My Perfume Collection

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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).

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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!

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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?

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Rosie For Autograph Perfume

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I love wearing perfume but they can often be so expensive! One of my all time favourite is Viktor and Rolf Flower Bomb but at £50 – £70 a bottle, I become very reluctant to keep wearing on a daily bases especially if I am going just going to work. I therefore then began a hunt a for high-street fragrance which I could wear on a day-to-day bases during the week.

When testing a lot of the lower priced perfumes on the market, I found a lot of them smelt…well cheap! Either far too musky, way too sweet, or smelt like something I wore back at school. I was then in Mark & Spencers looking for underwear (as you do!) and came across Rosie For Autograph perfume.

Rosie Hunington-Whiteley is currently the face of Mark & Spencers underwear range (and may I add it’s gorgeous!!) and this is her first fragrance she has released in partnership with M&S. I’m pretty late to game on this one as it was first released back in Jan 2015, but it smells really nice. I’m useless at describing scents, so after so researching I found the notes have been described as – (by Fragrantica)

Top notes – Pepper, Lemon and Green leaves
Middle notes – Rose, Jasmine and Magnoila
Base notes – Sandalwood, Vanilla and Musk

It’s defiantly lovely and floral but not to over-powering, so it’s perfect for a day perfume. The more I wear it, the more it reminds me of Chole perfume, so if you like this it might be worth checking out Rosie For Autograph.

And price wise, it’s only £14! I actually even picked this up when M&S was holding a 20% off offer so I only payed £11.20…bargain! It now means I am not afraid of my perfume running out and I’m happy to also carry it around in my handbag without fear of losing it or sharing it – because you know once you spray perfume whilst you are out and about, your friend will also want a cheeky spritz too!

Have you tried Rosie For Autograph yet? Do you have any recommended high-street scents?