Beauty, Fragrance & Candles

Perfumes In Rotation, Autumn 2017

Fragrances in Rotation | Essential Twenty

It’s been quite a while since I spoke about fragrance on my blog, mainly because I’m completely useless at describing scents. But every now and again I feel like I ought to let you know what candles I’m burning and which perfumes in wearing (although not today for the former).

I currently have 3 perfumes in rotation, one for cooler days, one for warmer days and one for best. I also have about 5 others stashed away in a drawer, which is a lot for someone who doesn’t care much for fragrance. 

Ghost Sweetheart Forever; Perfumes in Rotation | Essential Twenty

For warmer days…I’ve been loving the Ghost Sweetheart Forever Eau de Toilette*. I’ve never tried anything from Ghost, and I’m having serious regrets because this is beautiful. It’s floral, and a little sweet from the fruity notes, and I can’t get enough of it to be honest. Every day I wear this, someone asks me what I’ve got on – it’s got some real staying power! With top notes of cassis, lychee and orange, heart notes of rose and white flower, and base notes of patchouli, vanilla and wood, it’s the ultimate sweet fragrance. Maybe a little too much for the impending winter, but it’s been serving me well through the summer months. 

Britney Spears Midnight Fantasy; Perfumes in Rotation | Essential Twenty

For cooler days…I’ve recently gone back to a secondary school fave, Britney Spears Midnight Fantasy Eau de Parfum*. Whilst everyone loved Fantasy, it was just a little too sweet for me. Midnight had a deeper, more complex scent, and I had to keep up my grunge appearances (even if I was on a fragrance budget). With top notes of plum and black cherry, heart notes of iris, freesia and night orchid, and a base comprising of vanilla, musk and amber, it’s definitely a sultry feminine fragrance on a budget! 

Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede; Perfumes in Rotation | Essential Twenty

For best…I’ve been wearing Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede Cologne. I’m still far too frightened to wear this every day as it cost an arm and a leg, even for the small bottle, but I do love whipping it out on special occasions. You can probably tell I love a floral perfume, and I’ve even got the shower gel to match (something I won’t put in the bathroom as I don’t trust anyone other than my mum to realise the cost)! A less complex perfume, with just one scent in each note – apple, peony and suede as the top, heart and base notes respectively – I feel like a princess when I spray this. Honestly, Jo Malone fragrances don’t do it for me on the whole, but this one is definitely something else and a pretty fab Christmas present.

Why is fragrance chat so difficult? Maybe one day I’ll get the hang of it, but I don’t think today is that day! Have you tried any any of these perfumes? And which are your day-to-day favourites? 

*This post contains products sent for PR purposes.
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