Sunday, March 25, 2012

Perfume Collection ~ 2012

Until about six months ago, fragrance was something of a foreign territory to me...thinking that what is "seen" is often more exciting, I often neglected to consider this other side of beauty. So here I go into a new adventure and after getting all giddy watching other people's perfume videos, I thought I would share my own growing collection.

Perfume Collection 2012

First, a little background... Getting headfirst into perfumes, it doesn't take long for one to realize that it's a very expensive beauty habit. However, there are options to cut down on the cost while still indulging your senses (quite literally! Hahaha!) The majority of what you are about to see are either gifts from loving family and friends or they were purchased at a steep discount, with the exception of one which I paid full price, I'd say that my collection wasn't much more expensive than purchasing a couple of eyeshadow palettes and lipsticks. Don't forget to read till the end where I will share some of my tips and tricks for those on a budget!

Perfume Collection 2012
  • "DAISY" by Marc Jacobs
  • "Very Hollywood" by Michael Kors
  • "Goddess" by Baby Phat

Perfume Collection 2012
  • "KATE MOSS" by Kate Moss
  • "L de Lolita Lempicka" by Lolita Lempicka (Review Here)
  • "Black XS" by Paco Robanne

Perfume Collection 2012
  • "FANCY" by Jessica Simpson
  • "WICKED STYLE LIL ANGEL" by Gwen Stefani

Perfume Collection 2012
  • "FRICTION" by FCUK (Reviewed HERE)
  • "PARISIENNE" by Yves Saint Laurent
  • "PINK HAPPY & SUNNY" by Victoria's Secret

Perfume Collection 2012
  • "JUICY COUTURE" by Juicy Couture
  • "SAMSARA" by Guerlain
  • "TRUTH" by Calvin Klein
  • "SEXY LITTLE THINGS NOIR" by Victoria's Secret
Coffrete/sampler sets are great ways to try out multiple fragrances that you are unsure about without having to drop the big bucks all at once. The mini bottles not only look adorable on your vanity but they allow you to have ample product to test our if it's right for you. As well, don't neglect the discount shelf at your local drugstore (or sometimes even department store) where discontinued or overstocked fragrances can often be found at -75% discount! For example, my latest addition, "Red Delicious" by DKNY (100ml) was found at $19.99 CAD. The majority of my perfumes were discovered this way!

With all that being said, if you really find that one true love like I did with Samsara then perfume is certainly something worth saving your money for that one special bottle. While fragrances are not quite visually exciting (unless you find that one gorgeous bottle like my Lolita Lempicka), I have grown to love the powerful beauty that there is in something so seemingly subtle.

Do share your own personal favourites!



  1. I have the Harajuku one as well and I'm in LOVE with it! And it's not that expensive either! (Comparing to other high-end ones) :D

  2. Chloe Eau de Parfum (the one with a lychee note)!
    u MUST try it!!! I don't have it, but I just tried it today at my local Sephora and it smells amazing~
    girly and sweet, yet fresh

    please visit my blog ^^

  3. I love Chanel Chance and Hermes Hermessence Ambre Narguile for fall and winter, Hermes Jardin du Mediteranee for spring and summer and D&G Light Blue for all season :)


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