Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Favourite Perfumes

I love perfumes with a passion and whenever I'm in Boots or (even better) Duty Free shops at airports I spend ages spraying and sniffing as many perfumes as my poor nose can handle! I hardly ever buy them myself though, usually I have a rather long wishlist which comes in handy for my birthday or Christmas... My mum always gets me perfume - it's a bit of a tradition now - and even my little brother has started buying me some too.. Am I making it to easy for them? Haha!
Anyway, here are five of my all-time favourites scents:

Viktor&Rolf - Flowerbomb (EDP 50ml, £65)
This is my favourite ever scent! I got my first bottle of this when I was 14 years old and it has been my signature scent ever since and I can't see myself ever getting tired of it! As the name suggests, it is a strong floral and sweet scent which lasts all day. I find it really hard to describe, I think it's one of those perfumes you just have to have a wee sniff of! It is rather expensive but a bottle lasts me quite a long time as one spray is enough to leave you smelling incredible all day! I also adore the bottle!

Hugo Boss - Boss Orange (ETD 50ml, £40)
This is a sweet, fruity-floral scent which (to me) smells like oranges, apples and sandalwood. It is quite light and not as long-lasting as it is an Eau de Parfum but in my opinion it's the perfect scent for the warmer months - whenever I sniff my bottle it reminds me of sun, summer, holidays..

Diesel - Loverdose (EDP 50ml, £50)
I know a lot of people who really dislike this perfume because it smells like liquorice - I'm not a fan of liquorice but I love this scent so much! I'm rubbish at describing perfumes but I would say.. liquorice, vanilla and star anise? It is quite spicy and floral and I usually only spray it once as it can be a bit overpowering. This is my favourite going out scent!

Giorgio Armani - Armani Code (EDP 50ml, £55)
Armani Code is a sensual, oriental scent which smells like orange blossom, jasmine and vanilla. To me, this is such a unique scent and I can't remember ever smelling something similar to it! This is another pefume I prefer wearing in the colder months and on nights out as it is quite heavy but god, this smells good!

Calvin Klein - CKin2U (EDT 100ml, £30)
This is probably the only perfume I've ever bought myself! It is on offer at Boots quite a lot and I think I paid around £20 for the huge 100ml bottle - it's so cheap compared to my other perfumes so I don't feel bad about using lots of it hah! It is a sweet citrusy scent (apparently it's pink grapefruit and bergamot) and vanilla, which smells really fresh and fruity. This is another perfume I enjoy using in the summer as it is light and easy to wear. It doesn't last very long on my skin but considering the price tag I really don't mind!

Do you have any of these perfumes and love them as much as I do? What are your all-time favourite scents?
PS: I've currently got my eyes on Dot by Marc Jacobs at the moment.. It smells lovely!

Sunday, 27 January 2013

I'm back & A Catch up

Hi everybody - I'm back! It's been ages since my last post, in fact it was last April - I used to blog almost every day but slowly lost interest, especially as I didn't seem to have as much time anymore to take photos, prepare posts, read and comment other blogs and so on. However, I recently really got back into beauty blogs (to be fair, I never stopped reading them), I started buying and using more make up and nail polishes again aaand I also really enjoy watching Youtube videos of my favourite bloggers now! It all reminded me of how much I enjoyed blogging so here I am again - I probably won't be able to whip up a new post every day but I'll try my best to blog fairly frequently and you never know, I might even do a video every now and then? :) I also want to change the design of my blog as soon as I have time and come up with something nice!
Anyway, a LOT has happened since my last post back in April - here are some instagram photos (@monaarndt if you want to follow me!) from the last few months and a short summary of what's been happening in my life: spent a month in Germany with my family and friends, went on holiday to Austria and Croatia, started University in September (I'm studying Civil Engineering) where I met lots of new people, me and Kev moved into a new flat right in the city centre, I turned 21, sat my first uni exams, we spent Christmas in Germany with my family and had an amazing New Year's party back in Edinburgh. I enjoyed 2012 a lot but hopefully 2013 will be even better!