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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

did you know?

i collect perfume. if you ever want to get me a present. get me perfume. i dont care if it smells good or not. as long as it's unique... bottle, scent, packaging, color. whatever. i want it. i rarely ever by it for myself, unless it is on the 19.99 shelf at tj maxx and i've been dying for it. here is a list of all the perfumes i have ... in no particular order, ill leave a little tidbit of info about each one.

"MY PLACE OR YOURS GINA" by Benefit


















"Her scent is an alluring affair of pink pepper and wild raspberry, resulting in a woody-oriental scent that is enticing and smoldering." I posted this in my favorite things beauty blog. I spray it on whenever I want to feel "sexy," not pretty. it's hot. :) jordan gave to me this past christmas!!


"MIRACLE" by Lancome



















Modern. Sophisticated. Light-filled. Serene. The zest of brilliant freesia, peppered with ginger. The splendor of magnolias, serenely balanced by warm, amber notes.
My best pal, Emily, wore this in 10th grade and I was obsessed with it. For some reason, I always wear this perfume when I wear the color "pink." It's very girly, and pretty.


"AMAZING GRACE" by Philosophy















amazing grace is philosophy's best-selling spray fragrance for women. it was created to make a woman smell amazingly clean and beautifully feminine. amazing grace spray. My "everyday" spray. Couldn't get more compliments on smelling good!


"INNER GRACE" by Philosophy














philosophy's sophisticated, soft, delicate scent of inner grace was created to help calm your senses and serve as a mini-meditation. My "wedding day" perfume. enough said. so etheral!


"DIAMONDS" by Georgio Armani















The fragrance is categorized as a gourmand floral, featuring top notes of lychee and raspberry; middle notes of rose, freesia and lily of the valley, and a base of vetiver, cedar wood, patchouli and vanilla. This was on my Christmas list two years ago because I loved the bottle, I really like the scent though. I wear it most when I am wearing white. haha, i am a color coordinator i guess. Appropriately, i got it while shopping on our honeymoon :)


"VERY IRRESISTABLE" by Givenchy














A red carpet of rose petals illuminated by star anise and the sparkle of verbena and red berries. Elegant. Spontaneous. Irresistible. So, i can't find this anywhere, it got lost somewhere in the move, but i love this one. call me old fashioned, but i love anything with "rose."


"VIVA LA JUICY" by Juicy Couture


















Wild berries and Juicy mandarin. Honey suckle, Gardenia and Jasmine. Amber, caramel, vanilla, sandalwood and praline. Matt's favorite...and i guess all guys like it because my brother gave it to me for Christmas, and everytime I wear it I get compliments :)

"FLOWER" by Kenzo

















Flower is a contemporary fragrance for the modern, city woman who looks to nature for inspiration and renewal. A flower in the city. Wild hawthorne, bulgarian rose, parma violet, cassia, hedione, cyclosal, opoponax, white musk, vanilla. I love this because it is so different from anything you've ever smelled. So different in fact, that a lot of my friends say it smells like play-doh. but i love it :)



"Be Delicious" by DKNY


















cucumber, white muguet, violet, magnolia, apple, grapefruit, tuberose, woods, rose. I got this for christmas during college because i thought the bottle was cool. It's actually one of matt's favorites, but it's a little too "earthy" for me. I don't wear it that much. but it's pretty to look at.


"LIGHT BLUE" by Dolce & Gabbana














The fragrance opens on a fresh and gourmet note of sicily cedar, granny smith apple and bluebells. The middle note is a bouquet of jasmine, bamboo and white rose. The end note reveals hints of cedarwood, amber and musk. "the college craze!" everyone had it, i still love it in summer. fresh and light!

"STELLA" by Stella McCartney














The scent tries to capture the smell, beauty and fragility of a rose at full bloom. The rose essence creates a romantic scent mixed with a sexy base of amber. The subtle and elegant perfume comes in a vintage inspired amethyst crystal bottle. This is my go-to winter fragrance. It is so velvety, and bold! I LOVE Stella. It's the first perfume I cried over not being able to get right away... when I was 20. haha.

"ROCK 'N ROSE" by Valentino













possesses a blend of Bergamot, muget, blackcurrant, orange blossom, rose, gardenia, vanilla musk, heliotrope, orris, and sandalwood. Is is any surprise that I love this one? It's the only "expensive" perfume I've ever bought for myself. It was love at first sight, sniff, etc. I had to have it. It's "rose" and its a really pretty bottle. love it!


"L.A.M.B." by Gwen Stefani


















with notes like "sparkling green freshness" and "leafy water hyacinth" with additional notes of freesia, pear, violet leaves, jasmine, rose, lily of the valley, sweet pea, orange blossom, frangipani blossom, peach skin, heliotrope and musk. ok, i realize this one is a little, harsh. but i found it at tj maxx, in college, for $20 when it retailed for $75 and got it without smelling it. it smells AMAZING though. another one that was lost in the move, i need to find it!


BURBERRY BRIT by Burberry









Burberry perfume for women is a fresh and citrusy floriental scent with a timeless feminine aroma. Green apple, blackcurrant, marigold and bergamot over woods, musk and vanilla present a classic blend for everyday wear, inspired by the culture of London.ahhh, the first one with no ROSE! :) haha love this. my aunt gave to me for christmas, several years ago.


GHOST


















Rose Petal, Ambrette Seed, White Flowers, Jasmine, Sandalwood, Incense, Vanilla, Musk, Amber, Apricot . The grandaddy of them all. Anyone who has known me for a while knows of my love for Ghost. When I was 13, I went on a cruise around Europe with my grandparents and got this pefume somewhere in France. It is literally heaven in a bottle. So much so that I wouldn't tell you about it if I thought you'd be able to find it at your local perfumania or belks. In high school, I ran out of that bottle from France, and begged EVERY SINGLE one of my friends to get me another for my birthday. Literally, I probably had 15 girls searching online and high and low for one bottle, to no avail. Finally, at the beach junior year of college, I found a long lost bottle at an outlet in Destin, FL. I could hear the angels singing as the clouds parted above me, right as my credit card made the purchase!!! Sadly... only 6 DAYS before my wedding, I was brushing my teeth and knocked the bottle onto the tile floor in the bathroom and it shattered. OH THE PAIN!!!!!!!!!!! Luckily, the internet has expanded so much, that I can find it online now, and *hopefully* have a bottle heading my way from matt for my birthday this year :) ah-ma-zing.

some other favorites that I don't own but LOVE are: "Maybe Baby" by Benefit, "Daisy" by Marc Jacobs, "CLEAN," "Magnetism" by Escada, "Amor Amor," "Nina Ricci," "Rose The One" by Dolce & Gabbana,

as you can see, i have an extensive collection of perfumes! i love them all and any donations/gifts are welcome :) also any recommendations you have!! what do you wear?? i'd love to stop by the counter at Belk's and give it a whif!

-B

6 comments:

  1. Angel by Thierry Mugler. IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

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  2. OMG! I was just going to write EXACTLY what Whitney said! I want to try other perfumes but I just can't pull away from my favorite, "Angel" by Thierry Mugler! Seriously they hit it dead on. If you really want to smell like an Angel I highly suggest it! haha! On our first date, Adam told me I smelled like an Angel and i couldn't help but laugh b/c that's what its called!

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  3. Oh! I forgot to add, it comes in a cool bottle too!

    http://shop.nordstrom.com/C/6016193/0~2376780~6009391~6016188~6016193

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  4. Oh I LOVE this post!!! GHOST! hahaha I always randomly think of that perfume-that stuff was heavenly, and I'm going to be on the hunt for it for your bday! So funny they say Angel-that's what Mom wears and she LOVES it. I found a new one I've been meaning to tell you!! It's Dolce and Gabbana #3 (they have like #1-18, but 3 is AMAZING!!) My signiture scent is Burberry London, but I'm sure you already know that one :) I totally forgot about Maybe Baby!! I lost mine somewhere along the years! I'm going to have to try that Benefit one you're raving about-sounds heavenly, and you always smell devine! :) Oh and on another note...I got my Oxyclean Kaboom and I LOVE it!!!

    Love you Sweets!

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  5. Oh and I forgot to say that Stella is one of my all-time favorites...that stuff is the BEST!! And you're right, it's the perfect wintery scent!

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  6. I am going to go this weekend and try Amazing Grace. I've never smelled it before so I hope I love it!

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