A few days ago, Lauren wrote about her new signature scent and I thought I’d follow suit even though I don’t exactly have one. I’ve never really been particular about the perfume I use, so long as it doesn’t make me smell like a matrona (the only matrona I like on me would be my hair and I’m still searching for that perfect, non-burgundy shade of matrona red) or smell cheap.
There are particular scents I stay away from, like Avon’s Sweet Honesty (which is something I imagine titas from the 90s would wear), herbench body sprays (which is the crap I used to wear in high school, heh), and this Kris Aquino for bench perfume/cologne that I smell on every other girl I ride with on the MRT.
I don’t spend much on perfume, either, and the four (well five because I have two of one) bottles I currently have were all given to me. My relatives from the US love giving/sending us lotion and body sprays for gifts and it’s very much appreciated.
The four scents I use:
From left to right: Paul Smith Rose, Harajuku Lovers Love, Ralph Lauren Lauren Style, Bath & Body Works Sea Island Cotton.
Bigger photo of the kawaii Harajuku perfume topper:
Out of the four, I obviously use Sea Island Cotton the most, as it is my day perfume. I just love how clean and powdery it smells, like fresh beach resort linen. Sometimes, I start with a few spritzes of Rose and then just spray on Sea Island Cotton later in the day. I use Lauren Style when I go out at night. Love smells a lot like Rose; Fragrance X describes this (Love) as:
a playful perfume bursting with exotic scents. The top notes include sparkling bergamot, pink pomelo, peach, and bamboo leaf mist, the middle notes include water peony, living hydroponic lace rose, jasmine sambac, nectarine, creamy paperwhites, and egyptian jasmine, and the bottom notes include ylang ylang, vanilla orchid, sensual musk, and blonde wood.
That’s a lot of scents! Perhaps I’m boring but if I didn’t own a bottle of that, I wouldn’t even be able to imagine how all those combined would smell like, heh.
My all-time favorite scent would still be Elizabeth Arden’s Green Tea (or anything green tea!). I love it like I love the best diet pills in town!
What about you guys, what perfume, spray, or cologne do you use?