Friday, August 7, 2009

Friday Faves - Perfume

One of the blog’s I follow (Missy at It’s Almost Naptime) is starting a “Friday Faves” and the subject is perfume…right up my alley so I thought I’d join in.

I am a woman highly driven by my olfactory senses. There are some scents that trigger my memories, and I think that is so bizarre how that can happen. I love it when my husband wears a great scent as well. I change all the time and I go to the Fragrance Festivals to get special deals on all the good ones and see what is new out there. I used to just buy real inexpensive grocery store scents but realized the scent did not last very long and if I just spent a little more on my fragrances, the scent not only lasts longer but I can make a bottle last a long, long time (years in fact). There are so many that are favorites and I’m sure I will go overboard on listing them so I won’t put too much explanation into each one.

I used to be a big fan of Victoria Secret’s Rapture, but they quit selling it a long time ago. I heard it had pheromones in it which would explain why my husband REALLY liked it and I had heard from a couple others that wore it, when it was out, that their husbands liked it as well when they wore it.

Donna Karan Black Cashmere (it is a heavy scent that lasts a long time) - fragrance notes are patchouli, jasmine and heliotrope.

Tom Ford Black Orchid (another heavy scent that lasts awhile) - fragrance notes of patchouli, sandalwood, truffle, dark chocolate, ylang-ylang, black currant, bergamot, orchid, fruity notes, incense, and vanilla.
This one is also a fragrance for men and it smells real good on my husband and my dad.

This is one I’ve been trying in the store a lot lately and I think it will be my next one to get; I’m just not sure the scent is long lasting enough for the price.
Juicy Couture - fragrance notes of mandarin, watermelon, marigold, hyacinth, passion fruit, creme brulee, vanilla, patchouli, lily, caramel, woods, tuberose, and wild rose.

Jean Paul Gaultier Fragile – fragrance notes - a floral rich with tuberose.

Michael Kors – fragrance notes - dewy freesia, tamarind, chinese osmanthus, incense, fresh tuberose, white wings peony, blue orris, arum lilies, cashmere woods, musk and vetiver.

Jean Paul Gaultier - Top fragrance Notes: anise, orange blossom and tangerine. The middle notes are: ginger, orchid and ylang-ylang and the base of the fragrance is: vanilla, musk and amber.

Some of my fav’s that my husband wears. Most of them have a “clean” smell to them and after he has showered and put one on…I…well lets just say a good scent is a turn on for me.

Viktor & Rolf Antidote – fragrance notes - mint, mandarin orange, gaiac wood, cardamom, grapefruit, jasmine, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange blossom, amber, patchouli, musk, and vanilla.

Nautica Classic – fragrance notes - watery florals and tones of aromatic woods.

Joop! - fragrance notes - exotic spice and florals, with woods, patchouli and honey, very masculine.

Jean Paul Gaultier – fragrance notes - warm fresh mint, lavender, orange blossom, bergamot, cardamom, cinnamon, cumin, musk, amber, vanilla, and woods, manly and warm.

Carolina Herrera 212 – fragrance notes - mandarin, grapefruit, iron woods, and sandalwood.

My husband has never been a fan of this one but I’ve always liked this scent on men is
Obsession – fragrance notes - mandarin and spice, with low tones of musk, sandalwood and amber.

I just don't know when to stop there is also Organza & Amarige by Givenchy, Tracy by Ellen Tracy, Premier Jour and...and...and. I guess if I had my way, I'd have a different one every week...but then I'd be really broke.

From the looks of it though I lean towards scents with vanilla, tuberose, gardenia (because tuberose & gardenia smell similar to me), musk, sandalwood, and patchouli and I can go up to my fragrance sales guy at Nordstrom's and tell him I'm looking for something new with... in it and he can always help find a new one that will compare.

I'm just glad my allergies aren't affected by these types of scents, I would just be devastated.

1 comment:

  1. My husband wears Joop too!

    I love Obsession, but my dad used to wear it, so, you know. Would prefer my husband to NOT smell like my dad. But when I was in high school I would wear my dad's Obsession to school!