perfumania

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
In my non-expert opinion, I think the perfume you wear says lot about you. How long have you worn it? Do you switch by season? Do you switch by relationships? It's amazing how you can recall where you were when you smell a fragrance of the past, or, at least I seem to have that super power.

I'm not one to keep wearing the same fragrance over and over. I like to try new scents when the bottle runs out versus going to pick up the same one, season after season.

As I was going through the duty-free shop on my home in Cancun, I found my new favorite fragrance (Flora by Gucci) that is a close second to Viktor & Rolf, which I've been obsessed with purchasing after my Viva la Juicy by Juicy Couture and Daisy by Marc Jacobs.

Let's review my past lives through perfume, shall we?

Love spell from Victoria's Secret reminds me of high school. It  reminds me of my senior year of high school where I would buy the lotion and body spray and spray everything with it. My room, my hair and my gym bag for volleyball. Luckily for everyone, it wasn't that potent.

Givenchy very irresistible reminds me of my junior year of college when I lived in townhomes at Kent. I  owned the perfume for a few days until I realized it must've fallen in the trash can. Still annoyed by that.

Vera Wang princess reminds me of my first apartment post college

When I first dated the BF, I remember "looking for something in his medicine cabinet" and found quite the interesting selection of skunked colognes. First, there was a bottle of Joop!, yes that Joop!, from 1999 and he was apparently keeping it for some unknown reason.  There was also a more recent bottle of Curve, then Acqua di gio and then finally Jean Paul Gaultier LE MALE. He still wears LE MALE and will switch it up with another one but he finally tossed the skunked Joop! a few years ago.


So, what perfumes do you love and hate to wear or smell?

9 comments:

OHmommy said...

Next time you are at Saks smell Creed Spring Flowers for yourself and Creed Irish Tweed for the boyfriend. Amazing.

styrch said...

Oh my gosh, yes! Of course your perfume says a lot about you! Victoria's secret had a scent about 15 years ago called "rare quartz" I think which was perfect for getting the attention of high school boys. :) When I was dating I wore Versace Red Jeans a lot because guys seemed to like it. When I got married I switched to Gucci II and Lolita Lempicka. As I started to really get into my career I switched to Chanel Chance, because I felt more capable. Now I'm just trying to find my own style. I've started looking at Penhaligon's perfumes because of a gift from a co-worker (they have an excellent Fragrance Profiling service) and I have several selections from their library I'm flirting with (Artemisia, Amaranthine and possibly Night Scented Stock). I've been chronically it a bit on my blog since it's a current search of mine. :)

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

JOOOOOOOOOOOOOP!?!??! hahaha, i LOVE it.

for the longest time like all through HS and college i wore donna karen cashmere misk and when i smell it now i have no idea how i wore it for that long!

now i wear bond no. 9 nuites de noho. all of the bond fragrances are AMAZING. you can get them at saks, fyi.

Heather said...

Joop made me laugh out loud!! Haha.

I wear Victor & Rolf - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it. :)

Mel said...

I have ten different bottles that I wear depending on mood, outfit and/or event. My favorite is still Calvin Klein Truth -- one of his best scents ever created that, sadly, was discontinued (but I keep buying from online shops and eBay).

On men, I LOVE Jean Paul Gaultier. Mmmmm. But, it reminds me of too many ex-boyfriends, so my current man wears Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue (I love this scent in both sex version, btw).

Michelle V said...

Joop? That's just great. That reminds me of Cool Water.

In grade school, I was quite partial to Debbie Gibson's Electric Youth. Ah there was nothing like that hot pink bottle.

Today I wear Coco Chanel and have for years - a good 10. I love it and haven't found anything I like better.

Fizzgig said...

im all the way retro and i still rock baby soft!!!

the only lotion i use is cocoa butter!

Alissa said...

I'm a fan of Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb..it reminds me of my wedding 4 years ago. I wore that on the day...so I smell it and think of happy & love.

I cannot stand Clinque Happy. It reminds me of High School - that and Country Apple from Bath & Body Works. UGH.

Lil' Woman said...

Ahh love spell, def. brings ya back to high school....everyone had that.