27 Aug

Signature scents

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I’m sure it’d be great to be that woman whose scent is instantly recognisable as hers and hers alone.  For me though, different days and different places are for different scents.  And who would ever want to discourage a loved one from gifting new perfume – there’s something so special about knowing the scent you’re wearing is the one he loves too.

Romance – Ralph Lauren

The husband gave me this one and I love it – it is indeed romantic.  A floral with good staying power that somehow smells expensive (maybe that means it’s sophisticated?).

Flora Eau Fraiche – Gucci

Just beautiful.  Obviously it’s floral, all my choices are, but it’s good in the winter too (some of the florals aren’t weighty enough for the winter – does that even make sense?).

L’Eau D’Issey – Issey Miyake

Fresh, clean and perfect for summer.  I’ve been wearing this one for years; I wore it when I met the husband and he wore the man version.  Of course I’ll never stop wearing it.

Delirium – Mango (discontinued)

Floral and a little sweet (well, the sweetest I have).  This is the one which gets thrown in the bag for trips and I’m a little sad that I won’t be able to get another one when it runs out.

Oriental Lily – Skye Candles

I love scents for my home too and these candles are beautiful, made in Scotland, and have the most gorgeous scents.  Oriental Lily is a new one for me and I adore it.

Lola – Marc Jacobs

The husband gave me this one on for our wedding day.  I saved it to wear that day for the very first time and, I know it makes me a huge cheeseball but, it takes me back to Chamonix and that moment every time I spritz it on.  It’s beautiful and I have a full one in waiting because I would never want to be without.

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  1. Mica Posted 27 Aug at 10:32 am

    Such a lovely collection of perfumes! I have one I wear most days, but also have a nice collection I wear occasionally, some I’ve bought some I got gifted. Like you said, they often have strong memories associated with them for me 🙂

    Away From Blue

    • Thankfifi Posted 27 Aug at 2:50 pm

      the ones with the memories are always the best

  2. Sylvia Posted 27 Aug at 1:19 pm

    You are not alone. I also have different scents for different occasions. And each of them is ‘signature’ in its own way. =) Btw, love Flora by Gucci.

    Sylvia @ WorldTasting

    • Thankfifi Posted 27 Aug at 2:50 pm

      my flora was a gift for my 30th, chosen by a friend and she could not have made a better choice for me

  3. Roz Posted 27 Aug at 2:42 pm

    I also love having lots of different perfumes, two of my favourites are Marc Jacobs ones that you seem to only be able to get in the US. I also have a wedding perfume that I didn’t wear until my wedding day, I love that the smell instantly transports me back to that day, it like happiness in a bottle! (now that is cheesy!!) xx

    • Thankfifi Posted 27 Aug at 2:51 pm

      love a bit of cheese roz! what was your wedding scent?x

      • Roz Posted 27 Aug at 8:19 pm

        Black Vetyver Cafe cologne from Jo Malone, I love it! x

  4. Gaylebury Posted 27 Aug at 8:21 pm

    L’eau D’Iissey (one of the special editions) was my wedding perfume!!! Totally know what you mean about when The Husband gives you perfume and you know then he lines it too, I love Angel by Thierry Mugler but my better half can’t stand it so I never wear it! Lovely post x

    • Thankfifi Posted 3 Sep at 5:47 pm

      Oh a special edition means you have to treasure even more what you have left

  5. Laura Posted 27 Aug at 9:15 pm

    someone likes floral perfumes uh? I do love Romance from Raph Lauren even though I’ve never had it.
    I should do a post like this with my perfumes…

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    • Thankfifi Posted 3 Sep at 5:47 pm

      Certainly seems that way!

  6. Jules Posted 27 Aug at 11:39 pm

    I have Flora by Gucci and it’s one of my favorites. Had Lola too at one point but burned through it so quick! 🙂 Good picks.

    Jules of Canines & Couture

    • Thankfifi Posted 3 Sep at 5:48 pm

      seems we have similar taste jules 🙂

  7. Jackie Posted 28 Aug at 1:45 am

    You’re not alone! I have different scents for different moods, places etc. Love the story about Lola, so sweet of your husband.
    I love L’eau D’Issey, my mom bought me that for my high graduation back in the 90’s and I’ve loved ever since. It’s always a part of my collection. Love Flora too!

    xo, jackie

    • Thankfifi Posted 3 Sep at 5:48 pm

      L’eau D’Issey is such an old one but it just doesn’t seem to date does it?

  8. Yellow Rose Posted 28 Aug at 2:16 am

    I’m looking for a light and true carnation scent. Any suggestions?

    • Thankfifi Posted 3 Sep at 5:52 pm

      ooh, I’m not sure sorry – I tried to search for some for you but seems they are not so commonplace! Maybe you need to go to one of the big dept. stores and ask there. Hope you find one.x

  9. caroline Posted 28 Aug at 3:47 am

    Oh these are great! I love getting beautiful fragrances as gifts although I admit I have a favourite that I always turn to!

    • Thankfifi Posted 3 Sep at 5:53 pm

      always such a lovely surprise when a perfume gift turns out to be one you love

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