What I Smell Like.
I’m a big scent person. The most delicate whiff of toasted coconut makes me think of baking thumbprints with Mother Lovett at Christmas time, and when I come across one of those old school perfume kiosk things in a Walgreens or drug store I always search out White Diamonds because my mom used to wear it when I was little.
When Bath and Body Works opened up in our mall (um, I still remember this) I was fanatical. I don’t even know if I was 10 years old yet, but my best friend and I would practically beg our moms to take us, then we would come home and videotape ourselves making a TV show with our purchases.
I’ve always favored fruity, vanilla, coconutty or musk scented products, as anything with the slightest hint of florals makes me sneeze 63 times in a row. And thats only if I’ve taken my Claritin.
My first big girl perfume was Sunflowers by Elizabeth Arden… oh dear, was I ever obsessed. I’m pretty sure Sunflowers began the whole 90s obsession with actual sunflowers for me. I may or may be hoarding half a bottle in my dresser drawer just because I like to smell it occasionally and be transported back to the 6th grade when I work silk shirts. Along with my straw hat with a big, poofy sunflower in the center… that I never put on.
In college and the few years following, I dabbled in Armani Mania, Armani Emporio, Dior Hypnotic Poison, Dolce and Gabbana The One, Hanae Mori and Vera Wang Princess. Some young adults dabbled in drugs… I stocked up on perfume. I don’t think I ever bought the same bottle of perfume twice as I bore extremely easily, until Chanel Allure. The 2nd bottle is still sitting half full on my dresser too. Old habits die hard… but I occasionally still wear it.
The past few years I found my signature fragrances, and am still in lust in Prada and Burberry Brit. If these are even discontinued, I will cry cry cry.
I’m currently on bottles 4 and 5 of both, but since I can’t just stick to one scent, I switch them up – sometimes every day, sometimes every week or even month.
I’m not a huge fan of body sprays – I find that most of them have an alcoholy smell, the scent never lasts, and I don’t like smelling like a 14 year old girl. But I usually keep one on hand for in the car or after the gym – and that’s what this little bottle is replacing now. [BTW, many of you were asking about those Tokyo Milk products from last week’s post – I got mine in a little boutique in Michigan, so check out the website and store locator!] In high school, I was obsessed with Victoria’s Secret Amber Romance and Love Spell, and both of those scents remind me of friday night football and the like.
So now I’m wondering what scents you love + wear, and the ones that transport your back in time, like how my mom wore Passion in the 80s. That reminds me of big hair and shoulder pads… which my mom still stuffs in her tops.
Mr. How Sweet wears Burberry Touch – he’s been wearing that since we met. Every time he tries to switch I throw a complete conniption and make him buy a new bottle of Touch. If that isn’t love, I don’t know what is. SO… tell me about your scent!
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Perfume is my passion! Most people around me don’t get it, but I’m known for always “smelling good”. As a kid I was always wearing my moms perfume which was a constant rotation of Tresor, coco mademoiselle, coco Chanel, and poemme along with so many others! My first real perfume was when I was ten and it was Ralph Lauren polo. From there I owned so many I can’t even think of them all. Some that have stuck out in my head are tommy girl, candies, Clinique happy (which i still wear!!) miracle by Lancôme, love spell, amber romance, sweet pea, and I was in love with cotton candy body spray hah. In my early twenties I refined my taste slightly and wore my fair share of The same Chanel perfumes my mom wore when I was a kid. I also wore pink sugar, more Clinique happy (I can’t seem to get enough!), and sad to say I wore lots and lots of cheap celebrity fragrances like Paris Hilton, faith hill, Celine dion, Jessica Simpson, so on and so forth.. Now I tend more towards dior fragrances and am I’m love with hypnotic poison! I also have in my rotation CSP vanille extreme, body shop vanilla, Clinique happy, viva la juicy, pure seduction, Britney Spears fantasy and curious (it is my guilty pleasure), vanilla lace from Victoria’s Secret, the original juicy couture, and angel. It is so funny how they can bring back memories and how your tastes can morph with age,
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S I too have always had a passion for smelling good! I can definitely relate to how certain scents bring you back..
In elementary school I loovveedd those Juice Bar.sprays! I had the cotton candy one and the gummy bear one I think it was called? My godmother also boughtme Sweet Honesty by Avon, butI wasnt into it then.
Middle school was BBW galore! Juniper breeze, Cotton Blossom, Freesia, Warm vanilla sugar and Sweet pea! Not to mention Glow by Jlo I think that was my very first perfume in a bottle. High school was Vera Wang Princess, BS Fantasy and Midnight Fantasy for me. College = viva la juicy was a big one! Nowadays I am more into Burberry brit, Brit Sheer, and Armani Code
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Just found a new scent I love – Tokyomilk Bittersweet #83 – it has scents of cake flour,dark cacao, and other yummies!
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Great page! We share almost the same opinion on the best perfume. My personal favorite is Channel No.5.
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