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Talking scents

...Oh how I love a good pun, don't you? Anyway, I have seen a few people writing about their favourite perfumes lately and I thought I'd add mine into the mix.  It makes me smile to look back on how my tastes in perfume have developed over the years - CK Be was a firm favourite for me in my teens and a whiff of it now transports me back to those times; getting ready to go out with a group of friends to meet boys at the beach, or spritzing it on before school if there was a boy I was particularly chasing... I then moved onto Hugo Boss Deep Red and remember feeling very grown up when I saved up enough pocket money to buy a bottle in Superdrug.  Next was Davidoff Cool Water, and then, my first... what felt like 'grown up' perfume was Chanel Chance.  During my Uni years I loved Dior Hypnotic Poison and I always look out for offers on it as it still remains a firm favourite.

My most shortlived perfume was a bottle of Issey Miyake L'eau D'Issey which I knocked off a bathroom shelf and smashed the day after my Dad bought it for me in an airport.  I can't bring myself to buy another I still feel so terrible (my bathroom did smell rather nice for some time afterwards however).

Here are my current favourites...


I've always liked quite masculine, musky scents, so much so that one of my favourites - Jack Wills Cavalry Twill [£39.50 | 100ml] - is actually a men's eau de toilette.  Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue [£38.95 | 50ml] has been a favourite for a while, I love its fruity, fresh scent.  I was quite surprised when I received a sample of Amy Childs' Eau De Toilette [15.99 | 50ml] and absolutely loved it.  It's one of Tom's favourites too and probably the one he always recognises as smelling 'like me'.  Ghost Deep Night [£26.95, 50ml] is another one I've had for a long time, another what I would call 'evening perfume' that I reserve for nights out.

I must admit that I am quite a thrifty perfume buyer and also probably a bit mean to high street shops as my method of purchasing perfume is to try lots in the shops and then buy them online, usually on Fragrance Direct (probably one of my most ordered from websites as I quite often buy skincare and makeup bits from them too).  I usually find that it's cheaper online than even in duty free so I rarely buy perfumes in airports either.

What's your signature scent? What have been your favourites over the years?

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12 comments

  1. These sound lovely! My favourite of all time is Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb, followed by Jo Malone English Pear and Fresia :) xx

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  2. I've worn Dior Addict (the original) since I was 16! Its my go-to and always ask for it for Christmas/birthdays as its a little pricey to buy straight out! I prefer musky too so I occasionally have Jean-Paul Gaultier on the go. I was recently given Chanel Coco Noir (which is a lighter version of the classic Coco) and I love it! Trying to cheat on Dior will always be tricky though!

    thenotsosecretdiary.com

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  3. I love the assortment of bottles here, such a mix! I used to work on the perfume counter at Boots so I think this is where my love of scent began.... my current favourites are Timbuktu by L'Artisan Parfumeur, anything by L'Occitane and Diamant by Fragonard :)

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  4. I've worn the same Tom Ford Black Orchid for years, I like quite musky scents too but the Jack Wills one sounds lovely.

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  5. I've always been a Chanel girl for fragrances - at the moment it's Chance xo

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  6. I have a habit of falling for one off/limited edition scents - so annoying when you fall in love with a scent that's only around for a couple of months! Currently alternating between Jimmy Choo and Gucci Flora : ) x

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  7. I really need to get myself a new perfume or two - have been wearing the same perfume for ages now! Will have a sniff of these next time I'm on the hunt :D xx

    I've started a new blog over at:

    http://myworldbysasha.blogspot.co.uk

    Please have a look if you get the chance :)

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  8. Mine would have to be lancome hypnose, smells like Parma Violets, or Vera Wang Princess.

    Michelle xx

    underthecherryrainbow.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I love anything from Vera Wang, the original Princess is the only perfume I've repurchased!
    One of my favourites at the moment is Lovestruck by Vera Wang, smells so fresh yet not.. Its hard to describe haha. Only thing is the staying power.
    I'm also developing a love for Lancome perfumes, Tresom Midnight for one.
    Have so many perfumes on the wishlist, I have 11 on the go at the moment (many are minis to see whether I really want a full bottle!).
    Will keep an eye out for the ones you mentioned as many I haven't heard of before!
    Love Paris xx

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  10. I couldn't choose just one perfume, I think I currently have 9 on the go and that's having just finished a few recently too. Today though, it's Jimmy Choo :) xx

    d-is-for.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. I love it when a smell brings back memories - CK One reminds me of my youth a lot. Saying that though, I can't wear Ghost Deep Night anymore because I once got really drunk while I was wearing it and now the smell transports me back to the awful hangover I had the next day! I'm a bit boring now when it comes to perfume and never really stray away from Daisy or Chloe. I must try something different next time!
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  12. I love deep night too! Used it for years and years.
    www.beautyrambles.com
    Hayley xx

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