The sense of smell can take us back to a certain place in time or remind us of our favorite person.
If you’re like most women, you’ve got one or two favorite perfumes that you use on a daily basis and the idea of incorporation a new fragrance is intriguing yet daunting. Here’s a list of some perfumes I think you might enjoy exploring to easily reinvent yourself for the New Year, some are classics you might recognize while others are new, fun and whimsical. I’ve listed links to some great discount retailers and a monthly fragrance subscription that will easily help you discover a new signature scent without breaking the bank! As always have fun, smell great and feel beautiful! Happy New Year! Xoxo Marianne
La Vie Est Belle L’eau De Parfume- Lancome retail $85 on sale for $48.99
Notes: Black Currant, Pear, Praline, Tonka Bean, Vanilla, and Patchouli.
Tip: Store perfumes in cool, dry spots away from windows to make them last longer
Yellow Diamond Eau De Toilette- Versace, $90 retail OR $15 for a 30 day supply
Notes: Orange Blossom, Freesia, Water Lily, Mimosa, Amber and Musk Base.
Tip: Apply an unscented lotion before your fragrance and moisturized skin retains fragrance longer.
Privet Bloom Eau De Parfume- Hampton Sun, $68
Notes: White Hyacinth, Lily of the Valley, Jasmine, Sea Spray, Dune Grass, Orange Blossom, and Blue Plum
Tip: Stick to Eau de Parfum and fragrance oils if you want the perfume to last all day. Body splashes and Eau de Cologne are subtly scented and vanish quicker.
Kerbside Violet Essential Oils- LUSH Cosmetics, $23.95- $59.95
Notes: Rosewood Oil, Violet Leaf, Ylang Ylang and Jasmine
Tip: Sign up for a monthly subscription service like luxuryscentbox.com that will deliver a 30 day supply of any perfume to your home and allow you to rotate your signature scent every month by creating your own fragrance profile.
Brit Sheer For Her Eau De Toilette-Burberry, retail $72 OR $15
Notes: Bright Yuzu, Pineapple Leaves, Litchi, Mandarin, Grapes, Pink Peony, Peach Blossom, Nashi, White Musk and Creamy Amyris Woods.
Tip: Target pulse points and warm areas on your body when spraying perfume as the warmth diffuses the fragrance across your body
Amber Gris Eau De Parfume- Balmain, retail $110 OR on sale for $32.19
Notes: Pink Pepper, Myrrh, Cinnamon, Immortal Blossom, Benzoin, and Tuberose
Tip: Try layering different essential oils to create your own signature scent that works best with your body chemistry. Kits like Mixology offer the widest range of pure essential oils and recipe cards that allow you to personalize your own scent.
Mixologie Pure Fragrance Oils- Blendable Perfume Collection, retail $99 on sale for $80
Scent Descriptions: Assured (Natural), Electric (Citrus Twist, Free (Ocean Mist), Inspired (Rose Floral, Serene (Light Floral, Sultry (Wild Musk), Tenacious (Crisp Vanilla), Tender (Fruity).
Tip: It takes up to two hours for the heart of the fragrance to develop and the base notes to come through, so make sure to smell your wrist throughout the day to see how the perfume wears.
Vent Du Sud Eau De Toilette- Lis Watier, $63
Notes: Mandarin, Bergamot, Black Current, Kiwi, Passion Flower, Pink Jasmine, Apricot, Sandalwood, Amber, Cedar, Vanilla and Musk
Beso Del Mar- Spadaro House of Fragrances, $95
Notes: Lime, Agave, Driftwood, Musk and Hibiscus.
Tip: Spray before you dress, fragrance lasts better on the body than clothes
Capri Eau De Parfume- Vince Camuto, $85
Notes: Peach Blossom, Violet Flower, Musk and Vanilla.
Daisy Eu So Fresh- Marc Jacobs, retail $85 on sale $47.59
Notes: Grapefruit, Pear, Violet, Wild Rose, Apple Blossom, Musk, Plum, Cedar Wood and Raspberry
Tip #: Request or purchase a sample size of any perfume you’re interested in trying like from fragrancenet.com that have samples for as low as $.99
L’eau D’Issey Eau De Toilette- Issey Miyaki, $104 or $40.59
Notes: Lotus, Freesia, Cyclamen, Rose Water, Fresh Peonies, Carnation, White Lilies, Precious Woods, Osmanthus, Tuberose, Amber Seed, Musk
Water- Foolproof Blending Eau De Toilette Sprays- Demeter, $36.00
Notes: Rain, Salt Air, Great Barrier Reef
Tip: Spray perfume on your brush to refresh your hair in-between washings.
Juara Tiare Jazmine Perfume Oil, $28
Notes: Tiare flower, Jasmine, Magnolia, Violet, Green Bamboo and Palm Fronds.
Love & Kisses Eau De Parfume- Arts & Scents, $95.90
Notes: Bittersweet Grapefruit Essence, Innocent White Lily, Vanilla Pearls and Bright Sandalwood
Tip: Take a quiz online to identify the types of perfumes you like.
Rose & Litchi Eau De Parfume- Elvis + Elvin New York, $44
Notes: Rose and Litchi
Tip: Don’t rub your wrists together after you spray, it can break down the scent molecules.