01/03/2015

My Favourite Perfumes

A picture of Lancome, Avon and Lolita Lempicka perfumes

Some people are creatures of habit. When it comes to scents, I'm one of those. As a young teen, I'd borrow my moms, or my aunts, when going out with friends. I got my first proper "grown up" perfume in Christmas 2005, just in time for my debs in January. Since then, I'll flit between different perfumes, but I'll always, always come back to my favourites.

Lancome Hypnose was that first proper perfume. A Christmas present from my parents, it quickly became my signature scent. From lazy days at home, to wild nights out, Hypnose came along for the ride. So much so, that I went through my first bottle at a super quick speed, with no thoughts of where my next bottle would come from. 

Lancome Hypnose is an oriental, woody fragrance, that features passion flower, velvetier and, my favourite, vanilla. It feels feminine, light and luxurious. When I wear this, I'm instantly transported back to all of the most special occasions of my adult years. It retails for around €44 for a 30ml bottle.

Avon's Rare Pearls might seem quite an odd choice for a favourite perfume, but nothing beats it for every day value. An impulse buy at first, I've repurchased it time and time again to wear every day. 

With notes of rosewood, plum, honey and patchouli to name but a few, Rare Pearls can come across overpowering at first, but settles into a sweet, almost powdery, white floral scent. Likened to Dior Pure Poison, you really can't go wrong! Rare Pearls is available on the Avon website for £6.50 on the Avon website.

Last but not least is Lolita Lempicka, another Christmas gift from my parents. They bought it in the duty free on a break away, after asking me if I had anything in mind. Being the creature of comfort I am, I literally Googled perfumes and the shape of the bottle drew me in. Without ever knowing what the perfume was like, I knew I'd love it.

Lolita Lempicka's first perfume is pretty unique. Based on liquorice, it's notes of anise, violet and green ivy combine with iris and vanilla to create a wonderful fresh and woody scent. It's one I don't wear all too often, the last time being our anniversary weekend in Killarney. Considering the price, I think I'll be keeping this one exclusively for extra special occasions, to make them feel more special. That way, whenever I catch a whiff of Lolita Lempicka, I'll remember all of those happy times. This one is the most expensive of the bunch, on sale for €73.35 on the Debenhams website.

What are your favourite scents?


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  1. Great post! DNKY Woman is my love :) x
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