It’s been a while since I’ve found a fragrance that I’ve fallen in love with. And by a while, I mean a few years. Lately there just hasn’t been anything that’s catching my eye, or rather my nose. That is until I crossed paths with Florabotanica by Balenciaga. I first smelled this scent at Sephora, and just to make sure I loved it that much, I asked the sales associate for a sample to bring home and use for a few days. I find that I often smell a perfume in a store, think I like it, buy it and then get home and realize, "Oh, I don't really love this that much." I didn’t want to make the same mistake this time, which is why I asked for the sample. Using the perfume sample, day after day, I fell more in love and returned back to Sephora to purchase it. No regrets. In fact, I am going to add it to my all-time favorites list. This was always just a mental list, but then I figured "Hey, why not share it with you guys today?"
So, here you have my ALL-TIME FAVORITE FRAGRANCES:
(I couldn't decide how I was going to rank each one *because I love them all so much*, so I've decided to list them in alphabetical order.)
1.) Balenciaga ~~ Florabotanica
2.) Chloe ~~ Chloe Eau de Parfum
3.) Emilio Pucci ~~ Vivara (This one was amazing. Unfortunately, I think it came out only as a Limited Edition in 2007).
4.) Jo Malone ~~ White Jasmine & Mint
5.) Jo Malone ~~ Orange Blossom
6.) Lollia ~~ Calm
7.) Philosophy ~~ Falling in Love
8.) Philosophy ~~ Pure Grace
**I've also always liked Amazing Grace by Philosophy on others, but have never bought it for myself. I'm not really sure why, but now it's on my wish list.
9.) Tocca ~~ Cleopatra
10.) Trish McEvoy ~~ Blackberry & Vanilla Musk
11.) Trish McEvoy ~~ Snowdrop & Crystal Flowers
At one time I really enjoyed sweet scents & strong, deep scents. I'm not so much into these kinds of fragrances anymore, but they are worth noting:
1.) Pink Sugar ~~ Pink Sugar
2.) Jaqua ~~ Pink Buttercream Frosting (Ok, I still think this one smells absolutely amazing.)
1.) Dior ~~ Hypnotic Poison
2.) Thierry Mugler ~~ Alien (This one I might have to revisit.)
I'm sure I must be forgetting to include some fragrances on the list. It's quite hard to recall all of my favorite perfumes since I first started wearing perfume at about the age of 12.
What are your favorite fragrances? Do you have a signature scent or do you rotate your perfumes according to the season & your mood?
(Images from Sephora, Nordstrom, Fragrantica & Lollia.)