Today I wanted to share all about my favorite fragrances of my past. Unfortunately, all fragrances are just that- in my past. About a decade ago, I started getting horrible migraines each month, and I'm now super sensitive to smells, which is really sad because I loved perfumes. If I could wear perfume, I would totally wear Prada Candy all the time. I even tried spritzing a small amount the last time I was at Ulta, and I didn't last long. :(
So if you love fragrances, take a walk down memory lane with me...
1) Lolita Lempicka
Lolita Lempicka was my first real fragrance! I remember smelling it in my mom's magazines and then trying it out when the Sephora store first opened at the Houston Galleria. The family I babysat for bought me a rollerball of it for my 8th grade graduation, and I felt oh so fancy! It's funny to see that it is now carried at Target instead of Sephora!
According to the Lolita Lempicka website, the perfume is as follows, "Elegant floral notes, a mingling of Ivy, Aniseed and Violet. Utterly delicious aromas composed of Amarena Cherry, Vanilla, Praline and Tonka Bean. Sensual touches are brought by Iris and Musk... Licorice blossom is born. In its trail, this gourmand floral is eternally intoxicating. You are now ready to be desired!" Lolita Lempicka is available on Target's site HERE.
2) Anna Sui Sui Dreams
In high school, I switched things up and asked for Anna Sui fragrance for Christmas. Anna Sui was a cool, funky fashion designer popular in the 90s and 2000s, and I loved her Sui Dreams fragrance!
The Anna Sui website describes Sui Dreams as follows, "The scent plays on a harmonious multiplicity that is warm and fresh, rich and transparent, sweet scented and sparkling. It is a delightful dream, full of fantasy and sensual innocence that only Anna can make happen. A fruity sparkling combination of citrus celebrating freshness. Exotic, floral richness arises from a mix of sumptuous Chinese Peony, Freesia and discreet white flowers. Fresh shinning Anise seeds enlighten the whole perfume. Sensuous Vanilla intense milky sandalwood and rare cedarwood add depthness and create a beautiful, seductive softness." You can find Sui Dreams on Amazon HERE.
3) Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue
The summer before my freshman year of college, I was hooked on the Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue smell coming from my fashion magazines. I felt very sophisticated buying something from the D&G powerhouse!
Sephora describes the scent as follows, "A stunning perfume, overwhelming and irresistible like the joy of living. The scent is surprisingly colored with the liveliness of Sicilian citron, the happiness of Granny Smith apple, and the spontaneity of bluebells. Feminine and resolute notes are expressed with the intensity of jasmine, the freshness of bamboo, and the charm of white rose. The deep and true base embodies the character of cedarwood, the fullness of amber, and the embrace of musk."
Are you noticing that I like musk and cedarwood!? Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue is available at Sephora.
4) Givenchy Very Irresistible
I first smelled Givenchy Very Irresistible at a friend's house in college. This was quite a departure for me as it's top notes include a variety of roses. My grandma always wore Tea Rose, and I HATED that smell!
Sephora descrirbes the scent as follows, "An homage to Givenchy's early days when fashion and cinema were intertwined, Very Irrésistible Givenchy unites the elegant tradition of French style with the energy and pop-culture pizzazz of American film. Bursting with roses and infused with star anise and verbena leaf, Very Irrésistible Givenchy is a fresh departure from the traditional floral fragrance."
This was my last "high-end" fragrance before my allergies gave in! Givenchy Very Irresistible is available at Sephora HERE.
5) Bath and Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom
And then of course, I got a teaching gig and realized I couldn't really afford to keep up with my perfume obsessions, so I did what any reasonable 20-something would do and switch to Bath and Body Works sprays! I've always loved their Japanese Cherry Blossom scent, and I found that it wasn't irritating to others!
B&BW describes the scent as follows, "An oh-so-fresh blend of Japanese cherry blossoms, crisp pears, mimosa petals & sweet sandalwood." See? I returned to the sandalwood, musky scents! In case you're ever buying me a candle, get me something that smells like a man!
Oddly enough, men's cologne does not incite agonizing headaches in me, so Robert wears the store's C.O. Bigelow Elixir White and C.O. Bigelow Elixir Blue. Bath and Body Works' Japanese Cherry Blossom is available HERE.
Tell me what your favorite scent is in the comments below, and if you have any tricks to help me overcome my perfume poisoning, please tell me!
If you love all things makeup, make sure you stop by for my Sephora Play! subscription box review on Wednesday. (And I'm sharing before and after pictures- agh!)
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