Favorite Perfumes and Fragrances- Five on Friday

In this post – my favorite perfumes

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Let’s talk about perfumes… and my love for them!

I LOVE perfume.  It seems I have received one new scent every Christmas and I LOVE them all!

People will ask me… what’s your favorite perfume?

The answer…. well, it depends.

Depends on what, they say? I say, the seasons, my mood, where am I going…
Can you relate?

I also love wearing perfume but working at a hospital means perfume is forbidden! The horror!
So I have to make up for it all of the days I am not working!

Let’s dive into my fragrance collection!
All of the tidbits about the perfume are from Fragrantica. Also, don’t know the difference between cologne, eau de toilette, eau de parfum? Here’s an explanation. 

My Fragrance Collection

Diptyque Women’s Do Son 

Top notes are african orange flower, rose and iris; middle notes are tuberose and pink pepper; base notes are benzoin and musk.

Spring/Summer wear during the day.

Jo Malone London Nectarine Blossom & Honey Cologne

Top notes are green notes, black currant and petitgrain; middle notes are nectarine and black locust; base notes are vetiver, peach and plum.

I like wearing this in the late Winter, Spring and early Summer. One note about Jo Malone Colognes – they do NOT last as long as eau de parfums and given how much they cost I have to say I am disappointed in the longevity of the product. That being said, I still love them but it led me to my love of Diptyque!


 Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau De Parfum 
A heart is floral and opulent with intensive, sweet and pure Sambac jasmine, seductive Centifolia rose, freesia and Cattleya orchid. Musk and patchouli in a base wrap us with an oriental scent, while its milky and powdery notes gently fondle our skin.
I love wearing this one in the evening during Fall and Winter.

Jo Malone London Orange Blossom Cologne

The scent of dewy leaves of clementine stretches over the delicate floral heart, composed of orange blossom, and water lily.The top notes are cedrat, green notes and clementine leaf. The heart is composed of orange blossom and water lily, while the base of orange blossom and lilac.

 One of my absolute favorites and the one I wore on my wedding day! 

Diptyque Women’s Eau Des Sens 

 Top notes are orange blossom and bitter orange; middle note is juniper berries; base notes are patchouli and angelica.
Love wearing this perfume in the Spring, Summer and Fall! I think the is my Summer favorite. Even though it is an eau de toilette, it lasts quite long!

Tory Burch Eau De Parfum 

Tory Burch opens with notes of grapefruit, pink pepper, currant buds and leaves, mandarin and neroli. The heart blooms with peony, tuberose, mimosa, jasmine, carrot seed and sweet alyssum, on a base composed of vetiver, cedar, sandalwood and white musk.

My travel perfume. I actually have the Rollerball

Marc Jacobs Marc Jacobs Eau de Parfum
Top notes are gardenia and bergamot; middle notes are tuberose, jasmine, white pepper and honeysuckle; base notes are ginger, cedar and musk.
This is a Spring time perfume perfect for daywear.

Aerin Beauty – Mediterranean Honeysuckle Eau De Parfum

Their composition is based on a blend of luminous and sunny citruses blended with an intoxicating and sweet floral bouquet. Sweet honeysuckle and luminous grapefruit will take us to the Mediterranean beaches. The composition is accompanied with Italian bergamot warmed with sun and mandarin oil, making floral notes juicier. The floral bouquet, besides honeysuckle, allures us with lily of the valley, gardenia and sambac jasmine absolute.

My newest perfume in my collection. Love this for Summer days.

Diptyque Essences Insensees Rose De Mai Fragrance

Delicate, vivid, and fragile, this luscious scent is made with the centifolia rose, which has become an elusive rarity on the French Riviera. The fragrance features rose de mai, red berries and honey.

Love wearing this perfume in the evening year round. It is a limited edition so I try to wear it on special occasions only!

Dior J’Adore Eau de Parfum

 J’adore presents a new conception of Dior feminity, a scent so new and so in line with Dior style at the same time – sweet but balmy, slightly sharp floral with fresh mandarin in the top; jasmine, plum, orchid and rose in the heart; and amaranth, musk and blackberry in the trail.
This was my first perfume! I have since run out of it, but still remember its scent!

Jo Malone London Blackberry & Bay Cologne 

The fragrance features grapefruit, floral notes, vetiver, cedar, blackberry and bay leaf.

I like to layer this one with my other two Jo Malone colognes.  I sometimes wear it by itself but I usually layer it.


Burberry Brit by Burberry Eau de Parfum 

It opens with fresh notes of green lemon, frosted pear and white almond. The heart blooms with white peony. The drydown is very gourmand with vanilla, amber, mahogany and balsamic Tonka bean accords.  

Love this perfume, I usually wear it in the Fall and Winter and goes for Night and Day! This is my favorite Fall/Winter Perfume.


On the Wish List

I have been wearing samples of the following…

Louis Vuitton Apogee

Apogee, a delicate floral fragrance, features Grasse jasmine as the main ingredient with lily of the valley, rose, magnolia, guaiac wood and sandalwood.

Dans le Peau by Louis Vuitton

Dans la Peau is made of leather, musk and floral notes such as , jasmine, daffodil and magnolia.

Diptyque Women’s Eau Moheli 
The fragrance features floral notes, ylang-ylang, patchouli, pink pepper, ginger, vetiver, benzoin and incense. 
I wore this one when I was in Hawaii.  It felt very tropical.

Diptyque Women’s L’Eau de Tarocco
The fragrance features musk, Virginia cedar, saffron, ginger, cinnamon, incense, grapefruit, orange and tincture of rose. 
Also love this one too!

Valentino Valentina Pink Eau de Parfum
Valentina Pink is a cheerful and energetic scent that opens with fruity accords of strawberries and blackberry musk. The heart is dominated by rose—there are May rose, Centifolia rose, rose buds and peony. The base is composed of cashmere, amber and pralines. 
I received a little sample of this in the mail, you know, the one where it is sprayed on some paper and you get a little bit to rub on your arm… It smelled good.  I need to get a sample of it!

I also need to go explore some Chanel and Guerlain fragrances as well… maybe next time I am at the mall!

My mom told me I get my love of perfume from my German grandmother… she *loved* perfume and would spray so much on the scent would linger in the room hours of after she left.  

I love to wear these fragrances because it makes me feel pretty and sophisticated, I feel like I’m channeling my inner European, and I think of my Oma when I spray perfume on.

What is your favorite perfume? Leave a comment!

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