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. 101
    kmh says:

    I love Christian Dior's Miss Cherie. Smell it, you will love it! :o)

  2. 102
    Anonymous says:

    I'm a perfume freak &


    I never get sick of. Love it!

  3. 103
    Tammie says:

    I think it is called "Daisy" by Marc jacobs… i love it; don't own it, can't put the pennies to it right now but definitely squirt a few on i walk through the store….. It bottle looks like a small bouquet of daisies…. love it!

  4. 104
    Aunt_Nette says:

    ok, most perfumes make me a little quesy. but I do find that good old fashion vanilla flavoring is the best. A little behind the ears and on the wrists and out the door I go.

  5. 105
    Carolina Light says:

    You are extremely blessed that you can wear a scent. I have allergies and can't even wear smell-good lotion. Makes me sick as a dog, even though I love it. Really, a woman needs to be able to wear a scent to feel truly feminine. So, whatever you wear – ENJOY! (And spritz a little extra for me.)

  6. 106
    Jackie Roth says:

    This was interesting!

    I like "Day Dream" by BKE and "Bond Girl" by Avon.
    Also "Very Sexy" lotion by Victorias Secret.

    someone else said they like Sensi by Georgio Armani. that was discontinued where I used to get it. I like it and will go to fragrancenet.com to look for it.

    have a blessed rest of the weekend!!

  7. 107
    Leslie Lauren says:

    I'm coming in late in the game, but just had a fabulous weekend with my best friend who flew in from North Carolina! Yay for girl time!! We made pina colada cupcakes (added pureed pineapple chunks to some yellow cake batter and iced them with coconut oil infused buttercream frosting…YUUUM), saw a concert together, and went shopping for new dresses (of which we both made out with total bargains!!).

    She and I both love wearing perfume, and her two favorites are Heavenly by Victoria's Secret and Happy by Clinique. I have a ton of perfumes, but the three I use the most are Miss Dior (fun and girly scent), Bath & Body Works' Green Clover & Aloe (fresh and light), and Curious by Britney Spears. You can smirk all you want, but I get compliments every time I wear it. Plus, I see it as a way to fund her two boys' college educations. HA!

  8. 108
    Beth Rainey says:

    Go by the dept. store and try Bucheron. It's been around for a long time but it's soooo wonderful. I won't try to describe it. Google it and see what they say. I love it!!

  9. 109
    Meemaw says:

    Perfume is such a personal choice. For me I love Hanna Morae. It is pricey for me and I do not always have it on hand, but I love it. It lasts and I found myself following my co-worker around the store where I used to work just to smell her perfume. That is what convinced me to get it in the first place.

  10. 110
    Becky P says:

    OK- I am only commenting on Sunday and have not read through the comments yet, so I don't know if anyone recommended my new favorite perfume yet- in case not, it is Lancome's Magnifique- a beautiful scent with a pretty red bottle- and Anne Hathaway is the "model" in the dept. store pictures. I can't wait to see what everyone else wrote!

  11. 111
    Danielle Weissman says:

    After 539 comments, I think you may have just found your new scent! Just in case, I offer up my two scents as of late, (my two new perfumes that is…. not my "two scents" but I guess either one applies here. ugh, just tell me to be quiet! Anyway!)

    Irresistible by Givenchy (sp?),
    And Ed Hardy (no particular name, but I noticed they do have another that does have a name, I just don't know what it is. Plain ED Hardy is the one I'm talkin about here.).

    For clarification, both were a gift, and I had to throw away the outer casing of the Ed Hardy (my issue w/skulls) anyway, tried many of the ones listed, and will spare you all that I love, and just mention that I have NEVER gotten as many compliments on my scent as when I wear either of these two fragrances.

  12. 112
    sunflowerlin says:

    I really enjoy Insolence. It smells feminine and it doesn't choke me to death 🙂
    Also are far as body sprays go Love Spell by Victoria Secret, it's like my husband senses it from across the house! 🙂

  13. 113
    Anonymous says:

    my favorites:
    burberry brit


  14. 114
    The Toftness Times says:

    I love Pink by Victoria's Secret!! My husband gave it to me as a wedding gift 7 years ago and I have not changed since! Good luck!

  15. 115
    The Hays Family says:

    Gucci's new one – Flora

    and there's always
    QUELQUES FLEURS by Houbigant

  16. 116
    Erin says:

    If you've got the cash anything by Hermes is wonderful. My signature scent last summer was Mediteranean Jardin. That's spelled wrong, but you get it.
    I also love Be Delicious by Donna Karan.
    Mac sells some great perfumes and they're so tiny and inexpensive that you use them up before you get sick of them.

  17. 117
    Erin says:

    Also LOVE L.A.M.B. !!!!!!!

  18. 118
    Brayden and Bodie's Mama says:

    I love the Victoria Secret scents, especially the Body Rush line. At $12 a bottle I can buy as many as I want and not feel like I am being "frivolous" 🙂

  19. 119
    Anonymous says:

    Chantilly…I've worn it since I was 13…that was almost 40 years ago.

  20. 120
    Tara says:

    I love Happy by Clinique and Beautiful by Estee Lauder. They seem to last a while and I always get compliments when I wear them. Good luck with your hunt for the perfect perfume!

  21. 121
    Lisa says:

    I have kinda been a "stick in the mud" when it came to trying new fragrances. I liked what I liked and didn't bother looking for anything new. THEN….I smelled FLOWER BOMB by Victor & Rolf on a friend and I have been "hooked" ever since. I had to order it online, but now our Dillards carries it here in Mobile. It can also be found at Saks or Nordstrom. People stop me all the time and ask what I'm wearing! A man who was doing work at my house also asked me what it was and bought it for his wife for their anniversary! Try it!

  22. 122
    Anonymous says:

    ***David Yurman
    ***Gwen Stefani Harajuku Lovers is a collection of five fragrances called Love , Music , Angel , Baby , and G ….Just plain F*U*N.
    ***The Different Company Sublime Balkys
    ***Cartier Roadster new take on the aromatic masculine trend. It includes notes of mint, citrus, vetiver, patchouli, labdanum, cashmere wood and vanilla.

    So Many Choices

  23. 123
    Anonymous says:

    MY FAVE:

    Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic by Guerlain
    citrus aromatic fragrance * Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic . Top notes are clementine, orange blossom, ivy, green tea and bitter orange; middle notes are peony, chamomile, mandarin orange and basil; base notes are sandalwood and amber.


    My Mom got it for me.
    Why do I love her, she has great taste in fragrances.

    I love this one the most.

  24. 124
    Anonymous says:

    Good heavens…are you going try 539 different suggestions?

    If so, go ahead and try mine…Vera Wang. LOVE. IT. My man loves it, too. *wink, wink*

  25. 125
    Chris says:

    I love Coach. It's wonderful. I like Stella too, but it smells better on my friend than on me. Who knows? I'm at my sister in law's house right now, she's wearing Burberry and it's lovely too. You'll have to tell us what you decide on!

  26. 126
    Anonymous says:

    I like to wear Burberry Brit in the fall and winter and Light Blue by Dolce and Gabbana anytime. I also really like Be Delicious by DKNY Let us know what you pick! 🙂

  27. 127
    Michelle says:

    I already commented on Friday, but have been thinking about it some more…I totally agree with everyone who suggested the Philosophy Amazing Grace perfume, Philosophy has a few different "grace" perfumes, all good. Also,I find that the young celebrity perfumes tend to be very good, like the Britney Spears perfume, and I also really like Mary Kate and Ashley NYC…and you can get it at Long's drugs.
    If you want a unique scent, you can layer different scents. I like to wear this body lotion called Alba Cocoa Butter hand and body lotion. it's got a cabbage patch kid smell + chocolate, which sounds wierd, but is amazing. On top of it, I wear whatever other perfume or body spray I am feeling that day…could be Strawberries and Champagne from Victorias Secret, could be Chanel. It's good to mix and see what scents go well together, and well on your skin. I think that the chocolate undertone tends to go well with a number of perfumes. 😉

  28. 128
    Beckycain6 says:

    No, No, No….

    HEAVENLY by Victoria Secret. I LITERALLY get compliments wherever I go. Seriously. It. Is. Amazing…..

    "Heavenly" by Victoria Secret

  29. 129
    Amy says:

    JO Malone- Orange Blossom
    You can get it at Neiman Marcus.
    Go buy a bottle for your birthday! 🙂

  30. 130
    Anonymous says:

    I love NUDE by Bill Blass… you can't find it at the store anymore, so I find it on ebay, and when I do find some, I buy it up! It's such a different fragrance, SO pretty! My little girl like for me to spray a little on her blankie when she goes to spend the night at her grandparents' house… so it smells like "mommy"!

  31. 131
    Victoria says:

    My very favorite scent is…."Knowing Him"!

    "But thanks be to GOD, who always puts us on display in Christ, and spreads through us the scent of knowing Him!"

    2 Corinthians 2:14 (HCSB)

  32. 132
    ola mae says:

    I have to admit I am too fearful to venture out with perfumes and spend money on what I decide later I don't like! But I love Tommy Girl for daily use and I used Beautiful for my dates with my gottie hubby. (godly hottie)

  33. 133
    Michelle Bentham says:

    Okay… So to be honest – I like Chanel No. 5 and Elige by Mary Kay. However, I used to wear this really exotic scent that I received as a gift (I loved it, but have since outgrown it…:)) Samsara. Very wonderful! Very. Other than that I am a fan of Dream Angel by Victoria's Secret.

  34. 134
    Anonymous says:

    Here's a question back to you. Since this family has become "economy-stressed", this girly-girl-girl is having to ADJUST! So, perfume is out but I'm hanging onto the make-up the dear Lord gave me insight to buy extra of last year! But the hair!!!!!! Ahhhh!!!!!!! The roots on this blonde hair are unforgivable and the length and pure scraggliness of it is desperate. So????? Any hair color products I can trust? I don't know which I'm more scared of–the roots or color dumped on my head that turns me orange!Perhaps a scholarship fund for hair?

  35. 135
    Heather says:

    Pink Sugar by Aquolina is the best, you can get it at Sephora and it smells like cotton candy, yummy

  36. 136
    Anonymous says:

    I just discovered "elizabeth w" and if you want a taste of nature– Must try DeMeter "Thunderstorm" — awesome.
    S from Youngsville, LA

  37. 137
    angelamoore says:

    DKNY Be Delicious (the green one) is my FAVORITE!

  38. 138
    Leslie Lauren says:

    Oops!!! Rereading my comment, I realized that I misspoke about the Dior fragrance (having overnight guests takes a lot out of you!!!). The one I wear is not "Miss Dior" but "Miss Cherie" 😉 😉 😉

    ALSO!! You can think I'm nuts, but the last time I went fragrance shopping, I ended up buying a men's fragrance that I share with my hubby! Some of those men's fragrances are just so yum smelling, plus it reminds me of my hubby every time I smell it on myself 🙂

    And to Anonymous asking about hair products: Three words – Bumble and Bumble. Their products are a little expensive, but luckily they also sell small sizes for cash-strapped gals who need some serious haircare. And the products smell delicious. I've been a fan for years!!! http://www.bumbleandbumble.com

  39. 139
    Erin says:

    I am still a tried and true Angel fan (since high school). I have yet to fine another that will last all day. Plus, it's sentimental to my hubby (high school sweethearts). My second favorite is Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker. It's really sweet.

  40. 140
    Elaine says:

    I started wearing "Angel" in 2001 after several years of not wearing fragrance because of skin problems. When I first bought it, the sales ladies told me about the "fragrance cloud" as being an alternate way to incorporate it without spraying it directly onto my skin. This has worked beautifully for me.

    Since then, I have tried other fragrances, but I just keep coming back to "Angel." A dear friend who now lives over four hours from me, started wearing it soon after I did and we both find it refreshing and enjoyable, and slightly different on each person, which I imagine many perfumes are. We feel it keeps us connected and somehow like there's an angel nearby watching over us.

  41. 141
    Elaine says:

    I started wearing "Angel" in 2001 after several years of not wearing fragrance because of skin problems. When I first bought it, the sales ladies told me about the "fragrance cloud" as being an alternate way to incorporate it without spraying it directly onto my skin. This has worked beautifully for me.

    Since then, I have tried other fragrances, but I just keep coming back to "Angel." A dear friend who now lives over four hours from me, started wearing it soon after I did and we both find it refreshing and enjoyable, and slightly different on each person, which I imagine many perfumes are. We feel it keeps us connected and somehow like there's an angel nearby watching over us.

  42. 142
    Redeemed says:

    Ooooh, I love this decidedly GIRL post!
    I wear Dolce & Gabanna's Light Blue in the spring.
    For summer I like Michael Kors' Island.
    I wear Dior's Miss Dior Cherie in the winter.
    And then in the fall I like Bath and Body Works' Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin.
    I'm a totally smell-driven woman. Yep. My husband should buy stock in Ulta.

  43. 143
    ArmyReserveWife says:

    I wear two, in the Spring/Summer I wear Estee Lauder's White Linen and in the Fall/Winter I wear Donna Karan's Cashmere Mist.

    Happy Belated birthday!!!

  44. 144
    Rachel says:

    "Blue" by Ralph Lauren

  45. 145
    Heather Bug says:

    I stayed up WAY too late reading all these comments last night! What a super fun post! I am such a smell person…I LOVE scents! I always have on perfume, lotion, or spray. I even spray good smells on my bed before I fall asleep. One day a girl passed me and smelled amazing, so I asked her what she had on and she told me Britney Spears Fantasy. I went right out and got some…who cares who makes it as long as it smells great!! People stop me all the time and ask me what I'm wearing. I also love Pure Seduction and Love Spell by Victoria's Secret. I love to mix Love Spell with B&BW Warm Vanilla Sugar with a little spray of Happy Heart. Delicious! 🙂 I can't wait to go to Sephora and smell all these suggestions…fun!

  46. 146
    Anonymous says:

    i've been wearing Eclat D'Arpege by Lanvin for a few years now. I also love Lacoste pour Femme.

  47. 147
    Anonymous says:

    I too am a cologne junkie. My favorite for the past couple of years is "Daisy" by Marc Jacobs.

  48. 148
    Christi says:

    I have a couple that I switch around but are classics and I LOVE THEM!! My jeans/t-shirt perfume is Be Delicious by DKNY, my Sunday perfume is Coach Signature, my dressed up jeans is Ralph Lauren Blue and my husband mesmerizing perfume is Chanel Coco Mademoiselle. A little Chanel will go along way! I recently smelled a new one that I just had to ask about and will probably purchase is YSL's Cinema.

  49. 149
    Ms Kersten says:

    I love me some Burberry…the one in the pink plaid bottle. I can't, for the life of me, remember the exact name, but it is great. My brother got it for me (HUGE brownie points for him) and I wear it all the time.

  50. 150
    Nightingale says:

    Coco Mademoiselle


    Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf

    I like to wear Marc Jacobs Cucumber Splash or Michael Kors Island for the summer.

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