Tuesday, July 5, 2011

My Fragrance Collection

I am quite the perfume fan. Not a collector, but starting out on my collection. I started with just one single fragrance – the Escada magnetism . Then moved on the Davidoff Happy Summer, then got the Cool water and so on and so forth. Now I have a small but nice collection and I hope to keep adding to it.

How I started out on my collection was I couldn’t quite find a perfume that lingered on my for long. None of them really did and I kept searching till found escada magnetism. I outgrew it in a while and needed something else that was gorgeous. And the loop continued,

If I’m wrong about the notes of the perfume I’m sorry, the reason is that the sites don’t really give you information. And the two sites that I use (basenotes.net and fagrantica) list different notes completely so I’m confused now.

Starting with the ones that I Have and then moving on with most want into the rest of the wishlist:

Escada Magnetism:

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Launched in 2003 by Escada for women. The top notes are Leafy greens,  Basil, Freesia, Black currant and Plumberry. The Middle notes are Jasmine, Immortelle, Lily of the Valley, Blond Woods, Iris and Almond blossom while the Base notes are Amber, Musk, Cashmere Vanilla and Sandalwood.

I’m currently on my third bottle and I’m not purchasing it again as I’ve outgrown it. It’s now a little too strongly sweet for me.

Davidoff – Happy summer:

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Now this one is a limited edition perfume. Wish i cry about because I really love it and I really want it but can’t have it because it doesn’t come anymore.

And I don’t completely want to rely on this site but these are the only notes listed.

Top note: Green apple, middle note: Mango and base notes: Raspberry and Musk.

Dior: Dune

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This perfume was launched in 1991 and was created by Jean-Louis Sieuzac.

The top notes are - bergamot, mandarin, palisander, aldehyde, peony and broom

Mid notes are Jasmine, rose, ylang-ylang, lily, wallflower, lichen and the base notes are vanilla, patchouli, benzoin, sandalwood, amber, oakmoss, and musk

Dior: Dolce vita

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Created in 1994 by Pierre Bourdon and Maurice Roger for Dior this perfume has top notes of cardamom, rose, bergamot, grapefruit, lily and Peach. Midnotes of Cinnamon, lilt, Mongolia, apricot, heliotrope and Brazilian rosewood. Base notes of Cedar, Vanilla, Coconut and sandalwood.

Davidoff: Cool water:

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The very famous fragrance that needs no introduction. Created in 1996 by Pierre Bourdon this perfume has the top notes of Citrus, Honeydew Melon, Quince, Pineapple, Lotus and Lily. Middle notes are May Rose, Jasmine and Muguet and the base notes are Musk, Vanilla, Peach, Sandalwood, Orris and Vetiver.

Britney Spears: Hidden Fantasy:

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Created in 2008 by Rodrigo Flores-Roux this perfume has the top notes of Lemon verbena, tangerine and orange. Middle notes of Jasmine, lily and clove. Base notes are Amber, sandalwood and vanilla. This was a very recent purchase of mine and I must say, even though I don;t reach for it all the time, it makes me feel nice whenever i wear it.

MNG: Delirium

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Created by Rosendo Mateu, Elizabeth Vidal and Pierre Wargnye in 2006 for MNG this is a very feminine fragrance. The notes of this fragrance are gardenia, fruity notes, coconut, musk, vanilla, heliotrope, lily-of-the-valley, mandarin blossom and tiare flower.

Elizabeth Taylor – White diamonds:

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Created by Sophia Grojsman in 1991 The top notes are aldehydes, bergamot, neroli, orange and lily. The heart unites the classical trio, violet, rose and jasmine. The base notes are  oak moss, patchouli, musk, sandalwood and amber

TBS – Neroli Jasmine

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Launched in 2007 this perfume has notes of Jasmine, Neroli, sandalwood and vanilla.

UCB – Paradiso Inferno Pink

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My laters purchase. This franfrance was launched in 2004 and features orange, ylang-ylang, cedar and pink rose.

212 Sexy:

Note: I only got a sample bottle which is over but I will be purchasing this once the backload in my wishlist is dealt with.

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The top notes are bergamot with pink pepper. The middle note is gardenia and geranium. The base note is caramel, vanilla, sandalwood and mysterious musk. It was created by Alberto Morillas and launched in 2005.

Versace – Versence:

Note: I only have a sample and am currently testing it out.

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Top notes are fig, mandarin orange and bergamot. Middle notes are cardamom, jasmine and lily. Base notes are Musk, sandalwood, olive tree and virginia cedar. The fragrance was launched in 2009.

Versace – Versace for women

This is another fragrance that I am testing out and will purchase if and when I like it.

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Top notes are lilac, wisteria, guava and black currant. Middle notes are Lotus, Jasmine and orchid. Base notes are Cashmere wood, atlas cedar, musk and bourbon vetiver. Launched in the year 2007.

Jeanne lanvin – Lanvin for women.

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Created in 2008 by Anne Flipo. This fragrance has the top notes of Pear, citrus and blackberry. Middle notes of raspberry, freesia and peony. And the base notes of Musk, Amber and Sandalwood.

If you want a review on any of these fragrances I will do one for you. Just let me know. I’m not going to pretend to be an expert but I can review them in a regular person’s point of view.

If you are a member of fragrantica and want to see my collection and my favourites : my profile

Coming up next will be a perfume wishlist post.

TA

VC

6 comments:

Misha'al Hamza said...

Very informative post, And being a person who has been always a perfume lover i have read each and every word of the post!!

Saru Singhal said...

Lovely Collection, I recommend Gucci Flora.

Enigmaticfille said...

@misha'al Nice to know. So as a guy, what are your favourites? If you have smelt any of these.
@Saru Thanks, will try it.

NITIN said...

Good collection. Would love to see your collection increase

Shimmer said...

Thats a wide collection!!
I've personally used 3 perfumes of the list :D
would like to know how Jeane Lavnin is. Im not a fan of strong smells, I like mild ones. :)

john petter said...

Nice Collection..Nice Blog.. Adrienne Vittadini