Okay so there’s a lot of fragrances here (well more than I’d like to own), so I’mma just talk about my current favourites. The others I’m desperately trying to finish so I have space to buy new ones, ones that I actually deeply adore.
Byredo Gypsy Water
Maison Margiela By the Fireplace
I bought this on my last Europe trip (the beauty purchases which I blogged here). Obviously it was winter when we were over there so this was just the perfect scent. Whenever I sniff it, it takes my right back there – god bless our olfactory system. I also love that it has no lid – that obviously made it a lot easier when packing during our travels.
It literally smells like what it says on the bottle: a warm fireplace. It’s a little bit sweet, a little bit spicy, and definitely very warm. It has notes of chestnuts and is labelled as a unisex fragrance. To get more “technical”, these are the exact notes:
Top notes : Pink pepper, orange flower petals, clove oil
Middle notes : Chestnut accord, Gaïac wood oil, cade oil
Base notes: Vanilla accord, Peru balsam, cashmeran
Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia
My one and only Jo Malone fragrance and definitely the sweetest scent in my collection. I first bought this on my first ever trip to Europe (back in 2013) so every time I smell this it takes me back to my first time overseas, fitting in a zillion countries into the span of a couple of weeks.
I initially bought the 30mL at Harrod’s (I remember everything about the experience) during my first shopping trip on Oxford Street. It was quite a spontaneous purchase – I knew I wanted to buy one to define the trip, but had done no research prior except that it had to be Jo Malone because it was so synonymous with London.
It’s fresh, it’s sweet and it’s floral. Most of my other scents tend to lean more towards the woody/spicy family, but this one holds a very special place in my heart and I’ll probably continue to purchase it for years to come. Absolutely lush.
Top note: King William Pear
Medium note: Freesia
Base note: Patchouli
Dolce and Gabbana Pour Femme
One of the many purchases I made whilst working in MYER’s fragrance department (prior to that I was at Priceline so you know I spent all my earnings at work).
This scent is so warm and sensual (the vanilla note stands out to me the most), I tend to wear these during the colder months or as an evening scent.
Top notes: Neroli, raspberry, tangerine
Middle notes: Jasmine, orange blossom
Base notes: Marshmallow, vanilla, sandalwood, heliotrop
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle
The bottle is hiding in the photo above but this is one of those classic scents. My mum bought this for me and I’ll forever cherish this bottle. It’s definitely a lot more grown-up and very elegant and a special occasion fragrance.
The bottle is a classic and I can safely say I think this is my favourite Chanel fragrance (to date anyway). Definitely get the EDP over the EDT too.
Top notes: orange, bergamot, mandarin, Tunisian curaçao
Middle notes: morning rose, Italian jasmine, ylang-ylang, mimosa, florentine iris
Base notes: Indonesian patchouli, Haitian vetiver, Bourbon vanilla, white musk, opoponax, tonka bean