Happy Monday! I’ve spent all weekend dancing my knickers off at our bi-annual street dance show, and am feeling absolutely exhausted. I was so tired, that my lovely Mother bought me a beautiful perfume gift as a ‘Good Luck’ and ‘Well Done’ present before our final performance. It’s prompted me to give you a mini tour of my current perfume collection I’m spritzing.
Lacoste – Touchh of Pink
Jasper Conran – Woman
Ted Baker Ldn – Eau de Toilette
Burberry – Weekend
(N.B. REALLY sorry about the poor lighting!)
I have a very strong sense of smell, so scent and perfume have the ability to instantly take me back to a certain occasion or time in my life. I wore Lacoste – Touch of Pink one very important summer, and every time I spritz I’m instantly taken back to some very happy memories, and it’s since then been a firm favourite of mine. It’s amazing the power of perfume! My main comment about this perfume is that it’s very long lasting, I spray onto my main pulse points and into my hair of a morning, and by 4pm people still comment on how nice I smell (or the perfume smells!). Despite being long-lasting, it’s a very light scent. The tones are very fresh and fruity and it isn’t too strong or pungent. It’s a very summery scent, so it feels slightly odd wearing it in the winter, but definitely worth it when the sun comes out!
I got this set just before Christmas in a set with the bath and shower gel of the same fragrance. Being a woman who NEVER saves good stuff for a special occasion (i.e. I use and wear nice, good quality and expensive things whenever I feel like it – life’s too short!) I used the shower gel straight away, and funnily enough, preferred it to the perfume of the same scent. It’s a very strong smelling perfume, the kind that might give you a headache if you spray too much, with very masculine tones. Boyfriend uses Calvin Klein – One and there are very similar notes involved. A pro point is that it’s definitely a very autumnal perfume, meaning it’s perfect to see me through the next month or two.
Whilst this is a lovely, simple perfume full of citrusy undertones, I was unimpressed at how long it lasted, but I guess that’s in the name; ‘Eau de Toilette’. I feel this perfume definitely matches the Ted Baker brand (more than the other perfumes), with it’s pink colour, edgy geometric bottle and slight floral scent. Despite not being long lasting, at first spray its a very crisp and sharp perfume that smells lovely and isn’t too pungent.
Last, but definitely not least is another long standing personal favourite of mine that I’ve been wearing for years now. It’s a very high quality perfume, and feels very urban and edgy when you spray it, like you can rule London (well, that’s how I feel!). There are vanilla and cinnamon tones in this scent, which means it can be worn guilt free summer or winter and will compliment any environment. Being high quality, it is very long lasting and a firm favourite in the perfume stakes.
What perfume are you spraying this season?