12 February 2014

My Perfume Collection


Honestly guys, is there a better occasion to talk about perfume than Valentine's Day? I don't know the statistics but I'm pretty sure that this week the perfume shops all over the world are making big money! And I can totally understand why because for me Valentine's Day is a definitely one of those days where it's totally okay to get back to the traditional gifts like flowers, jewellery and perfume. I mean I love creative gifts but Valentine's Day can be all traditional and simple. If you think the same or if you're simply looking for an excuse to buy a new perfume then this post is just for you. I took all the perfumes I own and decided to make a little review about each of them (and also tell you my personal story behind it). Enjoy!

Paco Rabanne Lady Million Perfume
Paco Rabanne - Lady Million
I don't know if the Paco Rabanne One Million for men was a huge hype in your country as well but here in Luxembourg it was! When I was still in high school I smelled this perfume everywhere! Every other boy was using this perfume and I loved it! One day I even followed a boy in a shop just because I didn't want the good scent to go away (scary, I know!). Anyway I was always quite sad that the female counterpart, Lady Million, didn't even smell half as good so I did never buy it. One Christmas however my boyfriend's mum got me this perfume and I must admit that meanwhile I really like it. It is a really sexy and ladylike smell and yet not too overwhelming. Perfect for a daily use.

Miss Dior Chérie perfume
 Dior - Miss Dior Chérie
I first smelled this perfume when I was in Venice about 5 years ago. I really had a crush on that smell and absolutely wanted to have it and at the end it was my lovely aunt who got it for me at the airport. The bottle is of course a little piece of art and the houndstooth check on the bottom of the bottle makes it even more special. When it comes to the scent I must admit that I don't like it that much anymore. It is way too slaying and strong even though it's just an "Eau de Toilette". Definitely something that reminds of a rich elderly lady. That's why I only wear it on really special occasion when I dress up.

Givenchy Very Irrésistible
 Givenchy - Very Irrésistible
This is the first and almost only perfume I bought for myself. A friend had given me a sample size and I loved the perfume so much that I simply had to get it. I have almost used the perfume up but unfortunately the little residue that's left has gone bad. I don't think it would still be among my favorites nowadays but it's definitely a nice smell to use for everyday life.

Calvin Klein IN2U perfume
 Calvin Klein - IN2U
Now this perfume is something really special! It's the first perfume I have used up and rebought. Well actually it was my boyfriend who got me the second bottle. The first bottle was a present from my best friend. He got it for me on my 17th birthday and he totally hit my taste. It was my favorite perfume for many years and I'm still not tired of it. The smell is really fresh, lemonlike and playful.

Kenzo Flower by Kenzo perfume
 Kenzo - Flower by Kenzo
Another present from my boyfriend's mum. Here it's really hard to explain how it smells. Definitely sweet but with a special twist.

Cacharel AnaïsAnaïs perfume
 Cacharel - AnaïsAnaïs
From all the perfumes I know this is the most extraordinary one. The smell is so special and almost surreal! Like a field full of flowers, mixed with the most oriental ingredients. Apparently the perfume has already been created in 1978 and indeed it totally gives you a flashback and makes you think of what the 70s might have been like!

4711 Acqua Colonia Perfume
 4711 - Acqua Colonia
4711 is probably the most known perfume brand in the whole world. Their "Echt Kölnisch Wasser" is being produced for over 220 years already and even though I hardly know young people who use it nowadays, everybody in the age of my grandparents knows and owns (or has owned) this perfume. That's probably why the brand decided to make a range of fresh and more modern perfumes and this Acqua Colonia with lemon and ginger smell is one of them. It is really fresh and perfect for summer and still has this classy note of the original perfume. 

Prada Candy perfume
 Prada - Candy
Since I first saw the Prada Candy advertisement I knew this smell would be pretty amazing. Whenever I saw it in stores I tried it out and I was always surprised how something so sweet could still smell so pleasant and decent. It is one of those scents I don't smell on myself (which apparently is a good sign). Even though it was love at first sight I didn't get this perfume for myself. It was my brother who got it for my 21st birthday. Definitely one of my best presents that year!

Paco Rabanne Black XS perfume
Paco Rabanne - Black XS
Another perfume my brother got me, this one was a present for my 20th birthday. This perfume used to be really popular about 6 years ago so when I smelled it after all that time it was a real flashback to that time. Just like the other Paco Rabanne perfume I own it's a really seductive smell and I'm really sad I almost used it up already.

So that was it for my perfume collection. I hope you could find the one or the other perfume you didn't know before and put it on your Valentine's wish list. Now I'm of course curious and I would love to know what your favorite scents are! Do you regularly buy a new perfume for yourself or have you been using the same one for many years?


25 comments :

  1. You have such a lovely collection, I think we have the same tastes or "nose" cause I like each of them and I used some too. Anais Anais was my perfume when I was so so younger, it reminds me that time :)

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  2. Love your collection!!
    I have a very small collection that consists of Lacoste's Touch of Pink (my winter scent) and Joy of Pink (my summer scent). Recently added to it was Nina Ricci's Nina which I feel is now my signature scent because it smells...like me!

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  3. Great post!

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  4. Hey beauty :) would you like if we follow each other on gfc and blog? Maybe also on Instagram and twitter (widget on my blog), what do you mean? Regards from Bosnia ♥
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  5. Lovely perfume collection. It's always interesting to see what others wear. Have a wonderful day.
    Liebe Grüße,
    /Madison

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  6. you have so many great perfumes!

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  7. I haven't really thought about it, but I guess a lot of perfume companies do make a lot of money since Valentines Day is coming up! :)
    I love the flower by Kenzo and the Miss Dior perfume! you're so lucky your boyfriends mom got the Kenzo perfume for you! that's such a lovely gift ;)
    Hope you're having a lovely day and a wonderful Valentines Day!

    ♥ ♡ ♥ ♡ Creme de la Chic ♥ ♡ ♥ ♡

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  8. The men version of One Million is so much better. Love this collection, these perfumes are so lovely.
    xx
    http://www.thedutchcountryside.com/
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/11298797/the-dutch-countryside

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  9. Black XS was my favourite a few years ago.

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  10. You have a beautiful collection of perfumes and how lovely that you got so many as gifts! I haven't looked around for a new perfume in years as I have been wearing the same one which is Acqua Di Gioia Perfume by Giorgio Armani and I love it. I want to try that Prada one that you have. I am sure it is amazing!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  11. Hach, du hast ja auch mein geliebtes Kenzo :)

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  12. great selection Carmen! My favorite perfume is WISH by Lollia. It smells so good. Very soft scent. I also like Pure Grace by Philosophy. I'm not much of a perfume girl. But both have very minimalistic scents.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  13. love all these perfumes...i really want to try jo malone perfume!

    love your blog...just bookmarked it. would love you to give me some advice on my blog!

    www.stonefoxinterrupted.blogspot.com

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  14. Just like a store Carmen !! I only have 3 ;)))

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  15. Wow das nenne ich mal eine schöne Sammlung. Ich habe nur eins! Schande über mich, aber ich benutze kaum Parfüm und nur zum hinstellen?! Wobei das von Prada sieht so toll aus <3

    Liebste Grüße aus Nürnberg
    Anja
    http://littlevintageloveaffair.com

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  16. Du hast eine tolle Sammlung. Das Acqua Colonia hab ich auch. Es verfliegt leider sehr schnell. Ich benutze ja auch Männer Parfüms, werde mir mal One Million for men aufsprühen :D

    xx Mira

    www.glamdevils.com

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  17. I have the Prada Candy and I LOVE the smell! I really want to try the Givenchy one as I always hear good things about it. Great collection!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  18. Oh, what a beautiful collection! I use Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel all the time, it's my favorite!

    Love,
    FASHIONHYPNOTISED

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  19. You have quite the amazing collection! My go to scent is Marc Jacobs--- although I am currently out… hmmm-- maybe I should drop some Valentine's Day hints!!!

    ~Alexis Grace of North On Harper

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  20. I have Lady Million and I really love it ! But presently, my favorite perfume is Chance de Chanel.
    Nice collection (I want to try Candy of Prada). :)

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  21. Nice mix of a collection! I tend to stick to the same ones: Angel, Le Male (yes) and Hanae Mori. Recently I've discovered Coco Mademoiselle and I really like it. I may get a full bottle in the near future.

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