Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Fragrances&&Perfumes for Spring&&Summer 2012


Hey everyone!


What's up?


Definitely in the mood to post tonight.  I figured since I haven't done a post on fragrances, I should.  I absolutely love perfume and anything that smells good.  I used to actually hoard fragrances, I swear. I stopped when I found myself throwing away bottles and bottles of $79 perfumes because they seemed gross.  For Spring and Summer I think light, beachy? fruity? floral? I love fall fragrances and I find myself trying to think outside the box when the sun comes around.  Since I'm trying to use up the fragrances I have I feel like I'm behind on what new fragrances are, I usually go around smelling, spraying, and testing everything left and right when i get into the department store but lately I really haven't been just because I truely am trying to SAVE MONEY! So i'm going to include fragrances I have and love in the Summer time, and then I'm going to include some that are new for 2012 and I think they smell great and you may like them too!
Anyways, there are tons of great websites to find discounted perfumes at (and I will be posting them very soon once i find out which ones are the BEST).  But my all time favorite place to find perfumes is ULTA, it should be yours too.  Ulta stores are just so tester-friendly, there's always someone there to help if you need it and everythings out and open for you to play with! I also recommend TJ MAXX, Marshalls, and definitely taking advantage of department store sales and gift sets.  Anyhow, onto the good stuff!


By the way: BEWARE OF AKWARDNESS. I find describing scents as very "awkward".  I hope I can somehow send my senses your way!




FRAGRANCES I HAVE AND LOVE FOR SPRING/SUMMER:

I love love love love love this scent for Spring or Summer.  It's my every year go - to.  They say it has Jasmine, Freesia and an "earthy musk".  But I just think it's light, almost citrus like, with a little bit of floral.  Not overpowering but still leaves you smelling fresh and feminine, I love this!



This is a fragrance that I will continue to repurchase.  I love the feminine, sweet, and light scent this perfume gives off.  One of my favorite things about this scent is that it really smells amazing in spring, summer, or fall, really even Winter.   This perfume claims to have top notes of water lily, mandarin, apricot with midnotes of Pink guava, Tahitian flower and even dark chocolate.  The Base notes claim to be Amber, "Forbidden woods" and even Chiffon Vanilla.  Anyhow, I claim for it to be really sweet, fruity, floral and even amber like.   Feminine, Cute, Fun, Sweet.  



LAMB by Gwen Stefani is one of my lighter fragrances.  Aside from the perfectly fitting packaging.  I love the scent.  This fragrance has notes of Water Hyacinth, Violet, White Freesia, Muguet, Rose, Heliotrope, Peach, and Sweet pea.  The overall scent that i get from this is "gardenia-like" I love it especially for Spring.




Burberry Brit is one of my favorite scents of all time.  Whenever I smell this on anyone I feel like my eyes automatically close and I make the O face unintentionally LOL! It smells... to die for.  The notes in this fragrance claim to be Green almond, Icy pear, sugary almonds, mahogany, vanilla, amber and white peony.  AHH! So light and delicious for really anytime of the year.  But I know I'll be spritzing this on myself all summer long!
I love this perfume for Spring and Summer.  This fragrance smells so fresh and clean, I'm not sure but it MAY be discontinued.  I will be finding that out shortly.  However, just from googling the image-- it is still for sale online EVEYRWHERE.  The notes in this fragrance are pink pepper, mirabelle plum, jasmine, lily of the valley,  iris, pomegranate seed, tuberose (which always seems to be in fragrances that i love), musk, and the ever-so-delish-to-the-nose sandalwood.  I recommend this to anybody.  There's no way anybody can say they don't love this fragrance.  It is lovely.
I love love love love love Lacoste's touch of pink perfume.  It smells so light, floral, fresh, but kind of sweet.  There are notes of lotus, red cherries, rose, sandalwood, ice tea, and musk.  Whenever i wear this perfume i get so many compliments that it's unreal.  Everybody loves this scent.  I love the way it smells on me, and my best friend Sara who introduced me to this fragrance in the first place.  I had to go out and buy it right after i used it at her house in HIGHSCHOOL! Hands down it's a wonderful scent for Spring, and ESPECIALLY Summer! Go to ULTA or your closest department store and smell it and maybe they'll even have a sample! I guarantee you'll fall in love!

** I also own/have owned other great Spring/Summer scents:
I recommend:
Marc Jacobs Daisy
Gucci FLORA
Michael Kors Hollywood
Bobbi Brown Beach
Almost ANY Victoria's Secret fragrance (excluding the Garden collection, I only have a few of those I like).

NEW SCENTS FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2012 THAT I CAN'T WAIT TO TRY:


MARC JACOBS: RAIN, HIBISCUS, AND KUMQUAT.


This collection by Marc Jacobs came out early 2012.  The scent "rain" was from 2006 and was just brought back for this limited time along with 2 new fragrances called "hibiscus" and "kumquat".  They're all 3 lovely scents for the Spring and Summer.  They're all 3 lovely scents for the Spring and even Summer.  They're limited edition so grab em while you can.  I'd have to say Rain is my favorite, but you try it out for yourself and let me know which one you like best!


HEIDI KLUM SUMMER SHINE
I can't wait to smell this.  I try to stick to brands more so than celebrities, but it seems that the stars are putting out perfumes left and right.  Heidi Klum's brand new fragrance has notes of  iris, sandalwood, helitrope, musk, sunflower, orange, pear, and bergamot.  Sounds lovely, I can't wait to head to ULTA and spritz away!


KIM KARDASHIAN'S TRUE REFLECTIONS.
Guys, I am thrilled to go try this out.  All the notes described just sound so interesting and I can't wait to see how they mixed together for her Summer scent.  The notes described are Coconut Noir (which sounds so cool), Italian bergamot, peach, luscious plum, patchouli, and musk.  Can't wait to try this, I wasn't a fan of her first fragrance.


BENEFIT: SEE AND BE SEEN SASHA

I can't wait to try this scent.  I'm not sure how "summer-like" I would consider it by the description of the notes which are: freesia, jasmine, orange blossom, ylang ylang, musk, amber, and vanilla.  I love all the components to this scent, meaning all the notes are generally my favorite notes in a perfume.  I haven't ever tried any benefit perfumes so I'll make sure to check them all out at once when I check this one out.  I definitely plan on doing a post on all my favorites from Benefit soon.  I also have quite a few products of theirs to buy, try, smell, review, and so on! Let me know if you've smelled this perfume, If you have a favorite perfume by Benefit and what it is, or what your favorite benefit beauty product is!


Madonna's TRUTH OR DARE:
eeeek! Yes! I'm so excited to try this out.  I have grown up listening and admiring madonna thanks to my mother.  Her perfume is going to be very floral, according to the notes, which are: tuberose, gardenia, fruit du jour, and pear.  This should smell nice for the summer-y season! If you've tried it, please let me know how you like it.  If it's too old lady like or what?


HELLO KITTY : Big pink bow

How exciting to all the hello kitty fans! I know I am and I can't wait to smell this among the other billions of fragrances out this season.  The packaging is TO DIE FOR.  I'm going to have to buy this bottle.  I'll probably just order it online without even smelling it because from the notes, it'll smell wonderful.  This fragrance is infused with pink honeysuckle, pineapple, gardenia, warm vanilla, and fresh coconut.

Guess: Seductive sunkissed

Let's start off first with the fact that I AM A SUCKER FOR PACKAGING AND I HATE IT.  This bottle is so freaking cute that I'd like to kiss it.  This is adorable.  I love GUESS, everything.  I feel like the designer of guess purposely makes everything to my liking.  I'm always a sucker and spend wayyyyy too much money on Guess yearly.  This past year however-- I've done great!
Came out in March and is based off of their 2010 scent Guess seductive.  This is a young and fun scent.  The notes should combine wonderfully they are pear, rasberry, pink grapefruit, orchid, vanilla, musk, violet, macassar ebony, and black currant blossom.  This perfume is going to be wonderful, I already know it!


So, Please comment below with any of your thoughts on the above fragrances, what you look for in a perfume for spring or summer, any favorite brands for fragrances, or any that your excited to try this year! Love starting a conversation thread! Unfortunately, I don't get nearly as many comments as I'd hope for so don't be shy to speak your mind :)
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5 comments:

  1. Intersting post sweetie! I was thinking...maybe we can follow each other?! XoXo

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  2. Hey girl, I had gotten express perfume ( 60 bucks) wonderful smell even though my sister stole from me haha awesome smell tho!

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    1. Was there a certain name for it? how long ago was it? lol i wish i had a sis i could steal from.
      xoxo
      Ljay

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  3. hey girl! I have the Benefit Camille I think it is and it's super delish and light perfect for drawing people in ;) ;p

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