Fragrance Faves

“Scent is the strongest tie to memory.” – Maggie Stiefvater

Am I the only person that attaches scents to moments and people? The first perfume I bought as a college student was Sunflowers by Elizabeth Arden. It was during this time I met my future husband and he absolutely loved the scent. Because Sunflowers is the first remembrance he has of me that is associated with the sense of smell, I keep a bottle of Sunflowers to wear occasionally. No matter how many different fragrances I use, Sunflowers is the one he easily identifies with a quick whiff.

While I keep Sunflowers as a reminder of the beginning stages of my relationship with my husband, I definitely like to update my fragrances. I try to find something new and refreshing every year. I am learning that I truly enjoy fruity aromas. However, in the colder months I try to find a heavier scent. Last year I experimented with a lot of perfumes and at this moment, these are my top five.

  1. Bond No. 1 Central Park West – I’ve tried several Bond No.9 scents and this by far is my favorite. It is very aromatic and long lasting. While Bond. 9 is a pricey fragrance, I find it to be worth the coins spent. It is the ONLY fragrance I’ve used that lasts all day long and this is a scent I enjoy wearing year round.
  2. Tocca Florence – Tocca was something new I tried last year. I purchased a sample set and fell in love with Florence. It is described as a gardenia dominated perfume. I also enjoy it because it has a subtle hint of the odor I associate with Bond No. 9 Central Park West. It’s very light and smells beautiful and is perfect for the spring.
  3. Kilian Princess – This is also a new scent for me. While this scent doesn’t last as long as I would like, the aroma is very sensual to me. In addition to the aroma, the packaging screams enchanting.
  4. Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue – This is my second attempt at this particular fragrance. The first time I tried it, people kept telling me I smelled like a lemon. While it is a fruity-floral scent, the lemon is not what I was going for. I received a few samples and tried it again and started to think I had been duped when making my first purchase of this perfume. It is magically delicious and long lasting.
  5. Anais Anais – I think this will forever be one of my favorites. I recall coming across the name of this particular perfume in a book and it was associated with a woman being sensual and erotic and I needed it. While I love this scent, erotic is not what comes to mind. This scent reminds me of grandma’s house. Yet, I thoroughly enjoy it.

Do you wear the same scents year round or do you have specific scents for different seasons? Do you try new fragrances frequently or go with one you know. Drop a few suggestions below of some of your faves.

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5 Responses to Fragrance Faves

  1. Zoewiezoe says:

    Connecting scents to moments, people and emotions: hells yes!
    I think they tie in to specific strings in our brain that way.

    As for myself – I wear a few different ones. All very demanding on the nose:
    Heavy perfume: Hypnotic Poison by Dior.
    Hysteric perfume: Sweet like Candy by Ariana Grande

    And I have this pheromone infused perfume for dating (and important work meetings 😈😈) purposes: Simply Sexy Love. Just in case…you know…it helps 🤣

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    • barbiebeauty says:

      Thank you for sharing! Anything with Hypnotic in the name sounds appealing to me. I’ve been thinking about the Sweet Like Candy but I continue to talk myself out of it. I will definitely add each of these to my “Wish List”.

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  2. I love the story about meeting your husband! I love that scent is so closely tied to memory and can bring us back to important moments in our lives! Light Blue is one that has grown on me too haha.

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    • barbiebeauty says:

      Yes indeed. Scents like songs definitely take us back to intimate moments in our lives. If you have some other scents that you would recommend, please let me know.

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      • I actually wrote a blog post on some of my favorite fragrances not too long ago if you wanna check it out! A lot of sweeter scents though. If you end up checking it out let me know if you’ve tried any of them!


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