Blogger Picks: Fragrances


I’ve developed quite a love of fragrances lately, it’s a little bit out of the blue but it’s definitely not one to complain about! There are so many good fragrances out there and a pretty wide range of scents to delve into. Myself, I’m more of a sweet with an occasional floral kind of girl so if you’re in the same boat these are the fragrances I’d definitely recommend!

Diesel – Fuel for Life Unlimited
I’ve had this perfume for a good 3 or 4 years now and it’s what I call my ‘special occasions’ scent! I don’t like to use it too often because I’m well aware of the price (it’s not the most expensive in the world but it’s definitely more than I’d be willing to spend myself) and I don’t want to run out too quickly and be left using a back-up! This is probably the fragrance on this list that I’d say is the least ‘sweet’ but it’s actually described as a ‘Floral fruity fragrance’ with notes of lemon, mandarin, licorice, anise and white floral.

Lacoste – L.12.12 Pour Elle Sparkling
I can have a few spritz’ without taking over the room and it’s still noticeable on my skin a few hours later. It’s described as a ‘floral woody fragrance that sparkles’ and it’s a heady blend of juicy red apple, mandarin and blackberries, which sweetens into a delicious heart of French macaroon and a cotton candy accord. In the drydown, a contrasting woody base of vetyver, patchouli and cashmere wood balance the scent. It’s definitely one that I like to keep in my purse for a quick spray ever so often!

DKNY – Be Delicious
DKNY’s apple fragrance is definitely a bit of a throwback scent but I still love it occasionally. As I said, I’m big on sweet fragrances and this one definitely fits the bill! I’m pretty sure my parents bought me this way back in the 2000s but I do still see it in stores and I can’t help but to stop and have a spray half the time! It’s just so refreshing and brings back so many memories (for me anyway) that I just had to include it here! It’s described as a fruity aroma of apple with a refined blend of exotic flowers and sensuous woods making it ‘innocent, seductive and provocative’.

Marc Jacobs - Daisy Eau So Fresh
Every time I step into a store with a perfume section this is the fragrance that I make a b-line for and if you’ve ever smelt it you’ll know why! When Marc Jacobs first came out with Daisy everyone went a bit mental for it but Eau So Fresh is a whole new level! It’s a fruity and floral fragrance (noticing a pattern here?) and it’s top notes are ruby red grapefruit, raspberry, green leaves and pear!

Kat Von D – Saint
One of my latest discoveries, but also one of my favourites! I’d noticed all of the hype around the release of Kat Von D’s Saint and Sinner fragrances back a while ago but this was before my sudden new-found interest in perfumes so I wasn’t all that bothered by them.I did get a choice between the Saint or Sinner scents and with Saint being described as ‘lighter’ I figure it’d be the best choice for me – boy was I right! To me, this is the perfect fragrance. It’s sweet enough to be feminine but subtle enough to still be quite mature – not quite the smell the get in the school locker rooms! I’m still working my way through the sample (it didn’t come with a spray pump so it’s a pain to apply) but I have no doubt that I’ll be splashing out on a regular size bottle when I’m finished! The description of Saint on the website is this: ‘This gourmand perfume fuses jasmine and Tiaré flower top notes with a delicious heart of mandarin, caramel, and sparkling Mirabelle plum. Vanilla, sandalwood, and creamy musk build to the romance of the fragrance, imparting a warmth that reminds Kat of falling in love for the very first time.