Long gone are the days that I’d pop into Superdrug to pick up my favourite Impulse or Charlie body sprays. Nowadays, unfortunately for my bank account, I’m definitely someone who preaches investing in high end fragrance. My taste in perfume is probably best described as fresh, I love clean and sharp scents; think citrus fruits, beaches or freshly cut grass (without all the sneezing that it entails), all of the refreshing smells that just wake me up and make me feel alive.
Its funny how scents can be amazing triggers to memories and can so easily make you visualise things in your minds eye. My absolute go to perfume is Jo Malone’s Blackberry and Bay, not only because it smells divine, but because my partner bought it for me at the airport on the way to Mexico, our first holiday together. Obviously this specific smell takes me back to such a happy time so I have really positive connotations to it. Marc Jacobs Daisy induces thoughts of pretty girls skipping through fields in summer, stringing together daisy chains, a faint memory of the adverts that constantly aired when this was everyones go to perfume a couple of years ago.
I think that its so important to have staples in life.. products or things generally that you can reach for, a pick up on days where you need that extra boost of confidence. The two I’ve already mentioned, plus Jo Malone’s Orange Blossom are all perfume forms of this for me. If I have an important or special day ahead you can bet that these three fragrances are my top contenders. Its funny how something not even visible can give you so much more confidence, can make you feel expensive and like you got this. Don’t get me wrong, theres absolutely nothing wrong with liking or wearing less expensive perfumes; the Beyonce and Rihanna ones in particular are a guilty pleasure of mine, and I’ll spray these if I’m just at home or at work for the day. What I am saying is, if you don’t have a go to perfume, a signature scent that makes you feel all the ways I feel about mine, maybe its time to have a nose, excuse the pun, around the designer perfumes next time you’re at the duty free and about to jet off to that holiday you will remember in a whole new way if you buy that new perfume.
These are the top three perfumes that I’d recommend if you’re looking for a new one to try out. I’m always on the look out for nice ones I haven’t tried yet so please let me know if you have any staples of your own!