Scents and Sensibility

perfume post

I have been meaning to share some of my perfume collection for a while now. This post is to help you decide if a ‘scent’ is a ‘sensible’ purchase. This is only my personal opinion, others may not agree with me, however, I must add that I am regularly consulted for fragrance quality advice by friends and family.  I’ll begin by sharing with you that I never wear EDT (Eau de Toilette), I always wear EDP (Eau de Parfum) as it is more concentrated so lasts longer.

I have been a loyal user of Creed for a very long time now, 13 years to be exact, when it was MUCH cheaper. I mainly wear Acqua Fiorentina (pictured above in the middle), Imperial Millesime and Spring Flower. I find with Creed fragrances, I only need one/two sprays and it lasts all day with people commenting on the scent late in the day. Yes, they are expensive at around £180 for a 75ml bottle but I can confirm, the scent lasts ALL day, this bottle will last you a year, maybe longer! Creed gets my vote as a sensible purchase because you’d probably pay the equivalent in value for around 5 bottles of cheaper perfume.

The other two are recent additions such as, Guerlain La Petite Robe Noir (LPRN) (top right), I LOVE the scent, however it doesn’t last very long and I find the lids are rubbish, this is my second bottle and this lid falls off in my handbag all the time, which is rather annoying. A 50ml bottle will cost you £60, I always pick my LPRN at duty free, so it’s a little cheaper, but overall, it is worth it, so this one gets my vote as a sensible purchase. My 50ml bottles have lasted me 5-6 months.

I am not one to give into the hype of a product, however, SO many people were raving on about the Tom Ford Private Blends Perfumes so I thought I’d test them out for myself. They smell AMAZING, the packaging is stunning and there are so many fragrances to choose from, so I feel I rushed into buying the wrong one for me – Black Violet, which smells musky, sweet, fresh, (I’m into floral/fruity). Although it’s not my usual type of fragrance, Black Violet is a beautiful scent, so I tried it out and was left very disappointed, nobody could smell this on me after a few hours of wearing it. Maybe it was just the wrong scent for me, but I am reluctant to spend £135 again on a TF fragrance, I’d rather put that towards buying a bottle of Creed.

What is your signature scent?

F A R R A H  T E L L S . . .


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