Eau de Parfum

I believe that the sense of smell is a very powerful thing.  Not only is it simply pleasant on the nose… it also evokes memories and can immediately conjure up thoughts of people, places or times-gone-by.  How magical is that?

Many people have a signature scent that they are solely devoted to, but I can’t help but stray and love to discover new scents; why stick to one when there are so many beautiful fragrances to enjoy?  These are a few of my favourites from my collection.

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COCO MADEMOISELLE is a long-time favourite of mine; it reminds me of mum, as years ago when I first started to wear perfume, she shared with me her bottle of Coco Mademoiselle.  In my opinion it’s Chanel’s most beautiful scent, a classic.  We have a bottle of the fresh moisture mist, a great alternative to the pricey EDP (although a bottle of this is firmly on my wishlist), the scent lingers beautifully.

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MISS DIOR CHÉRIE, now just known as Miss Dior.  Fun, playful and sweet, I loved it from the moment I first sampled it.  The advert by Sofia Coppola was so whimsical and lovely; I was sold. This one for me evokes memories of final year in university; I graduated, grew a lot as a person and found true love, all while being Miss-Dior-Cherie-scented.  Although my bottle is empty, it has a little place on my shelves – sentimental fool I am (and a sucker for a pretty bottle, too).

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CHLOÉ is the latest edition to my collection and a very welcome one.  Courtesy of my folks at Christmas, this was a fragrance that I had been admiring for quite some time. (Think not being able to pass the Chloe counter in House of Fraser without a quick spritz.) It’s my perfume of the moment; it’s perfect for any occasion and lasts all day, though I try and save it for the weekend! Very special.

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JIMMY CHOO – this is a fragrance that I was not familiar with, until complimenting a cousin on her incredible perfume and discovering it was Jimmy Choo; and soon I had a bottle of my own. It’s a chypre fruity fragrance, glamorous and feminine without being too sweet; sure to become a classic.

I’d love to hear what your favourites are too! x

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