Perfumes are some of my favourite things when the subject of beauty crops up as I love to explore new scents and brands and indeed the incredible packaging that they so often arrive in. Perfumes are normally quite expensive and to be honest for me they are not the kind of thing I can buy very often therefore my collection is rather small yet modest at the same time; here are my current perfumes.
My Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Summer Edition of 2013 was a birthday present in July. I simply adore this fragrance and indeed the packaging which occupies tattoo designs based upon Japanese Koi, water and flowers. For me this is a really fresh and light fragrance which is beautiful for summer, with top notes such as tangerine, orange blossom, lemon and rose it certainly withholds all of my favourite scents.
Top notes: Tangerine, Lemon, Rose, Orange Blossom
Middle notes: Jasmine,Woodsy note, Ylang-Ylang,, Lily-of-the-Valley, White Iris
Base notes: Vanilla, Musk, Plant Amber
Flora by Gucci Garden Collection was also a birthday gift last year off my dad, it’s not been used much in the picture as I forgot to take it with me to university so it sat in the gift box under my bed for quite a few months; it is so nice to be reunited with it again. Within the Garden Collection there were five fragrances with Gorgeous Gardenia being my favourite.
Top notes: Red Berries, Pear
Middle notes: Gardenia, Frangipani Flower
Base notes: Patchouli and Brown Sugar Accord
Boss Orange by Hugo Boss was a treat for myself earlier this year, it was on a special offer in Superdrug as Valentine’s Day was just around the corner. I have really liked this perfume for a while but I put off buying it as it was a little expensive to just buy on a whim, the offer at the time however was just too good to ignore. I’ve used this quite a bit since purchasing it as I find it really fresh and full of fruity flavours, perfect for this summer.
Top notes: Sweet apples
Middle notes: White Flower notes and Orange Blossom
Base notes: Sandalwood and Vanilla
I purchased Stella by Stella McCartney back in March after yet another great deal, this time in Boots. I did a small review of this back in April therefore if anyone would like to have a read of that then please click here. This is probably the most ‘masculine’ fragrance I own as all the others are very light and fruity whereas this is much deeper if that makes any kind of sense. It is one of my all time favourite scents meaning that I’m rather keen to try some other fragrances from Stella McCartney.
Top Notes: Rose Essence, Peony Flower and Mandarin Essence.
Middle Notes: Rose Absolute
Base Notes: Woods and Amber
Whilst writing this post I came to realise I would like to learn a little bit more about top notes, middle notes and base notes. Therefore, I did a little search and found a nice bit of information from the website Escentual which explains these far better than I ever could, if you too would like to know more then have a little read of that here.