Some of my favourite fragrances at the moment

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

Enough said.

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.

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