"A woman's perfume tells more about her than her handwriting" ~ Christian Dior
Who likes perfumes?! I'm more of a collector than a wearer of perfumes. So for me, it's not the perfume that matters, it's the bottle. But if both are fabulous then I'll actually wear them.
After hearing that Lady Gaga is going to launch a perfume that smells like bodily fluids (who's gonna buy that?!), I was inspired to gather all my perfumes for a photoshoot. Weird, I know, but maybe I just needed to replace some rather disturbing images in my head with pretty pictures.
Valentine's Day is approaching too, and perfumes make disappointment-proof gifts to put in that list of things-you-want for your confused significant other to pick from, or to simply gift your fabulous self (why wait for a man to gift you pretty things?!)
So, here's my collection- half of them gifted, mostly by women ;). Let's start with the pinks...
Incanto Dream by Salvatore Ferragamo, Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy, Azzaro Pink Tonic
Paris Premieres Roses , Baby Doll
Dior J'adore (Oops! Doubles too), Pure Poison
Britney Spears was my teen style icon. She represented everything glam & girly. I support her even today (bald head et al), so I'm buying all her perfumes :). Believe next.
Ultraviolet by Paco Rabanne, BVLGARI Omnia Amethyst
Calvin Klein & ValentinoCalvin Klein Euphoria Blossom, Rock 'n' Rose by Valentino (I wanted the one with the black lace and rose, but somehow I ended up with the plain one :( )
Marc Jacobs Daisy, Ricci Ricci by Nina Ricci, Vera Wang Flower Princess, Luscious Pink by Mariah Carey
Azzaro Now for Women: Small- Bought myself, Big- Gifted
Miami Glow by JLo: Small- Gifted, Big- Bought myself
(See how smaller bottles always look cuter?)
Glow By JLo ~ Finished the whole thing, but I just can't throw away the bottle!
Elizabeth Taylor Collection ~ Of course it was gifted. I can't even figure out how to open this box! The sides are glued on weirdly. I'll open it when I'm 40 haha.
This is a Swarovski Perfume Refill thingy that you can carry in your handbag
Okay, that's 22 perfumes altogether (not counting the finished Glow by Jlo). My lucky number :). And no, I never counted until now, so I'm pleasantly surprised by that particular number.
Top 6 (smell-wise & in order of preference):
- YSL Baby Doll
- Glow by Jlo
- YSL Paris
- Marc Jacobs Daisy
- Vera Wang Flower Princess
- Luscious Pink by Mariah Carey
I think I should get a Chanel perfume next. Every girl should have at least one Chanel perfume. Not Chanel No.5 though, coz it smells & looks like a snobbish drunk old woman wearing a tweed coat with shoulder pads ;p
Any perfume collectors out there? What are your favorites?
♥ Cynthia Z ^.^