Perfume is a real luxury. It does not have a real function or is a necessary thing to have, like tooth paste or shampoo is (and then I do realise that for some these are luxuries, which is sad). But I can be so pleased to spray some fantastic perfume in my neck, behind my ear or on my wrist. Today I will share my personal 4 favourite fragrances from this moment! Two of them I use already over 10 years and the other 2 are more recent! Scroll down to find out more!
Cellular Energizing Body Spray – La Prairie
A very recent found, thanks to the Mr, is this La Prairie Cellular Energizing Body Spray. It is not a typical perfume, it is more a body spray. Also, it’s unisex, suitable for both men and women. You grant energy to your senses by spray this on the body. The unique cellular energizing body spray with aromatic fragrance oils of ruby grapefruit, cardamom and verbena offers a invigorating experience to both body and soul, as well an invisible veil of hydration. It relieves stress and is friendly to the skin. The smell is just divine, and YES it does give me an extra dosis of energy.
J’Adore – Christian Dior
Very classical, always a winner: J’Adore from Christian Dior. Since 1999 Dior offers this perfume as their showpiece. The bottle shows the perfect silhouette of a woman, and all women can be queens. That is what Christian Dior likes to tell with this flowery perfume. The top notes in this fragrance are magnolia, melon, peach, pear, bergamot and mandarin. The middle notes are tuberose (night hyacint), plum, violet, orchid, fresia, jasmin and lily. The base notes are musk, vanilla, cedar and blackberry. I think I use this fragrance already from when I was about 18 years old. And I still love it. It’s sexy, elegant, classy, not too much in your face, and it just smells good on me! Keep in mind everyone has different skin and molecules, and one perfume will smell different on one person than on the other. When I wear this perfume I always get compliments that I smell nice.
This Is Her ! – Zadig & Voltaire
My newest gain! This hip and happening clothing brand decided to go into perfume too! And with success. This oriental vanilla fragrance for women was released in 2016 and I am totally in love with this fragrance. It gives you an instant fresh feeling, like clean bed linen hanging outside in the sunshine, like a semi-cold shower on a hot summer day, or like a perfect juicy lemon in your sparkling drink. I can’t explain, but I feel so great if I wear this perfume! The top notes are Arabic Jasmin (Sambac), pink peppercorns and silk tree, the middle notes are chestnut, whipped cream and vanilla, and the base notes are cashmere wood and sandalwood.
Flower by Kenzo – Kenzo
This perfume is really youth sentiment, young adult sentiment and so on. I still wear it! It’s the perfect fragrance for during the day. Fresh, light, sweet, but not too sweet. Same as for J’Adore, I use this already long time and I think I use this one even longer, like from I was 15 years old or so! And I still wear it often. Flower by Kenzo from the brand Kenzo was released in 2000. The perfumer behind this fragrance is Alberto Morillas. Top notes are Blackberry, hawthorn, Bulgarian Rose and Mandarin, middle notes are opoponax (sort of parsnip), Jasmine, Parma Violet and Rose, base notes are vanilla, white musk and incense. Same as for Zadig & Voltaire, this is a typical Oriental flower fragrance.
What are your favourite fragrances and perfumes? Let me know via a comment or contact me via Instagram!
*Note: I have not been payed, invited or sponsored to write about these perfumes. I bought them myself or I got them as a present from the Mr. All photos are mine and take with a Canon EOS M3 camera.