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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Current Favorite Winter Scents

You know I'm a huge fragrance addict... 

I purchased a few new scents and discovered some old favorites this winter season, and I wanted to do a little roundup of fragrances that have made my list of favorites lately. Let's see...

Cartier Goutte de Rose EDT

A beautiful sweet rose fragrance I've falled head over heels in love with. I've been wearing this all the time for a year now, so much so it's almost becoming my signature scent. It has good lasting power, moderate sillage and suits me perfectly. It's not the old lady rose I'm used to, it's fresher and sweeter. Beautiful, and I'd highly recommed sampling this beauty - I know it wouldn't be my first pick from the Cartier counter, but I'm so glad I gave it a go! It has rose, woodsy notes, vanilla and amber mixed in the juice.

The Body Shop Vineyard Peach Body Mist

Bit of a random find, but if you like layering your fragrances, adding a peach note from this body spray will work so well! I adore this, it's weak but has good sillage so you have to reapply it often. But the scent... It's the freshest, juiciest peach ever, a note I've been struggling to find in my perfumes and can only get from this particular body mist. I just love it! And a bonus - I picked it up for 3.50 pounds in TBS' annual sale.

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle EDP

A recent purchase I've grown to love. Initially I wasn't a fan of this scent, but I feel like it suits me well now that I'm in my (gasp) mid-twenties. It's a very pretty white floral with a lot of citrus, vanilla and rose. I wish it didn't have the patchouli note, but I've learned to live with it. Average sillage and lasting power. Perfect for a more ladylike scent, if you've grown out your sweet and fruity perfumes, this is one to try.

Terry De Gunzburg Rêve Opulent

I've been wanting a Terry fragrance for ages now, and I managed to sample them all when I was in London. Rêve Opulent is the definite winner for me. Citrus, vanilla and white florals - sweet, fresh and a little bit sexy. I just adore it, though I do wish it had better lasting power, my skin seems to just drink it up. Otherwise it would be a firm favorite because that scent is just stunning. Would work perfectly in the warmer months.

I'd love to know if you have any of these scents or if any of them catch your fancy. My favorite scent right now is definitely the Terry one, it's just so perfect for me.
What fragrance are you wearing today?

Monday, January 2, 2017

January 2017 Yankee Candle Haul

Happy 2017!

What better way to kick off the year than with a Yankee Candle haul? We all know I'm a little bit obsessed with their candles, and I love talking about the scents I'm trying every month. Having 3 pets, we always have candles burning since they cats are indoor pets and I hate the smell of cat litter. Let's see which scents I purchased this month.

YC Angel's Wings

I never really noticed this scent in stores, but I picked it up at random and gave it a sniff, and it's a beautiful, sweet scent. The notes are spun sugar, flower petals and vanilla, and they make for a perfect soft, sweet and calming scent that I love for my bedroom. If you'd like something sweet but similar to Soft Cotton, give this a go. Available here, but currently sold out, and here for Slovenian customers. The prices range from 20-27€.

YC All Is Bright

I believe this is part of the NY collection, though it doesn't smell at all wintery to me. It's musky and citrusy. With notes of redcurrant, grapefruit and musk, it's almost early spring-ish, more so than wintery, at least to my nose. I really like it though, it's refreshing but calming at the same time. Available here and here.

YC Red Apple Wreath

I love apple notes in my candles. There's something about that tart sweetness that I just adore. This one is almost like a pie with cloves, apples, brown sugar, vanilla, maple syrup and vanilla. So yummy and so lovely. I'd really recommend it, it's one of my favorite apple scents. Available here and here.

YC Cinnamon Stick

I believe I've had this one before, if not, I had Home Sweet Home which is a very similar scent. Aside from cinnamon it also has bay leaf, clove and cedarwood, and it's a very homey, sweet and spicy scent. This one also lasts a long time, which I love. You can purchase it here or here.

There we go, my latest YC haul. I'd love to try out some new candles this year. I've been eyeing some Woodwick scents in a local store which I really should try out soon. 
What's your favorite candle brand?

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