We’ve been hitting high-end fragrances a lot lately, so I thought I’d go for something a little different today. A while back I had the luxury of a Sunday afternoon to myself, so I headed up to the mall, and went rambling aimlessly through Sephora.
There are shelf upon shelf, and row upon row of fragrances there, enough to boggle the mind, really, if you think about it. So why do I tend to glance over all the bottles cursorily and just keep walking?
Which got me thinking: If someone were to give me a Sephora gift card to buy fragrance, what could I get and wear happily?
There’s a lot to consider, and I’m sure I’m missing some real gems, but here’s what I came up with:
Marc Jacobs original: This is really quite nice, built around the idea of a lush, wet gardenia. It’s a simply lovely white floral, not loud enough to be offensive, fairly reasonably priced and also comes in an elegant, sleek perfume solid. So what’s not to like?
Kate Walsh Boyfriend body cream: The juice itself is OK, but as I wrote about a while back, the cream is just the bee’s knees for me, especially on cool evenings, before bedtime. It’s just a comforting embrace of delicious warmth wafting up from my skin.
Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Mandarine-Basilic: A refreshing citrus sparkler in a generous bottle that perks up even the hottest days. Keeping it in the fridge makes it even better.
Chanel Coco (the original): I’ve recently re-discovered this vibrant amber beauty after many years away. The Website has the EDT and the EDP, and I’ll take them both, but I can still wish for the body products. Are you listening, Sephora?
Tom Ford Violet Blonde and/or Black Orchid — Both great scents although very different. The Violet Blonde is classy and pretty, and pretty much wearable anytime, anywhere. And the Black Orchid — well, I’d definitely have to save it for cold weather and wear in dab-only mode, but in the right circumstances, a real stunner.
And for the hubs: Anything by John Varvatos, although most likely the original scent. And Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb or Marc Jacobs’ Bang, more for me, really.
Oh, dear, Sephora doesn’t carry Bang anymore, you say? 🙁
What about you? What would keep you afloat, perfume-wise, if you could shop at only one mall-type (not high-end) store?