My Favorite Perfumes: A Tribute To The Under Appreciated Floral Scent

Issey Miyake is the perfume I wore on my wedding day.  My mom bought it for me on a whim...and it was a sign that all was right with the world because she NEVER buys me perfume and I don't usually like perfume chosen by others for me.  I loved this perfume...it has notes of fresh water florals, a soft feminine fragrance perfect for a bride or any lady!
Issey Miyake Issey Miyake is the perfume I wore on my wedding day. My mom bought it for me on a whim...and it was a sign that all was right with the world because she NEVER buys me perfume and I don't usually like perfume chosen by others for me. I loved this perfume...it has notes of fresh water florals, a soft feminine fragrance perfect for a bride or any lady!
This was my very FIRST perfume, given to me by a guy I had a total crush on...Gary DiJesu.  I'll never forget him!  He was of course, shining me on...and he married a beautiful Italian lady...but I was just a smitten tween back then.  Lauren has notes of green florals, violet, rose and rare wood spices.
Lauren This was my very FIRST perfume, given to me by a guy I had a total crush on...Gary DiJesu. I'll never forget him! He was of course, shining me on...and he married a beautiful Italian lady...but I was just a smitten tween back then. Lauren has notes of green florals, violet, rose and rare wood spices.
This is the only perfume my husband has ever bought for me...and I love, love, loved it.  Again, I never thought I was a "floral" girl when it comes to perfume...but every perfume I've loved has had touches of floral to it.  This perfume is no exception.  It's not too overpowering and can even be lightly sprayed on before work or for casual life events.
Coach This is the only perfume my husband has ever bought for me...and I love, love, loved it. Again, I never thought I was a "floral" girl when it comes to perfume...but every perfume I've loved has had touches of floral to it. This perfume is no exception. It's not too overpowering and can even be lightly sprayed on before work or for casual life events.
For the summer I love a perfume with a hint of lemon.  Eau De Hadrian is lovely and it has citrus, basil, sweet and herbal notes and is just perfect for the warm weather.
Annick Goutal For the summer I love a perfume with a hint of lemon. Eau De Hadrian is lovely and it has citrus, basil, sweet and herbal notes and is just perfect for the warm weather.
Ahh, the original Opium from 1977.  I bought this perfume for myself in high school. I wore it for years.  It's just sexy and rich and exotic and never goes out of style.
Opium Ahh, the original Opium from 1977. I bought this perfume for myself in high school. I wore it for years. It's just sexy and rich and exotic and never goes out of style.
I am obsessed with finding lemon scented upscale, European scented perfumes.  I guess I say "European" scented because I want that geranium, bougainvillea, magnolia, oleander, honeysuckle, mediterranean, sparkling sun, lemon grove in Spain smell. So here is another wonderful lemon summer scent...with notes of lotus, green mango, grapefruit, calamus, sycamore and incense.  You just can't go wrong with Hermes.
Un Jardin Sur Le Nile I am obsessed with finding lemon scented upscale, European scented perfumes. I guess I say "European" scented because I want that geranium, bougainvillea, magnolia, oleander, honeysuckle, mediterranean, sparkling sun, lemon grove in Spain smell. So here is another wonderful lemon summer scent...with notes of lotus, green mango, grapefruit, calamus, sycamore and incense. You just can't go wrong with Hermes.
I have an atomizer filled with this fabulous summer perfume.  The Hermes website called this cologne, "A sparkling and delicious sharp freshness and a refined floral note of roses.  A classical cologne, standing out thanks to it's very modes composition."  Love this perfume!
Hermes Pamplemousse Rose I have an atomizer filled with this fabulous summer perfume. The Hermes website called this cologne, "A sparkling and delicious sharp freshness and a refined floral note of roses. A classical cologne, standing out thanks to it's very modes composition." Love this perfume!
This is my NEW FAVORITE and yet, it's a scent that is somehow so very familiar to me. It reminds me of my first perfume, Lauren by Ralph Lauren.  Chloe has notes of Magnolia, rose, lit of the valley, cedar wood and amber. I feel at home with this perfume on.
Chloe This is my NEW FAVORITE and yet, it's a scent that is somehow so very familiar to me. It reminds me of my first perfume, Lauren by Ralph Lauren. Chloe has notes of Magnolia, rose, lit of the valley, cedar wood and amber. I feel at home with this perfume on.
This is the Chloe gift set I bought myself...you can see it has the perfume, the lotion and even an atomizer for your purse.  price is $115 which is the same as JUST the perfume.  What a deal!
Chloe Gift Set This is the Chloe gift set I bought myself...you can see it has the perfume, the lotion and even an atomizer for your purse. price is $115 which is the same as JUST the perfume. What a deal!
Talk about decadent and SEXY...this perfume is my go to nighttime scent.  It's got notes of iris, vodka, chocolate and galanga...yes, they'll want to eat you alive!  :)
BLV Notte Talk about decadent and SEXY...this perfume is my go to nighttime scent. It's got notes of iris, vodka, chocolate and galanga...yes, they'll want to eat you alive! :)
This sexy nighttime perfume is a scent I stole from a friend of mine...she walked into a dinner party and I HAD to know what she was wearing.  She smiled and said, "Leiber...good luck finding it!"  She was right...I found it on Fragrance.net, but it has since sold out.  Good luck with this one ladies!  Top notes are bergamot, mandarin leaf, musk, cedar, mimosa absolu, pimento, gardenia, vanilla, amber, pineapple, rose and jasmine.
Lieber This sexy nighttime perfume is a scent I stole from a friend of mine...she walked into a dinner party and I HAD to know what she was wearing. She smiled and said, "Leiber...good luck finding it!" She was right...I found it on Fragrance.net, but it has since sold out. Good luck with this one ladies! Top notes are bergamot, mandarin leaf, musk, cedar, mimosa absolu, pimento, gardenia, vanilla, amber, pineapple, rose and jasmine.
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