One thing that I can never leave home without is — not my phone — but spritzing about 10 pumps of perfume all over my body. When I say body, yes that also includes legs and everything because to me perfume is much more important than caking up on all that makeup on your face. I love nice smelling men and women and to me that makes them even more attractive. #myboyfriend #Iwannasmellhimfortherestofmylife
I have tried quite a number of perfumes and to be honest it is very hard to choose my top picks but I’m going to give an honorable mention to perfumes that don’t make it to my top picks at the end of this post. I’m also going to feature my favourite body mist scents from Victoria’s Secret because let’s be real here: body mist makes your perfume last even longer.
Dolce & Gabbana Rose The One
This is — hands down — my most favourite scent out of all. My signature scent. My holy grail. My I-would-kill-you-to-get-this kind of perfume. I bought it back in 2011 after drooling over the sample I got a few months before. I saved up for it, I was 16 at that time, and it was RM216 for a 30ml bottle. Do you know how much it takes for a teenager to be spending that much money on a nice-smelling liquid? A lot. I loved it a lot. It has lasted me for a good 5 years and I still have a bit left. This perfume is too precious for me that I only used it during Eid or special occasions but unfortunately, I found out that Dolce & Gabbana discontinued this perfume. It is time for me to send hate mail to D&G customer service. Like seriously. I don’t know how to describe the scent but think about a woman who is already a CEO of a multimillion company at a young age going to a cocktail party in the evening wearing a dusty rose dress that looks elegant but still sexy at the same time. She’s fun, but mysterious. Funny, but poise. You know what I mean?
Escada Moon Sparkle
I have searched high and low for this perfume in Malaysia but to no avail. My mom had this years and years ago and I always sneaked into her room and sprayed some of this perfume on my clothes. I forgot what it smells like because it was a very long time ago but Moon Sparkle is the kind of perfume that I will always remember because the scent is very me. Too bad it’s also discontinued. Hate mail #2: Escada.
Escada Especially Escada
First of, thumbs up to Escada for making some dope perfumes. I have a thing for perfumes which have rose note in it. However, it is very different from Rose The One that I mentioned. Especially Escada is more sparkly, fun, and fresh whilst Rose The One is more mysterious and elegant with a bit of fun. Think about a young woman living alone in a loft in New York City who works at a fashion magazine. She’s cheerful, she loves dresses and cupcakes, and on weekends she likes going to the club with her friends. She’s in love with her job and she’s making sure that she lives life to the fullest of her ability. (Sidenote: I can definitely make a Wattpad story out of this.)
The Body Shop Raspberry / Japanese Cherry Blossom / Moroccan Rose
The Body Shop has so many perfumes in their fragrance range but these 3 are definitely my favourite. I used to wear Raspberry in university because it is affordable so I don’t feel bad for using it everyday and I basically smelled like fruit so no complains there. Japanese Cherry Blossom — like the name suggested — is very florally. Some might find it a bit overpowering which I do sometimes but nonetheless it’s a fresh, soft, floral scent. Another rose perfume because I love rose scent so much, the Moroccan Rose. I gotta be honest, it’s a little pungent and spicy, very old-ladylike but I don’t care because I like it. Just imagine a sexy Moroccan woman with a strong smell bathing in rose water.
Victoria’s Secret body mist Coconut Passion / Ravishing Love / Pure Seduction
I love their body mists to bits! My cult favourite is definitely Coconut Passion, a vanilla and coconut scent. If there is one fragrance that I can bathe in forever, it will be Coconut Passion. Don’t get me wrong, the other scents are absolutely lovely but their smells are quite generic. Coconut Passion does not have that generic, florally/fruity smell the others seem to have. But, VS’s mists last the whole day on my body I absolutely love using them before going out.
Honorable mentions: Flora by Gucci, Issey Miyake Pleats Please, Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh, Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy, Lancome Hypnôse (my first ever perfume!) I hope you enjoyed this post!
Do you guys have any signature scent or favourite fragrance that you wanna share with me?