Wednesday, February 6, 2013

I Love Perfume Tag

I've seen this tag floating around (most recently on noiredame and Boho Vanity) and have always wanted to do it myself. Long before I became interested in clothes or makeup, I was fascinated by and drawn to fragrances. Perfume was my first love, so to speak. As a child, there was just something inherently alluring and grown up about perfume. I love how it powerfully evokes memories and moods, how the same scent can smell different depending on the individual, how there's a fragrance to suit every emotion and occasion. Perfume can instantly uplift the senses, bring you comfort, make you feel sensual and enigmatic, and invite both nostalgia and escape. (In addition to simply smelling nice.)



1. What was your first perfume you ever purchased?
That would be Ralph Lauren Ralph. I remember when it first burst onto the scene with Lonneke Engel appearing in the ads and on the covers of all the teen magazines. I was obsessed.


2. What's your signature perfume?
I don't really have one because I frequently change up my perfume depending on what I feel like. I do wear the following quite a bit as my everyday fragrance: Elizabeth Arden PrettyLiz Claiborne Liz, Chloé Chloé, Estée Lauder Pleasures, Ralph Lauren Romance


3. What's your most recent perfume purchase?
Versace Bright Crystal, and before that, Lady Gaga Fame. Bright Crystal smells kind of samey to me (reminds me of Burberry Brit Sheer and DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom, which are pink as well). I'm much more enthused about Fame.



4. What perfume would you wear at nighttime/date night?
Mariah Carey M (potent, sweet and spicy), Lolita Lempicka Lolita Lempicka (a little out there with the liquorice note, but feminine and whimsical), Chloé Chloé


5. What's your favorite spring/summer perfume?
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue (wish the fresh citrus top notes lasted longer), DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom (combining two of my favourite scents, grapefruit and cassis)


6. What's your favorite fall/winter perfume?
Narciso Rodriguez For Her EDP. A really special perfume to me.


7. What's your favorite scent category (fruity, floral, fresh, oriental, woody)?
Probably floral, or more accurately fruity florals

8. What perfume are you currently lusting after?
I have a few, including Kai perfume oil, Chanel Coco Mademoiselle, Christian Dior J'adore (a long-time fav), Estée Lauder SensuousChloé Love, Chloé, Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh

9. What fragrance/cologne do you like on your significant other?
I don't know that many men's fragrances, but I like Chanel Allure.

57 comments:

  1. I used to have Ralph as well! Nice picks :)
    S xx

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  2. I'm also a fruity floral lover - I featured coco mademoiselle, daisy eau so fresh and chloe love in my top 3 perfumes, so based on that I'd say we have fairly similar tastes :)

    Light blue always reminds me of my mum as its her signature scent x

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  3. You have a fab collection of perfumes. I favour a vanilla scent! So scrummy!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  4. such gorgeous bottles!

    I love the D&G one!

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  5. This is a mighty perfume collection! Except for the more sweet fragrances, I would love all the other scents you just described ^^
    I sampled the Lady Gaga one and is not my cup of tea : / But now you've given me ideas of so many other ones to try!
    Glad you did the tag Lena : ) xx

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  6. Seriously, I cannot get over how amazing your photos are! Would you mind telling me what camera you use?! haha. I love fruity floral scents as well - oh and for mens I love, love, love Giorgio Armani's Acqua Di Gio and Chanel's Bleu De Chanel! :) x

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    1. Awww thank you :) I use a Nikon D7000 now though I was using a Nikon D40 for most of my earlier posts.

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  7. Love this! Your photos are gorgeous, and so are the perfume bottles. The Lolita Lempicka is stunning. I've got a mini of Estee Lauder Pleasures and it's such a pretty white floral. I'm still on my Stella kick because it's so beautiful and rosy, and it works on me, but I'm eyeing Marc Jacobs Daisy and Chloe next. And maybe TBS Neroli Jasmin because jasmine is my all-time favourite flower scent. Will never get over it!

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    1. I really like TBS White Musk actually! A lot of my very first perfumes where TBS :) (Also, why is your blog invite-only missy?)

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    2. Haha I set it to Blog Authors Only. It should still be accessible to anyone signed in on Blogger, I think that's how it works. :)

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    3. Nuuuu! I get "This blog is open to invited readers only"?! This has to be rectified!

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  8. Ooo what a lovely tag!! I just may have to try it out myself... I, like yourself, am a perfume enthusiast so this was a lot of fun to read through :)

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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  9. What a nice Tag!! i recently cleaned my perfume rack, so I think I'll do the TAG as well ;))
    Narcisso rodriguez perfume for her is on my wish list!

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  10. I think I might do this tag.. I LOVE Light blue! I'm on my second bottle of it ^_^ I've been lusting after J'adore as well. I sampled Fame and wasn't really amazed. I might try it again though. Some of my favorites for men are Burberry Brit, Chanel Bleu de Chanel and Hugo Boss (there's a few different ones that my bestie uses so I love all of the ones he uses XD).

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  11. Their is so much perfume to choose from here :O. Loved this post so much great photos nice and clear and the scents sounds super good so going to be trying a few brands out + new follower loved reading your blog! :) x

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  12. Will have to try Chloe and Dolce and Gabbana!
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  13. Love your perfume collection! I have been meaning to post mine for a while but it is nowhere as nice as yours! Great tag :)
    xx

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  14. My favorite is D&G Light Blue! You have so many!

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  15. You have many perfumes, to envy *-* I too like scents florals! *u*

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  16. nice collection! love lolita!

    do you want to follow each other on bloglovin' and gfc? let me know.
    see you around!

    xx
    www.apossiblefantasy.blogspot.com

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  17. So jealous of your beautiful collection! I've always been rather enamoured with fragrances. Something about the presentation and the elegance of them :) x

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  18. Love the collection of perfumes! I think we have the same taste in perfumes b/c I also enjoy the same perfumes as you have. I remember back in the day when I had 6-7 bottles that I used at a time. Now I tend to use one bottle at a time. The one I'm using now is Versace Bright Crystal.

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  19. Absolutely love perfume! Vera Wang Princess and Burberry are definitely my favorites!
    xo TJ

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  20. Versace Bright Crystal is one of my favorites! I really want to try the yellow Diamond one they recently came out with. What a pretty collection!

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  21. I'm allergic to many perfumes, so I only have a couple. Wish I had more!!

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  22. Wow, you've got quite an impressive collection going on, here! Chloé is one of my absolute favourite perfumes, such a versatile scent. And the Lolita Lempicka bottle is my favourite bottle - I always keep them, they're just so pretty!
    Marc Jacobs' Daisy Eau So Fresh is divine, you definitely have to invest! xx

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  23. Romance and Pleasures are two that I adore! They both smell lovely! :-)
    My current favorite is Philosophy's Amazing Grace, which smells so fantastic!

    ~ Yun

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  24. Great picks, some of these are my favourites as well
    light blue has been a long term love of mine

    gl0ssi.blogspot.ca

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  25. I also have the DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom, and it is perfect for the summer :) Really want to get my hands on the D&G Light Blue, but I feel like I have way too many perfumes already =w=

    Btw, I think I'll do the same tag for my next blog post :) Thanks for the idea!

    xoxo,
    Jenny @ Geeky Posh

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  26. Loved this tag, I also have maaaaaaaaany parfumes but not because I want them really, my mom goes crazy and buys tons!

    you must do the 25 things about you, i wanna meet you deeper!
    x

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  27. I love all these perfumes! Estee Lauder Pleasures is gorgeous and Chloe an all time favorite! xx

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  28. This is such an interesting tag. I don't have a collection as big as yours or I would have done it too. I am hard girl to please when it comes to perfumes haha. x

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  29. this is such a lovely post! great collection :)
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  30. I adore Be Delicious Fresh Blossom. It's been a favorite of mine since I first got it x

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  31. I only own 4 perfumes haha! I love the bottles though :)

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  32. Your photos are so beautiful.

    Perfume's a bit of an afterthought for me, but I do love perfume bottles. I've been known to purchase a scent just because the bottle will look pretty on my dresser.

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  33. I have yet to make my first "adult" perfume purchase lol! I really am gunning for Guerlain's Shalimar - I test drove it the other day and the warmth and the vanilla is absolutely intoxicating! My sister is a sucker for florals though, so I may get her to check some of these out :D Great post!!

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  34. Oh D&G was my previous perfume, and I adored it! Right now I am thinking of buying Marc Jacobs Daisy!

    callmemaddie.blogspot.com

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  35. Chloe is the perfume of the perfumes:))) i really love !

    Http://styleloveandsushi.blogspot.c

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  36. Such a lovely collection!
    I have Lady Gaga Fame, it is one of the best "celebrity" scents in my opinion.
    OH, and your pictures are SO lovely, as usual! ;)

    - Andrea xx

    frominsidemycloset.com

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  37. You have such a lovely collection. I've just had a sample of Fame and I think it's beautiful! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  38. Wow that is a big and beautiful collection sweetie.

    Xoxo

    http://www.sakuranko.com/

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  39. great post! beautiful photography as always.

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  40. Love this post so much! i really want to collect alot of perfumes. :) i've heard great things about the Ralph by Ralph Lauren, really curious on what it smells like. Chloe is definitely in my wishlist, it smells so amazing and feminine! :)

    I hope you're having a beautiful day ~ XO
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  41. I adore your collection, I could totally see you loving Chloe! Thanks for linking me by the way, you're a doll xx - Boho Vanity

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  42. I like perfume from elizabeth arden and chloe as well ! can't remember the specific name of it, but in general they both smell elegant and fresh which is what i like ^_^ i couldn't agree more.. perfume reminds me of memories..or a specific person hehe

    Joyce @ carouselstreet.com

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  43. WOw you have a great collection! I don't really have much perfumes :( Perfume is like a personality to be worn at whatever occassion.. I love it! And lets just say perfume also has one of the most cutest packaging ever.

    www.chochalistas.blogspot.com

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  44. I think we're equally obsessed with perfumes, and we also have similar tastes when it comes to some of our scents. :)

    I've been lusting after that Lady Gaga perfume but have yet to invest...I need to remedy that soon!

    xx

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  45. Versace Bright Crystal & Lolita Lempicka are my must haves. You might want to try Green Teat by Elizabeth Arden:p
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  46. wow, amazing collection :)

    xx
    Desire

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  47. Wow you have a very nice collection!

    http://ahemitsemme.blogspot.com/

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  48. Lol ralph was my 2nd perfume ever! My 1st was Tommy Girl by Tommy Hilfiger. Right now, I'm obsessed with Michael Kors!

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