Friday, March 31, 2017

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, everyone! A few weeks back, I had a bit of time to sit down and do some planning, so if you don't mind, my Friday Favorites posts may be themed for a little while. Also, to all of my blogging lovelies, please forgive my delay in checking blogs and commenting- my mornings have had me out of whack lately, and I sometimes am not able to hop onto the blogs until the evening! So sorry!


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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Have a wonderful weekend, and I'll see you back here on Monday for our weekend recap! Hoping the rain holds off so Ari can have her first baseball game! See you soon!

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18 comments:

  1. I am a huge fruity fan. DKNY Be Delicious smells like apples and is my all time favorite!!

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    1. Now I want to go to Ulta and smell everything but I know it'll have disastrous results! I bet apple fragrance is delicious!

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  2. Some fragrances get to me too, so sad!! I currently wear one from Charlotte Russe, and in high school it was all Eternity or Electric Youth by Debbie Gibson, ha!!

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    1. Oh my gosh - I love it! You can totally still relive the glory days at Sears: http://www.sears.com/revlon-electric-youth-perfume-for-women-cologne-spray/p-SPM3447668902?sid=IDx20110310x00001i&gclid=CjwKEAjw_PfGBRDW_sutqMbQsmMSJAAMpUapqTlwCRcVxy1TJFDYnuWaA24FrEugDHqqo-0UypHFjBoCQLbw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

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  3. I usually always wear Burberry Brit or Dolce & Gabbana The One but just the other day I asked a co-worker what pretty fragrance she was wearing she she told me Japanese Cherry Blossom from B&BW! It smelled amazing!

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    1. I've never smelled either of those, but I've heard Burberry is a popular one. I do still use the Japanese Cherry Blossom hand sanitizer mini for my purse- love it!

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  4. Okay! LOVE Lolita Lampeca AND Light Blue- both faves of mine over the last several years :)

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  5. Sorry you can't wear perfume anymore! My favorite is probably Twilight Woods from Bath and Body Works.

    -Lauren

    http://shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com/2017/03/monthly-wrap-up-top-five-march-favorites.html

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    1. My husband used to wear the men's version of that I think- they discontinued the men's one, and we were so sad!

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  6. You silly girl...you don't need to apologize for feeling tardy. Nobody cares about that (at least I don't...I'm late to the party frequently) I'm a perfume sponge. I put it on, it absorbs and is never to be smelt again. Doesn't keep me from wearing it though. Katie's favorite is DG Light Blue.😄 Love the idea of a themed post. I wish I could ever get my act together and quit chasing that bus I referred to today...hahaha. XOXO Happy Weekend!

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    1. I was doing so well and then life caught up with me! I have a lot scheduled, I just haven't sat down to actually write. I feel like I've read tricks on how to get fragrance to last just not on how to make you not want to chop your nose off like me!

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  7. My favorite is Michael Kors Glam Jasmine! It smells SO good! Have an awesome weekend!

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    1. Oh yum- there's a jasmine tree at my daughter's school that smells delicious! Have fun in Miami!

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  8. I love the Japanese Cherry Blossom from Bath and Body Works!!

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    1. The hand soap pumps were on sale for $3 the other day- I should've stopped and bought some in that flavor!

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  9. I need a new perfume! I like to buy the little travel size ones because they're cheaper, and I can try new perfumes more often. I'm almost out of the one I bought last summer for our wedding.

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    1. Have you seen some of the sampler boxes at Ulta and Sephora that have like 10 travel size bottles of different brands? That would be an awesome present!

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