Monday, May 6, 2013

I Smell Amazing - A Perfect Mother's Day Gift

Perfume is one of those things I love. I remember as a child my mother had the most interesting perfume bottles - a young girl jumping rope was the most memorable, a close second was a bottle shaped like a bird bath. She would display them in the bathroom and I vowed that when I grew up I would own my own collection. I'm all grown up and my perfume collection is seriously lacking. I was fortunate enough that the wonderful people at Coty gifted me 3 bottles of perfume - See By Chloe, euphoria by Calvin Klein and Balenciaga 10, Avenue George V.

The bottle for See By Chloe reminds me of my childhood - it's shaped like a birdcage and stands on three little feet. It has a light and pretty floral scent that for me is perfect for Spring and Summer. I love the vanilla undertone and it is my new favourite scent.

My husbands favourite was euphoria by Calvin Klein. Something about the black violet and sensual musk dry notes strike a chord with men. I was visiting the Beauty Boutique at Shoppers Drug Mart and an associate told me it does very well ever Christmas because men just love it.

My girlfriend Nicole was at my house when I was doing the smell tests and she just loved the Balenciaga perfume. If you can't buy a handbag why not this exquisite sent? She asked me who doesn't want to smell like a sophisticated French woman? The beauty of a rose is what this perfume captures. I gifted this perfume to Nicole and wished her a Happy Mother's Day.

 These perfumes are a great addition to any collection or a great start to new ones.


  1. Awww the girl skipping rope and the bird bath. I loved those bottles. As she matured she chose Chanel No. 5 and Calvin Klein Obsession. Can' wait to smell test your new parfumes.

  2. Perfume is one of those things I just can't do as I get killer headaches. Love the pretty bottles but I can't handle the smells...

    Still fun to go through and find a new favourite for you!

  3. I'm with Jane here. There are only a handful of perfumes that do not trigger off a massive headache for me. But I always love to hear stories behind each perfume, the ingredients etc.