Monday, 21 April 2014
I HEART PERFUME TAG
Hiya Beauts! I recently re-discovered the I Heart Perfume Tag on youtube, originally created by 'Eleventhgorgeous' and decided to bring it to the bloggy world. (That is if no one's already done this as a blog post, which I'm sure someone has!!) But anyway, being absolutely perfume crazy it seemed like this tag was meant for me, so naturally I just had to do this post! If you love perfumes half as much as I do, I'd love to see you do this post, so if you do, leave me a comment on this post letting me know.
So, onto the questions!
1. What was the first perfume you ever purchased?
Body sprays and Claire's Accessories bubblegum perfume aside, the first 'Grown Up' perfume I ever bought with my own money and not received as a gift was 'Abercrombie 8' from Abercrombie & Fitch when I was in New York. I absolutely loved it at the time, which was a bit weird as I was about 16 years old and was used to Hollister Body Sprays and while 8 is slighty sweet with vanilla and citrus, it's also very musky and slightly heavy. It basically smells like an Abercrombie store. I don't have any of this left now obviously, but I adored it at the time and it made me feel super sophisticated wearing 'proper' perfume.
2. What's your signature perfume?
This is a toughie, as up until recently I'd have very quickly answered 'Victoria's Secret Bombshell', as it's probably my most worn and well loved perfume and have and people say the scent reminds them of me. However, I'd say despite only having had it for around a month, 'Vera Wang Princess' (full review) has quickly become my 'new' signature as I wear it most days and receive so many compliments on it. It works really well with my body chemistry and is my go to for every day now. So, if I'm allowed a 'new' signature scent, it's definitely Princess!
3. What's your most recent perfume purchase?
I most recently bought 'Vera Wang Princess Night', as I had Princess and Pink Princess (full review) already and wanted to give the night one a go. It's a limited edition from a year or two ago, so it's only available online and in a few shops here and there, so I managed to get it super discounted. I won't say too much as I do plan on a full review very soon.
4. What perfume would you wear at night time/date night?
I have two favourite night time scents, these being the one I just mentioned 'Princess Night' and Britney Spears 'Midnight Fantasy', the clue is in the name with these scents, as they're both created for night time. I wear these on nights out as they're slightly deeper and heavier than a lot of my other fragrances and both suited to night time. Although, for an actual date, i.e. if I was going out with Darren in the evening and wanted to wear something he loves, I'd probably go for something sweet like Katy Perry 'Meow', Nicki Minaj 'Pink Friday' or Britney Spears 'Fantasy', as he likes sweet scents, as I know a lot of guys generally do.
5. What's your favorite spring/summer perfume?
My favourite Spring/ Summer perfume of the moment is Katy Perry's 'Killer Queen Oh So Sheer' (full review), it's the sweeter, lighter, freshier, fruitier version of the original and I love it a lot. One of my all time faves though, was Marc Jacobs 'Daisy Oh So Fresh Sunshine' (full review), which sadly was limited edition and is very hard to find. It's just the prettiest fruity floral scent of all time and I absolutely wore it to death last summer.
6. What's your favorite fall/winter perfume?
One scent that I particularly love in the fall/ winter time is Britney Spears Fantasy. I adore this perfume year round, but the yummy, super sweet, sugary cupcake scent just works so well in the winter for me. I think it works slightly better when the weather's cooler as it's not a particularly fresh fragrance, despite being sweet and fruity, but the sweet, candy like scent is just gorgeous and very appropriate for Winter and Christmas time.
7. What's your favorite scent category? (fruity, floral, fresh, oriental, woody)
I'd say my favourite types of scents are fruity/ sweet scents. I like a bit of floral, but I don't like it to be the main focus of the scent. I like a vanilla, caramel, chocolate dry down, you get the idea! However, I don't like anything too heavy sweet or cloying like Pink Sugar. I like sweet, but fruity and fresh at the same time.
8. What perfume are you currently lusting after?
I'm not actually sure, as to be honest I've bought a few too many perfumes recently! One I do really want to try though is Juicy Couture's 'Viva La Juicy Noir', as I don't have too many night time scents in my collection and this is one that I think sounds absolutely perfect for me. The gorgeous bottle definitely helps too! If you have any perfume recommendations definitely leave them in the comments, I'd love to hear them!
9. What fragrance/cologne do you like on your significant other?
My favourite scent of all time on Darren is Paco Rabanne 'One Million', I was sent a huge bottle of it by Fragrance Direct last year and he absolutely loves it and so do I! To me, it's ultimate sexy man scent, spicy, citrusy and leathery. Very manly, and very sexy!
I'd love for you all to do this tag, as I love reading them, so feel free to do it and definitely let me know if you do!