Tuesday, 20 November 2012

My Favourite Perfumes

Hi everyone, today I'll be doing a post on my top perfume picks. Perfume is just one of those things I adore. I'm not here to say that everyone will love these fragrances  as some of you may not- perfume is just such a personal thing. I'm one of those girls who's a sucker for a sickly sweet scent, such as vanilla. Although, I do really enjoy wearing more muskier fragrances too, especially on a night out.

First up, I will start with one of my all time favourites. Juicy Couture 'Viva La Juicy'. This is such a popular perfume, and a favourite with many. I think I am onto my 3rd or 4th bottle. I also bought a set in Florida which had 2 mini, hand-bag sized ones too, so yeah, I guess it could be a slight obsession! Overall, I do love the Juicy Couture brand, aside from their tracksuits. Although they seem to be so popular, I find them a little overrated and tacky. Their handbags are gorgeous though, and last year treated myself to one and I'm still in love with it to this day! Anyway, getting a little off track here, back to the perfume! Okay, so the main ingredient in 'Viva La Juicy' is red berries. It contains some really sweet-smelling ingredients such as vanilla and caramel. But also contains jasmine, sandalwood and mandarin. I really would encourage you to pop into a department store such as Debenhams or John Lewis and give it a smell if you haven't tried it before. It is a fairly strong scent, so if you do prefer lighter, fresher smelling frangrances- this maybe isn't for you. I would say it sways more to a night time scent due to the strength of the scent, although I wear it both day and night because I love it so much. You don't need to keep applying it through out the day either- once you have sprayed it- it really will last all day long. 

If you do like the scent but would prefer it in a much more lighter and fresher scent- then fear not! Juicy Couture has brought out 'Viva La Juicy La Fleur'. Made with white berries instead of red- making it a more delicate scent. It's also more of a floral scent in comparison with the sweet, fruitiness of the original 'Viva La Juicy. 

 Viva La Juicy- from £29.00 

    Viva La Juicy La Fleur- from £23.00

Another favourite of mine is one of those perfumes I have just worn constantly since I was a young teenager. I love how certain perfumes can bring back memories and this one brings back loads of good memories from my teenage years- it's the famous Britney Spears- Fantasy. I'm sure this is a perfume lots of you girls wore throughout your childhood- it seemed like it was everyone's favourite perfume for years! I love both the original Fantasy, as well as Midnight Fantasy- both smell lovely, not to mention the gorgeous jeweled bottles they come in! The original Fantasy scent contains jasmine, white orchid, kiwi and musk. The Midnight Fantasy fragrance is much more fruitier in comparison- with notes of black cherry, plum, vanilla and amber, it really is a sweet and fruity perfume. Both these fragrances are easy to get hold of and are available in stores such as Superdrug and Boots- as well as online and in department stores. If you are a fan of these perfumes, they have just brought out a combination of the two, called Fantasy Twist! It's a sphere shaped bottle which splits in half. Half Fantasy, other half, Midnight Fantasy. You get 30ml of each fragrance so it's perfect if you want the best of both worlds without paying for 2 separate bottles!

Britney Spears 'Fantasy'- from £17.00

Britney Spears 'Midnight Fantasy'- from £15.00

Britney Spears 'Fantasy Twist'- £25.50

I had been wanting to try out the famous 'Pink Sugar' perfume by Aquolina. It seems to be so popular, especially across in the States, but being in the UK, it isn't as readily available. I first tried it in a Sephora store on holiday. WOW, this perfume is divine! It's just my kind of scent. It smells of all things sweet and sugary (hence the name!) The packaging is very eye catching- very cute and girly. Now, although I do tend to sway more towards sweeter fragrances, this is VERY sweet so you do only need a tiny spray and that will last you from day into evening. It is a little on the pricey side, but since you only need to use a small amount, the bottle will last you for ages. When it's first sprayed, you get a strong candyfloss smell, but this calms down to a more creamier vanilla scent. If you like that sweet, cupcake sort of smell, this is worth a try. Although it isn't a perfume I wear every single day, I do still love it and definitely deserves it's place in my top favourite perfumes!

Aquolina 'Pink Sugar'- from £30.00

Last, but by no means least is the final favourite in my top perfumes. It's Marc Jacob's 'Daisy- Eau So Fresh'. Now I know this is completely different to the sweet, sugary perfumes I have spoke about up until now and I genuinely surprised myself that I loved this scent so much. Floral's are usually my least favourite fragrance but for some reason, I absolutely love this! The original 'Daisy' perfume is a little too strong for my liking, and much prefer this lighter scent. The bottle is what caught my eye in the first place. A stunning bottle with a large daisy for the lid and it's pink! It's just everything girly. With notes of pear, raspberry, grapefruit and plum, it definitely contains that fruityness I love in perfumes- which I think is the main reason I love it so much. It's a perfect perfume to wear everyday and again, it's really long lasting! I love when you can still smell your perfume hours after you sprayed it, and it still smells just as good! 

Marc Jacobs 'Daisy Eau So Fresh'- from £47.50

Okay, so that's a list of my favourite perfumes! I could list SO many more but wanted to keep it nice and short. Like I said, I know these perfumes aren't to everyone's taste but I love trying out new perfumes, especially if it's one I didn't think I'd particularly enjoy, you never know, you might be pleasantly surprised! Let me know what your favourite perfumes are! :) 

Lots of Love

Lauren. xx

1 comment:

  1. I love the Britney ones and Daisy! I haven't tried the rest but I live right near a Sephora so I'm going to see if they have the Pink Sugar one.