Since ancient Mesopotamia, scents, most specifically perfumes, have enchanted hearts, minds and souls. Perfume, to me, is nostalgic, uplifting and adds a boost of confidence. I am not a perfume aficionado and do not have many perfumes but I want to share which ones of my collection are my favorite (nostalgic too). I do like high-end perfumes and I would like to get some but I have put my perfume on the bottom of my list because my real passion is fashion, skincare and makeup. Maybe 2016 will be the year of perfume....
"Beautiful Day" on the left smells so fresh and happy, like flowers and fresh peaches. "Honey Sweetheart", in the middle, smells like happiness. It kind of smells like a mom or a grandma, but in a good way. "Paris", on the right has notes of mandarin, oranges, tulips, and spices such as vanilla. All of these are found at Bath and Body works (link in the photo).
I spray on "stress relief" as a precaution on Monday's to help me start my week. It has been a tradition now. Bath and Body Works has an aromatherapy line for different needs (sensual, sleep, stress relief, awaken). This one smells like it says, Eucalyptus essential oils and spearmint essential oils. The lemon spray screams summer to me, and I mostly will wear this one in the summer. Once again, it is from Bath and Body Works and smells of lovely lemon.
The Elizabeth Arden "Red Door" is a signature Elizabeth Arden perfume It has rich floral scents and I like to wear it to special events. The "Green Tea" perfume on the right is fresh and energizing. It has floral scents, mixed with natural ingredients such as green tea. The "Green tea Cherry Blossom" eau de Toilette spray is a mixture of the the green tea perfume and pink petals. All of these can be found at Macy's, Ulta, fragrance stores and Elizabeth Arden online (link on photo).
The Body shop perfume on the left is the "Moringa Body Mist". This scent makes me so happy with its fresh and light florals. I like it's high end packaging and I like to wear this perfume on care-free days. The perfume on the right will forever take me back to Rome. While studying abroad in Rome, this body mist from Victoria's Secret was my perfume of choice. It smells amazing, with notes of vanilla, clementine and blackberry.
I love these little guys! These are some favorites from about twenty or so that I have. I get these in Birchboxes (link on photo), but the one on the leftt was actually from Urban Outfitters. To me it smells like grape juice and it is so delicious. Tocca, which is next to Urban Outfitters, has a woody spice, almost as if a guy can pull it off. I love the earthy, spicyness to it, as well as the touches of fruit and jasmine. Further right is the little perfume named "Sophisticated and Sensual" which is exactly its name. I like to wear this one to important events like interviews because to me it smells important. On the right is "Hello" by Harvey Prince. This one smells like Hawaiian leis and lemon. It is a great one for spring and summer!
The difference between perfumes and toilettes may be slim, but they all share a common thread. The thread of emotions. Scents are very personal and nostalgic and as you can see, I wear certain smells for different purposes and remember certain events and times wearing them. What are your favorite perfumes and why? Happy Snow day! xoxoxo
A teacher who loves to be creative inside and outside the classroom.