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Must-Have Fragrances

I admit it, I have a fragrance addiction.  I can barely walk into a Sephora without smelling about 10 perfume bottles.  Really, it’s a problem.  At the moment, I have quite the interesting collection – L’Occitane, Burberry, Aerie, Versace, and more.  But, I have been good enough to narrow down my favorites this year to just four.

I’m really into sweet, airy, and flowery fragrances.  I’m known to wear lighter scents – musky just doesn’t appeal to me at all.  If you have a similar taste in perfumes, these four are going to be right up your alley.

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Why pick one when you can pick four?

Check out my favorite four fragrances below:

  1. Marc Jacobs: This Marc Jacobs scent has me totally in love.  This Daisy Eau So Fresh is fruity, playful, and light enough to wear everyday.
  2. Versace: Versace’s Bright Crystal will always be one of my favorites.  This scent is refreshing and sweet, and a perfect mix of pomegranate and peonies.
  3. CLEAN: A few years back I met a woman at work who was wearing the most amazing perfume.  I couldn’t help but ask her what she had on – it was CLEAN!  After a few moments of confusion about the name, I pulled out some receipt paper and promptly wrote it down.  And honestly, it really does just smell so….fresh and clean.
  4. I had heard so much about the Flowerbomb craze, but I somehow managed to not actually wear it until earlier this month.  I was immediately obsessed.  The mix of Jasmine, rose, freesia (to name a few) is to die for.

Want even more must-have fragrances? Check out Kristin’s perfume favorites from July.

What is your must-have scent this year?

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Currently Loving: July 2013 Perfume Favorites

Fragrance is a very personal experience, and certain smells can trigger very powerful memories. A perfume can say a lot about the person wearing it, which makes purchasing a new scent a very momentous occasion. I’ve rounded up the six perfumes I am currently sporting (not all at the same time, of course!) in hopes of helping you find your new scent. Disclaimer: I’m horrible at describing scents, so be warned.

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Love these fragrances!

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Kenzo Amour is a sentimental fragrance for me, as it is the first “adult” perfume I bought for myself my freshman year of college. I remember feeling so sophisticated walking myself to the Sephora in the Prudential Center and purchasing this all by myself. If that doesn’t scream maturity, I don’t know what does. It’s the only fragrance I wore for at least 2-3 years, and my dorm neighbor even told me that Kenzo Amour reminds her solely of me. I think they should rename it “Eau de Kristin;” it’s really a classy name. Notes: Rice Steam, Vanilla, Tanakha Wood, Musk, Cherry Blossom, Frangipani Blossom. 

Chloe Eau de Parfum is another sentimental fragrance; it’s one of the presents my BF gave me on our first Christmas together. Not only that, but he bought it for me while in France for work, so it makes it naturally more classy. So much better than the bottles purchased here in the U.S., obviously.  This is my go-to “sophisticated” perfume that I spritz whenever I have an exceptionally nice event to attend. Notes: Pink Peony, Freesia, Lychee, Magnolia Flower, Lily of the Valley, Rose, Cedarwood, Amber, Honey.

L’Occitane Eau Ravissante was gifted to me by the lovely folks at L’Occitane. I love their skincare products, but I must admit that I had NO idea they carried fragrance as well until a couple of months ago. Bad beauty blogger, bad. I am loving this fragrance for the Summer since it is light, citrusy and just a touch floral-y (totally a word, right?). For a full review of this scent, check out Gabi’s post from about a month ago. Notes: Mediterranean bergamot and Damascena rose.

Marc Jacobs Lola was an impulse buy during a total TJX-owned company shopping spree/blackout. There was the one day where my friend and I went to 7 different TJX-owned stores in 7 different towns … don’t even ask. It was glorious! Anywho, Lola made it into the cart with more or less everything in sight. While I ended up returning a lot of my purchases during a serious bout of buyer’s remorse, I just couldn’t part with Lola. Notes: pink peppercorn, pear, ruby red grapefruit, rose, fuschia peony, geranium, vanilla, warm tonka bean and creamy musk.

Kate Spade Twirl came into my life during a perfume-sprtizing frenzy in my friend’s bedroom. She was getting ready in the bathroom, so I just helped myself to all of her perfumes. I mean, why not? The other perfumes were just whatever, but I was smitten with Twirl right away. And when I spotted it on sale at TJMaxx later that week … must have been fate! Notes: mandarin, pink pepper, blackberries, white peach , red currant berries, watermelon, jasmine, magnolia, orange blossom, tiaré flower, amber, musk, skin accord, macaron.

Philosophy Eternal Grace was a birthday gift from my BF’s mother. While I love smelling all the scrumptious Philosphy scents at Sephora, I’ve never actually made a purchase. Eternal Grace is crisp, clean and perfect for the Summer or an event when you need a universal perfume. I couldn’t find the “notes” for this fragrance, but I did find this: Eternal Grace spray fragrance is a contemporary blend of Philosophy’s classic clean, crisp notes, along with delicate floral and bright citrus that leaves a timeless impression. It’s a bummer though, I think that this fragrance has been discontinued. Scoop it up while you still can!

What are your favorite fragrances?

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Colorblock Your Wardrobe

It seems as though everyone is flocking towards the colorblocking trend, but rightfully so. Why wear a piece of clothing in one of your favorite colors when you can wear a dress, shirt or shorts in two, three or even four of your favorite colors?

I happened to be perusing around in Urban Outfitters recently looking for some summer dresses to keep cool in and found this adorable number.  I was in love!  I was fully aware that the colorblocking trend was spreading quickly, but I had not exactly bought into it until I spotted that Sparkle & Fade Colorblock Dress tucked away in one of Urban’s many clothing racks.

By now, most designers have figured out the right recipes to combining blues with greens or pinks with purples- a few have even dared to mix purple and red (successfully!).  But, it’s not just clothing that has been colorblocked lately – bags, bracelets and even bathing suits have joined in on the fun.  Check out some of these cute dresses and accessories and pick out your favorite color combination!

 

Cheerful Color Combinations

1. ASOS 2. ASOS 3. Madewell 4. Marc Jacobs 5. Urban Outfitters

What is your favorite way to colorblock this summer?

Fab Finds: Makeup Bags

You already have your eye on the upcoming spring cosmetic collections, but have you thought about where to stash your new goodies? Give your hum-drum makeup bag a spring cleaning, and snag one of these cute cosmetic cases for stashing your beauty treasures.

1. Makeup Bag in Quilted VinesCarissa Black: $20

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2. Kiss and Make Up Cosmetic in Lemon ParfaitVera Bradley: $28

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3. MARC BY MARC JACOBS ‘Pretty Nylon Mini’ Cosmetic BagNordstrom: $48

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4. Tory Burch Medium Patent Cosmetic CaseBloomingdale’s: $75

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5. Kate Spade Funfetti Medium Flat Pouch Cosmetic CaseEndless.com: $95

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Fab Finds: Cool Cognac

Ladies and gents — well most likely just ladies — I bought the most faboosh boots last night on sale at Aldo. I promised myself I wouldn’t buy anything new anytime soon, but I just couldn’t pass them up, they were just what I had been looking for for months. So in honor of the new loves of my life, I bring you all things fabulous and cognac, a color brought to us from the hue gods.

1. Hausteen – Aldo, $129.98

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2. Braided Front Stretch Belt – Arden B., $34

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3. Briana Leather Trench – UGG® Australia, $499.99

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4. Marc by Marc Jacobs ‘Serena’ Skirt – Bluefly.com, $112.99

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5. BCBGMAXAZRIA Charmeuse Ruffle Detail Blouse – Bluefly.com, $49.99

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Foot Fetish Friday: Are Reverse Heels a Schwing! or a Miss?

Recently seen on the runways and on daring celebs like Victoria Beckham, reverse heel shoes certainly are turning heads.  But is it positive attention they’re getting?  You tell us.

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Photo: Marc Jacobs Backwards Heels courtesy of Net-A-Porter.com