Saturday, May 30, 2015


Now that the season is changing toward summer here in the QC, I'm thinking about replacing some of my dwindling supply of warm-weather scents. As I dig through my stash of giant full sized bottles, rollerballs, and various sample spritzers, I took some time to document and organize some of my all-time favorites that I will be repurchasing for the upcoming season. I've included the notes of each for objectivity's sake, but I'm typically a floral, bright, sweet scent lover, so these will tend to follow those preferences! Enjoy!

Marc Jacobs Daisy, $76 for 1.7oz
     Always elegant, always enchanting—but not too serious—Daisy is a sparkling floral 
     bouquet, spirited and fresh, wrapped in comfort and warmth.
     Strawberry, Violet Leaves, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Gardenia, Violet Petals, Jasmine Petals, 
     Musk, Vanilla, White Woods.

Hollywood Royal by Juicy Couture, $75 for 2.5oz
     This flirty fragrance opens with delicious candied apple and the sparking sweetness of 
     juicy pear. 
     Candied Apple, Juicy Pear, Jasmine Sambac, Gardenia Brazil Np, Tuberose Fieur Firnat, 
     Cashmere Wood, Vanilla, Marshmallow, Soft Musk. 

Tory Burch by Tory Burch, $65 for 1oz
     Floral peony and tuberose blend with crisp citrus notes of grapefruit and neroli anchored 
     by earthy vetiver—a bright and complex mix.     
     Neroli, Grapefruit, Cassis, Bergamot, Peony, Tuberose, Jasmine Sambac, Vetiver, 

Dolce by Dolce & Gabbana, $72 for 1oz
     Dolce is a gentle, feminine mix of white flowers defined by the full-bodied scent of white 
     amaryllis. A classic yet distinctly original floral fragrance.  
     Neroli Leaves, Papaya Flower, White Amaryllis, White Daffodil, White Water Lily, Cashmeran, 
     Musky Notes, Sandalwood

Viva la Juicy by Juicy Couture, $72 for 1.7oz
     Viva la Juicy combines delicious wild berries with creamy vanilla and bright jasmine. 
     Wild Berries, Mandarins, Honeysuckle, Gardenia, Jasmine, Amber, Caramel, Vanilla, 
     Sandalwood, Praline. 

Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme, $92 for 1.7oz
     The addictive and sugary guimauve introduces the full-bodied sensuality of the vanilla 
     base notes, and the captivating fragrance is further lit by the roundness of heliotrope and 
     smooth, creamy sandalwood. 
     Neroli, Raspberry, Green Mandarin, Jasmine, Orange Blossom, Guimauve, Vanilla, 
     Heliotrope, Sandalwood.

Catherine Malandrino Style de Paris, $65 for 1oz
     Like her renowned, sought-after designs, its the perfect blend of chic Parisian style and 
     the infectious energy of New York City.     
     Orange blossom, red grapefruit, pear, jasmine, gardenia, amber, musk. 
Hopefully this has given some inspiration to anyone struggling with fragrance identity. I spent a long time searching for a signature before stumbling upon Viva la Juicy, so don't give up hope! Keep crashing Sephoras and Ultas everywhere until you smell your soulmate.  

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