I promise you it's not everyday that I refer to the collection of perfumes I have as my 'fragrance wardrobe', but for the benefit of a sartorial sounding beauty post, let's go with it...

So- let's get down to scents. It's very rare I talk extensively about the perfumes I love, but as of late I've slightly extended my collection and thought I'd introduce you to some favourites. Fragrance is a hugely important part of my 'beauty routine'- it's a hugely (yet subtly) powerful thing, that can provoke everything from memories to moods (as well as offering a beautiful scent). Joe and I were in a perfume shop recently and both agreed that a perfume we'd picked out reminded us of a certain place, or time in our relationship; which is pretty special. I used to be very signature in what I wore on a day-to-day basis (Daisy by Marc Jacobs, which I still absolutely love), but it's nice to have the chance to switch things up every now and again- so I thought I'd introduce you to a few of the other power players sitting on the shelf too...

Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino Acqua
My nose is far from a pro, but if I could summarise this fragrance in one word I'd say it smells like summer. It's clean (without being clinical), powered by delicious citrus notes and smells exactly as the name would suggest; like a blue skied Italian coastline in summer. It's unisex, which means the citrus's aren't too poignant and instead make for an uplifting, bright scent.

Jo Malone - Sorrel and Lemon Thyme
Another bright and citrus based fragrance, this offering from Jo Malone is a little more earthy, but still oozes the freshness of Spring and the feelings reminiscent to a summers garden (without being too floral). It's zestiness makes it one of the loveliest scents I own, and this is definitely one that I've been wearing almost on a day-to-day basis.



Miller Harris - L'air de Rein
I've often attempted dressing like Jane Birkin, but capturing her scent is something entirely new for me- but when I was introduced to this Miller Harris fragrance (designed by none other than Ms Birkin herself)- I couldn't help but fall head over heels. Unlike anything I've ever worn, this scent is woody, dabbled with warm spices that ooze a nostalgic vintage flavour, with notes of vanilla to soften things up too. It's masculine in a feminine way, and is totally in line with the playful androgyny of her timeless style.

Molton Brown - Dewy Lily of the Valley and Star Anise
If you like the smell of fresh linens left on the line during summer, cosy bedsheets and fresh florals- then this is a scent for you. Dabbled with magnolia and peony undertones (underneath the most gorgeous top notes of lily and star anise)- it's the perfect light, clean and soft fragrance which is subtle, yet suitably ladylike too.



Diptyque - Eau Rose
I can't lie, I'm not normally a fan of rose scents, but upon purchasing the Diptyque Rosaviola candle, I was a bit of a changed woman. So let me introduce Eau Rose- a subtle rose scent, governed more by fruity blackberry and delicately complimented by this sparkly rose-tinted floral scent. It's feminine without being sickly sweet, and is lightyears away from the powdery talc rose scents I'd come to recognise- making it a total floral-scented game changer, which I love.





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I promise you it's not everyday that I refer to the collection of perfumes I have as my 'fragrance wardrobe', but for the benefit of a sartorial sounding beauty post, let's go with it...

So- let's get down to scents. It's very rare I talk extensively about the perfumes I love, but as of late I've slightly extended my collection and thought I'd introduce you to some favourites. Fragrance is a hugely important part of my 'beauty routine'- it's a hugely (yet subtly) powerful thing, that can provoke everything from memories to moods (as well as offering a beautiful scent). Joe and I were in a perfume shop recently and both agreed that a perfume we'd picked out reminded us of a certain place, or time in our relationship; which is pretty special. I used to be very signature in what I wore on a day-to-day basis (Daisy by Marc Jacobs, which I still absolutely love), but it's nice to have the chance to switch things up every now and again- so I thought I'd introduce you to a few of the other power players sitting on the shelf too...

Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino Acqua
My nose is far from a pro, but if I could summarise this fragrance in one word I'd say it smells like summer. It's clean (without being clinical), powered by delicious citrus notes and smells exactly as the name would suggest; like a blue skied Italian coastline in summer. It's unisex, which means the citrus's aren't too poignant and instead make for an uplifting, bright scent.

Jo Malone - Sorrel and Lemon Thyme
Another bright and citrus based fragrance, this offering from Jo Malone is a little more earthy, but still oozes the freshness of Spring and the feelings reminiscent to a summers garden (without being too floral). It's zestiness makes it one of the loveliest scents I own, and this is definitely one that I've been wearing almost on a day-to-day basis.



Miller Harris - L'air de Rein
I've often attempted dressing like Jane Birkin, but capturing her scent is something entirely new for me- but when I was introduced to this Miller Harris fragrance (designed by none other than Ms Birkin herself)- I couldn't help but fall head over heels. Unlike anything I've ever worn, this scent is woody, dabbled with warm spices that ooze a nostalgic vintage flavour, with notes of vanilla to soften things up too. It's masculine in a feminine way, and is totally in line with the playful androgyny of her timeless style.

Molton Brown - Dewy Lily of the Valley and Star Anise
If you like the smell of fresh linens left on the line during summer, cosy bedsheets and fresh florals- then this is a scent for you. Dabbled with magnolia and peony undertones (underneath the most gorgeous top notes of lily and star anise)- it's the perfect light, clean and soft fragrance which is subtle, yet suitably ladylike too.



Diptyque - Eau Rose
I can't lie, I'm not normally a fan of rose scents, but upon purchasing the Diptyque Rosaviola candle, I was a bit of a changed woman. So let me introduce Eau Rose- a subtle rose scent, governed more by fruity blackberry and delicately complimented by this sparkly rose-tinted floral scent. It's feminine without being sickly sweet, and is lightyears away from the powdery talc rose scents I'd come to recognise- making it a total floral-scented game changer, which I love.





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25 comments:

  1. love Tom Ford fragrances!

    xx
    www.cherry-mag.com

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  2. Your fragrance collection is perfect! I have been wanting Eau Rose from Diptyque for ages but accidentally picked up Eau Plureille instead - which is nice but definitely not as nice as Eau Rose! Also lusting after the Herb Garden collection from Jo Malone! <3

    Jacqueline | Sail Away to Neverland ♡

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  3. Diptiques Eau Rose sounds amazing! I'm on the hunt for a new spring fragrance cos I'm getting so bored of what I have now so I might have to invest! x

    Always, Alice

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  4. I feel like I have to up my perfume game after reading this post!!

    poppyrkay.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I love that Jo Malone scent, so I'm trusting that the rest of these smell divine *runs out to smell them all*
    Another lovely post!

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  6. Wow looks like such a nice collection. I've been looking into buying a new perfume...

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  7. I definitely need a wardrobe specifically for my fragrances! I've really grown to love certain ones lately <3

    hellomissjordan.com xx

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  8. I think we have similar taste in scents! I love the sound of that Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Acqua. I'm really into fruits, florals and citrus. Thanks for sharing with us!

    Elese | elesedowden.com

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  9. Nice collection you have there! I always intrigued to try one of the Jo Malone perfume.

    Aina x

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  10. Ooh I've not tried any of these. They all sound divine though, I'm taking note of these and definitely going to give them a sniff <3

    Andini xx | Adventures of an Anglophile 

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  11. These all sound like such lovely fragrances! This Tom Ford one has been on my wishlist forever, so may have to finally go out and buy and hope the smell of it actually brings in summer. The Molton Brown and Diptyque ones also sound up my street - thanks for sharing this Liv :) x
    Charlotte's Road

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  12. Wondering if its ok for me to start referring to my collection as my fragrance wardrobe now?
    Lizzy | by Lizzy x

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  13. I love Tom Ford - Black Orchid is divine - and I'm getting a Jo Malone perfume for my birthday so mega excited for that!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

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  14. These are so pretty, i love the bottles
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  15. Love this post Liv - I posted my top three spring fragrances today too (great minds think alike) and it featured Jo Malone, as well as an honourable mention to Diptyque. The Tom Ford offering sounds gorgeous - will definitely have to give it a spritz.

    Kara

    ❤️

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  16. These all look and sound absolutely beautiful, some stunning perfume bottles too - I'm such a sucker for packaging, ah!

    Isabelle | www.isabellekategm.co.uk ♡

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  17. Awesome fragrance collection Olivia! L'Air de Rien is my favorite perfume, to be honest I haven't tried the rest but definitely will when I have the money! thanks for sharing - xx

    - Tabitha Beverlin
    www.larimar.com

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  18. Can't wait to get my hands of a Diptyque fragrance X

    https://blackonnoir.wordpress.com/

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  19. this is a very lovely collection <3

    xoxo, rae
    http://www.raellarina.net/

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  20. lovely!
    http://killthemwithchic.com/

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  21. I love Jo Malone fragrances they are beautiful.

    Jess
    justthatgirlonline.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. All these fragrances must be amazing! =D

    http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

    xoxo,
    Jessica

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  23. I'm so surprised that I have never smelled, let alone owned, one of these perfumes! A few new summer ones to try out for me..!

    Katie.
    xx La Coco Noire

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  24. I feel like we have very different tastes in perfume! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Seems like you go for a more fragrant, clean scent while I go for a fruity, sweet scent. These photos are lovely, though!

    xo, Kimberly
    www.blogsfordays.com

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