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I’m not a daily perfume user, but I’m trying to be. I have too many lovely smelling perfumes sitting around to not spray one on every day!
I typically stay away from strong floral scents as they tend to give me a headache but a few of these certainly have floral elements in them!
One. Flora by Gucci Gorgeous Gardenia. My friend Allyson heavily influenced this purchase. She was at the store looking to buy it for herself. I smelled it and suddenly we were both standing in line each with a bottle of it in our hands. It’s light, perhaps the most feminine of the bunch photographed above and I just feel sophisticated when I wear it. The key notes are red berries, pear and white gardenia with the gardenia note being the strongest.
Two. Escada Miami Blossom Rollerball. This screams summer to me for some reason. It has notes of watermelon, pineapple and some floral notes like tuberose and jasmine. It’s the fruitiest of the bunch I have pictured and a tiny bit goes a LONG way.
Three. Fresh Sake. This is the most masculine of the bunch and I bought it because I loved the smell of the Sake candle by the same brand so very much. It has notes of grapefruit, ginger, lily of the valley and musk. It smells dimensional, if that makes sense. If you dislike a typical feminine perfume, you’ll love this one.
Four. LaVanilla Vanilla Grapefruit. This perfume is very light, is rich with the aroma of vanilla (my favorite) and is the lowest price of the bunch in the photograph. It’s easy to wear, doesn’t really have a strong floral element and feels fresh and youthful.
I can’t talk about perfume without sharing my one singular piece of advice for your wedding day: Choose a NEW fragrance to wear on that day, wear it for a few weeks after the wedding, then set it aside. Essentially you are tying the memories with that scent and when you smell it you’ll be brought right back to that special day.
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