Fragrance Collection

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When it comes to fragrances my experience shows that there are two kinds of personalities. Ok, maybe three if we are counting the ones that don’t use fragrances at all. I am not talking about those. Either you are having one fragrance in your bathroom, one that you have probably picked up around teenage years and continue to use (until it is discontinued). The other personality is having a whole assortment of fragrances in the bathroom.

Reading the headline you can probably guess what kind of personality I am.

Today I share all my fragrance collection – the ones I am currently using, collecting and which you would find in my bathroom.

Burberry Summer

This is one of my very favorite scents. Unfortunately as the name says it is a limited edition. I was gifted the 2011 Edition I think by Mr. ♡ and loved it. So in 2012 I asked for another bottle for my birthday. I think this one is actually my third and the 2013 Edition. It is slightly different from the 2011 Edition not only in color (it used to be more peach) but also in the smell. I have made peace with it that most likely I will not get a replacement. There were no summer editions lately I am aware of.

I use this scent for many of my day when I want to feel happy, light and if I need a lift up. This smell is always good if I am stressed or close to developing a migraine. It’s a fresh floral scent with orange blossoms and red currant.

Green Tea by Elizabeth Arden

I call this my anti-migraine scent. If I feel a migraine creep up or I already have one this fragrance actually helps. It is very light and subtle and smells of citrus and mint. It is also the most affordable one in my collection and I think the only one I have ever bought for myself. All others are gifts. This one is almost like a body spray. Wearing this scent is like stepping out of the shower.

Idol d’Armani

My sister gave this one to me for the 30th birthday. I have to admit it is a scent I would have not picked myself. However her thoughts on picking it out for me were really touching and so this means a lot to me. As you can see I hardly wear it. I call it my tough business women scent. Unfortunately it can trigger a migraine and so I am hesitant in using it.

White Tea by Elizabeth Arden

This has become my second favorite fragrance. It is very close to the Burburry Summer one with fresh mandarine and citrus note combined with white tea and white iris.

I discovered this fragrance when I was waiting for a flight in the airport. There I usually stroll around the perfume shop and give certain brands a sniff. I actually have some notes on my phone or Evernote where I keep a list of fragrances I want to sniff. If I like them I usually ask for them as gifts. I am glad I came across this one. As you can see I desperately need a replacement and hope one Christmas will hold it.

Limited Edition by Yves Rocher

In my early twenties I had a weird phase of wearing golden glittery eyeshadow and bronze shades. I loved it when having tanned skin and how it all sparkled. This fragrance is a relict from this times. When you shake it there os gold dust in it. I loved the subtle glam on my chest during summer nights. Unfortunately this was a limited edition and once I realized it will not be continued I basically stopped using it for fear of running out. That is more than 15 years ago. Last summer I decided to use it as perfume can turn bad. This one kinda has but I can’t quite get rid of it yet. I mean all the gold dust….

Boss Orange by Hugo Boss

Advertising worked for this one. I have gotten a sample in one of the women magazines and used it. Liked it. Found another sample. Used it again. And then asked for it for my birthday. This is one I usually use when I am color coordinating my fragrance bottle to my clothes. I know I am a bit weird. It is not my most favorite one as it can be a bit on the heavier side but it’s a good business scent for me.

Cool Water by Davidoff

This brand is probably known by every single one growing up in the 90s. So it comes as no surprise that it was the first perfume I ever gotten. When I was 14 my confirmation took place. For that I not only gotten a new dress but also my first fragrance as did my sisters years after me. They both stuck to the ones they choose for that occasion and it has become their signature.

I however refer to it as my sports perfume. I usually wear it when I feel sporty, when I want to be active if I dress in sports clothes. It is a memory scent for me now. I probably wouldn’t by it now. And after I finish this bottle I have the feeling there won’t be a third or fourth one making it to my bathroom cupboard.

Miracle Summer by Lancôme

I remember this scent quite clearly. I bought it with a coupon I received from my work place in my early 20th. And I bought it with Mr. ♡. We must have been just starting to date. I remember standing in the store forever not being able to decide what I should get. This one was the best scents in a rather boring selection. And for some reason I am not a fan of Lancôme. Not sure why.

Years later I realized what Mr. ♡ was sacrificing when picking this one out with me as he really dislikes perfume shops.

And there you have it my current fragrance collection. As you can see all my scents are more on the summer citrus fresh side. I don’t care much for heavy, strong winter scents. Also I am not a fan of vanilla fragrances.

Now I wonder how many different bottles you call your own. And what is your go to scent? Drop some names in the comments so I have something to smell once we are allowed to go shopping again.

Happy spraying

Tobia

This post was not sponsored by any of the mentioned brands. If Burburry wants to send me their next summer edition I wouldn’t say no though…

10 things you don’t know about me :: part VI

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It is November again. Time for the annual NaBloPoMo and I will again (try) to participate. And as tradition has it I will start the daily posting with “10 things you don’t know about me”. So everyone is stumbling in here today might get to know me.

1. I love canned pea soup.

A soup lover through and through – that’s me- I eat them in all shades and variations. A really good “Eintopf” aka stew is high on my list. However making them takes time. I am often too lazy. I discovered this brand at my local grocery store that makes the best canned pea soup. It can be eaten unheated and still tastes great. I have never cooked pea soup myself but I don’t need to. Ha!

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BOOKS I READ IN SEPTEMBER

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Another month has passed and we are slowly moving towards the fall season. The books I read in September somehow show that – at least for me. More coziness… My book picks started out a bit bla but towards the end I got better in book picking. I read books that have been on my list and I bought a couple ones as kindle deals but they were not that overwhelming. But see for yourself and maybe there is one in here that catches your eye. Enjoy!

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Adventures in Fall – My Bucket List

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Leaves are turning into that colorful shade of reds and yellows and the light has this magical glow. Mornings are crisp while a few hours later we can still sit outside in shirts soaking up sunshine and enjoying the wonderful day. Bit there is no denying summer is coming to an end and fall is sneaking up on us. Time for me to think about adventures in fall and compile my seasonal fall list.

As always I will check in on my summer bucket list and see how many items have been crossed off.

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Goal Check-in to my 101 things 1001 days bucket list

photo of lighthouse in evening sun for my goal check in for the 101 in 1000 project also called project zero

One year ago I started a project. I wanted to cross off 101 goals in 1000 days. And to stay on track I have already decided to do an annual goal check-in. Today is the day: I want to see how far I have come. And maybe you also like to have a look. Then follow along:

Checked goals on the bucket list

Let’s start with all the goals that have been successfully been crossed of the list.

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