HEY! So how have you guys been?
Did everyone have a lovely Christmas and an awesome New Year? I sure hope so!
Before going up to my random perfume review, I have to tell you that I'm slowly becoming an avid PERFUMISTA! My sudden love for perfume started that day, when I walked past Victoria Secret counter on my way to sogo (been splurging on YSL lately lol). I love how the lovely-sexy perfumes from VS permeating the air around me. And seriously, I've never been a perfumista before, in fact I used to loathe them, particularly strong and old spicy-headache-inducing perfumes like most of perfumes my mom have in her wardrobe. My first EDT was Petit Bijou Cotton Snow, never really liked mature scent before. But after I decided to sniff on some perfumes on VS, I was like, omg I love this smell! Victoria Secret is the brand that opened my heart (or rather nose? lel) for perfumes.
So yeah. after some good years.... I finally decided to get myself some perfumes again. I could see myself strolling in perfumery counter and enjoying lots of perfumes (with coffee beans every now and then~). Have I found my signature scent? YEP, I'm more than happy to tell you that I've picked my most favorite perfume as my signature scent, let's read some random review below to find out which perfume is it.
Victoria`s Secret Glamour
Notes: Mango, Gardenia, Amber
Sexy blends of floral notes, very seductive in its own way, rather sweet on the first spirtz because of the amber but not the overbearing sweet type of fragrance. Glamour is seducing, flirty, sweet, feminine, and sensual. Like a girl who's just turned up to be a lady. Lasting power is good with strong sillage, almost overwhelming. I used only 3 sprays of this eau and the fragrance cloud is already everywhere around me. I'd wear this when I feel all flirty and naugthy. I also love the bottle, been wanting to get at least one perfume with atomizer because I think it's super sexy!
Victoria's Secret Noir Tease
Notes: Pear, Litchi, Red Apple, Sweet Pea, Gardenia, Jasmine, Magnolia, Freesia, Vanilla, Praline, Amber, Musk
Very sweet! The top notes are all vanilla to my nose. It's vanilla vanilla and vanilla. Definitely not for those who hates sweet type of fragrance. After awhile, the vanilla blends lovingly with white floral notes. Many said that the scent resembles Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy (blame the vanilla!). The bottle, just like most VS bottle, is really cute. Even if you don't like how it smells, I'm pretty sure you're gonna love the bottle. Looks sultry with pink atomizer and black lacey ornament.
Notes: Freesia, Red Plum, Chamomile
Pure Seduction is a fragrance from the Victoria's Secret Secret Garden collection. A combination of plum and freesia makes you feel utterly irresistible and seductive. I got VS Pure Seductive body lotion and sugar body scrub from awanawan.com and it was love at the first smell. If you ask me what's my favorite perfume from VS I'd definitely answer pure seduction! It's floral fresh with tenuous sweetness. Sugared plum, sugared freesia, it's about soft sugar. I feel happy, playful, and all girly whenever I wear this.
Notes: Orange, Peach, Lotus, Jasmine, Honeysuckle, Virginia Cedar, Amber, Vanilla
The second perfume from Anna Sui that I've fallen in love with. The first being Anna Sui Dolly Girl. But lately, I don't love it as much as I did. The drydown reminds me to L'occitane Acacia, fresh candied fruit with floral basenote if I may say. It's so youthful, almost energizing. I can smell berries though it's not listed on the notes. So juicy!
Anna Sui Flight of Fancy
Notes: Litchy, Lemon, Magnolia, Rose, Freesia, Musk, Amber, White Woods
Firstly I want to complain about the bottle, lol. I don't like it, looks weird with that peculiar peacock cap. But yeah it's Anna Sui and I'm not fond of AS's bottle, especially this one. But unlike the bottle, I happen to really like the scent! The type of scent that I usually fancy! Soft fresh-floral-fruity and slightly sweet. Flight of Fancy is fresh, fancy, like the name implied, and dreamy. It's not offensive in any way and has that innocent feeling within.
Koto Parfums Hello Kitty Party
Notes: Peach, Pear, Grass, Vanilla, Musk
“We really wanted to portray the sweet and sparkly atmosphere of a children’s tea party with delicious scents of candyfloss, popcorn and cakes,” explained Nathalie Gourbeyre, the creator of KOTO Parfums. I was fascinated by how cute the bottle was, a luxury yet cute looking hello kitty! But sadly the scent isn't in rhyme with the bottle. While I know this perfume is dedicated for very young girl out there, still, it smells like a cheap body spray to me. I kind of liking the top and middle notes though, but it dries down soapy. The scent itself is kinda plain, just sweet, and vanilla.
Koto Parfums Ange Lapin Trousselier
Notes: Musk, Powdery, Grenadine
Thought this perfume would be a replacement for my Petit Bijou Cotton Snow (which I really love even until now!) but after I let myself trying the scent, I decided not to like it. Just like most Koto parfumerie, I only like the first initial spritz, it's fresh, powdery, clean, after-bath scent. But after 15minutes, the middle notes kicked in and it turned up weird. VERY sour and yuck I can't even describe how acidic the scent was. A total let down. The bunny doll of ange lapin is very cute btw, have you seen it?
Notes: Musk, Lily, Basil, Ylang -Ylang, Jasmine, Rose, Iris, Amber, Patchouli, Vetiver, Oakmoss, Vanila
I've been having a huge crush on TBS white musk for quite a long time now. My cousin introduced me to this scent and I promptly in love after the first sniff. White musk is original, unique, earthy, and classic. I recall the first, older version of white musk is far more softer than the current white musk now, they're reformulating the formula, the top notes is very different but fortunately the middle and base notes stays the same. TBS is one of a kind perfume, I'm not usually into spicy scented perfume but this one is different, it has something that smell natural in it. Earthy, green smell that could be found in nature, a type of scent that I guess all nymph, elves, or forest fairy would wear! White musk is timeless and I really adore it to the bone. Yay for the cheap price too~
Notes: Granny Smith Apple, Grapefruit, Cucumber, Violet, Lily of the Valley, Tuberose, Rose, Woodsy Notes, Sandalwood, Amber
A very clean and fresh fruity fragrance, mostly green apple! The SA on Sogo told me it's a unisex fragrance, I'm not too sure about it but I won't mind if my spouse were to wear this, thanks to its woodsy undertones. There's lots of floral notes but I can't barely notice the floral. I think it's all about fresh fruit, energizing, refuelling, and exuberant. It's something that I'd wear for a happy summer morning day.
Notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Mimosa, Genet, Musk, White Woods
It's a love at the first sniff! And as I've mentioned before, the dry down reminds me so much to Anna Sui Rock Me! I asked my folk about how Acacia resembles rock me, almost like a lighter version of Rock Me and he agreed. Acacia is a pleasant, simple, clean floralish mild citrus bergamot and a powdery hint blending all over. Very light, natural, innocent, and innofensive. It's not too perfumy too, realistic type of scent almost like the real thing, acacia.
Roses et Reines L`Occitane en Provence
Notes: Cassia, Bergamot, Roses, Blackberry, Raspberry, Musk, Heliotrope, White Cedar
Looking up to this one when I was searching for something similar to BVLGARI Rose Essentielle. The scent is definitely rose, but rather a wet, artificial sugared roses. And just like many L'Occitane perfumes, it doesn't last long and has a poor sillage. Rose is one of my favorite notes and I've been looking everywhere to find my favorite-signature rose fragrance, sadly this is not the one for me. ReR is just a fine rose fragrance that I'd wear in odd moments.
DOLCE & GABBANA Rose The One
Notes: Pink Grapefruit, Mandarin, Peach, Muguet, Bulgarian Rose, Peony, Geranium, Madonna Lily, Plum, Ambrette Seed, Vanilla, Amber, Musk
I tried soooo hard to love this perfume! I wore it twice and made so much effort, in convincing myself, to love this one, but I know Ijust.... can't! The initial spray reminds me of cheap bodyspray. I let my friend sniff it on my hand and I got the same response, cheap perfume. I don't know why but maybe it's just my body chemistry? However, the second times I tried RTO, it's nothing like cheap perfume anymore. It's a mature, heavy, and serious floral with rose hint. Top notes are so strong and intriguing, but still it's headhache-inducing, icky and super sour :( (it smells quite nice on paper though). I let it sit for hours and when the base note comes, it turns to be a soft floralish scent.The rose is there but it's not the type of rose that I was looking for. I wanted a realistic roses scent.
BVLGARI Rose Essentielle
Notes: Rose, Violet, Blackberry, Mimosa, Taif Rose, Jasmine, Guaiac Wood, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Musk
What could I say about this lovely fragrance? *sigh lovingly* BVLGARI Rose Essentielle totally captured my heart the first time I saw the name. She sits solemnly beside D&G Rose The One. Being drawn to her name, Rose Essentielle, somehow I feel convinced that Rose Essentielle is actually THE ONE! And yeah I was right, The first time I tried it on my wrist I couldn't love it more. I love love love this scent to the utmost, It's a realistic rose, rose, and roses. The powdery feels in this perfume is quite prominent, Rose and powder are the best combo I could ever find in a perfume, a perfection in a bottle for me. Just after I got my first bottle from Metro, I bought another one right away for back-up (also bought two minis).
A whiff of this elegant fragrance transported me into a tranquil secret rose garden. Rose Essentielle is the queen of rose, she's vintage, classic, elegant, and solemn, she's young but well-behaved. The picturesque of this perfume would be a european princess or noblewoman from renaissance or late rococo period. Imagine Marie Antoinette with her well behaved manner. Totally captivating! To be honest I can't notice the blackberry, jasmine, and whatnot, it's all about real roses and powder for me. One time I sprayed a cloud of RE to the air and walked over it, I went outside, and when I entered my room again, I smelled the exact same smell of peach bucket of roses I got for my birthday. I was looking the entire room for the roses til I find that it's actually the trace scent of BVLGARI Rose Essentielle. And because I really love this fragrance, I spritz it a little on my wrist before bedtime too. Yes, I LOVE BVLGARI!
Notes: Pink Peony, Freesia, Lychee, Magnolia Flower, Lilly of the Valley, Rose, Cedarwood, Amber, Honey
It's floral fresh, very feminine and chic. I feel all sophisticated when I'm wearing it. It's one of my everyday perfumes as of the moment, the other one being BVLGARI Rose Essentielle, as you might already knew, read my passionate bvlgari mini review above. Chloé, on the other hand, is a different type of perfume. Chloé, she's elaborate, sweet, innocent, sophisticated, yet playful. It's not a love at the first whiff. I fell in love with Chloé in a tea room, when I'm enjoying my sweet cherry blossom tea. I was wearing Chloé and I could find the resemblances between the cherry blossom tea and the perfume. That time, I decided to make her mine, haha! This fragrance is very elaborate, exuberant, and clean. It's floral, a sublime sugared rose scent with tenuous soft sweetness thanks to amber and honey, just how I want my fragrance to be. Staying power is moderate with a very good sillage, better than Bvlgari for that matter. And not to mention how I love the hand-tied ribbon on her neck, she's just super adorable like that. That silver plate on the upper part of the bottle is a real thing, though by time, it would become tarnished. But it's not hard to get the shine back I believe. Chloé is my current love, I bought lots of minis of Chloé and placed it on my bed, so I could sniff it during bedtime. Chloé, let you become my signature scent for the time being. Je t'aime, Chloé! I'm a Chloé Girl for sure!
So lovelies, would you care to share your favorite fragrances as well? :)