Eau de Parfum : My Collection
My most recent additions to the family are Allure by Channel. I’ve worn this for years but had been out for a while now, had to re up!
Tokyo Milk Dark, Tainted love. I received this as a sample when I ordered something from Sephora, fell in love immediately.
Gucci by Gucci…well, I had this but found out they discontinued this particular scent. I was devastated (yes…lots of emotions going on-falling in love and being devastated over perfume).
Anyway, while poking around in Loehman’s for the first time ever, I found it!! I am thinking about going back to buy a second bottle to keep in back stock! Not sure I’ll be able to find again!
I do also believe that there are definitely scents for seasons and special occasions. I think the lighter/flowery scents are more suitable for summer time/day time and something a little bolder will be perfect for the winter months/night time.
My smellies are overwhelmingly feminine, pretty, flowery and bold.
Hannah Morae “Hannah Morae”
Roller Stick of Armani “Ella”
Victor & Rolf “Flower Bomb”
Dolce & Gabbanna “The One”
Tokyo Milk Dark “Tainted Love”
Commodity Goods “Tea,” “Paper,” “Gold,” “Ivy” (see post on this co here)
The Wee Ones:
Tokyo Milk Dark
*How certain smells are categorized. I am most definitely a lover of the Bright Floral and the Gourmand categories and sometimes Fruity. How do you describe your perfume/cologne??*
A tid bit about perfumes: (Wiki) Pretty interesting stuff! Take note!
The conventional application of pure perfume (parfum extrait) in Western cultures is at pulse points, such as behind the ears, the nape of the neck, and the insides of wrists, elbows and knees, so that the pulse point will warm the perfume and release fragrance continually. The modern perfume industry encourages the practice of layering fragrance so that it is released in different intensities depending upon the time of the day.
Since 1945, due to great advances in the technology of perfume creation (i.e., compound design and synthesis) as well as the natural development of styles and tastes, new categories have emerged to describe modern scents:
- Bright Floral: combining the traditional Single Floral & Floral Bouquet categories. A good example would be Estée Lauder's Beautiful.
- Green: a lighter and more modern interpretation of the Chypre type, with pronounced cut grass, crushed green leaf and cucumber-like scents. Examples include Estée Lauder's Aliage, Sisley’s Eau de Campagne, and Calvin Klein’s Eternity.
- Aquatic, Oceanic, or Ozonic: the newest category in perfume history, first appearing in 1988 Davidoff Cool Water (1988), Christian Dior’s Dune (1991), and many others. A clean smell reminiscent of the ocean, leading to many of the modern androgynous perfumes. Generally contains calone, a synthetic scent discovered in 1966, or other more recent synthetics. Also used to accent floral, oriental, and woody fragrances.
- Citrus: An old fragrance family that until recently consisted mainly of “freshening” eau de colognes, due to the low tenacity of citrus scents. Development of newer fragrance compounds has allowed for the creation of primarily citrus fragrances. A good example here would be Faberge Brut.
- Fruity: featuring the aromas of fruits other than citrus, such as peach, cassis (black currant), mango, passion fruit, and others. A modern example here would be Ginestet Botrytis.
- Gourmand (French: [ɡuʁmɑ̃]): scents with “edible” or “dessert”-like qualities. These often contain notes like vanilla, tonka bean and coumarin, as well as synthetic components designed to resemble food flavors. A sweet example is Thierry Mugler's Angel. A savory example would be Dinner by BoBo, which has cumin and curry hints.