How many of you received a gift of perfume or cologne over the holidays? (How many of you did not, and were disappointed?)
Perfume is an easy "score" for a gift-giver, especially if they know your personal favorite brand or scent style.
This year my family bestowed upon me Estee Lauder's Sensuous Nude, which is a fabulous blend of woods and musks, highlighting fragrances such as Muguet, Sicilian Bergamot and Bale Rose. It compliments my ever-growing collection, (You guessed it! I love perfume!).
What is your scent style?
All my life I have gravitated towards the woodsy and musky family of perfumes. My collection is well-kept. Each bottle remains sealed in a cool, dark cabinet, so the bottles do retain their signature scents for quite some time. (Yes, perfume can "go bad".) Right now I am alternating between wearing my holiday gift above or Calvin Klein's Euphoria or Ralph Lauren's Romance, depending upon my mood in the morning! All three have seductive, velvety wood tones, with just the right subtlety of exotic fruits and florals.
fantastic article on perfume. Did you know that the art of making perfume can be traced as far back as ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt? In this article you can also learn about the common sources for fragrances and how differing scents are classified. The Fragrance Wheel, (to the right), is a rather new way to simplify fragrance classification. It was developed in 1983 and is widely used in today's fragrance industry.
Tell me about yourself...
Many people, men and women alike, do not know how to wear cologne. Once, I was ushered into the examining room of my doctor's office to the overwhelming aroma of the previous patient's perfume. Both the nurse and the doctor apologized profusely, as there was simply no escaping the smell. Evidently the patient had applied her favorite scent more than liberally! It was enough to make your eyes water. Now folks, it is one thing to smell nice, and definitely another thing to assault bystanders with an overload of perfumery. Please read up on the best way to apply cologne and smell delicious!
If you're like me, your love of perfume can be an expensive habit! I am rather refined, preferring the scents of the top-label perfumes, as opposed to drug-store brands and knock-off scents. So I'll share with you what I've learned... great deals on expensive fragrances can be found online! Look for sealed bottles, from reputable sellers. I've found a few at OnlineAuction.com! (Imagine that!) Buying online is a great way to try new fragrances and stock-up on your favorite brands! Take a peek... oft times you can snag a much better price than visiting your local department store.
Ed Hardy "Love Kills Slowly" 3.4oz bottle from ASH-LEES-VARIETIES!
OPIUM BY YVES SAINT LAURENT, Women Eau De Toilette from chanandbeaonlineshop!
Eternity By Calvin Klein Eau De Parfum from AnnetteLeighs!
Here's to smelling good!
~ FleaPirates ~
~ FleaPirates ~