Over the spring and start of summer I’ve been trying out a few scents from brands that I wouldn’t normally consider as being my thing. I like to rotate the fragrance I use each day but I’ve just noticed that despite there being over 20 fragrances in my summer scent collection there are a couple that I favour over the rest. So I thought I’d share then with you as well as a new scent that arrived just this week that fits into the same vibe.
I mentioned that I’d come to like fragrances from brands that I didn’t necessarily identify with and this is one of them When I think of Abercrombie & Fitch I think of darkly lit shops, university students and collegiate fashion So First Instinct for Women was a big surprise for me as it’s a romantic, feminine scent that’s perfect for day wear. It’s classily presented in a heavy glass bottle with silver coloured cap and name plate – I really like it!
Top notes: Magnolia, Grapefruit Zest, Passion Fruit
Heart notes: Wild Orange Flower, Butterfly Orchid, Water Lily
Base notes: Amber, Creamy Tonka, Musk.
Givenchy is a brand that I used to identify with a lot in the past. One of my first grown up fragrance purchases was Givenchy III. It was launched in 1970 so I’m not expecting that many of you will know it. So I suppose I had kind of consigned my love of Givenchy to the past but then I came across the Givenchy Live Irresistible and love it so I’ve been wearing it regularly. It’ really uplifting and summery and it starts me off on the right foot for the day.
Top notes: Pimento & Pineapple
Heart note: Rose
Base note: Amber
This new launch is summery, flirty and warm and my only reservation about using it daily is that it comes in a tall, impossibly slim bottle that I fear I will topple off my dresser at any moment. For those less clumsy than me it’s a must have.
Top notes: Cassis, Lychee, Orange
Heart notes: Rose, White Flower
Base notes: Patchouli, Vanilla, Wood
Do you tend to stick to the same fragrances and brands or do you like to change things up? I really think it’s fun to step outside of your comfort zone and not think something isn’t for you just because you’re not the brand’s target audience – don’t you?
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