It'll be next year in a couple of days - how times flies, I can't believe it, etc. and so on. This was a phenomenal, unbelievable year. If someone told me I'd have a year like this, I wouldn't have believed that person. Actually if you told it to me right now I'd still have trouble believing you.
But let's save all this disbelief for my year-ender post, alright (check out 2012's while we're at it). Today I'd like to list down the five best fragrances I've tried this 2013. I realized that my taste in scents and style has changed drastically in the last 12 months. I no longer favor ultra-feminine, sensual things to wear. Now I prefer simple, crisp, and classic pieces to define me.
So, here are my five favorite perfumes, plus two runner ups! These scents are floral mixed with green, and warmed by a musky woody base.
DKNY Fresh Blossom Intense. You know I've been a long-time fan of the DKNY Be Delicious scents. I love Fresh Blossom because it's a beautiful warm floral scent with a touch of sparkling apple. It's lovely and complex, just the way I like 'em.
Jo Malone Blueberry and Bay Cologne. I never did get around to reviewing it, but this is one of my most cherished perfumes. I feel somehow powerful and slightly possessed when I have this on; it's almost masculine in it's sharp green-ness. This 30ml slim bottle is perfect for traveling so this is what I always bring with me.
Clinique Happy In Bloom. Think of a bright, cool summer in your tennis whites and linen blazer. The Clinique Happy In Bloom is that mood, bottled. I love how fresh and cheery it is to wear, like nothing will go wrong with my day!
Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Honeysuckle. Ahh, another green scent. This is the latest version of the famous Elizabeth Arden franchise, and it doesn't disappoint. This is an energetic scent that wakes me up with just one whiff.
Philosophy Amazing Grace Spray Fragrance EDT. My latest find! I've been wearing this almost everyday since I got it. (Don't tell the others). It's such a mature yet sweet scent that makes me feel beautiful and graceful and kind. Now I know why it's such a well-loved fragrance.
There are two more fragrances that almost made the cut, but they're pretty awesome even if they're not on the official list. ;)
Burberry Body Tender Eau de Toilette. This is probably the most sensual fragrance out of the bunch. It's warm and soft, like skin rubbing on silk sheets. It's a sophisticated fragrance, but not quite snobbish.
CLEAN Skin. Wanna smell like you just stepped out of the shower? Then this for you. CLEAN fragrances are famous for being uncomplicated, fresh, and just plain honest. There are no pretensions within a CLEAN bottle. Just since soapy goodness.
So there you go! What are the scents that defined your 2013?