12.29.2011

Let's Talk Perfume

Hello sweet friends!

If you haven't noticed, it's very rare for me to post about something make-up or beauty related.  I've just never been someone that gets excited by a walk through Sephora.  I find what I like and I stick to it. Recently, however, I've found a new love for perfume...

We'll start at the beginning.  Way back in 10th grade (so 7 years ago), my high school sweetheart gave me perfume as a gift for some now forgotten occasion.  That boyfriend turned out to be a big stinker, BUT, the perfume he gave me was not.  It was FABULOUS.  So fabulous that way back in my very FIRST blog post (see here) I answered that it was my favorite smell.  The perfume was Hanae Mori "Butterfly".  It's a very sweet smell with hints of vanilla and it has become my signature scent.  That being said, when other perfume's have come along that I liked, I have remained loyal to "Butterfly", until recently...



Now fast forward 6 years, it's Christmas 2010 and I have no clue what to get my mother.  I decide that a new perfume would be a great gift.  I search high and low for a perfume that would fit my mother's taste and eventually discover Philosophy's "Eternal Grace".  It had a very clean, fresh smell which suited my mom perfectly and something about it was also just a bit sensual.  I bought her a gift set and thought nothing more of it, until about a month ago, when I spritzed some on myself.  I liked the smell, but Bryce LOVED it!  He noticed right away and was so smitten with it, that I used a little of my birthday money to get myself a bottle.  I was now a two perfume girl that liked variety...


It is often said, that the third time's the charm and I guess you could say that about my new perfume love.  For Christmas THIS YEAR, Bryce's dad and stepmom gave me (you guessed it):  PERFUME!  They gave me the Brooks Brothers "Madison" Gift Set.  I tried it out and yet again am in love.  It smells DIVINE!  It's sweet and sexy at the same time and I just love wearing it.  So now, I'm one of those girls, that alternates her perfume according to her mood and I am loving it.  


The gift set included a cosmetic bag, mini bottle of the perfume, and a PERFUME RING!  Have y'all ever heard of a perfume ring?  If you haven't, it's a ring that you can open and get perfume out of!  Bryce's dad and stepmom joked that if anyone could pull off the ring it was me and I have a feeling it will be the perfect New Year's Eve accessory...


I think it will be fabulous with my sequined dress!

What are your favorite perfumes?

Are you a signature scent kind of gal or do you like to mix it up with different perfumes?

Have a great day!

24 comments:

  1. I bought my mom Jennifer Aniston for Christmas, and really liked it. It's a nice, clean scent.

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  2. I guess you could say I am a signature scent type of girl. Every now and then I will wear a different one, but usually I am wearing Mark Jacobs. Its light, and Mark loves it!

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  3. Oh how your collection will grow :) I have 9 perfumes now? That I have collected since high school, and it continues to grow. My latest addition came from Paris for Christmas! We need to schedule a phone date soon please!

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  4. A perfume ring? How clever!! I am going to have "sniff out" your suggestions...I love perfume and my current scents of choice are the Narcisco Rodriguez perfume..yum and the Harajuku (Gwen Stefani) "baby"...so soft and powdery, love it.

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  5. I have a "signature scent" too! Vera Wang princess is my absolute favorite perfume and I wear it most of the time. I occasionally also wear Burberry Brit which I think smells amazing.

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  6. Great post! When I was younger, I wore a very grown up smelling (as in, too grown up for my now 23-year-old self - I must be regressing) Estée Lauder Dazzling Gold. Nowadays, I only break it out for funerals and other serious events. After working at a perfume counter, I added Clinique Happy Heart to my collection, which is still my favorite day-to-day. I also have a custom blended lily and rain perfume that is my feeling-sexy perfume. So I guess I'm like you - scent according to mood!

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  7. I have been wearing the same perfume since high school! I constantly think about changing, but I haven't taken the plunge yet.

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  8. I am definitely a signature kind of gal. My favorite scent is Marc Jacobs Daisy. I always have that on.

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  9. You totally will rock that perfume ring, they're right!

    I do alternate between Tocca Florence and Creed in the winter, Kate Spade Twirl and Lollia Wish in the summer.

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  10. I have several that I alternate between as well, and never thought I would be that girl haha I'm use to using only 1 thing and sticking to what I know whether it be perfume, shops, make-up, etc!

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  11. I alternate between several and always have trouble finding a "signature scent"! I just can't decide. The Brooks Brothers perfume looks wonderful- I will have to try it! Too bad you can't add smell samples to a blog post.

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  12. I was always a Chanel Allure Sensuel girl, then a friend turned me on to Ellen Tracy, now extinct" loved it.. This year the hubby gave me the Amazing Grace gift set..jadore!! Love it, smells so clean and fresh..I guess at 47 I just need to smell like fresh laundry! Ha!

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  13. I'm going to have to check Brooks Brothers Maddison out! I haven't tried it before. Right now I use Chanel Chance and really like it. For the money however my favorite is Jadore! I think it reminds me of my mom because she used to always wear it!

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  14. Love your post today! My signature scent has been Vera Wang Princess! I love the way it smells - and it's not over powering! I'm debating finding a new one... but I can't bring myself to deviate!
    The idea of alternating is interesting however, I'm def. going to give that some thought!

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  15. I alternate my perfume roughly once a week. I have too many at this point. Haha. I'll have to look into those!

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  16. How funny! I love the ring! I am smitten with Versace Bright Crystal at the moment. I am super sentitive to "smells" and tend to get headaches from most perfumes. Bright Crystal is the perfect mix of sweet and sexy! I do, however, tend to fall back on the old faithful...Coco Mademoiselle.

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  17. I have not smelled the Brooks Brother perfume yet so can't wait to smell it. Love that ring too ;)

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  18. i love all the scents by cartier and gucci by gucci is one of my favorites as well

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  19. I admire your purfume-switching lifestyle. I wear one and only one- Daisy. But next on my list is Hermes!

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  20. I love the eternal grace perfume! I remember trying it when I was looking for a new scent a couple of months ago. I use Acqua de Gioia and I am obsessed with it.

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  21. I love the Eternal Grace fragrance! I have to check out Madison. It sounds intriguing.

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  22. I am glad I am not the only one. I will have to check out that perfume. I have to stay away from to many flowery ones because they wreck havic on my allergies.

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  23. These are all great perfumes, but I'm looking for the rain perfume. Do you know where I could find some? Thanks for your help!

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