A perfume is an intimate object, it is the reflector of the heart – Emanuel Ungaro.
Beauty, especially perfume, used to filter through this blog every few posts or so. Beauty has definitely taken a back seat when it comes to travelling Australia, that is the beauty that we use on our skin and faces. Instead, I’ve been writing about a different kind of beauty: the beauty of the world in front of us. Nevertheless, I thought I could bring some perfume fun back into the blog. I do miss it: the different smells, notes, fruits, feelings, families and tones… what and why we choose the particular ones we do.
On that note, I thought I would share with you the particular perfumes I decided to pack up and bring with me to the other side of the world.
This classic Dior perfume was never a firm favourite of mine until earlier this year (which now seems forever ago). I remember spraying it a couple of times and slowly falling in love with the sweet floral nature of the scent. Plus, it’s Dior. Everybody loves a bit of class on their travels, no matter how unlavish the backpacker lifestyle is.
Ah. Chanel. Coco Mademoiselle is my favourite Chanel perfume and I just had to take an atomiser with me. Similar to Dior, it reeks of luxury, something that is forgotten about whilst travelling (in my world anyway). Its oriental sweetness is perfect for going to bars as the sun sets.
The latest favourite of mine. It is completely different to any other fragrance I own which is exactly what I love about it. It brings out the more rebellious side, the one who wants to stay up later, past sunrise, who wants to dive into the sea off some rocks: the one who wants to live in the moment.
Daisy Eau So Fresh Blush
This is a perfect day time perfume. It is sweeter than its original with rose as the added note to the clasic Marc Jacobs grapefruit. Everything was rose for spring this year; wedding season. I imagine wearing it for a day job such as in retail or in the office, or during days of walking around a new city, sightseeing.
Elie Saab Resorts Collection
This was the fragrance that came on the plane with me. Half of it leaked unfortunately, much to my utter dismay. I don’t know why but as soon as I saw the bottle, I thought: ocean. And ever since I’ve loved it. It is, again, different to what I would normally wear with fig being a key top note. I guess it epitomises travel in a bottle for me: taking different directions, experiencing new things whilst always wanting a clear view of the ocean.
It goes without saying that my favourite perfume came with me. Aura has always accompanied me on my holidays and travels. It endlessly reminds me of the summer sun because I would always wear it during the summer months. The perfect thing with this fragrance is that it came (sadly it’s being discontinued – I don’t want to talk about it) in a mini set of four so it is already travel ready!
I have to say I haven’t been wearing much perfume lately, if at all. I work in a pub six days a week so I don’t feel the need to wear it when all I can smell is beer. Plus, these atomisers have to last me the entire year. I have nine months left of my travels so I need to be sparing!
What fragrances have you taken/would you take backpacking?
Love, Faye x