Jul 30, 2020

Lovin' Life 30/7/2020: An Old Favourite.

My bottle of a much loved but ridiculously expensive perfume has been sitting untouched since the spring of last year.

Let's call it Frivolous Fragrance #1.

It's a heady fragrance.  At its heart are notes of Turkish rose and from there it travels to notes of cinnamon, incense and sandalwood.  I feel dressed whenever I wear it.  Some might politely suggest its a fragrance to wear for nights out but to me, it was the perfect everyday fragrance.  Not quite worn with the 'places I'd rather be' intention but more as a nod to the fact that even in the midst of the everyday, the unexpected sometimes graces us with its presence.

But somewhere along the way, this minimalist bottle of possibilities found its way to the back of my perfume shelf.  The weather got warmer, the world got crazier and as I adapted to the new normal, I reached for my other favourite, ridiculously expensive perfume more often (and eventually ever morning).  Let's call it Frivolous Fragrance #2.  Also rose-based.  Only working the quirky elegance angle where FF #1 is all about quirky opulence.  I can always hope that the fragrance dictates the overall appearance...  Work in progress.


FF #2 ran out this week so I threw caution to the wind and reached for FF#1.

It was almost as if most of 2020 had never happened.  The world smelled as it should and by extension, it began to feel and look the way it should as well.

I've decided not to 'save' this perfume for when things 'get back to normal'.  Instead, I'll be wearing it to work every day.  

Except on the days I might choose to wear FF#2 again.  Because I also love it so much that I'm planning to treat myself to a new bottle for my next birthday.

Do you have a favourite perfume, or two?  Do you wear them all the time or do you 'save' them?


  1. How fabulous that the scent of a perfume can make you feel like the world is as it should be again. Unfortunately I don't have a sense of smell so can't enjoy perfumes. However, I do have a favourite that I wear. It's a favourite because I get compliments when I wear it so I assume it must smell nice. I save it for when I'm going out and want to smell nice since I can't enjoy it when all by myself. xo

  2. I used to buy a lot of expensive fragrances in a previous life when I travelled o/s a lot (and the price difference was worth it). I'd normally not take perfume with me and buy it enroute so that smell would remind me of the place I'd visited. I used to go to Fiji for work so Christian Dior Hypnotic Poison ALWAYS reminds me of my hotel room in Suva!

  3. I have a far too sensitive nose for perfume but in other areas I do need to be more aware of saving things - that I never use!

  4. I do have a favourite perfume - Dali - the original one and they stopped making it. If I ever see it, I snap it up. Even though it must be really old. I love it still. It's my going out perfume (at night). So sort of for good, but only because it's rare...

  5. I agree don't save it for special. I love the way it transports you back to a time before 2020 happened!I must look into my perfume collection - it's not a large collection but it is a nice way to curb some negativity!


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