Monday, 18 August 2014

My Essential Perfumes

Whilst I don't own that many perfumes (except for all of the samples I've hoarded!) I have always found that three is all you really need. One for the summer, one for the winter and one which you can wear anytime, anywhere which makes you feel fantastic! So here are my perfume picks...

My Summer Perfume

In the summer I like to wear a perfume which is light, fresh and delicate and just adds a hint of scent without being obvious, for me the perfect summer perfume is GHOST Sweetheart. I have used this perfume for years because I just don't get bored of it. I am useless at describing scents but according to The Perfume Shop it has an oriental floral scent with heart notes of lemon, pineapple, spearmint, white flowers and sensual woods. Now I think "oriental floral" sounds quite heavy but it's really not, if I wear it people tend to say "Oooh, you smell nice" instead of "Oooh, what's that perfume?" which is exactly what I'm aiming for.

My Winter Perfume

This has got to be Jimmy Choo by Jimmy Choo, I absolutely love this perfume! It's a little heavier than my summer one but when I first tried it I just couldn't stop smelling my sample, it makes me feel warm and cosy, which is exactly what I want for winter. The notes include pear nectar, orange and toffee, making it distinctive but also giving it that warm, wintery feel. I like that it is a little stronger than my summer one, on the basis that normally it has to make it's way through a lot more layers of clothing! I sometimes use this one in the evening during the summer but generally it’s a winter day perfume.

My All-Year All-Rounder!

I only recently discovered this perfume, as it's new, but I am already totally in love with it (as is my boyfriend) and wear it all the time. It's Agent Provocateur Fatale and if you buy a 50ml bottle from House of Fraser, they currently give you a pair of Agent Provocateur hold-ups with it! This perfume is ideal for so many reasons, like Sweetheart it blends so naturally with your own scent that it doesn't smell like you are wearing perfume, you just smell lovely! My boyfriend is really picky about perfumes because they tend to be too strong but he can't really tell I'm wearing this one. When you first spray it on it smells quite citrusy and fresh but then slowly the base notes come through and you get a very sexy musky vanilla and chocolate smell, heavenly! I have found it works well during the day or the evening and I'll be wearing it in winter and summer whenever I want to feel special.

I hope you have enjoyed this post, which are your three must-have perfumes?

Much love,

Sasha Monday x


  1. I absolutely love the Jimmy Choo and recently discovered the Agent Provocateur and really like it as well!