I always swap my perfumes when the seasons change. Taylor Swift Wonderstruck in Autumn/Winter and Bulgari Omnia Paraiba for Spring/Summer, however I fancied a change recently. I have been using Escentric Molecules for well over six months now, but for some reason I’ve gotten bored of it. I’ve heard a lot about the Armani Privé scents for the last couple of months and went by a counter to try them out.
I was so torn between Pivoine Suzhou and Vétiver D’Hiver. Initially I was adamant that I would go for the latter. I sprayed them both onto a scent strip and couldn’t stop sniffing them for the next couple of days. I was gonna be flying out soon, so I figured I would just buy it at the airport - FYI, they didn’t have them, but I did manage to find them in a shop abroad and the lovely sales assistant gave me a sample of each to take home. To be honest it didn’t help me in making a decision at all, if anything it made me even more confused.
Armani Privé is a haute couture fragrance line, so their perfumes are on the more expensive side of things. They cost £210 for the 250ml bottle and £120 for the 100ml. So you can see why picking the right scent was such a struggle for me. I didn’t want to spend so much on a bottle to then realise I preferred the other scent more. Pivoine Suzhou ended up being the winner, and my boyfriend kindly surprised me with it the other day. Insert *heart eye emoji* <3
The perfume smells of peonies and roses. I’m not usually a floral fragrance lover, but I must admit that this one changed the game for me. Something about it is so sophisticated and feminine, but there is also a fresh side to it which was what drew me to it. The scent is very light but don’t be fooled, a couple of spritzes will go a very long way so I know this bottle will last me ages!
The bottle is beyond gorgeous, I love how stunning it looks on my dressing table. Every time I wear this I feel like I have my shit together. I don’t. But every time I wear this I feel like I do. There’s something about the scent that makes me feel so empowered, and that’s what I want to get from my perfume, a boost of confidence. I also think this would make the most amazing gift to someone.. Valentine’s day is around the corner by the way #justsaying.
What perfume are you currently wearing? :)
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