The list of fragrances that I’m dying to get my hands on keeps growing, and I thought I’d share the list with you today! 🙂
1. Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede Cologne – Brooke, if you’re reading this, I blame my ever-growing Jo Malone obsession on you. 😛 A few weeks back, my bestie, Brooke and I were shopping for a birthday gift for her father, when she randomly got the idea to visit the Jo Malone counter in Holt Renfrew. BAD IDEA. We ended up being there for about 45 minutes, smelling all of the luxurious, wonderful fragrances and befriending the sales reps. Needless to say, I now want every Jo Malone perfume in existence, but I really, really, really want Peony & Blush Suede! This lovely scent smells like the perfect balance of peonies (my favourite flower, next to roses!), leather, suede and a touch of light fruitiness. Our new friend, Lisa, told us that this fragrance is the perfect scent for the ladylike women out there, and I’m nothing if not feminine and flirty (just like this scent)! 😉 Slightly more pricey than your average fragrance, at $70 CAD for 30 ml and $135 CAD for 100 ml, the Jo Malone colognes prove worth it with a quite strong scent that only requires a couple of spritzes to do the trick and lingers on your skin for hours. My number one must have at the moment!
2. Viktor & Rolf BonBon Eau de Parfum – Oh my, oh my…this scent is the top of the tops! With notes of caramel, nectar, peach & orange, this fragrance is the perfect combo of fruity and sweet, my two favourite types of scent! To me, this is the grown-up version of the cult 8th grade classics, Pink Sugar, Prada Candy, or even Viva La Juicy. What I really love about this one is the way that it ever-so-slightly fades on my skin after about an hour or so, leaving me with the most gentle but totally awesome smell. You’d have to pretty close to me to smell this one, but I don’t care, because in my experience, those are always the best kinds of perfumes. People get a general vibe of “oh, she smells good,” but it’s not until they have an actual conversation with me or hug me that they are left wondering (and sometimes actually asking), “Woah, what is she wearing!?” This perfume is another pricey one, weighing in at The Bay for a whopping $125 CAD for 50 ml or $185 CAD for 90 ml, but I think it’s worth it. Oh, and did you see that BOTTLE!? Oh goodness, just think how good that would look daintily displayed on one of your favourite shelves or with the rest of your fragrances! Mhmmm! 🙂
3. Elizabeth & James Nirvana White Eau de Parfum – If you’ve been keeping up with all things #BeautyBylaws, you’d know that I recently wrote a post dedicated to this fragrance. At the end of said post, I mentioned that I’d like to add this to fragrance wants list, and I wasn’t joking! This floral scent with a light air of musk to it is slowly becoming a favourite of mine, and it just ooozes sophistication and grace. The bottle really takes it over the top, though, because it’s super modern and unexpected but still gorgeous to look at. For a in-depth review of Nirvana White, click here to read my post on it. To sum it up, though, I want it in my life!
4. Miss Dior Eau de Parfum – For years, I’ve been going into Sephora and walking passed the fragrance shelves, looking at all of the pretty bottles and taking in whiffs of the great (or sometimes terrible) fragrances. For as long as I’ve worn perfume, I’ve wanted to give the popular Miss Dior Cherie a try. I love all fruity scents, and Cherie was a truly lovely combination of patchouli, mandarin and strong notes of strawberry. However, a few years ago, it seems that Dior reformulated all of their perfumes and dropped Miss Dior Cherie (RIP Cherie…you and your advertisements were incredible). They bounced back with a perfume that was supposed to be Cherie’s replacement, calling it Miss Dior (how original). In this scent, they dropped the strong fruity notes and replaced them with more patchouli, jasmine and musk. Now, I have to say, I much prefer Miss Dior Cherie, but seeing as that’s no longer an option, I’m willing to give Miss Dior a try. Surprisingly, I am not totally repulsed by this newer, more musky scent, and I almost feel like I have to buy a small bottle as a right of passage. It seems as if everyone and their sister has owned this perfume at one point in time, and seeing as I’m slowly getting more and more into perfume, I feel like this is requisite. Cashing in at Sephora for $99 CAD for 50 ml or $130 CAD for 100 ml, it’s going to hurt, but it’s not going to break the bank, either. This fragrance is one to think about, and though it’s not right at the top of my list, it’s definitely one to eventually get to.
5. Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau de Toilette – Another one that’s been on my list for awhile (I clearly don’t buy perfume, haha), Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue will be the 2015 spring and summer fragrance for me. I’ve given this a gander (and a sniff) countless times, and every time I do, I’m left wanting it more and more. What makes this one special is its light, airy scent but with a fairly strong note of citrus, cedar and musk. It’s weird, I find that it’s a pairing that I wouldn’t normally put together, but in this fragrance, it just works. It doesn’t last as long on my skin as any of the fragrances mentioned above, which is probably because this one is an eau de toilette as supposed to an eau de parfum (the latter is always the much stronger and heavier of the two), but I’d totally buy this regardless. Additionally, there are three nifty sizes of this fragrance available at Sephora; a 24 ml/0.8 ounce bottle retails for $59 CAD, a 48 ml/1.6 ounce bottle retails for $85 CAD and a ~100 ml/3.3 ounce bottle retails for $110 CAD. Now, that’s reasonably priced goodness that will last long in the bottle (because you only need a spritz). Booya.
6. Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne – The next Jo Malone fragrance on my list (and certainly not the last, again, thanks Brooke :P) is this amazing one. Wood Sage and Sea Salt smells exactly how it sounds it would, with fierce notes of salt and grapefruit, and subtle notes of sage and grass (or maybe seaweed? :S). It smells positively divine, and what I like most about this one is that it layers fantastically. If you didn’t know, Jo Malone colognes are designed to layer, which I really like because it means you can make the most of the $70 or $135 you just paid. I’ve been wearing this on and off, and I particularly love it with Peony and Blush Suede (I got samples, hehe :D), but it honestly smells lovely regardless of if you wear it alone or with something else. Not a fragrance I would normally gravitate towards, this is a pleasant surprise and I can’t wait to add it to my perfume collection. Oh, and one other thing, I like that this, as well as pretty much all of the Jo Malone fragrances, is a versatile scent. Meaning, I can bust this out for everything from going to work and running errands to girls night or a hot date. Though this particular scent is more of summer or fall one, I could wear this any time of day and any time or year without getting funny looks. That, to me, is the true mark of a great perfume.
There you have it, my current fragance wants. I’m slowly working my way through the perfumes that I do actually own right now, so that means hopefully soon I’ll be able to justify a trip to Holts or Sephora. YES.
What fragrances are you lusting after at the moment?
ps – in case you’re wondering, I nearly included another Jo Malone perfume, but seeing that I already had two on the list, I decided against it. However, the third Jo Malone fragrance that I really want is the one my lucky best friend bought the day we went to visit, Blackberry & Bay. OH MY LANTA, this smells incredible. Blackberries are my favourite fruit…need I say more? #INEED 😉