Aug 23, 2010

La Discussion Parfum

One of my most favorite things, and my guilty pleasure, is buying perfume. I love it. I have always loved it. I remember when Tarryn and I use to be obsessed with Estee' Lauder's Pleasures, or Ralph Lauren's Romance, or Clinique's Happy back in 7th grade! Hysterical. We were twelve. I also remember requesting Calvin Klein CK1 for Christmas in sixth grade. Other things on my list? A purse backpack and some tennis shoes with heels. WHAT? please tell me someone else knows what I am talking about... come to think of it Tarryn gave me a pair of these! They were pink plaid and they were heeled tennis shoes. I swear. I could probably still find them in my parents basement in the dress up box that we STILL have.

But back to the subject at hand. Perfume. I love it, and I can't get enough of it. I have perfumes for every season {a #1 choice and a #2 choice}, and I get super excited when it is time to reign in the next seasons perfume.

Before we get started on actual perfume's, I want to talk about my most favorite scent. I have debated weather or not to tell you all about it for fear you will go out and buy up all the remaining bottles. So if you promise to leave me some I will share it with you.

My favorite {non designer-y, body spray} scent, is Magnolia Blossom from Bath and Body Works. {insert angles singing}. My little Mo Mo {pictured in my header!} got me hooked on this stuff years ago. Sadly, they discontinued this magical fragrance. After I got over the initial shock, I decided to take matters into my own hands and go find the darn stuff. Surely there were B&BW that still had bottles of the stuff right? I struck out all over Kentucky, but luckily there was a plethora of the stuff in Denver! It was on sale for two dollars a bottle, and I bought the entire store supply. I still have a large stockpile in my bathroom. However I always get nervous that I am going to run out. I wear this stuff everywhere, to work, to grab lunch, to the gym (when I go, ha) to the pool, keep a baby bottle in purse for those mornings you aren't at your house but you just need a little spritz! *le sigh* the stuff is liquid gold.
Ok ok enough about Magnolia. On with the perfumes...since it is still summer, let's start there. My favorite summer scents are...


1. Burberry Summer.
This perfume is so soft, and is reminiscent of Dolce and Gabanna's light blue. I love it! Thanks Ashley for introducing me to this!

2. Issey Miyaki L'eau Dissey
My babies momma, Jo wears this a lot, and I love it too. Chrissy told me it smells like Elizabeth Arden's Sunflowers, but it absolutely does NOT.


My most favorite time of year is the transition from summer to fall. I am a fall girl for sure. I was born in the fall, I want to get married in the fall, and I am pumped that fall is upon us! Coincidentally, my favorite perfumes are my fall perfumes!

1. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle
so classic. so fantastic. Coco Mademoiselle can take you from a football game, wearing jeans {with brand new socks} a college sweatshirt and tennies, to dinner at your boyfriends parents, wearing jeans heels an adorable sweater and your David Yurman {which I wish I had more of!}, to a little black dress and your hair up. It is hands down, my favorite. And the boys luuuuuv some coco girls. I would consider this my signature fall scent ;)

2. Armani Code
Good stuff. I wear this one more if I am going out on the town in the fall.


1. Vera Wang Glam Princess
Never mind that the bottle looks like perfume for a baby prostitute, this stuff smells great. Its a heavier scent, perfect for winter! I imagine being bundled up in an adorable pea coat wearing a scarf with my hair down and curled with some big hoop earrings. Walking around downtown streets or something, just popping in little stores, all adorned with Christmas lights!

2. Sexy Little Things Noir, from Vickies
Perhaps it is because I got this for Christmas one year, I don't know, but I just love it. And how precious is this little bottle? Currently on display in my room because it just reminds me of a vintage dressing table or something.

1. Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue
Love it. So light. so fresh. mmmm I love it for spring when the weather is changing and you get to wear Easter egg colored things and you can finally eat outside on patios again!

2. Ed Hardy-Love and Luck {white bottle}
I love this. I get made fun of for wearing Ed Hardy, but hey its perfectly light and airy! Also has a little spice to it which I like.

So there you have it girls. There are a bunch of others I love as well, but I just decided to pick two per season so to not bore you all to death any more than I probably already have! ha. Also-I am a single girl supporting myself, I don't make a whole ton of cash ha, so to support my perfume addiction do you know what I do? Ebay. You can get designer fragrances, wrapped up in the packaging, brand spanking new, for seriously like nothing. I got a big bottle of Burberry Summer a few months ago for... $19. Now that makes me, and my bank account, very happy.

And just for fun...

Perfumes I use to love, until I was told not to wear them anymore. {sad.}

Thierry Mugler's Angel. I loved this for fall/winter but Lauren told me i smelled like her grandma, and bug spray. Hmph.

Euphoria-Calvin Klein. Brett (babies daddy) told me it smelled like that stuff hippies wear, what is it called? Patchouli or something?
Oh well, you live you learn ;)
{but I still wear both sometimes!}


star said...

Lady, you are obsessed! I have Sexy Little Things Noir and Chanel Coco Mademoiselle. I'd love to try some of these other ones you have! My fave scents from Bath & Body Works is Sweet Pea, I pray it never gets discontinued!

Ari- Audrey Onassis said...

Such a fun post, Allison! I always ogle the Sexy Little Things Noir bottle, because it is so damn cute!

Kristen @ All In My Twenties said...

I am obessed with perfume also!! I have this cute little tray in my bathroom to display them!! LOVE

1. I gave Lauren that Burberry Summer this year for her birthday and we love it!! I say we because I use it as much as she does!!

2. I adore Coco Chanel too!!!

3. You have to try Michael by Michael Kors. The SA gave it to my for my birthday last year and Im obsessed!! you will LOVE it!!

PS I feel you on the love for perfumes others despise!! Lo and Kristen had to tell me to not wear Tommy Girl EVER again because "We arent in the 6th grade anymore!!" haha

Jennie said...

BEST POST EVERRRRRRRRR!!!!! I loveeee Juicy...ever tried it?? LOVE. And I too, am a FALL FANATIC!

Dree said...

I love perfume!! Angel is the smell of my childhood, as is Estee Lauder Red Door. My signature scent is Chanel Chance.

That BBW scent sounds so nice. I'm a sucker for any BBW vanilla scents!

Lauren H. Edmondson said...

Whenever I smell "Clinique Happy" I think about 6th-9th grade haha.
Now, I wear Ralph Lauren Blue just about year-round. I have HORRIBLE allergies and it seems to be the only perfume that doesn't make my eyes water and nose run. Not to mention it smells marvelous.

That BBW scent sounds delicious, I've always been a Moonlit Path girl myself :)

Kerr said...

I love Allure by Chanel. It is my absolute fav!

Dana (and Michael♥) said...

You always have the best scents!!! :)

Mighty Burns said...

That's so funny I have been obsessed with those same floral smells. The gardenia. And I for sure recall having ck1 and small little back packs. Lol I am still on the hunt for my new fall scent so thanks for the tips!

Erin @ Sassin' Southern Style said...

One of my old co-workers used to wear Euphoria. She needed to spray that stuff around the block and then walk into it b/c it was strong as mess! Either that, or she bathed in it.

Jillian said...

I seriously didn't know there were that many perfumes out there:) I like burberry and I'm ashamed to admit this: Paris Hilton:)

Michaela said...

LOVE vera wang princess cant get enough of it!

Love this post x

According to Ashley said...

Oh my gosh - There are more perfumes in this post than I've owned in my entire life!! I love smelling good but I usually forget to wear perfume on a daily basis so one bottle lasts FOREVER. I always wear it when I go out with the hubby or get dressed up, though. I've worn "Dream Angels Desire" (Victoria's Secret - purple bottle) for several years now and love it! I bought "Sexy Little Things Noir" to wear on my wedding day because 1) it smelled so sexy and 2) the bottle was so perfect. I want to wear it again on special occasions, especially our anniversary :) And PS - I used to love Magnolia Blossom too but sadly I didn't stock up!

Jill said...

I complimented someone on her perfume today and she told me it was Burberry! Also...Magnolia Blossom! I smelled the perfume (not the body spray, but the perfume) on a friend and when I went to look for it, found it was dq'd! My mom found 2 brand new bottles for me on ebay! I'm like you, I use it sparingly. Now these other perfumes....I think I could drop some serious cash, hehe.

Cassie said...

Wow, you have so many! I just use Happy from Clinique! It's an oldie, but a goodie!


design + development by kelly christine studio