Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Video: My Perfume Collection
Perfume was my first beauty love. For as long as I can remember, my mother always told me, "Girls are supposed to smell good." I guess it was her way of imparting good hygiene (she'd say it when we didn't want to take a shower and when we started going through puberty and needed to use deodorant). But it was also her number one beauty rule and it was a rule to live by. Before my sister and I were exposed to the world of makeup, nail polish, high heels, and hair styles, we already had a deep love affair with scent.
For me, it all started with Nenuco - a popular baby cologne (really it's a body splash) that's gentle fresh scent is essentially synonymous with infancy in Puerto Rico, where I grew up. It's such a wonderful scent, I know adults who still wear it (myself included).
Now that you know that I've been rocking some form of perfume since I was in diapers, you might not be so surprised to find that I have quite the large collection of scents in my home. I love to smell good. But more importantly, it's been deeply ingrained in every fiber of my being that I'm supposed to smell good.
With that in mind, I'd like to share my perfume collection with you (the abbreviated version after I cleared out the ones I no longer used and donated them to friends and family). Hopefully, sharing these might bring some new, delicious smells into your life. I'm also hoping it will open up a little exchange between us, where you'll share some of your favorites with me so I can continue to discover new scents that I love.
Scents mentioned in the video:
Colors by Benetton
Valentino V Absolu
Emporio Armani Diamonds
Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana
Spiced Green Tea by Elizabeth Arden
Ocean Pacific by Ocean Pacific (pink bottle)
Narciso Rodriguez for Her (pink bottle)
Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille Abricot
Ellie Saab Le Parfum by Ellie Saab
Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf
Beso by Agatha Ruiz de la Prada
Rose Essentielle by Bvlgari
212 and 212 Sexy by Carolina Herrera
Jean Paul Gaultier Classique
Lilly Pulitzer Squeeze
Rock Princess by Vera Wang
Sugar Lemon, Hesperides Grapefruit, Brown Sugar by Fresh
Vanilla Grapefruit by LaVanilla
Me by Lanvin
Rose Oud by Kilian
Tuscan Blood Orange and Persian Rose by Pacifica
Dream Angels Heavenly and Dream Angels Forever (limited edition) from Victoria's Secret
Twisted Peppermint (seasonal), Forever Sunshine (discontinued), and Vanilla Apricot (discontinued) from Bath & Body Works
Alright, now it's your turn. Do you have a signature scent or are you a multi-scent girl like me? What are some of your favorites? Do you have any of the same ones I do?