Since I was a teenager and discovered how wearing a fragrance can instantly boost oneself I have only ever worn a select handful of perfumes.
Two of these scents have been my staple fragrances throughout the years. In fact, in regards to one of those scents, I wore it so much friends still associate it with memories of me. And that's what fragrances can do. They can instantly take you back to certain memories. A powerful tug boat back to the shores of whatever you are reminded of.
Perfume, to me, is a luxury. It doesn't really factor in to any budgeting I do for the household, so my only occasions for restocking are Birthdays and Christmases. And I normally ask for the same ones because I know I like them.
Around this time every year I am getting to the lower half of my bottles and I'm lucky that my birthday falls in September so I normally don't have many weeks with no perfumes. I had literally been discussing this with family this week and it was mentioned that a gift idea may be one of my two staple fragrances.
Calvin Klein's Obsession
Ahhhhhh Teenage Kicks!
However, as the perfume Fairy Godmother would have it, two more fragrances landed at my door this week and I'm so blown away by them I wanted to share.
I am so impressed with these fragrances! I'm not one who usually ''goes in'' for the Celebrity Fragrance dealio but these are definitely worth your consideration when you're treating yourself.
Kate Moss Lilabelle
One of those fragrances that instantly fills your senses with prettiness. It's the best word I have to describe it. Floral and musky it lends itself to the girlish side of us as well as the more mature feminine side. Extremely sensual and heady but flirtatious and again, just pretty. I would use this as an evening scent as it's somewhere between light and heavy. Think summer barbeques or hazy evening drinks.
And then we have, the one, the only...
Kylie Minogue Music Box
Admittedly I received a Best Of... CD with this perfume which instantly brightened my day. Packed full of Kylie's greatest hits including Red Blooded Woman and Confide in Me, I was so excited to be popping it in the cd player!
And then the second surprise. The perfume itself. It's sweet, fruity and again a light note of musk to round off the palette. This is certainly a daily perfume. It felt right to pop it on first thing this morning when I got it. The scent has lasted really well throughout the day with only a light top up spritz this evening. Fun and light I believe this would be an easy to wear perfume lending itself to many of us ladies.
And just look at the beautiful bottle it comes in! I take after my Mum in that respect, I do love a pretty perfume bottle.
Both fantastic new additions to my no longer dwindling perfume supply. I'm really pleased to be wearing both of these scents as they are great pick me ups.
What are your perfume staples? Any Celebrity fragrances amongst your collection?