Hello readers, what’s your favorite perfume?
I don’t really have one. I usually just use gifts but not overly so. There have been perfumes sitting around for years because I wanted to “save” them. For what? The opera? So I’ve decided I need to clean out and possibly even start trying new perfumes so I can find one for myself. 😄
Victoria’s Secret Strawberries & Champagne
This was a full size gift mist that lasted me a long time. I’m not really sure what a champagne scent would smell like, but this didn’t remind me of strawberries either. Fragrantica says it has cassis (red wine?), so I suppose that’s more of what the scent is. It’s light, but it doesn’t seem to have many good reviews! I don’t think it’s bad, but I wouldn’t buy it.
Victoria’s Secret Love Spell
I had a tiny sample for this and the next scent that were good for a few uses. This is light, but probably more sweet and floral than Strawberries & Champagne. Fragrantica users report peach, white jasmine and cherry blossom notes. One compares it to fruit punch. Again not bad; just not me.
Victoria’s Secret Sheer Love
Out of the three Victoria’s Secret mists, I’d say this is the one I liked most. Fragrantica claims it’s a floral fragrance that features lily, cotton flower, chamomile and aloe vera. I’m not sure about those, but I can see the melon that other users have determined. Victoria’s Secret does test on animals.
This was a rollerball knockoff/”our impression” of Katy Perry’s “Purr.” I don’t know how close this would be, but I liked it! It’s more what I’d imagine a perfume to smell like, but isn’t heavy. According to retail descriptions, it has top notes of tangerine, pear, jasmine, and gardenia with middle notes of honeysuckle, lily of the valley, and orange blossom. There’s a base of amber, vanilla, sandalwood and musk. Oddly, this came with a lotion, but I hated the scent of that.
Harvey Prince Hello
This was another sample from an old Birchbox. It is a citrus fragrance, but there’s definitely a musk base. It contains Meyer lemon, grapefruit, forsythia, and plumeria. Fragrantica also notes mandarin orange, frangipani, and Tahitian vanilla. I didn’t previously know this, but Harvey Prince is organic, vegan, and doesn’t test on animals. They also are free from certain ingredients like parabens, sulfates, and GMOs. I will consider them in the future!
Do you have a favorite scent? Perhaps because I don’t really use perfumes, I don’t know smells and how to describe. The only ones I know I like are Madagascar vanilla and how my linen closet smells. But things that are supposed to smell like linen don’t smell like mine!😆 So just let me know, and I’ll check them out!