Of all the beauty products that fill my IKEA Alex drawers, fragrance is one that always exudes luxury and elegance. When I was young, I dreamed of having a dressing table full of those little glass bottles; I'd wander through the fragrance department at my local John Lewis making a mental wishlist of all the perfume I was going to buy when I was an adult and had a job.  Even now, I always think of fragrance as an extra special treat to myself.  A lot like a good red lipstick or that million-dollar-feeling bra, a gorgeous perfume can put you in a certain mood, and every morning I look at the bottles on my dresser and think "who do I want to be today?"...

Even on the days when I don't want to wear a lot of product on my face, I always make sure to spritz a little perfume before I head out the door.  These are the 3 fragrances that I seem to be reaching for the most.

The Sophisticated One - Charlotte Tilbury Scent Of A Dream*



The best way to describe this perfume would be feminine and powerful.  The top notes of lemon, peach and black pepper are empowering without being too strong for a day time fragrance.  The floral heart notes are flirtatious and throughout the day, the perfume develops in to a sensual and seductive fragrance, using your body heat to activate the base notes.  It's the kind of perfume that makes people stop mid-sentence and ask what you are wearing, it's that captivating.  Charlotte promises that the scent will attract love, light, power, positivity and sex to the wearer. Whilst I cannot guarantee that men will fall at your feet when you wear this, you will have a damn good chance of feeling like the sexiest, most sophisticated woman, and confidence is one of the most attractive qualities in any person.  I wear this when I want to feel like I can take on the world.  

The Rebellious One - Chanel Gabrielle 



I love the simplicity of the design of the Gabrielle bottle, it isn't trying too hard to be something amazing but still manages to look so luxurious and inviting.  I also find the fragrance to have a delightful simplicity about it too; it is purely a floral scent with jasmine, ylang-ylang, orange blossom and grasse tuberose.  It doesn't have a lot of components, but is just heavenly on the skin and lasts all day.  Perfectly feminine yet ideal for those who are rebellious at heart, I wear this when I know I'm going to be going out, having a good time and falling in love for the night...

The Sweet One - Valentino Donna 



I still remember first seeing the Valentino Donna bottle and just knowing that it was going to become a favourite.  The way the light hits the studded glass drew me in and after a quick spray on my wrist, I fell in love with the fragrance too.  Sweet and fruity, yet perfectly light, Donna is ideal for an everyday scent.  It is subtle but still has an impact and I receive so many compliments when I wear this.  It has been a staple in my make-up bag for the last couple of years, and I feel like my close family and friends now expect me to be wearing this, I guess it is sort of my signature scent. I wear this when I'm meeting a friend for a coffee catch-up or heading out to explore a new city. 

Which fragrances are you loving at the moment? Have you tried any of these 3?

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Nai 

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