I’ve always connected scents with my overall well-being and they have a very positive impact on my mood. Choosing the right fragrance for the day has become a part of my morning routine and it can easily affect or emphasise the feelings I would like to achieve. Although my selection of fragrances isn’t that large (around 10 bottles), I love using those I have and feel they could be my favorites for years to come. Of course I don’t buy every single scent I like, but only those I manage to test in advance to see how they develop and how long-lasting they are.
DELICATE BUT POWDERY LONG-LASTING SCENT
One of my all-time favorite fragrances, Poudrée by Narciso Rodriguez, was launched in 2016. This eau de parfum completely took me over with its gorgeous powdery scent and a hint of flowers. The top notes consist of jasmine and Bulgarian rose, the heart of the fragrance is powdery musk and the base notes are made of vetiver and white cedar. Although Poudrée is one of the delicate fragrances in my opinion, it is extremely long-lasting and I can smell it at the end of the day on my wrists and especially on my clothes.
EXTERIOR AND PRICING
Its bottle is also very special. The inner part where the fragrance is stored has a rounded shape with a layer of light beige/pink as with most Narcisso fragrances. The only downside is that I have no control over the amount of liquid that remains in the bottle, but at least I will use it up quickly :) In short, this is the whole package – superb scent, long-lasting effect and beautiful exterior. I bought it last year in Munich, and is available at Müller and various online stores. It costs around €55 for a 50ml bottle, which doesn’t seem much for what we get. Gift packages are usually available around the New Year, in which you can also get a hair mist from the same line – it’s worth checking it out if you’re interested! <3
For years, L’Occitane has been known for feminine and sensual fragrances. They really stepped up their game this year and made our Christmas shopping even easier as they have recently released a new eau de toilette Terre de Lumière L’Eau from the Terre de Lumière collection. However, this fragrance is a complete opposite to the more powerful and aromatic eau de parfum and comes in an elegant bottle with light pink details. Its powdery and floral scent celebrates the moment when morning light meets the night sky and gives a special touch to the start of our day. I love how beautifully the scent develops on my skin and follows me everywhere I go for the rest of the day.
when the first sun rays meet the night ♥
Mornings are without a doubt my favorite part of the day. I firmly believe that our morning rituals set the mood for the whole day and have a big impact on our mindset. Although winter time can be challenging, particularly in the evening, the biggest highlight of the day is that dawn starts around the time I wake up. When the skies are clear, the couple of minutes before the first sun rays meet the night are incredibly magical. The shades of pink, light orange and the first hints of baby blue really make me wonder, is there anything that could ruin such a beautiful start of the day? Even writing about this gives me a special warm feelings inside my chest … and I wish to know why we are constantly stressing about literally the smallest of possible things when there are magic, peace and beauty on the reach of our hands every single morning. And thanks to L’Occitane, we can be reminded of these peaceful moments throughout the whole day.
… and it’s finally mine, one of the best vanilla and jasmine fragrances in the world! Last week I celebrated my birthday and my sister surprised me with Vanillary, a fragrance by Lushthat has been on my wish list for quite a while. Sweet notes of vanilla blend with tonka absoulte and jasmine to create one of the most warm perfumes out there. Although Vanillaryis a completely vegan product, I can assure you its longevity will take you by surprise. Just a few sprays on my neck and hair are enough for the whole day and I keep noticing the scent on my hair up until the evening, I love it! Because of its warm, sweet notes it’s absolutely wonderful to use in the autumn and winter, but I’m still using it on the summer days that aren’t too hot. Oh and I almost forgot to mention, if you generally don’t like vanilla scents you get in drugstores, you should give this one a go because it’s definitely something special!