I can’t believe I’ve been writing this blog for about a year and a half and I don’t think I’ve ever written about the perfumes that I wear and love. I have a few different fragrances, as well as other favourites that I don’t currently own but have in the past. I find perfume terminology kind of confusing, but typically I like light and sweet scents. These perfumes are by One Direction, Trilogy, Kim Kardashian, and Urban Rituelle.
One Direction – Our Moment
I am a big One Direction fan, and that’s no secret. However, this perfume is genuinely really nice, and even people who aren’t fans have commented on how nice it smells. I like the fancy packaging, as well as the box itself which I still have on my makeup table. It goes well with my One Direction calendar as well.
“Top notes are pink grapefruit, forest fruits and red currant; middle notes are freesia, jasmine and frangipani; base notes are woodsy notes, patchouli and musk.” – Fragrantica, the perfume encyclopedia.
You can purchase this from Mighty Ape or in department stores.
Kim Kardashian – Gold
This perfume reminds me of a great trip to Las Vegas with my stepsister Raquel. We’re both big fans of the Kardashians so we had to visit their Kardashian Khaos store (which I just learned is no longer in business). I bought a set of perfumes with the original Kim Kardashian perfume, Kim Kardashian Gold, and Kim Kardashian Love which was made for her wedding to Kris Humphries #awkward.
“The fragrant composition of Gold, intended for hot summer, begins with a rich burst of bergamot, grapefruit and pink pepper. The heart includes a floral bouquet of jasmine, tender rose and dewy violet. The addictive base blends patchouli, sandalwood, amber and creamy benzoin, all wrapped in an elegant and warm veil of musk.” – Fragrantica
Kim Kardashian Gold, as well as the other Kim Kardashian fragrances can be purchased at department stores.
Trilogy – Raha*
The newest addition to my perfume collection is Raha, from Trilogy. It is their second natural perfume which has been produced in partnership with So They Can, a not-for-profit organisation which aims to empower African communities through education.
“Meaning joy in Swahili, Raha’s notes of vibrant green galbanum, citrus, blue iris and warm vanilla evoke the joy and life the warm African rain brings to these communities.”
Raha is based in sunflower oil which makes the fragrance long lasting on your skin. NZ$2 for every bottle sold will be donated to So They Can. Strictly limited numbers available in participating stockists such as Farmers or buy online now.
Urban Rituelle – Vanilla
I came across this Urban Rituelle Vanilla perfume one day in Forever New. I wouldn’t normally step foot in there since they don’t go much beyond a size 10, but I was with a much smaller friend, so was browsing the accessories – plus size women, you know what I mean! I always get compliments when I wear this, and it seems to have been particularly popular with various guys over time.
“A blissfully creamy & oh so sweet blend of warm vanilla mixed with lashings of luscious caramel and smooth buttermilk. “
So there you have it, my four favourite fragrances. There are others I have loved previously, such as Clinique Happy which was my signature scent for years, but currently I’m loving these. What’s your signature scent? I’m always interested to know.