19 August 2013

Perfume Collection

Perfume Collection


Perfumes are some of my favourite things when the subject of beauty crops up as I love to explore new scents and brands and indeed the incredible packaging that they so often arrive in. Perfumes are normally quite expensive and to be honest for me they are not the kind of thing I can buy very often therefore my collection is rather small yet modest at the same time; here are my current perfumes.

My Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Summer Edition of 2013 was a birthday present in July. I simply adore this fragrance and indeed the packaging which occupies tattoo designs based upon Japanese Koi, water and flowers. For me this is a really fresh and light fragrance which is beautiful for summer, with top notes such as tangerine, orange blossom, lemon and rose it certainly withholds all of my favourite scents.

Top notes: Tangerine, Lemon, Rose, Orange Blossom
Middle notes: Jasmine,Woodsy note, Ylang-Ylang,, Lily-of-the-Valley, White Iris
Base notes: Vanilla, Musk, Plant Amber

Flora by Gucci Garden Collection was also a birthday gift last year off my dad, it's not been used much in the picture as I forgot to take it with me to university so it sat in the gift box under my bed for quite a few months; it is so nice to be reunited with it again. Within the Garden Collection there were five fragrances with Gorgeous Gardenia being my favourite.

Top notes: Red Berries, Pear
Middle notes: Gardenia, Frangipani Flower
Base notes: Patchouli and Brown Sugar Accord

Boss Orange  by Hugo Boss was a treat for myself earlier this year, it was on a special offer in Superdrug as Valentine's Day was just around the corner. I have really liked this perfume for a while but I put off buying it as it was a little expensive to just buy on a whim, the offer at the time however was just too good to ignore. I've used this quite a bit since purchasing it as I find it really fresh and full of fruity flavours, perfect for this summer.

Top notes: Sweet apples
Middle notes: White Flower notes and Orange Blossom
Base notes: Sandalwood and Vanilla

I purchased Stella by Stella McCartney back in March after yet another great deal, this time in Boots. I did a small review of this back in April therefore if anyone would like to have a read of that then please click here. This is probably the most 'masculine' fragrance I own as all the others are very light and fruity whereas this is much deeper if that makes any kind of sense. It is one of my all time favourite scents meaning that I'm rather keen to try some other fragrances from Stella McCartney.

Top Notes: Rose Essence, Peony Flower and Mandarin Essence.
Middle Notes: Rose Absolute 
Base Notes: Woods and Amber

Whilst writing this post I came to realise I would like to learn a little bit more about top notes, middle notes and base notes. Therefore, I did a little search and found a nice bit of information from the website Escentual which explains these far better than I ever could, if you too would like to know more then have a little read of that here.
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  1. I was just thinking, about an hour ago, that I don't have many bottles of perfume and was considering treating myself soon! The JPG bottle is so nice. When I was a teen, i collected perfume and loved the limited editions or quirky bottles like Cheap And Chic by moschino - we moved houses and now I have absolutely no idea where it all is! :-( x

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    1. Oh no, you should try and find another bottle for the reminiscing factor :) There are so many nice perfume bottles out, I can see why people use them for decoration xx

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  2. i love flora buy Gucci, i think i may try boss orange now too, i like the sound of it :)

    Leyla xx
    mythoughtsandboredom.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I love perfumes, there's just something really special and luxurious about them :). It was my birthday in July as well and I got the new Dior Addict Eau Délice perfume as a present, it's so nice!

    http://fairygobmother.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Oh how lovely, I had a look at those :) I agree, there really is something luxurious about perfumers. Hope you had a lovely birthday :) xx

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  4. I would love to try Flora by Gucci! Is a perfume that I see so many people say nice things about but I never even got a sample of it..

    from isabela at fusels.com | bloglovin

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    1. Definitely try and pick yourself up a sample, it is lovely xx

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  5. I really want to like Stella perfumes but everyone I have smelt has really put me off. I do love Boss Orange though xx

    Lots of Love Beautyqueenuk!

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    1. Oh no, that's no good. It is quite an unusual scent I think for women, Boss Orange would probably appeal to you more :) xx

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  6. Thanks for the link explaining the notes I've never really understood that before! Really helpful :)

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    1. You're welcome :) I found it really useful too xx

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  7. I've never even smelled these in a Sephora. I'd like to try the Stella one. Seems like something I would like. :)


    Nat

    http://between-friends-fashion.blogspot.com/

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  8. I used to love Gorgeous Gardenia. I spent all of Christmas waiting for it to come back into stock so I could purchase it. As soon as I had it though, I wasn't so keen anymore, it felt strong for my liking so I sold it haha :)

    Love your blog! Followed! :)

    IAmLinderella.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oh no that's a shame :( I think some perfumes you can grow out of as I used to love Ralph Lauren but now I'm not a big fan xx

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  9. I love the design on the JPG bottle - it looks so gorgeous and intricate x
    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. It's so pretty isn't it, so glad I have it :) xx

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  10. I love your taste in perfume! I really like the packaging in the JPG one.
    www.lookwhatigot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Jess :) the JPG is so lovely! xx

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  11. I don't own any perfume, and I'm too overwhelmed to go out and try to find a scent. These sound wonderful though.

    Ring-a-Round a Rosey

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    1. They are really nice, you should start off with just a light fruity scent maybe to get used to them :) xx

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  12. They have lovely packaging! Beautiful bottles, especially the 'Boss Orange'

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    1. Boss Orange is really nice, the photo of it doesn't do it justice really xx

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  13. Aah that Gucci "Gorgeous Gardenia" perfume is one of my absolute favorites! I used an entire bottle last year!

    Ellie | Ellalogy 

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    1. Wow, you must really love it! :) xx

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  14. The Stella perfume has such gorgeous packaging!

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    1. Oh it does indeed, Lily is even more gorgeous xx

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  15. I definitely need to give Stella by Stella McCartney a smell. I personally love Inner Grace by Philosophy but I still don't own it yet.
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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    1. ooo I will look that one up now :) xx

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  16. I love that each of the scents sound so different in your description! Also, your description of Stella sounds so interesting! I can't wait to try and get a whiff of it!

    Lynn | Makeup With Tea

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  17. really nice to see someone else who adores the summer JPG classique - i had it as a gift too and din't think I would like it but i loved it :) xx

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    1. I've always had a bit of a soft spot for it :) xx

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  18. I never know what to choose when it comes to perfume. There are so many different types, perfumeries can be so overwhelming. Thank you for your review on your collection. I think the 'Gorgeous Gardenia' from the Gucci Garden Collection is one to look out for!

    Sofie x
    http://littlegreensofie.blogspot.be/

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    1. I agree, they really can be very overwhelming as once you've sprayed one it is then hard to smell others. xx

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  19. I really, really don't understand all the notes in perfumes - I'll have to have a read on Escentual!
    I love the packaging of the Jean Paul Gaultier perfume, so pretty. Boss Orange sounds lovely!

    Jess xo

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    1. I didn't really understand them either, I think that link explains them quite well :) xx

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  20. Hugo Orange is my favourite perfume ! Such great perfumes you chose ! Great post

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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    1. Thank you Madeline :) I love Boss Orange too xx

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  21. Great post , jean Paul gualtier classique is my absolute favourite perfume ever xx

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    1. Thank you :) I love that perfume so much xx

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  22. Those packaging are amazing! Especially love the design on the Jean Paul Gaultier!

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