Favorite fragrances in 2013!

Hello everyone!

This time I decided to do a post about something that I've really been enjoying throughout the whole year - and of course I'm talking about my favorite perfumes and fragrances. I'm not the type of person who has a signature scent but some of these are probably going to be added to that category since these are the ones that I've used more than the others.

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From left to right you can see here: Nina Ricci limited edition Fantasy; Lancôme Trésor in Love; Chloé Love eau Florale, Escada Absolutely me

Just to say something before we begin: my favorite fragrances have always been the fruity ones - or the ones that have some floral undertones mixed underneath the rich fruit scent. This has started to change recently, and although I still like the fruity perfumes the most, I'm leaning towards floral ones more and more as each day goes by...

So let's start with the first one since this is the one that I've completely used up in this year and I decided to keep the bottle since it is so cute, I love the white - pink - gold design and the little drawings on the side! It is the limited edition by Nina Ricci called: Nina Fantasy

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This is taken from Fragrantica.com:

Nina Fantasy is described as playful, imaginative and transparent scent of dreams.

 The composition is floral - fruity and opens with juicy aromas of bergamot, mandarin and pear. Delicate cherry blossom in the heart is accompanied by romantic nuances of rose and heliotrope. Mate and brown sugar form the base of the perfume.

Top Notes: Mandarin Orange, Pear, Bergamot
Heart Notes: Heliotrope, Rose, Cherry Blossom
Base Notes: Holly, Vanille, Sugar

When I first heard about this I decided I had to try it - since as you can see - it has everything I like - lots of fruits + some floral undertones. This is such a nice and light, but a very sweet scent, and it reminds me of spring and flower trees that are in blossom at that time of the year.

It's suited for daytime mostly in my opinion and I was very shocked to see some people describe it as "clouds of sugar" or "a perfume that gives you headache and nausea" since this is nothing like I would describe it. Unfortunately, it isn't available anymore as it was a part of limited edition fragrances made for last spring so the only thing similar to this would have to be the other Nina Ricci perfumes or maybe the Britney Spears Fantasy.

The next one would have to be my favorite from this set and this is the Lancôme Trésor in Love which would have to be my signature scent if I ever had to choose one. It is absolutely lovely, girly, very light but with a noticeable aura around it, it is kind of chic but not in the old-lady kind of way and it is the perfect perfume for someone who has outgrown overly sweet scents but still likes to smell light and feminine. :)

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This is what Lancôme says about their fragrance:

Youthful. Modern. Flirty. Discover Lancôme’s newest fragrance sensation that captures the spirit of the first moment of love. Fall head over heels with the luminosity of ripe fruits, the radiance of rose and jasmine, and the vibrant warmth of cedar wood and musk.

Top Notes: Nectarine accord, Pear, Bergamot
Heart Notes: Turkish Rose Essence, Jasmine
Base Notes: Cedar wood, Musk

I would highly recommend buying this fragrance, you won't regret it!

Then there is my most recent love - Chloé Love eau Florale which is a scent that I wouldn't normally buy but it just started to grow on me more and more by each day as I was trying out the test-sample that I got from my mom.

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At first, it smells like freshly washed clothes or curtains - meaning it smells like soap. Soap and powder are the two words that I would use if I had to describe this scent. But, don't be mistaken, it's not a bad combo at all! It is so fresh that it's perfect for your morning routine or for your everyday life at school, work, college, meetings...it reminds me of my grandmother and the smell of her body powder; there is something vintage but fresh in this fragrance and I think it would suit everyone who likes softer, cleaner scents.

Top Notes: Green tea, Mate
Heart Notes: Woody notes, Sweet pea
Base Notes: Powdery notes, Musk

I never thought I would like a scent like this - and if someone gave it to me three years ago I would hate it. But now, I'm loving it!!  And I would looove to have the new Chloé fragrance: Roses by Chloé which is also delightful if you're a fan of roses like I am!

The last from this collection is Escada's 2010 fragrance called: Absolutely me. It is a very rich perfume and you will see what I'm talking about soon enough. It is a complete opposite from the previous Chloé perfume which has only a few, very fresh notes - this one on the other hand, is completely overwhelmed with various scents some of which include macaroons, vanille, raspberry...

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I've been getting nothing but positive reviews while wearing this one! People really notice it and like it, and I think it is the best perfume for winter-time out of all the others mentioned before in this post.

It is sweet but strong - as Fragrantica states it:

Absolutely Me opens with fresh fruit accords and raspberries. The heart is filled with delicate aroma of pink Rose Macaron, followed by soft vanilla in the base. The bottle was created as its predecessors with the logo of 2 letters E facing each other, decorated with crystals. The bottle is transparent and the liquid color is delicate purple.

Top Notes: Raspberry, Rose, Pink pepper
Heart Notes: Rose, Macaroons, Jasmine, Hawthorne
Base Notes: Vanille, White musk

And the latest friend in this collection just came by my door the other day as a gift from my parents for this Christmas!

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I can't say much about this fragrance as I haven't had the chance to test it out properly yet but so far I'm loving it! It will be a perfect scent for this winter: sweet, strong, dreamy and with a huge overwhelming aura! It is the strongest of all of the other fragrances that I mentioned but I think it would be a welcome change in these holiday days and winter occasions upon us.

Top Notes: Honey suckle, White strawberry, Black locust, Orange Blossom, Coconut, Gooseberry, Brazilian rosewood, Pear, Black Currant, Yuzu
Heart Notes: Honey, Violet, Orchid, Milk, Heliothrope, Lily of the valley, Jasmine, Magnolia, Osmanthus
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Amber, Patchouli, Vanilla, Caramel, Incense, Tonka Bean, Toffee

As you can tell - highly rich in ingredients - maybe too rich for some. It is not a perfume for everyday wear in my opinion and it's suited for winter/night time best. I can't wait to try it out more! And it is a great gift for your friends since it's so affordable, at least here in Croatia (30$ for 30 ML).

I apologise for a long post and please tell me - have you tried any of these before? What are your favorite fragrances? Which ones  would you like to try out from the ones that came out this year?

<3 Roseybelle
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  1. parfemi su prekrasni, zanima me ovaj zadnji jer taj ne znam kako miriši :D moram probati hehe

  2. Budes probala kod mene :) super je, malo je jaci od ostalih ali bas pase sad za zimsko vrijeme!

  3. Zanima me ovaj Nina Ricci parfem Nina Fantasy.Zadnji parfem o kojem si pisala Chopard Wish imam i parfem je predivan ,više je zimski i savršen za noćna lutanja .Dobila sam ga od mame za rođendan.

  4. Da, Chopard je divan! Steta za Ninu sto je nema vise, ali da se naci koja na ebayu, samo je dosta skupo prodaju :/ slicno tome je od Britney Spears Fantasy!

  5. Od Britney Spears parfeme ne volim baš jer na sam pogled na bočicu vidim da su neki slatkasti i nisu postojani tako da ih nikad ne kupim.Nina Ricci je ipak naj :)

  6. E ovaj probaj, Fantasy je stvarno drugaciji! Ali slazem se, Nina je Nina :D


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