Friday, April 16, 2010

Obsession Du Jour: Fragrance 4.16.10

I just realized that I never spoke about my absolute favorite perfume here. I spoke a bit about it on Youtube but not here. Can't start slacking over here on my blog now can I?

Let me tell you about my preferences with scents, I like two scent..genres. I guess that's a good way to put it, I like light, clean scents and I also love anything with a Musk.

My favorite favorite perfume is by Jo Malone. It is Nectarine Blossom and Honey Cologne.
This is my favorite smell, it is fruity, clean and fresh without being saccharine sweet or cloying which alot of sweet smells can be. That right there is a recipe for a headache for me. This perfume is a bit pricey at $100 for a bottle.

From Jo Malone's website:
A youthful and fruity fragrance, Nectarine Blossom & Honey is inspired by the delicious scent of just-ripening nectarines and a taste of refreshing peach sorbet. Mouthwatering nectarine and peach with hints of plum, blackcurrant and vetiver are combined with the sweet warmth of acacia honey in this truly seductive

I recommend stopping by a free standing Jo Malone store to check out their fragrances. They are truly amazing and meant to be layered which is fun. The staff is very knowledgeable. Jo Malone is also carried at Saks in the US.

Also, I am testing out a new perfume that I am loving, it is uber expensive so I need about a week before I can review it. It is called Bal D'Afrique by Byredo. It is very exclusive and can only be found in BARNEYS. As soon as I smelled it I was obsessed but I didn't want to plunk down the cash yet. I will let you guys know, I have a sample! However, it is beyond amazing. I swooned as soon as I smelled this baby!



From the Byredo website:
A warm and romantic vetiver inspired by Paris in the late 20's and its infatuation with African culture, art, music and dance. A mix of the Parisian avantgardism and African culture shaped a unique and vibrant expression. The intense life, the excess and euphoria is illustrated by Bal d'Afrique's neroli, African marigold and Moroccan cedarwood.

Top: Bergamot, Lemon, Neroli, African marigold, Bucchu
Mid: Violet, Jasmin petals, Cyclamen
Base: Black Amber, Musk, Vetiver, Moroccan cedarwood

Let me know if you want to hear more about fragrance, I know its tough because it is so personal and you can not smell through a computer!

x

19 comments:

  1. I would love to hear about fragrances. Right now I am loving Estee Lauder's Tom Ford Edition of Azuree Soleil. Love the smell. Beachy brazilian suntanny kind of smell I guess. Macadamia nut hair oil too. I love that smell...Very sultry!!!

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  2. I am always looking for fabulous new scents, these both sound intriguing, thanks for the recs :)

    I am a fragrance freak, currently wearing Dior Addict 2=love.

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  3. i love the nectarine & honey scent by jo malone. it's also nice to mix with other scents..never overpowering, but always gets lots of compliments! the lingering effect is really nice as well :)

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  4. Krista- I love the smell of macadamia nut too!

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  5. Andi- No problem! I will have to smell Dior

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  6. You are such an enabler! I'm dying to test this one out. It sounds right up my alley!

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  7. I love Jo Malone in Nectarine Blossom... it's my favorite because it smells so fresh and sweet where it's not overwhelmingly annoying and gross

    Thanks for your advice on checking out that Byredo one too, it's really hard for me to find a favorite :D

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  8. I never tried Jo Malone but I will now ;)

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  9. dontcallmejesse: This is an amazing smell fragrance, get a tester first!

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  10. fla: def check out byredo and let me know what you think!

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  11. Aaaah reading your blog and watching your channel is so dangerous! I keep wanting to try all your recommendations :) I tested the nectarine and it smelled a but funny on my skin but orange blossom worked out well. There goes another $100! i checked out byredo, how do you feel about the tulipe (I forgot the exact name)?

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  12. Zoe, thank you! I did not smell the tulipe one! x

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  13. You are making me want the Nectarine Blossom & Honey Sooo bad! It definitely sounds like my type of fragrance. My all time favourite scent is Blush by Marc Jacobs. I never want to be without it.

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  14. That is my favorite Jo Malone scent too - I've been obsessing over this one for the past two years maybe I should just buy the smaller bottle already, right?

    I recently bought a rollerball version of my favorite Fresh scent, Citron de Vigne from Sephora. These rollerballs are the best because it's portable, you don't have to commit to a full size and it's price efficient!

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  15. I would love to hear more about perfumes. Anything that is scented really, soap, bubble bath etc. I love scents !

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