I love scents, whether it’s lighting a candle or turning on a diffuser in my home, or using an aromatic shower bomb in the bathroom or spraying a perfume on my body.
My perfume and body scent collection – my “scent shelf”! – consists of 10 bottles that vary from soft, feminine and floral to musky, masculine and spicy!
Although I would consider my “signature scent” to be Chloe, I like a variety of scents and the ability to choose one that suits my mood, the season or activity.
You’ll have to let me know in the comments if you share any of the same scent interests with me!
Bvlgari Omnia Amethyste
Omnia Amethyste is one of my older scents, too, but it is still available. The very soft, feminine and clean scent of this perfume is what prompted me to buy it several years ago – so many years, in fact, it was when I worked at Ulta in my early 30s. It still smells amazing, and hasn’t turned.
Bvlgari described it as “inspired by the shimmering hues of the amethyst gemstone, this floral Eau de Toilette captures the myriad scents of iris and rose gardens caressed with morning dew.”
Pacifica French Lilac
Pacifica French Lilac was, for me, a spontaneous purchase while purusing the aisles at Target. I do not gravitate towards overtly floral scents, but the lilac is my favorite flower. In a moment of sentimentality, I tossed it in the cart. I actually wear it to work frequently.
It’s got a blend of lilac, magnolia leaves, heliotrope, ylang ylang, hyacinth, and subtle notes of nectarine, according to the official scent description. Usually in the perfumes I pick, no matter how out of character, there is a note I am in love with. Ylang ylang is that note for me.
You can find it here on Target’s website. It’s also sold at Ulta.
Physician’s Formula Butter Paradise
Physician’s Formula Butter Paradise is the newest addition to my scent shelf, within the last month! I talked about it here on BeautyJudy recently.
The scent is straight from the brand’s Murumuru Butter line, with tropical floral notes “surrounded by creamy sandalwood and warm vanilla.” I’m generally adverse to heady vanilla scents but this one is not overwhelming to me. It’s been an ideal summer fragrance for me.
You can also purchase this from the Physician’s Formula site as well as if you find it at CVS.
Maison Margiela Replica Lazy Sunday Morning
I received a sample of Maison Margiela Replica Lazy Sunday Morning a long while ago in a Sephora order and fell in love with it. I took it on travel and wore it on special days or nights. When I ran out, I saved the tiny glass because someday, I wanted a bottle of it.
This is the most expensive scent I own, but I did not immediately go out and buy it. It was truly a special purchase I made with money I was given as a gift.
The name of this scent alone brings with it a memory from my romantic past that the Maroon 5 song of the same name evokes as well. It makes me smile. For at least a year, this scent has been my favorite, although I wouldn’t call it my “signature.”
“Lazy Sunday Morning is a classic floral fragrance that recollects the memory of soft, velvety skin enveloped n fresh and comfortable linens through notes of fresh pear, iris, and tender white musk,” according to the Sephora website.
As I mentioned, I consider Chloe what I would call my signature scent, even if Lazy Sunday Morning is my favorite scent right now. This is another scent that I got to try through samples in an older Sephora order that eventually led me to my first purchase of a full size bottle. I started saving the samples for work travel.
Chloe has key notes of Peony, Rose, Honey, Cedarwood; it is a powdery floral scent that is very fresh to me.
I linked to it on Sephora’s website above.
Lush Lust is starkly different from the scents I typically favor. It’s sandalwood scent calls to me on days when I crave change from my usual clean scents.
Lush says on its website that Lust “is a heady mash-up of rich florals and a warm, woody base that lasts on the skin for hours and hours. It’s a multi-layered fragrance made up of jasmine, ylang ylang, rose, vanilla and sandalwood making it (and you, by association) unabashedly sexy.”
I like to wear Lust on the weekends, and occasionally to work. It’s not “me,” but I love that most about it! I linked to it on Lush’s site above.
Lush Dirty is technically designed for me but it’s one of my all-time favorite scents. Its masculine, musky yet crisply mint scent makes me happy. Lush says Dirty has sandalwood, and the ‘famous Dirty scent of tarragon, lavender and subtle spearmint.'”
I have a thing for men’s scents, I suppose; I even like using men’s deodorant on occasion!
Click the link above to check out more about this body spray. There’s also a perfume, and when I run out of the spray I’d pick that up. This will be a staple for me in my shower and my scent shelf!
Philosophy Inner Grace
This is the oldest of the perfumes I have – it is discontinued, but my internet stallings show that there are many Philosophy Inner Grace lovers who feel the brand’s scent Live Joyously smells just like it (it’s notes are Tangerine, Patchouli and Pink Peony).
So without an official description to guide me I will give you my inexperienced description – this scent is clean in a soapy-kind of way, with a strong musky smell. It’s got some sweetness to it but the clean and musky scent are what draw me in.
Despite how fragrances tend to lose something of itself over time, this one has held up well and it is why I kept it.
Bath and Body Works Capri Seaside Citrus Body Splash
This is a discontinued Bath and Body Works scent from a few years ago; I found this description on an amazon listing for the Body Lotion: “A sunny seaside escape of fresh citrus, juicy nectarine & orange flower.”
This is a sweet and fresh scent that literally makes me happy as I smell it. I tend to use body splashes on the weekend or on days when I only want a light scent for myself. Or on days when I don’t shower – I’ll be honest lol! This is my only body splash right now.
I search for this every time Bath and Body Works has its semi-annual sale and I haven’t had much luck. I found a replacement for my first bottle at a store in my old local farmer’s market in New Jersey. That’s what you see – my second bottle.
Duross & Langel Black Pepper
Duross & Langel Black Pepper is the spiciest of the fragrances I own, and one I love to use in winter.
Black Pepper is the creation of this small business based in Philadelphia that I fell in love with a few years ago because its scents and body products are amazing! I have used so many products from this brand that I love from face washes to soaps and, of course, this here fragrance.
Duross & Langel describes Black Pepper like this on its website: “Eau de cologne with top notes of black pepper and lemon that lead to a spicy-floral middle of cumin, coriander, ginger, jasmine, and violet leaf, all atop a sweet, deep, long-lasting base of oakmoss, musk, amber, and patchouli. Created with men in mind, our female clients find it intoxicating to wear as well.”
So tell me – what’s on your scent shelf?! Do you have or like any of the scents I have?