My New Favorite Scents

September 23, 2011

Hello daaaahlings! So since I love all things girly, not just fashion, I also want to include some posts about beauty (makeup, nail polish, perfumes, etc). So I want to start out by talking about PERFUME! I absolutely LOVE a good perfume, but I like to change my scent often. I can never commit to just one scent…which leads to me having many half used bottles. I just love SO many! For the past couple of years I’ve been wearing Dior’s “J’Adore.” I really like this scent (maybe it’s just because I love Charlize Theron’s commercial for this perfume or maybe because I took French for so many years that I love the name…or maybe because it smells great too!). "J'Adore" was working fine for me until a little perfume called "Wonderstruck" (by Taylor Swift) entered the picture.

I know what you’re thinking, why am I doing ANOTHER post on something related to Taylor Swift?! I promise despite what it may look like, I’m really NOT that obsessed with her. Well, maybe just a little….BUT, I promise every post won’t be about her, just a coincidence that I happened to open the Belk catalogue the week after I went to the Taylor Swift concert and there was a sample of her brand new perfume Wonderstruck. I have been DYING to smell her new perfume and was so excited to try it (no, of course it’s not because I am obsessed with her! Haha). Let me just tell you it is AMAZING!!!! So amazing I had to go to the store the next day and buy some (and it also just so happened to be a great time to buy b/c Belk is having a deal until Oct 1st where you get a free pink, silver or blue sequined makeup train case with your purchase. I love that the United States is, as Elle Woods put it, "the land of the free gift with purchase”)


The sales lady asked me as I was waiting to check out “Are you happy?” wow…my face must have looked like a child’s on Christmas while I was waiting to buy my new perfume. I'm pretty sure she thought I was 16, no big deal.


So let me tell you all the things I love about it….
1)   THE SMELL. Ok, I guess that’s an important quality of a perfume, but I seriously can’t get enough of this stuff! It’s described as “a charming and sparkling surprise of vibrant fruits, kissed by a bouquet of soft petals and a touch of sweet indulgence.” Fruits, petals, and indulgence?! Sign me up!!!! SOOOO girly…which is what I love: a very girly, feminine scent!

2)  THE NAME. Oh how I love how creative Ms. Swift is!!! She’s so poetic with words and of course I would expect nothing less than a super cute & creative name for her perfume. Wonderstruck comes from a line in Taylor’s song “Enchanted”: “I’m wonderstruck blushing all the way home, I’ll spend forever wondering if you knew, I was enchanted to meet you….” Can we say ADORABLE?! I love how the name conjures up images of romance and fairy tales.

3)   THE PERFUME AD. Ok so maybe this has nothing to do with the perfume itself and more about Taylor Swift (again, not that obsessed) but…have you seen the ad for this!?!? Here it is:



And here is a “teaser” video showing a clip of her new TV commercial:



The dress, the chandeliers, the greenery in the background…she looks super “wonderstruck” if you ask me!!! It may be silly but I feel like how a perfume is marketed really adds to my enjoyment of it. I like to think that when I wear this perfume I can be as confident as Taylor is in that dress!!!

Another scent I’m obsessed with is this body lotion from Bath & Body Works…it’s a new collection called “Paris Amour”. I’ll admit it might have been the gorgeous pink bottle with the Eiffel Tower on it that drew me to smell it in the first place…but once I did I fell in LOVE! Described as a "blend of French tulips, apple blossoms and sparkling pink champagne," it was "inspired by a romantic stroll through the streets of Paris." How could you not love it?! I hope it complements “Wonderstruck” well and that I can wear this lotion & perfume when I take my next romantic stroll through Paris.


I only wish my blog was 4D so you could smell these wonderful fragrances!!!

Leave me a comment & tell me, what’s your favorite scent?! I'd also love it if you became a follower of my blog!! I’m headed off to Atlanta this weekend to visit my beautiful college roomie and to go SHOPPING!!! Nothing beats Atlanta shopping; definitely expect a blog post on that! I hope you dolls have a fabulous weekend!!!

Xoxo,
Ashley


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