May 6, 2020

My Favourite Perfume & Why I love it so much




Finding a perfume I loved, it kind of took a long while, well I guess I haven't found one just yet. Strong scents? I'm very sensitive to those and I'm talking in general be it a desinfectant, a perfume, etc, so I guess that's a reason why it's taken me this long, now I have got to admit that this is not "my perfume" but I borrow it from my mom every so often and I consider it more mine than hers. I was a bit skeptical about it the first few times, but I remember my graduation was just around the corner and my mom didn't want me to use my everyday-go-to perfume and I did not want it either, so she sprayed it all over me this one and as time went by I quite started to love the smell.  

So, because of my mom I was introduced to this Samsara Eau de Parfum (1989 - old version) from Guerlain. I have heard and even read some reviews on about it and some girls say this is a little more for a "mature" woman and I disagree, I'm in my 20 something and I completely loved the smell of it and I don't feel "old" wearing it, although to be honest, I've heard and read that the formula have changed quite a bit, it's been reformulated. 



It comes from the fragrance group: Oriental wood
Top notes: Bergamot, lemon, green note, peach, tarragon | Heart notes: Jasmine, rose, ylang-ylang, orris, carnation | Base notes: Sandalwood, vanilla, benzoin, amber, musk, tonka


WHY I LOVE IT? After my graduation day, (two years ago) it's been with me through very special moments and events ever since, ones that are simply hard to forget and that have kind of marked my life and just by spraying this all over me, brings back happy memories and I can create new ones with it. Even if it's not 100% my fragrance just yet, and also it's not that often I wear it, it's my favorite one when it comes to special occasions.

Not only that but I love it because it last for so many hours, like so so many. I love the fact it is very long-lasting. For my graduation I was ready around 1pm and it lasted the rest of the day. I still kept smelling the parfum the day after even if I showered, and my pillow had the smell as well and went on for another 2nd round (night).

Also, here's another little video I recorded and edited to go along with post! I really had so much fun with it! Hope you can watch it! As I mentioned in the previous post, been into making and editing videos just for fun, to express my creativity in a video-format, just like how I share photos and my writing here on the blog. :)



Now, let me know in the comment box below what's your favorite perfume and why you love it? Maybe because of your comments (I will take them as suggestions, and when this confinement is over, I'll try some samples and see if there's one I love) 

29 comments:

  1. WOW! I loved this post, Melissa! The photo and video editing, girl, you got some new skills! haha! I'm so happy for you and your creativity that's now back! Now, back to the post, I never heard of this perfume before, but sounds like it does smell really good. I mostly wear Miss Dior and Carolina Herrera (Men) I love it that one too! xo

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    1. Thank you SO much Tuğba for your constant support and kind words! My mom loves Miss Dior too, I've heard good reviews about the CH one, may have to give it a try! I mean, there are so men perfumes I just love and why not wear them myself, right?! haha! Have a lovely day and happy weekend! xo

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  2. It's amazing how a scent can evoke such wonderful memories. I loved reading this, Melissa.
    XOOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thank you SO much Jodie, happy to know that and yes, I agree with you! Have a lovely day and happy weekend! xo

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  3. This is such a beautiful post Melissa, and the video! ♥️ Loved it! Even though is not your perfume 100% there’s nothing like having worn it during those special moments that you now cherish and will hold on to and reminisce about! xx

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    1. Thank you SO much Maria Paula, so happy to hear/know that! I agree, I don't consider it 100% my perfume just yet but I think it may be one that I'll only be using for special occasions to keep on making and having memories with such fragrance! Hope you're doing good, have a lovely and happy weekend! xo

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  4. Wow it looks super elegant! I haven't found my signature scent just yet, I kind of hop around every time I run out of something lol. I'm a fan of sweet/fruity scents. I think a perfume that sticks with you even after you showered is an investment, I mean perfumes are so expensive these days that if I'm shelling out that kind of money, I would hope the scent would stay for more than a couple hours lol. Thanks for sharing doll, stay safe!

    Des | https://www.itsbetterinheels.com

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    1. Thank you SO much Des! Yes, it really is and feels so elegant, that's why I only wear it during special events. Well, but at least you already know which kind of scents you love, and that's where I haven't gotten to yet. I agree, I never thought it could last this longer and I love it even more because of that, haha! You too stay safe and have a lovely and happy weekend! xo

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  5. What a lovely post, Melissa! Love how a perfume can evoke such feelings and memories! I feel like this may be really it but you can keep on the hunt until you find the one! Also, loved the video so much! Well done babe! x

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    1. Thank you SO much Camille! I appreciate it! Yes, it really does bring me good memories! I think it may be it only for special occasions to keep on having beautiful memories with, but I'll still be in the hunt for a brand new one! Have a lovely and happy weekend! xo

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  6. Oooh! I know that journey of trying to find a favorite perfume. Pretty cool that Samsara Eau de Parfum has been around for a long time. The scent is such a classic. Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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    1. Thank you SO much Nancy! It's been hard and it's taken me years and maybe a couple few more, haha! Yes, I love they've kept selling it although like I said it's reformulated so now, it will be a little harder to find if it's the same scent or not. Thankfully I don't have that many events to attend to, since this is my go-to only for special occasions perfume! Have a lovely and happy weekend! xo

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  7. Such a beautiful parfum bottle and the fact that can last longer is perfect! Loved the mini video! xx

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    1. Thank you SO much Mikayla, I really apppreciate it your kind words! I know, right? The bottle is not only beautiful but unique as well, different to the packaging they have now! Hope you're doing well, have a lovely and happy weekend! xo

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  8. That fragrance seems stunning. After I read notes I need to check it, because I love all of them. For the first time I hear for this perfume, but I would like to try it, because every fragrance from Guerlain that I check was wonderful.

    https://www.bibliothequeduparfums.com/

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    1. It really is indeed! But like I've mentioned it before they've kind of reformulated so not sure if there's a big difference, like if you can tell what they've changed as I've seen this one with the packaging of most of Guerlain perfumes! Either way, I love it and this one is really amazing! Once this is all over, I want to go perfume hunting! haha! xo

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  9. Beautiful packaging.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Kisses!

    galerafashion.com

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    1. Thank you SO much Adriana! It really a is a gorgeous packaging! xx

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  10. I love this perfume, the smell is gorgeous!


    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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    1. Finally get to hear of someone who loves it as well! I completely agree with you on that! ;) xo

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  11. Fragrances are so personal. Loved reading about the memories that you associate because of this perfume. I have a few fragrances I really like but I tend to mix it up most days with samples, etc! I'm more of a warm floral/spicy perfume person but I'll need to test this one out.

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    S | Je M'appelle Chanel

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    1. Thank you SO much! I just really have good memories with this perfume, mostly they're from special events and want to keep on wearing it only and exclusively for this! Well, that may be depending on your mood, I wish I had that many options haha! I think you should try this one out! :) xo

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  12. Honestly I'm not keen on perfumes. I'm a deodorant girl. Ha!! But this sounds great I must say. Nice video here!

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    1. Thank you SO much, I appreciate it! I also a deodorant girl, I'm very picky when it comes to those! xx

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  13. This is a great perfume! :) I don't use it but my mum does - my sister and I try coordinate and make sure we get her some every year or so to top hers up!

    Hope that you are having a great week :)

    Away From Blue

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  14. This perfume is classic!

    www.busyandfab.com

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  15. I have not yet gotten a favorite perfume but still searching.

    Most designer perfumes that claim to last for several hours, really do not. For now, I am leaning more towards Arabian perfumes

    Glowyshoe's blog

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  16. Sounds like a great perfume!

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  17. This sounds like such an amazing perfume! I love that a fragrance has the power to bring back so many different memories and transport you to a different time in your life. Thanks for sharing your review, I loved reading this! :)

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