I have collected (and received) so many perfumes over the last few years, so it’s about time to share a few of my faves. I use perfumes every day according to my mood. It’s that finishing touch that completes a look and identity.
Like my style, my preference for scents has changed over the years. I used to wear fresh scents and these days I prefer to wear more sweet scents. I recognize that the rose scent is a big favorite ingredient for me now.
What’s your favorite perfume?
- Perfume comes from Latin “per fumus” which means “through smoke”. The first scents were smokes of the burned odorous materials.
- Today’s perfumes have between 10 and 250 ingredients.
- Perfumes can influence the mood and can even make you feel better.
- The same perfume can have two different smells on two different persons because of the different chemistry of their skins.
1. YVES SAINT LAURENT BLACK OPIUM
€74,92 (via Douglas)
The seductively intoxicating fragrance from Yves Saint Laurent Beauté. The opening notes of adrenaline-rich coffee and the sweet sensuality of vanilla recline into the softness of white flowers for a modern, young addictive fragrance.
INGREDIENTS: ALCOHOL – PARFUM / FRAGRANCE – AQUA / WATER – BENZYL SALICYLATE – BENZYL ALCOHOL – HYDROXYCITRONELLAL – BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE – HEXYL CINNAMAL – LIMONENE – LINALOOL – GERANIOL – CITRONELLOL – CINNAMYL ALCOHOL – METHYL ANTHRANILATE – AMYL CINNAMAL – CITRAL – COUMARIN – BENZYL BENZOATE – CI 15985 / YELLOW 6 – CI 17200 / RED 33. (F.I.L C167411/1)
2. KILIAN WOMAN IN GOLD
€260 (via de Bijenkorf)
Woman in Gold is a boldly elegant, alluring chypre floral perfume that fuses bright citrus tones with aromatic and vanilla accords. The opening is airy and tart-sweet, mingling mandarin and bergamot with luminous aldehydes. Deep red rose and vanilla absolute dominate the heart notes, accompanied by shimmering freesia and gardenia.
INGREDIENTS: ALCOHOL DENAT. / AQUA – WATER – EAU / FRAGRANCE (PARFUM) / ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE / ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE / BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE / LIMONENE / LINALOOL / ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE / GERANIOL / CITRONELLOL / CITRAL / HYDROXYCITRONELLAL / BENZYL BENZOATE / TOCOPHEROL / BHT / PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE /
3. JO MALONE ENGLISH PEAR & FREESIA COLOGNE
€56,65 (via Douglas)
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.
Ingredients: Alcohol Denat., Water\Aqua\Eau, Fragrance (Parfum), Limonene, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Benzoate, Citronellol <ILN36265>
4. VERSACE BRIGHT CRYSTAL
€52,54 (via Douglas)
Versace Bright Crystal is a very feminine floral scent making you feel utterly sophisticated and elegant. The fruity top notes of yuzu, ice accord and pomegranate perfectly complement the floral heart notes of peony, magnolia and lotus flower. Finally, the base notes finish with intense acajou, plant amber and musk. The perfect perfume for the summer months.
Ingredients: Alcohol Denat., SD Alcohol 39-C, Parfum (Fragrance), Aqua (Water), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Linalool, CI 17200/Red 33, CI 15985/Yellow 6.
5. LANCÔME MAGNOLIA ROSAE
€196,50 (via de Bijenkorf)
A sensual and timeless fragrance from Lancôme boasting an unparalleled elegant softness thanks to its floral notes, the Magnolia Rosae eau de parfum is a celebration of femininity. An enchanting offering from the Parisian scent makers, the decadent fragrance is presented in a captivating glass and gold bottle that will take pride of place in your collection.
INGREDIENTS : ALCOHOL • PARFUM / FRAGRANCE • AQUA / WATER • BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE • HEXYL CINNAMAL • ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE • GERANIOL • CITRONELLOL • BENZYL ALCOHOL • CINNAMYL ALCOHOL • ISOEUGENOL • LINALOOL • TRIS(TETRAMETHYLHYDROXYPIPERIDINOL) CITRATE • EUGENOL • CITRAL • FARNESOL • LIMONENE • BENZYL CINNAMATE • CI 14700 / RED 4 • CI 60730 / EXT. VIOLET 2 • (FIL : B226519/2)