Until I recently I wasn’t much of a perfume wearer, nothing nice anyway, maybe the occasional body spray. I just couldn’t justify the cost. But with all those fragrance samples in the my Glossyboxes, I started finding more and more scents I loved and seeing how investing in a good perfume really isn’t all that frivolous.
My collection isn’t huge, but I am really happy with it and I think I have a fragrance now for most occasions. I will do my best to describe these fragrances, but I can’t promise much (this smells nice!) so I’ll list the notes for you as well!
DKNY Red Delicious-(Hello reflection!) This is actually my least favorite perfume in the bunch, mostly because I prefer DKNY Be Delicious, but the Red Delicious makes a nice everyday scent (review here). It’s a light daytime fragrance that I find myself wearing to work, most suited for the warmer months.
Top Notes: Apple, raspberry, vanilla bean. Heart Notes: Patchouli, rose. Base Notes: Vanilla, sensual skin accord (what?!).
Lady Gaga Fame-I was a bit surprised when I first tried this perfume, I expected something a bit deeper and more complex from Lady Gaga (like my Illamasqua Freak). This is actually a very sweet, floral scent. I mainly wear it to work, but it could be used as an evening scent as well (does anyone else classify scents as daytime or evening?).
Notes: Semen and blood (just kidding!) Dark Notes: Belladonna. Sensual Notes: Honey, saffron, and apricot. Light Notes: Tiger orchid.
Narciso Rodriguez for Her-My absolute favorite, after receiving a sample in a Glossybox. I didn’t like this perfume initially, but it’s really grown on me now. This is my “special occasion” perfume. It has a floral scent, but there’s some complex and deeper that gives it a unique scent. Love, love, love and isn’t the bottle gorgeous and sophisticated?
Top Notes: Rose, bergamot, osmanthus, African orange flower. Heart Notes: Musk, amber. Base Notes: Vetiver, vanilla.
Illamasqua Freak Eau de Parfum-Another Glossybox samples, that I thought was yuck at first, but then grew to love. This is a unique musky scent, definitely for evening, especially if you want something a bit edgier. I always seem to get compliments when I wear this perfume, I think because it smells different from your run of the mill floral, fruity scents. And isn’t the snail precious?
Top Notes: Black davanna, opium flower, belladonna. Heart Notes: Poison hemlock, datura, and queen of the night blossom. Base Notes: Frankincense, oud, and myrrh.
What is your favorite fragrance? Have you tried any of these?