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TOP 10 | Sweet Smelling Perfumes

Top 10 | Sweet Perfume (Curly Spring Blossom)

I not only have the biggest sweet tooth,  I also only crave  “Sugary, Candy Like” perfumes. I thought it would be nice to gather all the delicious fragrances that I’ve fell in love with over the years. If, like myself, floral, woody, spicy or oriental perfumes make you smell like a granny (and not in a good way), than these suggestions could help you find a yummy new scent. BTW I’m assuming that a girl (me) in her forties likes to smell like cake batter! 😉

 

1.

Pink Sugar

Top 10 | Sweet Perfume Pink Sugar

This is the most affordable perfume from this list. Pink Sugar is a warm, delicious & happy fragrance. I would describe it like when cotton candy & vanilla sugar meet maple syrup! Without a doubt a sugar overload that is not just for teenagers!

Notes:
Bergamot, Sicilian Orange, Raspberry, Fig Leaves, Lily of the Valley, Licorice, Strawberry, Red Fruit, Cotton Candy, Vanilla, Caramel, Musk, Wood, Powder.

2.

Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille Extreme

Top 10 | Sweet Perfume-Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanilla Extreme (Curly Spring Blossom)

Layer after layer of vanilla scents, what’s not to love! I like that I smell like I have doused myself in vanilla extracts! I love it. Truly intoxicating!

Notes:
Vanilla Sugar, Heliotrope, Vanilla Absolute, Milk.

3.

Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille Apricot

Top 10 | Sweet Perfume Comptoir - Sud Pacifique (Curly Spring Blossom)

Creamy, sweet and fruity; it’s complete perfection if you wanna smell like a summer treat. Sweet but with a grown up feel to it. Very sophisticated.

Notes:
Jackfruit, Apricot, Papaya, Vanilla, Sugar Candy.

4.

Yves St-Laurent Black Opium

Top 10 | Sweet Perfume- Yves St-Laurent Black Opium (Curly Spring Blossom)

Full of notes that evoke the sweetness of vanilla, coffee, with some light floral undertones. The smell of this perfume is very different from the original Opium. This is a winning scent for me! This is like a mature version of Prada Candy.

Notes:
Coffee Accord, Orange Blossom, Cedarwood Essence, Patchouli Essense.

5.

Lavanila Vanilla Grapefruit 🐰

Top 10 | Sweet Perfume- Lavanila Vanilla Grapefruit (Curly Spring Blossom)

I absolutely love Lavanila Vanilla Grapefruit perfume! Don’t let the grapefruit in the name trick you – it doesn’t smell fruity at all! It’s a very warm scent with only a hint of citrus.

Notes:
Pink Grapefruit, Lime, Bergamot, Orange, Cedarwood, Madagascar Vanilla.

6.

Dior Hypnotique Poison

Top 10 | Sweet Perfume- Hypnotic Poison (Curly Spring Blossom)

I’ve been wearing this perfume for the last 10 years. Definitely not a summery or daytime scent, but you’ll be tempted to wear it all year round. I get a ton of compliments when I wear this warm, vanilla sexy scent that not only warms up as the day goes on but, mixed with the amber and jasmine, it’s just amazing! I am head over heels in love with this dangerously named perfume. I cannot recommend it highly enough. My only word of advice is to spritz yourself sparingly because a little of this certainly goes a long, long way especially in summer when your skin heats up.

Notes:
Bitter Almond, Caraway Spice, Sambac Jasmine, Cinnamon, Tuberose, Vanilla, Musk, Mosses, Jucarunda Wood.

7.

Viktor & Rolf BonBon

Top 10 | Sweet Perfume- Viktor & Rolf BonBon (Curly Spring Blossom)

I love this perfume so much. The smell is delicious; when I wear it, it feels like I’ve been soaked in candy. It reminds me of the sweetness that Flowerbomb has… minus the flowery notes.  Definitely a cute, feminine, sweet tooth kind of smell. It starts off a little more floral but becomes all sugary after some evaporation. Definitely smells edible. The caramel scent is the longest lasting part of the perfume with a hint of vanilla sweetness.

Notes:
Caramel, Mandarin, Orange Blossom

8.

Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Gold Couture

Top 10 | Sweet Perfume- Juicy Couture Viva La Gold Couture (Curly Spring Blossom)

I prefer Gold Couture over the classic Viva La Juicy perfume. It has more vanilla than the classic one, which is what I enjoy the most about this aroma. The main notes for me are definitely vanilla, amber, and caramel, although there are some notes of berries that come through and don’t make it too overpoweringly sweet. Think warm caramel and honey drizzled over berries and vanilla custard… and you have Gold Couture!!

Notes:
Berries, Honeysuckle, Golden Amber, Caramel, Vanilla.

9.

Mugler Aura

Top 10 | Sweet Perfume- Mugler Aura (Curly Spring Blossom)

At first, it’s minty and fresh (Yes like Listerine) but also has a mysterious base note. After a couple of hours, Aura elegantly and seamlessly morphs into a custard bourbon vanilla scent that reminds me of Fresh Pastries. Aura is an exceptionally well engineered perfume that carries you away on a nose-filling journey.

Notes:
Rhubarb leaves, Vanilla bourbon, Orange blossom, Wolf wood.

10.

Maison Margiela “REPLICA” By The Fireplace

Top 10 | Sweet Perfume- Maison Margiela REPLICA By The Fireplace (Curly Spring Blossom)

This perfume is my newest obsession. It does have a smoky base to it but it also has a lovely bourbon vanilla side with a touch of cinnamon. Someone told me that it smells like roasting marshmallows on a fire. This fragrance stirs up memories of times shared by the fire in the great outdoors as well as by the fireplace. It does tend to be more of an Autumn/Winter fragrance and it’s especially delicious mixed with Black Opium!

Notes:
Clove Oil, Chestnut Accord, Vanilla Accord

 

Honorable Mention…

Mugler Angel

Top 10 | Sweet Perfume- Mugler Angel (Curly Spring Blossom)

Key Notes:
Caramel, Chocolate, Honey, Vanilla

Elizabeth & James Nirvana Bourbon 🐰

Top 10 | Sweet Perfume- Elizabeth & James Nirvana Bourbon (Curly Spring Blossom)

Key Notes:
Tuberose, Oakwood, Bourbon Vanilla

Prada Candy

Top 10 | Sweet Perfume- Prada Candy (Curly Spring Blossom)

Key Notes:
White Musks, Benzoin, Caramel Accord

Giorgio Armani Beauty Si

Top 10 | Sweet Perfume- Giorgio Armani Si (Curly Spring Blossom)

Notes:
Pear, Freesia, Amber Wood.

Maison Margiela “REPLICA” Funfair Evening

Top 10 | Sweet Perfume- Maison Margiela REPLICA FUNFAIR EVENING (Curly Spring Blossom)

Key Notes:
Toffee Apple, Orange Blossom Infusion, Caramel Candy

 

Looking at this list of favorites, you can quickly see that the key word for me is VANILLA. I hope that it gave you, my “SWEET” friends, some great suggestions or possibly made you smile because we have the same taste. Any other perfumes I should try?

 

Note: I try my best to buy only cruelty-free products when it comes to my makeup, skincare & bath products. That being said perfume that are cruelty-free and smells good on me are extremely hard to find so this list contains only a few CF options! Transitioning is key here…

🐰= Cruelty-Free

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Sephora Black Friday Deals | 2017

Sephora Black Friday Deals | 2017

Black Friday 2017 is November 24th

Am I the only one who’s secretly wishing for the return of Sephora’s HUGE Black Friday deals? Three years ago, I remember getting 2 full size Buxom Lipglosses for 15$CND during that  special sale; was that a great deal or what? Looking at their website right now, we are definitely very far from that marvelous time. Meh! Nothing exciting at all! If I must buy something, I may go for the Atelier Cologne Perfume Ornament & the Alterna Caviar Moisture Kit for my mom!

I’m so underwhelmed with Sephora promotions right now or even Sephora in general these days… 😢

What will you pick up (or NOT) ?

Sephora Black Friday Deals | 2017

Note: All these prices are in US dollars

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BareMinerals “Nudes for Days” 6 Piece GEN NUDE Lip Wardrobe | Hot or Not?

BareMinerals "Nudes for Days" 6 Piece GEN NUDE Lip Wardrobe | Hot or Not?

This BareMinerals lip set was not on my radar at all, but somehow, it ended up in my Sephora basket. When in store, I was drawn to these NUDE colors and I was curious to try these GEN NUDE Moisturizing Buttercream Lipglosses & Matte Liquid Lipcolors. I adore their Marvelous Moxie LipGloss and heard a lot of good things about their newer formula so I just couldn’t restrain myself!

Availability

Sephora in-store & online for 30$CND (Limited Edition)

BareMinerals "Nudes for Days" 6 Piece GEN NUDE Lip Wardrobe | Hot or Not?

Description

A mini Gen Nude collection with 3 Matte Liquid Lipcolors (Weekend, Icon, Juju) and 3 Moisturizing Buttercream Lipglosses (Cosmic, Sugar, Flirt) 6 X 0.06oz (2ml)

Formulated without : Parabens, Phthalates & Sulfates

Matte Liquid Lipcolors

Pros

♥ The formula is super creamy,

♥ Can be applied without a lip liner (nearly no bleeding),

♥ Lips don’t completely dry out after an hour or two (comfortable to wear),

♥ The shades are not “flat” mattes,

♥ The biggest advantage: each colour FADES well,

♥ No transfer on BeardMan’s lucious lips (or coffee mugs) 😉

Cons

♥ It fades after 2 or 3 hours,

♥ Like ALL matte liquid lip products on the market, they dry the lips after some time (minimal for these though),

♥ I DO get product all over my teeths.

Moisturizing Buttercream Lipglosses

Pros:

♥ Non sticky at all,

♥ Feel very buttery on the lips,

♥ Offer a great pigmentation for lipglosses,

♥ Have almost NO SCENT & NO TINGLING effect.

Cons:

♥ NO staying power (after 1 to 2 hours, it’s almost gone)

Swatches

BareMinerals "Nudes for Days" 6 Piece GEN NUDE Lip Wardrobe | Hot or Not?

Final Thoughts

First, this set is a great deal since these Minis versions (0.06oz) individually sell for 13$CND – this set gives you 6 for 30$. Second, since I NEVER finish any lipstick and they go bad quite fast, I prefer deluxe size samples. So all in all, this set offers beautiful NUDE colors, gorgeous for any event, with a very good formula.

When I choose a lip product, I always go for the ones with cakes, fruits or mint scents Surprisingly, these don’t smell like anything I already own. I also normally pick stickier (I wear my hair up, so no problem!), tingling glosses that have a longer staying power, but, even though these tends to disappear after an hour or two, I’m really digging them A LOT. Compared to my favourite brands, I still prefer Buxom & Marc Jacobs lip glosses over them! As for the Matte Liquid Lipcolors, they are fantastic and by far the best formula I’ve tried so far (Better than Stila’s & ABH)

I will happily “PAN” all these. Is it a set for you? I guess it depends on your personal preference.

Is this set a Hot Buy or Not ? In my book, it’s a HOT one!!!!

Have a beautiful day my beauties!

Ingrid xxx

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DISCLAIMER: I paid for this product.