Thursday, September 15, 2011

FAVORITES -- Best Fragrances for Fall


Hey everyone! Today I'll be continuing on with my "Fall Favorites series, and I'm so excited to share my favorite fragrances for the fall season! Once the seasons start to change, I love wearing heavier (and sexier!) scents. The ones I'm going to show you are usually the scents that last me through fall and winter so I'm going to challenge myself to experiment and discover a new set of favorite fragrances specifically for winter this year. Wish me luck!

VICTORIA'S SECRET -- LOVE ROCKS

'Love Rocks' reminds me and Chris of a girl's version of Axe. It's definitely a statement fragrance that's not for the faint of heart.. but that's exactly why I love it. If you like sandalwood, vanilla, jasmine and musk.. you'll love this perfume. And the bottle is SO cute! I picked up a 2.75 oz bottle of the scented mist during the last Semi-Annual sale for around $3. I kind of wish I'd gotten another one.

I can't wait to wear this during fun nights out on the town.. concerts, going out with friends.. it's got that kind of "party" spirit to it!

RALPH LAUREN -- GLAMOUROUS

'Glamourous' is the lightest scent in my list for fall. Composed of rose, white lily, tuberose and ginger blossom, it's delicate and feminine, but not overly floral or sweet.. it's just a very clean scent. There's also a very fine gold shimmer in it that is simply gorgeous when the bottle is shaken. It swirls and floats.. and when you add in the "diamond" accent in the lid, it definitely becomes luxurious and glamorous!

Unfortunately, the scent has been discontinued but it is still easily available online with a starting price averaging around $50 for a 3.4 oz bottle, which is actually quite a decent price.

VICTORIA'S SECRET -- SUPERMODEL

I got a free deluxe sample of 'SuperModel' years ago inside a purse I bought from VS. It contains Chinese berries, peach blossom and sandalwood. I love the depth that the sandalwood gives it. This is such a great sexy scent that's not too overpowering or musky. 

While it's a pretty "linear" fragrance and not the most unique, what I appreciate about it is that it's such a great all-around scent. It can be worn day or night all year long, and it's very well-balanced: not to sweet/spicy/floral/fruity... it just is. And sometimes I feel like we can get so caught up in having a perfume that is so specific or that hits 7 different notes throughout the day that it's nice to simply have a great staple fragrance.

I've heard rumors that this one has been discontinued too, but I can't confirm or deny it. I feel like I saw it the last time I went into VS (within a month), but I can't be positive because I wasn't actively looking for it.

BATH & BODY WORKS -- BLACK AMETHYST
'Black Amethyst' is easily one of my undisputed all-time favorite scents. It is the definitive sensual musk.. but it's so much more than that. Citrus, floral, spicy musk.. 'Black Amethyst' has it all. It's such a complex fragrance, containing everything from mandarin and bergamot to magnolia and gardenia and closing with sandalwood, patchouli and vanilla.

Bath & Body Works launched 'Black Amethyst' as one of their "Signature Scents" and fully prepare for me to throw an absolute fit if.. I can't even bring myself to say it for fear of jinxing myself.. :sigh:

If I had to eliminate all other fragrances on this list and just pick one, it would be this one. No question. If you've never smelled it, I strongly suggest you give it a try. I promise you won't be disappointed!

HILARY DUFF -- WITH LOVE

Okay, so I've officially loved Hilary Duff since she was "Lizzie McGuire" on the Disney Channel. Lizzie was awesome and I'm glad to see Hilary has grown up to be successful and adorable. Because I adore her, I knew I had to have her scent. Thankfully, it's one that I love. I remember going with my mom to pick it up at Ulta the day it came out years ago.. it was during the holiday season and I got one of their awesome free gifts. It was a fabulous extra-long blue, khaki and white super-thick knitted scarf that I love. I still have it and use it all the time during winter. ..But I digress.

'With Love' is a muskier version of VS's 'SuperModel' and if I had to pick one over the other, I'd pick this one.. but they're both different enough to have earned a spot in my favorites. While I feel like 'With Love' is a more "mature" fragrance, I still think it suits Hilary because she's always seemed more mature and wise beyond her years. 

The notable components of 'With Love' are mango, spices, amber and musk. It's a very warm and comforting fragrance that has a wonderful combination of sweetness and spice. This is usually my everyday go-to scent during fall. The last thing I love about this one is the bottle: it's is sophisticated, unique and classy.

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Have you tried or smelled any of these fragrances? If so, did I include some of your favorites? Let me know!

4 comments:

  1. Hey Mandy! I have the Victoria Secret Love Rocks and I love it! Perfect for going out for a Romantic night with the boy or going out for Girl's Night. It has a strong yet not overwhelming scent. Good choice! :)

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  3. Where do you recommend I get the RL Glamourous online? I have never shopped frangrances online :) Thanx.

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  4. Hey Anon! FragranceNet.com looks pretty legit, and you can get it at a discount. Plus free US shipping if you provide your email, which you would need to do to complete your order anyways.

    I've never personally ordered from them, but if I was going to get another bottle, that's probably where I'd go with. I'm always scared ordering anything DC'd or expensive off of ebay.

    Here's the direct link to Glamourous on FragranceNet:

    http://www.fragrancenet.com/f/net/search_results.html?search_type=search&search=GLAMOUROUS&mv_pc=gawus_glamourous_58_gs_ralph_lauren_glamourous_e&gclid=COuI9Iz-vqsCFZJU7AodDngUgQ

    Hope that helps!

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