To tickle my sense of smell, the smell of the nano-meter sized particles sprayed from a perfume bottle does not necessarily have to be distinct but MUST be full of floral freshness and feline sensuality. It MUST be capable of gentle sweetness. Unlike perfume addicts, I have always been a one perfume at a time person. I did not believe in conflicting my daily smell so I stick to a bottle until it finishes. This way I get to keep my sweet smell constant for a long period of time. An habit that can be likened to how I listen to music – the whole album without skipping a song. The not- so-interesting song(s) eventually grows on me.
Last year September, I defaulted on my one bottle at a time habit and bought the limited edition Bottega Venetta Eau de Velours and the Valentino Donna Fragrance. They both smell so good and met my specs to the point that I could not resist the urge to have them both. I visited Nordstrom for the Valentino but when the sales rep mentioned Bottega Veneta, I was sold on the spot because Bottega Veneta is my favorite designer and the swift floral scent coming from the bottle did not disappoint either.
Today, I have three perfume bottles sitting on my dresser. All thanks to the new “Daisy Love” fragrance by Marc Jacobs. I bumped into ‘Daisy Love’ while smell testing fragrances for this blog post last week. It is so soft, sweet and youthful. If you love a not-so-overwhelming floral-fruity scent, this is perfect for you too.
The only fragrance I did not get a chance to try is Arizona by Proenza Schouler. I first learnt of its existence from @rantiinriview, the Creative Director of Rantiinriview .com. She has a perfect sense of style and I would consider her recommendation any time any day. Moreover, I love Proenza Schouler!
If you love floral and sweet scents, here are 5 fragrances with super floral freshness to invigorate your senses and awaken your vital energy.
Daisy Love fills the air with radiant florals and sparkling gourmand twists that evoke the bliss of watching the sun reflect on the ocean under blue skies. Undeniably feminine with a youthful yet sophisticated composition, Daisy Love opens with a bright pop of crystallized cloudberries that exudes a multifaceted sweetness. At the heart, the solar yet creamy floralcy of petals from the daisy tree mingles with the warmth of cashmere musk and driftwood for a delicate and memorable dry down. ~ Marc Jacobs
Acqua Di Fiori introduces a new chapter to the world of Gucci Bloom. The addition of Green Galbanum and dainty Cassis buds bring the soft dewy freshness of the early petal and a light, aquatic composition to the signature scent, designed to celebrate the authenticity, vitality and joyful energy of women. Blended by master perfumer Alberto Morillas under the direction of the House’s Creative Director, Gucci Bloom is created to unfold like its name, capturing the rich scent of a thriving garden filled with an abundance of flowers. Tuberose and jasmine combine with Rangoon Creeper—a unique flower discovered in South India to create a rich fragrance that transports the wearer to an imaginary garden. The scent is presented in a lacquered bottle, reminiscent of porcelain, in a vintage powder pink shade with a green Herbarium print Gucci label appliqué. ~ Gucci
Introducing Bella Blanca, the new fragrance from Oscar de la Renta. Inspired by nature’s beauty, the fragrance combines the dewy floral scent of wet freesia with the luxurious allure of jasmine sambac, before settling to creamy sandalwood. A sensual fragrance, mesmerizing the senses. The perfect embodiment of the modern Oscar de la Renta woman. ~ Macys
An Oriental Floral Sensual fragrance. AURA MUGLER, the latest MUGLER fragrance, invites you to reconnect with your inner nature and to unleash all your femininity and your aura. By blending floral freshness with feline sensuality, the fragrance releases vibrant notes with an assertive personality. ~ Thierry Mugler
Disconnect to reconnect with Arizona, the new Eau de Parfum by Proenza Schouler. Find your Arizona state of mind in an innovative fragrance of living cactus flower and creamy orris accord. With an innovative floral accord of white cactus flower never before used in perfumery combined with a creamy orris accord, Arizona is a fragrance to be wear and experience as a fashion garment. ~ Saks Fifth Avenue
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