Tuesday, November 4, 2014

My Top 5: Perfumes

I definitely have a distinct taste when it comes to perfumes and that is woody/musky scents so I thought this would be the perfect time of year to share my ultimate top 5 perfumes. These are staples in my collection and have been for some years now. I've gone through numerous bottles of each. There isn't a whole lot I can say about why they are my faves other than 'they smell nice' but here goes.
I've got one anomaly to the bunch and that's the one I shall start with....

1) Heiress by Paris Hilton *pauses for judgement*
Top Notes: Passion fruit, Orange, Peach Granita, Champagne Mimosa
Base Notes: Violet leaf, Vetiver, Tonka, Blonde Woods
Based on the base notes this doesnt seem out of place in my top five but for me this perfume doesn't get particularly musky no matter how long you wear it for. I find this remains fairly fruity smelling.

2) Chanel No.5
Top Notes: Ylang-Ylang, Neroli, Aldehydes
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Vetiver
I used to steal my mum's about 10 years ago and it's been my absolute favourite ever since. It smells really sophisticated and expensive to me. There's a reason this is a cult classic. It's the ultimate scent.
PS. I'm absolutely obsessed with the new Gisele advert <3

3) Stella by Stella McCartney
Top Notes: Mandarin, Rose, Peony
Base Notes: Woody ambers
This is generally my go to scent for a night out. I get lots of compliments from girls on this one. I find this settles to the base notes really quickly and lasts for ages!

4) Parisienne by Yves Saint Laurent
Top Notes: Cranberry, Blackberry
Base Notes: Patchouli, Vetiver, Musk, Sandalwood
This is generally my go to scent for daytime. I get more compliments from guys on this one. I don't find the top notes fully disappear with this one so it remains fairly fruity but it it still a very autumnal scent.

5) Red Door by Elizabeth Arden
Top Notes: Orange blossom, Plum, Peach, Anise
Base Notes: Heliotrope, Sandal, Cedar, Musk, Amber, Benzoin
This scent reminds me of East End ladies like Peggy Mitchell. Let me explain.....I'm obsessed with the ones who get up two hours early every morning to do a full face of makeup and go to the supermarket dressed to the nines and who only ever take taxis. They smell like Red Door to me. 

Do you have any musky favourites?

Nikki x
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