21 February 2014

My Perfume Collection

I've taken so many blog pictures in bulk recently that I've been losing track of what I've taken! I found these pictures in amongst my stash and thought it was time they made an appearance. I love seeing what beauty products people use and clothes they wear so I thought I would share my perfume collection with you. So read on and have a nosy...


These are all perfumes I've bought over the years or been given as presents. As I'm no master at describing the scent of perfume I've enlisted the help of a couple of websites. All information is from Boots unless stated otherwise. Also don't ask me what half of these scents are as I have no clue what they smell like individually!

Flash - Jimmy Choo


I received this from the boyf for Christmas in a gift set with some body lotion. I love the bottle and it came in a glitzy silver box which was lovely. 
Scent: Sparkles of pink pepper, tangerine and strawberry with a flash of white flowers and tuberose. 

Modern Muse - Estée Lauder


I received Modern Muse for Christmas from my parents. I fell in love with the bottle when it first came out and the scent is amazing. 
Scent: An alluring contrast of sparking florals and sleek sensual woods  including exotic mandarin, honeysuckle nectar, dewy petals, jasmine sambac, amber wood, fresh lily, patchouli couer, patchouli crust and china absolute. 

Loverdose - Diesel


I bought this in duty free on the way home from Fuerteventura last year. I had just enough money left so thought I would treat myself! It took me ages to decide what to buy but I ended up choosing this one and I'm so pleased I did. I love the quirky bottle although it's a right pain to stand up! 
Scent: Mandarin, star anise, liquorice, rich vanilla and dry woods.

Dot - Marc Jacobs


I also bought this in duty free. I bought it on the way to New York as it was so much cheaper. Again I love the bottle and you can always count on Marc Jacobs for a funky design. 
Scent: A floral scent signed by jasmine with a vanilla base and a trail of musk (whatever that means!). 
In short - red berries, jasmine and driftwood. 

Lady Million - Paco Rabanne


The boyf bought me this perfume for my birthday a couple of years ago. It was my favourite perfume for ages and I still keep it for special occasions! 
Scent: Neroli, lily of the valley, gardenia, hyacinth, patchouli, honey, jasmine sambac, orange flower and raspberry. 

Diamonds - Emporio Armani


I received this around the same time as my lady million perfume but from my parents for either a birthday or Christmas. It was definitely a firm everyday favourite for quite a while. 
Scent: Raspberry, litchi, rose, patchouli, cedar, vetiver, vanilla and amber.

New York - Next


I'm not usually a massive fan of a shops own perfume because they always smell really strong and have that horrible alcohol scent (anyone with me on this?). But my parents bought me this perfume before I went to New York as the majority of my presents that year were themed to New York so it seemed appropriate! And I definitely take back not liking shops own perfume because this is actually a really lovely scent. 
Scent: A radiant, white floral fragrance with elegant jasmine and sun-kissed orange blossom. 
Scent information from Next.

S2 - Shilpa Shetty


Again this is not something I would usually go for but my parents elderly friends always buy me a token Christmas present and this is what they got me this year. I'm actually really surprised at how nice this smells and although it's quite strong it's only an EDT so settles down quite quickly. 
Scent: A semi amber floral scent with notes of mandarin, bergamot, cyclamen, peach, melon, jasmine, sandalwood, vetiver, patchouli, vanilla and musk. 
Scent information from Perfume Point.

English Velvet - Jack Wills


This is one of my oldest perfumes which I've had for about 5 years and haven't worn in a good couple of years. I received it from my sister for a birthday when I was REALLY into Jack Wills. I was so into it, I always had something from Jack Wills on! When I looked it up, I've found that they've redesigned the bottle and it's much nicer now(see scent information to see new design). You can tell this was a big favourite!
Scent: Sparkling potion of Mediterranean fig and pink grapefruit with pink rose petals, neroli, freesia, amber, sandalwood and musk. 
Scent information from Jack Wills

Having looked up what is in each perfume, there are certainly some scents that appear in quite a few of these perfumes. It's so interesting to find out what goes in as I would never have thought there was liquorice in Loverdose and if I did before I bought it I'm sure I'd have been put off! 

Others



I've also got some mini bottles of perfume and some samples from my Boots Beauty Advent Calendar. I haven't listed the scents of these but I'm sure you could find them on the Boots website. So there you have my perfume collection, I hope you've enjoyed having a nosy!

Do you own any of these perfumes? Or have you tried any of them? What are your favourites? If you've written a perfume collection post then leave me your link in the comments!

Han
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24 comments:

  1. Wow you have a big collection - I actually only own two perfumes, Daisy by Marc Jacobs and Chance by Chanel.

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    1. I know it seems to have escalated quite quickly! I only wear 2 on a daily basis and then others every now and then when I fancy a change! I think having 2 is fine! X

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  2. I completely agree with the strong alcohol smell of stores own brand perfumes, they're always so overwhelming and they seem to stay on you forever

    Yet Another Makeup Blog.

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    1. I'm pleased someone else knows what I'm talking about! X

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  3. Lady Million is just the absolute best!! -loveyouandthem.com xx

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  4. Oh wow what a gorgeous and big collection!!

    I only have a few perfumes as I don't tend to buy them for myself and just get them as gifts on Birthday and Christmas :'D
    I should really treat myself as I've been wanting to get Marc Jacobs Honey for a while :)

    Tamsyn-Elizabeth
    Peach Pow XO

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    1. Yeah I only bought 2 of these and they were both from duty free as I tend to just wait and ask for perfume for my birthday and Christmas too! Ah yes you should definitely treat yourself, especially if you've wanted it for a while! X

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  5. goodness that's quite the collection! i just have three that i alternate between; Marc Jacobs Daisy, Moschino cheap and chic and Vera Wang Floral rush :) x

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    1. Mmm I have plenty to choose from but I'm the same as you and just alternate between a couple! X

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  6. Great post! I'm in search of a new perfume so this was helpful! :) x

    Blue-Bow

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    1. Thank you :) I hope you manage to decide what to go for! X

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