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9.21.2019

An Overview of My Fragrance Collection


 Hi Everyone,

I love perfumes. So when I randomly asked if it would be of interest to share my collection with you and I had a few positive feedback so I did not hesitate a bit. Here we are with a fragrance blog post but let us be honest: Fragrance is the finishing touch of one outfit.


I am a moody fragrance lover: I may not like you today but I may find myself in love with you another day and vise-versa. I love how a fragrance can bring so many good memories. I have been collecting perfumes for over 10 years now and had hundreds of them. While some I only had/ purchased once; others I just can't leave without.  My palate has changed considerably in 10 years went from girly to more mature. I mostly collect designer and niche fragrances as I found celebrity fragrances to be weak and sometimes smell cheap to me.


What do I like in a fragrance: Good longevity, great sillage - Power house in one word. I am mostly a gourmand fragrance lover with a little mix of everything - am I making sense? If I had to summarize, I would say I am in between floral & oriental. 

Before we get to my fragrance collections and a few picks I would like to share with you,  let's review how the fragrance mavens categorized the scents/perfumes based on their compositions:

The Perfume wheel



Getting a little deeper, here's an idea of the notes per fragrances type. 



So with that said, breaking down my love for Floral & Oriental, I love:  sweet & white florals, fruity florals, gourmand and  a little spicy, a little powdery, and citrusy. My favorites notes are: vanilla, sweet spices, tonka bean, patchouli, Iris, white florals. I also like musk when done properly. That doesn't mean that I can't appreciate a nice clean scent or any other type of fragrance especially if they have that sweet undertone that I love. Am I making any sense? With that said, here's some snap shot of my fragrance collection.  I do have quite a few and I was not able to gather some of them for the shout. Please visit my fragrantica profile, if you are interested in seeing my complete collection (click here).

How I actually store them (away from the sunlight). I also have a few shelves where I keep the ones that can't fit on that drawer chest).

If you wonder, I have 106 fragrances in total: Bath&BodyWorks, VictoriaSecret body sprays not included. I used to get 3.4oz bottles but now 1.oz is enough, I decided to only purchase large bottles if I am really in love with a scent. Don't laugh- Not funny! Since I am not able to share 100+  pictures today  I will break it down into a few categories featuring mostly what I have been using lately.

My Top 5 for Summer 2019

Light Blue Eau de Toilette
will replace it by the eau intense once finished. Click here to review the Eau Intense version
Acqua Di Gioia Acqua Di Gio (purchase here)
Chanel Chance Eau Vive Eau de Parfum (Purchase here)

Gucci II Eau de Parfum Gucci (Discontinued but can be purchased here)
Burberry Brit By Burberry (purchase here)



My Top 5 for Spring 2019
Daisy Marc Jacob (purchase here)
Chloe Eau de Parfum (purchase here)

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle (purchase here)
Versace Bright Crystal EDT (purchase here)
Prada Infusion d'Iris (purchase here)

My Top 5 Picks for the cooler seasons  (Oct. until Spring)
Narciso Rodriguez Narciso Poudree (purchase here)
Valentina Valentino (make a purchase here)
La Vie Est Belle Lancome (purchase here)
Jimmy Choo Jimmy Choo EDP (purchase here)


Pink Sugar Aquolina (purchase here)

My top 5 picks for date night
Miss Dior (Miss Dior Cherie) Christian Dior (purchase here)
Shalimar Parfum Initial Guerlain (purchase here)
BVLGARI NOTTE Bvlgari eau de parfum (discontinued but can be purchased here)
Flowerbomb Viktor & Rolf (purchase here)
Lady Million Paco Rabanne 

For an evening out
ViVa La Juicy Noir Juicy Couture (purchase here) - can't find the big bottle :-)
Love, Chloe EDP Chloe (discontinued but can be purchased here)
Mon Guerlain Guerlain EDP (purchase here)
L'instant Magic Guerlain (discontinued but can be purchased here)
La Petite Robe Noire Guerlain (purchase here)

Worth mentioning (compliments getter)
Love the bottle: Juicy Couture Gold Couture Juicy Couture (purchase here)
Givenchy Dahlia Noir (purchase here)
Dahlia Divin is a sweeter version (available here)
L'Instant de Guerlain EDP (purchase here)
Dolce & Gabbana The One and flankers (available here)

Reyannes Traditions II & III
Affordable niche collection also flankers of Dolce & Gabbana The One (on your left) and YSL Babydoll
Giorgio Armani Armani Code (here)  & Armani Mania (here)



My Signature Scent (if I had to pick one)
Chanel Chance EDP or EDT (here and here
Nowhere to be found at the moment but in my collection worth mentioning:
  1.  Tom Ford Black Orchid
  2. Tom Ford Ombre Leather
  3. La Nuit Tresor Lancome
  4. Parfums De Marly Delina (Niche)
  5. Narciso Narciso Rodriguez EDP

Celebrity Fragrances I like (1 & 2 in my collection)

  1. Sean John Unforgivable woman
  2. Diesel Loverdose Red Kiss
  3. Ariana Grande Cloud
  1. Top 5 Favorite Designer house: Chanel, Christian Dior, Guerlain, YSL, Tom Ford
  2. Top 5 Favorite Niche House: Creed, Parfums de Marly, Amouage, Roja Fragrance, Maison Francis Kurkdjian 
 You can still check my wishlist here for more but here's what I absolutely need in my collection right now (most are buy-back)
  1. Gucci Bamboo
  2. Carolina Herrera Good Girl
  3. Acqua Fiorentina Creed (niche)
  4. La Nuit Tresor , Lancome
  5. La Nuit Tresor a la Folie Lancome
  6. Oud Bouquet, Lancome (niche)
  7. I don't need a prince by my side to be a Princess Kilian
  8. Mon Exclusif Guerlain
  9. Spiritueuse Double Vanille Guerlain (niche)
  10. Allure & Allure Sensuelle de Chanel
  11. Coco Chanel
  12. Coco Noir Chanel
  13. Chanel No 5
  14. Crystal Noir Versace EDP or EDT
  15. Alien Mugler
  16. Angel Muse Mugler 
  17. Elie Saab Girl of Now
  18. Giorgio Armani Si Passione
  19. Gucci Bloom Nettare Di Fiore
  20. Viktor & Rolf Magic Liquid Diamond
  21. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540
  22. Elie Saab Le Parfum in White or the original
  23. YSL Mon Paris or Mon Paris Floral
  24. YSL Black Opium Eau Intense
  25. Dylan Bleu Versace 
I hope it was not too long. Do you like fragrance? Do you know what type of fragrance you like? What is your favorite fragrance of all time? Are you a signature scent kind of girl? Comment below, I just can't wait to read your thoughts.

As usual, thank you for stopping by.

XoXo,

Moumous

Photo Credit @Vonvonphotography

Linking Up with those wonderful ladies here

18 comments:

  1. That is quite a collection! I do not wear perfume as they usually give me a headache but I love Eau de toilette so I have one that my husband gave me and two my friend in France send me. I usually alternate through them.
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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    1. Well - They sometimes give me allergies but my love for them always win lol ;-)

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  2. Really enjoyed this post and seeing all your perfumes! Very informative. I have a few of the ones you included. My absolute favourite is Diorella, a chypre, in the original parfum formulation. I have one tiny bottle left!

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    1. Hi Gail, I read that layering Diorella and Mitsuko is the bomb. If you have both, you should try wearing them together ;-)

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  3. You have an enviable fragrance collection! Thanks for linking up with the Style Six!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  4. Fragnance and perfume a big fan. I have a few of those ones. You know my favorite for all the time is Flowerbomb and Lady million. I see your face when you read this, lol....

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    1. lol- It's ok to love sweet floral oriental fragrance. but leaving in the caribbean you need a freshy or 2. You should try the Acqua Di Gioia (fresh and sweet and so sexy), Light blue intense, coco mademoiselle. By the way, oriental sweet - you should try Aquolina Pink Sugar and "I don't need a prince to be a Princess by Kilian (this one is the bomb)- Flowerbomb can't stand -lol. If you like Viktor and Wolf Magic Liquid Gold is a nice fresh/sweet as well. Lol

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    2. Gucci Bamboo too - sweet & fresh ;-)

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  5. That is a crazy collection of perfumes! I have such a hard time finding any that I like. My sense of smell is super sensitive and very fickle. Perfumes have to be very mild for me even tolerate them. This was a really fun post! I wish I could smell them all!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Thanks Shelbee if you like mild scent you should stop by Sephora and give the Chance EDT a sniff: the Eau Vive or Eau Fresh or Eau Tendre are great options. Xo

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    2. Thanks for the recommendation! I will check it out.

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  6. You have such an awesome collection of perfumes! It's nice you know so much about the scents and how to describe them too - all mine are a little different but I love them equally even if I couldn't tell you about the fragrance notes or anything, haha!

    Hope that you had a great weekend :) Thank you so much for joining the #weekdayWearLinkUp :) I just posted this week's linkup, I'd love you to join again! :)

    Away From Blue

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    1. The struggle is real Mica :-) I love perfumes too much- Thank God I love fashion equally and that I have children to care for - lol
      XO
      Moumous

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  7. What a great collection! :) My fave scent is Coco Chanel Mademoiselle. I have been wearing it since 2011! I just added Blackberry and Bay of Jo Malone last year. I alternate them

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    1. Hey Sarah! - Thank you - I am addicted to fragrance. I am actually wearing Coco Mademoiselle as I am typing this but I prefer Coco over it because I like potent oriental scent - lol. You should try to mix Wood Sage & sea salt with Blackberry and Bay from Jo Malone - so nice. How is the longevity on you? I don't like that they don't last long on me :-)

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  8. Wow! I thought I had a lot - thanks for showing us your collection. Jacqui xx

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