As you are aware, I am a total perfume addict and even at the last count of over 100 bottles of fragrance, I can’t help but want to add more. I do wear them a lot, and they don’t just sit on the shelf looking pretty, so when one runs out, I will be replacing it with one of these gorgeous smelling fragrances. At the moment, I’m really feeling the citrusy blends and I’ve found some really beautiful fragrances lately; some from my favourite brands, and some that are so luxury, that it would take me an age to save up for them.
I do love Jo Malone, so the Lime Basil and Mandarin has gone straight on my list. Peppery basil and white thyme with zesty limes, it’s a gorgeous fragrance and one that I wish I had picked up sooner. It’s a lot different to the more subtle scents of Silk Blossom and Plum Blossom that I’ve been wearing as of late.
When I came across the Shay and Blue Blood Oranges Eau de Parfum, I was blown away at the intensity of the orange. Rich and vibrant, the orange really is the centre of the perfume but the subtle woody musk settles on the skin and smells like a new leather coat. Truly wonderful.
It’s taken me a long time to appreciate the beauty of the Acqua di Parma fragrances and one that has really stood out to me lately is the Gelsomino Nobile. Sparkling Italian Mandarin and pink pepper open up the fragrance until heart notes of jasmine and orange blossom shine through before closing on cedar wood and musk. So beautiful.
Whenever I pop in Space NK, I always spray myself liberally with the Diptyque Philosykos perfume. I still haven’t got round to purchasing this incredible fresh scent however I picked up Eau De Sens instead. I must admit that I don’t even look at other Diptyque scents because I want the Philosykos so much, but Eau De Sens is a captivating blend of orange blossom, juniper berry and patchouli, and it[‘s really stood out to me. Maybe I need to change my wishlist?
When I first smelt the Charlotte Tilbury Scent of a Dream fragrance, I was transported back to my childhood with the fragrance that evokes memories that I can’t pin point. Old fashioned is the word I used to describe it, yet I don’t mean it in a derogatory way. It’s Old Hollywood, classic and sophisticated with an opening of lemon, peach, mandarin and black pepper. It’s the kind of fragrance that you expect to be dispensed from one of those old perfume bottles with the pump spray.
Whilst browsing in Selfridges, I was introduced to Clive Christian, which is the most expensive perfume in the world. I was guided through the scent range and had the opportunity to try out each and every fragrance from the brand. There are two that I now have my heart set on yet they are very expensive for the privilege of owning them. The Clive Christian Noble VII Cosmos Flower first stopped me in my tracks with its sensual pink pepper, mandarin, amber, caramel and cocoa blend, before I tried the Clive Christian No 1 Feminine Perfume. Peach, lemon and mandarin, blended with a heart of ylang ylang, iris and rose, before the base of tonka, amber, musk and Madagascan vanilla settle onto the skin. I was so impressed with the No 1 Feminine, until I smelt the Masculine version. As with all the other citrus blends, the masculine citrus perfume was actually a bit more appealing to me than the feminine. I walked away having mentally spent over £1000 on three perfumes.
Expensive taste and lemonade money is how my Mum would describe it, but I will have one of these new fragrances very soon! What’s on your wishlist?