I’ll admit I’ve never been a big collector of perfumes, this is generally a collection I’ve built from gifts at Christmas and Birthdays. I tend not to buy perfume myself, because the ones I usually like are too expensive – I just can’t bring myself to spend £50 – £75 on myself just for perfume. I have however started to really enjoy more of the high-street perfumes (generally falling in the £10 to £20 range).
Two of my favourite high-street perfumes are Body Shop’s Italian Summer Fig and Rosie For Autograph. These are great for wearing every day and not needing to worry about using up an expensive perfume for everyday use. The Body Shop make really nice perfumes and this Italian Summer Fig perfume is a gorgeous summer scent. The scent notes being, of course Fig but it also has notes of oak and amber which makes this perfume wearable but not too sweet. Rosie For Autograph perfume is one I’ve already talked about (see it here) so I won’t go into too much detail but this is a really nice everyday perfume to wear to work. The scent is floral and sweet with notes of vanilla but its toned down with the scent of sandalwood and musk – I really like this one!
I do of course love a high-end perfume like every girl does. My current top favourites are; Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb, Stella McCartney Original and Daisy By Marc Jacobs. Daisy by Marc Jacobs is more of a summer scent to me with scent notes such; Violet, Strawberry, Jasmine and White Wood so it makes it fresh and sweet. Stella McCartney, however is more of a warmer, floral scent with notes such as Amber, Mandarin Orange, Rose and Peony. This is actually an old bottle of Stella McCartney from her print collection range but I’ve still got a couple of uses left and saving them for a special occasion. It is one of my all-time favourite perfumes and one I’ll definitely being asking Santa for this year ;). Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb is a close second favourite! A couple of years ago, this was ‘my scent’ as everyone used to recognise the scent and know I was nearby. It’s quite a strong perfume with notes of Bergamot, Jasmine, Orange Flower but I love it. I will always have a bottle of this in my collection!
What is your favourite perfume? Do you have any recommendations?