I am almost halfway through a year's worth of emails. Woohoo! I didn't realize it's been actually that long since the last time I've checked my blog's inbox. While sorting through all the chaos (tons of spam messages!), one short email caught my attention. I've been tagged by a sweet girl named Helene on a My Favorite Things post. I know it's already a year late, but I'd still want to give it a shot. Instead of giving random favorites, I'd just share most favorite scents I love.
Here are my top five favorite perfumes of all time.
L'eau d'Issey Issey Miyake For Women: This one's my all-time favorite perfume and my husband really adores it on me as well. Totally a head-turner! It's floral, musky and woody all at the same time, making it pretty unique compared to other perfumes out there. I absolutely love the hints of peony, lilly and carnation infused with amber and melon. Very fresh and it's a plus that the smell is really long-lasting. I know that this perfume was created to be reminiscent of flowers, forest and springtime, but for me L'eau d'Issey Issey Miyake For Women works best as a winter scent.
Victoria's Secret Heavenly Eau De Parfum: This perfume is very close to my heart because it was my younger sister who first introduced me to this scent. It's a charming mix of white musk, sandalwood, vanilla and white peony that will definitely have you wrapped up in dreams and romance. I'm not a fan of strong scents nor of barely-there scents that automatically leaves your skin minutes after you sprayed, but Heavenly nailed it perfectly. Layering this perfume with VS Heavenly Angel Touch Lotion gets me through the entire day smelling and feeling like an angel.
Clinique Happy Heart: This whimsical perfume was my first love and has always been a part of my life since I was nineteen years old. It's a floral scent with a combination of water hyacinth, Mandarin and blond woods. The scent is quite strong but definitely not something that puts you off. True to its name, this perfume is an instant upper, which never fails to make me remember happy memories of my sweet childhood and fun summers whenever I wear it. It doesn't hurt also that SA's usually shower you with tons of free Clinique products when you buy a full bottle or two.
Flora by Gucci in Gorgeous Gardenia: I purchased this perfume purely for sentimental reason at first. Its fancy bottle caught my eye while stuck inside Duty Free Hong Kong for a layover. My loving grandmother who I lost months earlier was named Flora so naturally I just had to buy it of course. My friend has the perfect phrase to describe this scent: "innocent seduction" and I couldn't agree more. Gorgeous Gardenia is a classy and elegant blend of fruity, sweet and fresh that embraces femininity at its finest. Not sure how this fares on other people's skin, but for me it's not as long lasting as my other favorite perfumes. Still, this is my perfume of choice on a date or a night out.
Armani Prive Pivoine Suzhou: This fragrance is a recent discovery for me. To be honest, I was a little intimidated to try this out in the beginning as I thought it would be too strong for me, but the scent started to grow on me and eventually I have fallen completely inlove with it. With a blast of roses, peony, pink pepper and raspberry at its core, Armani Prive Pivoine Suzhou is really bound to capture a woman's heart. It's truly an inspired, fresh and elegant smell, perfect on those days when you need a little boost of confidence. I feel like a graceful woman who's empowered and confident to take on any challenge that comes my way whenever I wear this.
"A woman's perfume tells more about her than her handwriting." ― Christian Dior
What's your favorite scent?