Tuesday, 12 January 2010


"A women who doesn't wear perfume has no future" ~ Coco Chanel

According to Coco I would have big problems because at the grand old age of nearly-twenty-three I have never worn perfume. Ok, well I've had things sprayed at me in department stores which have made me cough a bit and run away, but apart from that never. 

It's not that I don't like perfume, it's more the act of choosing a perfume that scares me. The minute I set foot in the perfume department of any shop my nose is instantly assulted by so many different scents at once that trying to sort out which I like seems like such an impossible job I leave immediately!

I think however the time has come I face my fears, as I do feel a bit lost without a signature scent to call my own. So please help me with my research: do you have a singature scent, or do you like to change perfume on a whim? Are you light and fruity, heady and floral or rich and exotic? A perfume novice needs to know!


Anonymous said...

My favourite perfumes are:
christina aguilara or jean paul gaultier for women for a night out, as theyre a bit flirty and classy smelling
every day I wear pur blance which is just an avon fregrance but its so fresh and light.

Leia said...

You know, I love smelling nice, but I don't actually like most 'perfumes.' I know that sounds odd, but the liquidy stuff that you buy in pretty bottles in shops... I've never liked it. It usually makes me sneeze, and most of them smell the same to me. I really don't like super-sweet-floral scents, which always seem to be popular, either.

I prefer vanilla based or nutty type scents. I used to love the Vanilla spray from the Body Shop. Now my favorites are Lush products (I like their American Cream solid perfume, which is vanilla based, and their honey massage bar, which I use as a body butter) and a few of the Wylde Ivy Perfumes (http://www.etsy.com/shop/wyldeivy). I highly recommend ordering some samples from her as she has loads of different types of scents!

Hope that helps! :)

Rachel said...

I've actually wrote a two part blog post a few weeks ago talking about how to choose your signature scent and drawing on my own experiences! Here you go:

http://wastemylifepretending.onsugar.com/6696103 (part 1)
http://wastemylifepretending.onsugar.com/6704727 (part 2)

Hope that helps!

Sherin said...

Ooooh, I love perfume. I definitely have more than I need. Although, my favourite ones are the not so expensive ones, such as White Musk from the Body Shop or Perceieve from Avon. I do love splurging on them as well: I love the new Hugo Boss one!

Becky C. said...

My all-time favourite is L de Lolita Lempicka (divine and unique!), plus Boudoir by Vivienne Westwood is irresistably sexy, and Love In Paris by Nina Ricci is sweet, subtle and grown-up without being revolting, if you can get hold of it. Distinctly different perfumes like these are gorgeous, especially the ones that really stand out from the anonymous flowery fog of most fragrances.

Essential oils and solid perfumes from Lush would be great scents to try if you don't want to commit to a big chunky glass bottle of the stuff just yet. I used to hate perfume, but have since found my favourites which I'm hopelessly in love with.

daisychain said...

My current favourites include Daisy by Marc Jacobs (subtle), Lola by Marc Jacobs (stronger but divine) and "Baby" from the Harajuku lovers range. I never really know what to pick, I just follow my nose!

Aimee Marie said...

You've never worn perfume? Oh god! You should defo follow your nose & sniff a good one out. I don't think there's a right or wrong one to choose, but if you're asking for recommendations, then my current favs are Daisy and Chloe for special occasions / nights out etc & the Nina Ricci one you have featured above, or Flight of Fancy by Anna Sui, if I want something really sweet. They can be kind of sickly if you use too much though, but they're nice & girly! I absolutely adore DKNY Delicious range (the red or green one, I'm not fussy!) for just about anything from night to day!

I never thought I had quite so much to say abouta scent. Hmmm.