Scents of the week Apr 26 – May 2

Sunday: L’Instant Magic by Guerlain
After the bergamot top notes, L’Instant Magic reveals a musky floral with notes of freshness (rose, freesia). A trail of white musks worked as a “muscinade” (a nod to the celebrated Guerlinade) is warmed by wood and a touch of almond.
This is a super powdery perfume on me. I’m not usually a fan of powdery scents, but this one is really pretty.

Monday: Glow by JLo
Crisp notes of grapefruit and orange blossom mix with luminous hints of neroli, while tuberose and jasmine tones soften this fresh opening.
I actually am still getting to know this one. Initially, it smelled like hairspray to me, but I keep trying it out because it gets a lot of love. It’s a very clean scent.

Tuesday: Still by JLo
Top notes of white pepper, mandarin, Earl Grey tea, and sake. Heart notes: freesia, rose, jasmine, orange blossom, and lily-of-the valley. The base notes are woody with sandalwood, musk, amber, orris, and pepper accords.
If you like tea, you need this perfume! It is so perfect for hot days. To me, it smells like a light earl grey tea with a bit of florals. The longevity isn’t super great, I had to reapply after a few hours.

Wednesday: Hanagumori by Love Potion Perfumes
Notes of African Violet with prized Pink Lotus absolute and other slightly spicy Japanese florals with a touch of vanilla musk on a plush satiny pillow of amber.
I love this one for summer. It’s a light, fresh musky floral. A relaxed elegance, like sitting on the porch in the evening, sipping a glass of white wine.

Thursday: Alien Mirage by Mugler
A floral aquatic amber, with spicy notes of Pink Peppercorn, Seringa Flower and Lotus Flower, and White Amber and Hinoki Wood
This is such a beautiful summery scent! It feels very beachy. It’s got a subtle warmth to it, though. Like sun-warmed skin. I’m finding that I love pink pepper in scents.

Friday: Chance eau Fraîche by Chanel
Top notes are lemon and cedar, middle notes are pink pepper, water hyacinth, and jasmine, base notes are teak wood, iris, amber, patchouli, vetiver, and white musk.
I bought this one for myself after a health scare a couple of years ago. I told myself that if I made it through without panicking, I could get it. I did, and here we are. This is a very fresh, airy, floral scent. My daughter says it reminds her of the discontinued Body by Victoria, and I can kind of see that. It’s also one of those florals where if you’re sensitive to it, it might tickle your nose.

Saturday: Ascension by Love Potion Perfumes
A spiritually healing, emotionally uplifting crystalline rose, mingled with refreshing peppermint which offers further awareness and clarity, further imbued with the metaphysical balance bestowed by ancient amber. Enhanced with Levitation Potion pheromone.
I needed this today. I thought I had been dealing with all of this quarantine stuff okay, but today was a hard day. I wish the air smelled like this, it’s so refreshing and cleansing!

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