insolence by Guerlain has been a long term favourite ever since I “borrowed” one of my mum’s samples. I posted a little review here back when it finally made it’s way back in to my life, but to summarize this is possibly the strongest perfume I’ve ever owned and boasts serious staying power. It smells nearly exactly like Parma Violets, but slightly more grown up, and is definitely my fragrance of choice for a special occasion.
One of my more recent treats has been Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent which is the perfume I turn to when I want to add a splash of luxury to my daily routine. Whilst I don’t find it anywhere near as strong as Insolence, this sweet perfume is deepened by the addition of a subtle note of coffee. This scent is gorgeous on so many levels and one I find myself reaching for more and more.
There are a few fragrances out there that claim to be unisex, but I’ve always found them to be a touch too masculine for me. Calvin Klein ck2 is available exclusively at World Duty Free until February, and if you’re looking for a scent that can only really be described as fresh then you’ll need to check it out. With a somewhat “minimalist” scent, it’s incredibly light but not to the point that it’s unnoticeable, making it perfect for daily wear.
If you remember my Tuesday Ten posts then you might remember The Library of Fragrance and their array of delicious sounding scents (original post here). Earlier in the year I made my first purchase from the range in the form of the Moonbeam scent, a somewhat “creamy” floral that is beautiful for every day, but the real winner for me has been the combination of Sunshine and Cherry Blossom. Pairing the two together perfectly conveys those warm summer days spent basking in the garden with a book in hand, exactly the sort of thing I want to remember when the weather outside is a little bleak to say the least! I didn’t think it was possible to capture a season so perfectly in a fragrance, but this combination does it effortlessly.
Did you have a signature scent for 2015, or did you mix and match like me?