My Perfume Collection, 香香! 😊

Rise & Grind! ☀️

Helloooooo!

Not too long ago (or rather, quite, long ago – aiyoh) @honeypies suggested I write about my favourite scents.

I usually get very carried away rambling on and on about things I adore so I will (try to) make a conscious effort to keep this as concise as my heart allows ah. 😅

I've also taken descriptions off the respective sites cos I believe by the time I'm done with this, all the scents will probably sound the same, i.e. the same phrases 1036849426947483x. 😐

Also, I paired them with a couple bits & bobs according to what the scents reminded me of, accessories & outfits wise. 😉

If you're downing in this post,
"…" are the website descriptions, &,
💭 are where my thoughts are 🐵🙈🙉

👗👠💼 CHANCE EAU TENDRE by CHANEL
| Eau De Toilette |
"At once delicate and radiant, the unexpected fruity floral fragrance sweeps you into a soft whirlwind of happiness and fantasy."

💭 Personally this is one I use frequently for business meetings. I think that there's an acidic note to it which is sharp & refreshing, but the fruity floral overall makes it feminine. Like.. Girl Power! 💪🏻

▪️ #Chanel
👗: #LoveBonito

🌸 FOREVER AND EVER DIOR by DIOR
| Eau De Toilette |
"Freesia and Jasmine petals blended with Bulgarian Rose make Forever and Ever Dior a tender and delicate fragrance."

Because Christian Dior felt as much a Perfumer as a Couturier, he wanted to create fragrances so he could see each of his dresses emerge one by one from the bottles.

💭 This is a very girly scent, it's totally powdery flowery. It's not quite me I'll admit, but occasionally when I'm in a FLORAL assemble, I will pair it with this baby.

🌸 ROMANCE by RALPH LAUREN
| Eau De Parfum |
"The women's fragrance that evokes the timeless essence of falling in love. Discover the sensual essence of velvety woods, extravagant florals and seductive musk."

💭 Another extremely feminine, romantic, floral number, this has also a hint of musk. (Fun Fact on Musk: It is in fact a strong-smelling reddish-brown substance which is secreted by the male musk deer for scent-marking and is an important ingredient in perfumery. – Erm. Yup. 👉🏻👈🏻) I use this more often than the Forever And Ever Dior cos this to me is a tad more sophisticated. & I can't do too girly scents.

▪️ #Dior
▪️ #RalphLauren
Floral Skirt (Left): Love Bonito
Crochet Top (Right): #OhVola

👙☀️ BOMBSHELL by VICTORIA'S SECRET
| Eau De Parfum |
"Sexy today, sexy tomorrow, sexy forever: our signature award-winning Bombshell fragrance in a gorgeous emerald-cut bottle."

Fragrance Type: Fruity Floral
Notes: Purple Passionfruit, Shangri-la Peony and Vanilla Orchid

💭 This is overflowing with playfulness & flirty fun! I love this one! Who doesn't! It's VS in a bottle, all that Angel goodness. It basically smells like it's named, BOMBSHELL.

(Fun Fact: Smells get routed through your olfactory bulb, which the smell-analyzing region in your brain. It's closely connected to your amygdala and hippocampus, brain regions that handle memory and emotion!)

💭 I actually purchased this while on my first trip with my best friend to Bali. Cos I know scents evoke memories, & I wanted it to do that for me even after the trip. So this bottle now always puts a smile on my face!
🙂🙃

▪️ #VictoriaSecret or #VictoriasSecret 😅
⌚️: #DanielWellington
🕶: #RayBan
💄: #BenefitCosmetics #Benefit

🌹 COCO MADEMOISELLE by CHANEL
| Eau De Parfum |
"Inspired by the irrepressible spirit of the young Coco Chanel, the modern Oriental fragrance entices with an utterly feminine composition, expressing refined sensuality and incredible freshness.

Irresistibly sexy, irrepressibly spirited. A sparkling Oriental fragrance that recalls a daring young Coco Chanel. An absolutely modern composition with a strong yet surprisingly fresh character."

💭 This is my GO-TO for night events. Weddings, D&Ds, & Dinner Dates. This is a sexy romantic seductive creation, period. I always, ALWAYS, feel like a women in this. LOVE LOVE LOVE. It makes ANY gown immediately so much more alluring imo!

▪️ Chanel
👗: #Topshop #TopshopSG
💄: #Tarte #TarteCosmetics

Last but not least, my current obsession. 😍

💭 I definitely think it's hard putting a finger on my favourite Jo Malone scent. We all know how wide their range is, to me the intriguing part about this brand is how you're able to "customise" your fragrance by cleverly layering to your liking.

Tip from the pro / staff: Layer the lighter scent on top, and the stronger one below as base.

💭 These are my few picks, and I like wearing:
💞 ENGLISH PEAR & FREESIA below PEONY & BLUSH SUEDE
💞 ENGLISH PEAR & FREESIA below WOOD SAGE & SEA SALT

🌹 DARK AMBER & GINGER LILY by JO MALONE
| Cologne |
"Rare Kyara wood. Prized in the Kohdo ceremony, the highly ritualised Japanese art of incense appreciation. Enriched with amber and black orchid. Illuminated by the clean sensuality of black cardamom, ginger and water lily. Calm and relaxing."

💭 This is a dark smokey number, also, great for evening events. This is a unisex scent as well, definitely has a strong masculine note to it, which, I absolutely adore.

🌊 WOOD SAGE & SEA SALT by JO MALONE
| Cologne |
"Escape the everyday along the windswept shore. Waves breaking white, the air fresh with sea salt and spray. Alive with the mineral scent of the rugged cliffs. Mingling with the woody earthiness of sage. Lively, spirited and totally joyful."

💭 Funnily, this actually smells of sea salt!!! It is a very unique scent, and has been one of my favourites for a while.

🌷🌹 PEONY & BLUSH SUEDE by JO MALONE
| Cologne |
"The essence of charm.  Peonies in voluptuous bloom, exquisitely fragile.  Flirtatious with the juicy bite of red apple and the opulence of jasmine, rose and gillyflower.  Mingling with the sensuality of soft, blush suede.  Luxurious and seductive."

💭 A girly pick, this helps switch on a sweet pretty note to any of my existing Jo Malone pairings.

🍁🍐 ENGLISH PEAR & FREESIA by JO MALONE
| Cologne |
"The essence of autumn. The sensuous freshness of just-ripe pears is wrapped in a bouquet of white freesias, and mellowed by amber, patchouli and woods. Luscious and golden."

💭 Smells like fresh out of the shower!

(Now I've truly rambled 🙊)

▪️ #JoMalone
Scarf: #OhVola
⌚️: #ThomasSabo

I am aiming to explore..

💭 A couple of other Dior scents, starting from this set I got given.

J'adore caught my attention at the counter that day, and Miss Dior is well, a classic for many. I'm hoping to fall in love. 💕

I don't know what to do with.. 😖

I'm so fussy with perfumes, all these I got given as gifts and have no idea what to do with. 🤕

I'm afraid to open them cos I don't want to waste any! (Plus I have too many bottles of my own) 😰

This is why I always advice against gifting perfumes. 😕

Any takers?

Fragrance & I

People have their first impression moments and for me scent tells me a whole other dimension about a person, without even speaking to the person.

Is it fruity / girly, is it masculine?
Is it a classic?
Is it predictable, is it unexpected?
Is it dominating, is it powerful?
Is it demure?
Does it demand a bold presence, or is it safe?

Is it weird that I truly respect a person who puts in effort and takes pride in picking out the appropriate scent for an event?

I think I admire the attention to detail very much.

I hope that this is informative / a decent read in any sense, albeit torturously wordy.

But it was fun sharing my obsession! Hehe. Sorry! 😝

#DayreBeauty

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