A Frivolous Friday

Happy Friday, Dear Siestas! 

So, I need your help.  I just ran out of perfume and I am on the prowl for a fabulous new scent. Do you have a perfume you swear by?  I am a serious perfume junkie.  
I started out stealing Amanda’s Love’s Baby Soft as a young child.  It was the first perfume I remember feeling pretty in.  
Then in Middle School I moved on to things like Sun-Ripened Raspberry and Juniper Breeze from Bath & Body Works.  I honestly don’t know how the boys could stand to be around us because my friends and I would spray a fourth of a bottle of this stuff all over our bodies even during class change.  
(It is totally annoying me that the Juniper Breeze picture is so much bigger than the Sun-Ripened Raspberry picture.  I’m getting serious OCD right now.  But, alas, I don’t have time to deal with it because it’s Friday! And P.S. I used these two scents about ten bottle designs ago. Every time they change the bottle design I feel a generation older.)
In High School I rebelliously snuck into the controversial Abercrombie & Fitch store against my parents wishes and bought Abercrombie 8.  The managers at that store feared their demise and often abandoned their cash registers when they saw my Mom’s big blond hair and corresponding Bible approaching so my best guess is that she had dropped me off at the Mall that particular day.  Since I am older and wiser, I will not at this point discuss how passionately I loved Abercrombie 8. 
In college, I stopped going to Abercrombie & Fitch (a combination of sanctification and the fact that I could no longer fit into their teeny and tiny clothing) and started wearing Angel.  I still love this scent but I have since come to think that it is a bit frilly for me.  The great thing about Angel is that it lasts the entire day.  Miraculous.
This past Christmas I was given both Marc Jacobs and Lolita Lempicka and so I have gone back and forth between these two scents for the past seven months.  I love them both and they are totally different.  When I feel girly, I wear Lolita Lempicka and when I feel sophisticated, I wear Marc Jacobs.
Problem is that I am out of both of them.  I feel that my personality has been sucked right out of me.  Not to mention, everyone must think I stink.  I know, you’re asking, “How in the world did you manage to use both bottles in a short period of seven months?”  Please do not get hostile toward me, for I already admitted that I am a total junkie.  But I’m at peace with it. 
Please help!
And, I almost forgot, have a fantastic Friday! 
You are loved. 

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  1. 51
    Cheri Bunch says:

    I rarely wear perfumes, but my favorite is Burberry London. I heard that it was Princess Diana's favorite. It is definitely my favorite.

  2. 52
    Brittany says:

    betsy johnson perfume…. i love it!

  3. 53
    Nicole says:

    I'll echo all those who love Light Blue. I wandered into Hermes about a year ago and fell in love with a then brand-new fragrance that made the store smell so yummy I would have loved to buy it as a (VERY expensive) room fragrance.

    You have given me a new goal in life…to finish using a bottle of perfume (in 7 months, no less!).

    Glory to God! 😉

  4. 54
    groovinkc says:

    Ed hardy's perfume in the pink bottle
    Juicy Couture's Viva La Juicy
    Dolce & Gabbana One

  5. 55
    Lynn says:

    OK, I just got back from the mall, smelling like several perfumes!! I'm glad they had coffee beans for me to smell in b/w fragrances!! I bought Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue -I love it and it doesn't change to some awful smell on me, which happens with lots of perfumes that I like. So thank you to all the siestas who recommended it. I've been looking for a new one for a while, not inexpensive but it will last me a long time.

  6. 56
    johandav says:

    I've been using Opium for 20 plus years, since college. Spicy, rich
    scent, perfect for the long northeastern cold. In summer (short)! I like to use Happy by Clinique. I get them as gifts as my thrifty nature just can't shell out money for perfume.

    Your sweet smelling friend on the pilgrim road,

    Loriann, East Greenbush NY

  7. 57
    grayse says:

    I LOVE Calvin Kline's EUPHORIA…it's really kind of "saucy"!

  8. 58
    Anonymous says:

    Ahh, thanks for the trip down memory lane! In middle school, me and my friends also frequently doused ourselves in sun-ripened raspberry, as well as our other favorite, country apple.

    I've been faithful to Estee Lauder Pleasures for years – love it! But my new favorite is an Arbonne fragrance called Chassis Black Orchid, oh man does it smell good!! 🙂

  9. 59
    Anonymous says:

    Anything by Philosophy- I get mine off QVC. My fav- Falling in Love and Pure Grace

  10. 60
    teagirl says:

    I have 3 perfumes switch between in variation of my mood, so I can completely understand going through 2 different perfumes! I tend to go for the more floral scents. I love the original Escada which is almost impossible to find now. I also use Estee Lauder's Beautiful. I wore this one at my wedding over 8 years ago and my hubby still remembers! When I want to feel more feminine I wear is Provactive Woman. That one I can't wear around my mother since she is allergic to some scents. Enjoy your perfume search.

  11. 61
    Victoria says:

    Kate Spade's perfume is amazing! It's light and fresh. Not overwhelming like so many can be!

  12. 62
    Anonymous says:

    My favorite is "Beautiful" by Estee Lauder.

  13. 63
    Anonymous says:

    Romance by Ralph Lauren
    Love it!!

  14. 64
    Anonymous says:

    okay – i'm weighing in here just cause i didn't see mine at all… i am old enough to be your mom… but my favorites are Diorissimo for my floral kick and Origins Ginger Essence for a summer/spring light feeling… loved reading all the variety… we are uniquely and wonderfully made aren't we!

  15. 65
    Snow White says:

    I love bath and body works coconut lime verbena. Just recently I fell in love with a frangrance from kohls called american beauty wonderful indulgence. I bought it amonth ago and I have already used a third of it I love it so much.
    adamsville Texas

  16. 66
    jennyhope says:

    I am on burberry, romance, and hold on something that I love that I broke 2 full bottles of by American Eagle..American Eagle 77. I wear perfume at all times so I can say nothing about being a junkie.

  17. 67
    Anonymous says:

    I love Estee Lauder's 'Pure White Linen'…reminds me that one day I will eternally be clothed in 'white linen'! = )


    aka iamHis

  18. 68
    Anonymous says:

    I am a little busy currently working on my doctorate…oh and working full time. I have basically leaned on Beth, Jennifer, Priscilla, Kay, Mary, Ed Young, David Jeremiah and Charles Stanley for my bread.

    I am not participating in memory verse memorization this year, but the verses Beth has highlighted have really been timely in my life. The tongue is the most recent and I have just recently had its temptation. I did not do as well as I wanted to do, but the Lord worked through me so I did better this time. I didn't say EVERYTHING I was thinking, which was a HUGE improvement for me. I have a tendency towards bluntness and desiring to get my point out. The Lord has shown me lately that it is better to win by shutting my mouth and leaving. This is terribly challenging for me desiring to have truth and justice win out. BUT I am trying to hold my tongue and say what is good to say.

    Will we ever have this one down…..unfortunately, I don't think I ever will!!

  19. 69
    Amelia says:

    I love "Heavenly" by Victoria Secret. I came across it because my husband and his best friend love it. It's clean and a bit sweet, but not too sweet.

  20. 70
    Vicki says:

    Definitely Dior's Dune – I get asked all the time what I'm wearing! Update us on what you end up choosing.

  21. 71
    Desiree says:

    I discovered Calvin Klien's Eternity Moment last summer. A little floral and girly and a little sophisticated too. I also have some Clinique Happy Heart that I keep with my travel bag and then only use it when I travel which makes a fun little change. Have fun choosing!

  22. 72
    Grace and Friends says:

    Coco Chanel Mademosille. Totally mispelled, I am sure, but is in fact, the best. I am out too. Need to get some more…Sephora, here I come! Good luck in your quest!

  23. 73
    Gayle says:

    Clinique Happy Heart is one of my favorite and I so get compliments!! My daughter (22) likes is by Chanel called Coco Mademoiselle. You guys are such a blessing!

  24. 74
    Audrey says:

    Daisy by Marc Jacobs, also Be Delicious by Donna Karen (I'm sure I didn't spell that right!)

  25. 75
    michelemac says:

    I have been wearing SKIN since the 7th grade! My husband loves it.

  26. 76
    Honea Household says:

    Beat by Burberry.

  27. 77
    hilarylarson says:

    My new fave: Grace at http://www.philosphy.com, smells really clean & pure! 🙂

  28. 78
    Susan in OKC says:

    Loved your post!! It came at the perfect time, as I was wanting to find a new perfume too. I love Dolce & Gabana's Light Blue like several mentioned & I currently wear Daydream from the Buckle (very inexpensive), but I wanted something new. My old fav (Escada's the Collection), they quit making. You can find occasionally on the internet, but it's way pricey! My best friend & I had a girl day today running around. We had to go to Ulta, so we decided to smell all the perfumes listed in the blog post comments. And we smelled all the rest too. I ended up
    purchasing J Lo's Sunkissed Glow. I loved it!! Smell it for sure!

  29. 79
    Anonymous says:

    Do any Siestas have recommendations for perfume alternatives? This sounds so weird I'm sure! But I've been either pregnant or breastfeeding my sweet young babies for going on 5 straight years now and gone are my days of wearing perfumes after a friend told me about their harmful ingredients…just REALLY wish I could find a natural alternative!! Thanks beautiful sweet-smelling women 🙂 *Used to wear Ralph Lauren Romance and Este Lauder Pleasures and long ago also loved Cool Water for Women!

  30. 80
    Anonymous says:

    Amarige by Givency. Not popular but wonderful. I like having a perfume that is unique. When by husband smells it on me it reminds him only of me. If he happens to smell is somewhere else…it reminds him of me. I love that!


  31. 81
    Amazing Racer says:


  32. 82
    Maria Cristina says:

    thank you for this post Melissa!!! .. sooo many cool suggestions from all the siesta's comments!

    My personal favorites for this season of my life are
    – Viva la Juicy!
    – Amber by Prada


  33. 83
    Anonymous says:

    Okay, Y'all have talked me into buying "Light Blue"…I just stopped by to see what was new. Now you can see why I don't ever even pause on the HSN! Dangerous!

  34. 84
    Anonymous says:

    "Tresor" by Lancome. I think I am going on 20 years of wearing this scent… 🙂

    Mpls, MN

  35. 85
    JULIE says:

    i swear by Vera Wang's Princess perfume. 1. it's in a cute bottle! 2. it smells so good with my shower gel (Carress). 3. it's not fruity or floral. it's just a good smell. 🙂

  36. 86
    Megan says:

    I love Love Shack from Gap. I am sensitive to perfumes and this one is light, but smells really good. The hubs likes it too. And it makes me feel a little sassy when I wear it.

  37. 87
    Anonymous says:

    Romance by Ralph Lauren!!!! LOVE IT! Ohh…and Desire by Victoria's Secret.

    From Alicia in College Station

  38. 88
    Cate Kingsley says:

    OH.MY.WORD. I have the perfect scent for you!! I am also a total scent person and swear by Dior's Hypnotic Poison. Of all the millions I have tried I still go back to that glorious one and get asked all the time what I am wearing.

  39. 89
    inkiso says:

    Ysatis by Givenchy. Enough said. (^_^)

  40. 90
    deanna dean says:

    Pure Grace by Philosophy…it's heaven!

  41. 91
    Jennifer says:

    I am an avid fan of Michael Kors, but I recently fell in love with Dior's Addict. You won't regret that purchase!!

  42. 92
    Anonymous says:

    Philosophy has some wonderful fragrances (both in perfumes and shower products) that I interchange between depending on my mood. From Amazing Grace, Pure Grace, Falling in Love, and Unconditional Love, they all smell great!

  43. 93
    Janice says:

    Sun-Ripened Raspberry is the best scent! The older bottle design was cooler. It is refreshing to hear that you like the scent too! All my friends went crazy for Cucumber Melon. And I wish I could make a good suggestion for perfume, but as a nurse, I can't wear any. 🙁

  44. 94
    Northern Lights says:

    I used to love perfume, but sadly, I developed asthma and severe fragrance allergies as an adult. The more expensive the perfume the worse the reaction. Instead of perfume, I now spend a lot of money each month on asthma medication. One of the most treacherous places for me to go is church – it seems church ladies love their perfume. For those of us with allergies, may I respectfully suggest moderation – both for my health and yours. It is possible to induce fragrance allergies through years of exposure. You wouldn't want to end up in my shoes!

  45. 95
    Anonymous says:

    Deep sensual scents are my favorites:
    Hugo Deep Red

    Less costly:
    Bath and Body Works,
    Black Amethyst and Sensual Amber

  46. 96
    Marilyn McDonald says:

    For the past couple of years, I've been wearing American Beauty Wonderful by Ashley Judd, sold only at Kohl's. The package says it's "a luxuriance of flowers, a sparkle of morning dew, a touch of pure joy." I get a lot of compliments on it, my favorite being a friend's daughter who said, "Mrs. McDonald always smells so nice!"

  47. 97
    Anonymous says:

    Chann\el #5. Best smell EVER!

    Deb Wiest
    Cathay, ND

  48. 98
    katiegfromtennessee says:

    Greetings Mrs. Melissa!:)

    I wish I could help, Mrs. Melissa, but my perfume is usually a combo of my deo, my hair care supplies, and my body wash. Tis true. Sorry! This post does make me think though, what scent would I want to wear? That made me smile about your middle school days, 'cause it was like that in my middle school too! It was like, "Whoa, love her heart, she likes warm vanilla!"

    Love in HIM,((HUGS)), Blessings to you:)


  49. 99
    Emmy says:

    Jo Malone has some awesome fragrances! You can also combine them to create your own scent! : )

  50. 100
    Amy Miller says:

    I just saw someone else said "Stella" by Stella McCartney. It is FABULOUS!!! You've got to try it. So yummy…

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