The New Year is all about making new resolutions and starting on new beginnings; and maybe this year we need a fresh start now more than ever! A New Year is also a great time of year to mix up your wardrobe, organise your bedroom and change up all of your beauty products. Especially because gift giving at Christmas means that this is the time of year when we have lots of nice new things that we cannot wait to use.
Amongst the usual brand new make up products, palettes, hair tools, nail polishes, as well as the copious amounts of bath and shower products, something I like to receive at Christmas time is a new perfume; it’s also a great gift to give too! New fragrances are definitely subjective because it’s different for everyone, not everybody is going to like the same perfume. However, I want to share some of my favourites and when I’m going to wear them in the New Year!
I’m definitely known for having a favourite scent and sticking to it; some of my favourites include, YSL, BLACK OPIUM, ZARA TUBEROSE, MARC JACOBS DAISY LOVE, YSL LIBRE, TIFFANY & CO TIFFANY INTENSE and CHANEL CHANCE (keep reading for more details). Whilst that may seem like a lot of favourites (that doesn’t even scratch the surface… I have over 20 different perfumes on my shelf right now!), I always end up using the same one over and over again. That’s why this year I really want to try to make good use out of my perfumes and begin the year with something different. I’ve also told myself that I need to swap my perfumes out more often, and maybe try a new one depending on the seasons, or even my mood. I have specific perfumes that I love in summer time, some that I love for special occasions, and even some for during the day. As the New Year begins, I really want to try to switch up my scent and reach for something different.
The fragrance I’m going to start off the New Year with, is CHLOE NOMADE. I have wanted this perfume for a long time as I think it has the perfect freshness that I need to see me through January. It is described as “a perfume with an intense character of oak moss, shrouded in the sweetness of cherry plum and the freshness of freesia.” It’s a really feminine fragrance and let’s not forget to mention that the packaging and bottle are super cute too!
MY FAVOURITE SCENTS… CONTINUED… – LIBBY DAWSON
ZARA TUBEROSE: £3.99 – £10.99
“The scent reveals notes of blackcurrant, tuberose and vanilla. It’s a feminine, luminous and comfortable fragrance.” This is now my go-to handbag scent. It’s so cheap and affordable yet I think it smells so good and expensive too. For me, this is a perfect daytime scent.
MARC JACOBS DAISY LOVE: £45.00 – £79.00
“The scent reveals its first notes in a vibrant burst of sweet cloudberries. Delicate daisy tree petals mingle with sparkling cashmere musks and driftwood to create a lasting and memorable gourmand twist.” I LOVE this scent for summer! This could be because I bought it in summer time and it reminds me of the sunshine, however, it is so sweet and fresh that I think it goes perfectly with the long days and warmer weather.
YSL LIBRE: £48.00 – £85.00
“The burning sensuality of the orange blossom flowers from Morocco, twisted with the aromatic boldness of lavender from France. Fiery and couture.” For me, this is one of my absolute favourite night time perfumes, it’s a little more pricey but I was very lucky to receive this as a gift; I would usually wear this on special occasions or in the evening.