I LOVE HOW PERFUME HAS THE ABILITY TO CHANGE OUR MOOD – TO EMPOWER US, UPLIFT US, MAKE US FEEL FREE, SEXY AND CONFIDENT.
I LOVE perfume. I love how it has the power to uplift us, empower us and change our mood. A spritz of my fave scent has me feeling pulled together and ready to tackle (almost 😉 ) anything! There isn’t a scent I don’t really love – I love sweet ones, fruity ones, musky ones, sexy ones and barely-there-ones. I have cult faves that I will always, faithfully resort back to but also, love nothing better than discovering a new favourite!
I’m always the gal that will stop you mid-street, to ask you what you’re wearing because you smell DAMN, AMAZING! (Isn’t that the best way to find a new scent though?!) I will forever love perfumes for the way they make me feel – sexy, confident, happy and fun – so here’s a round up of my current faves and what I’m totally hooked on this year.
THE FRUITY ONE – JIMMY CHOO
Besides the crazy beautiful bottle (which I had engraved with my name on – the excitement!) This fragrance is just the perfect balance between fruity, feminine and grown up. Sweet, but not so much in the way I was used to with perfumes I used when I was 13. It has a sophistication about it and sits beautifully on the skin! Subtle but long lasting, utterly delicious and with just the smallest hint of woodiness and musk. I love to spritz this one on for daytime, it has a quiet sexiness about it and isn’t too obvious.
THE SWEET ONE – JUICY COUTURE
Sometimes you really can’t be a deliciously sweet, girly, pink scent! The pink, jewel adorned bottle, all brought together but a ribbon also had me totally hooked – just the thing I reach for on warm days where I want to feel fun, girly and free. I spritz this baby over myself, hair and clothes to delight others with a wonderfully yummy scent. Viva la Juicy Soirée still has musky notes to it but has that sweet edge to stop it being so serious. A very fun and flirty scent.
THE NEW FAVOURITE & ALL ROUNDER – ISSEY MIYAKE
I’ve always been a fan of the Issey Miyake scents – I’ve found over the years I’ve found to have a few select designers who perfumes I always absolutely adore, with Issey being one of them. Issey Miyake L’Eau D’issey Pure has fast become my favourite and go-to scent over the last few months and is everything a gal wants from a perfume. Long lasting but not too heavy. Sweet but also sexy, musky and mysterious. Treat your pulse points to this multitasking wonder of a perfume. It’s Light enough for daytime but equally as deep and tempting for a nighttime spritz. The Copper, glass bottle is also a stunning addition to my perfume tray and a little goes a long way with this one (I still have to stop myself spraying this every 5 minutes though, because I can’t get enough of the scent!)
THE MUSKY ONE – ELIZABETH ARDEN
This is a refreshingly simple, musky scent with the staying power of perfume in an Eau De Toilette – The White Tea fragrance from Elizabeth Arden is always a good idea when you want a subtle, classic scent on your skin, all day long. A fresh, light and crisp choice for laid back days or warm, summer evenings. A great choice if you’re not a fan of strong scents – this is beautiful option for a ‘barely there sexiness.’ I love the simplicity of this one.
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And that’s it for a current rotation of the loveliness I’m spritzing at the moment! I ALWAYS grab new perfumes on recommendation – love hearing what others love! Be sure to comment your desert island scent below!
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Photography by Ben Kapur