June 17, 2011

Itsy Bitsy, Teeny Weeny Perfumes

It would appear, that I have subconsciously developed a penchant for little bottles of perfume.

I was always a one-perfume-at-a-time kinda gal. First it was Ralph Lauren Polo, followed by Tommy Hilfiger Tommy Girl, then Burberry Original and  then, for the longest time, Issey Miyake L'Eau de Issey.

While I still particularly love the Burberry and Issey Miyake scents (the pong of the Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger ones make me gag now for some reason!), my nose appears to have matured and developed a, err, nose (?!) for a variety of scents.

Minis L-R: Giorgio Armani Diamond, Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb, Miss Dior Chérie L'eau, Jean Paul Gaultier Classique, YSL Parisienne

On my trip to Lanzarote last summer, I decided to pick up the much-coveted and long-awaited Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb, long-awaited because a bottle of this baby will set you back upwards of €100. While the Canary Islands offer cosmetics (including Chanel, YSL, Shiseido and Helena Rubenstein to name a few) at a much-appreciated reduction, Viktor & Rolf was in such high demand over there that prices were still relatively high.

Undeterred, I settled for the cute 30ml grenade-shaped bottle which I got at a snip for €35 from a sales assistant anxious to meet her daily targets. On my way to the till, YSL Parisienne caught my eye. I had also wanted this for months but, not enough to buy it in Dublin. 30ml for €30? Sold. I ended up with two perfumes for less than the price of one 50ml bottle of Flowerbomb.

Seemingly, my attraction to widdle bottles of perfume didn't stop there as I also picked up a 30ml bottle of Dior Chérie L'eau on the flight home. And, now, as I stand in front of my make-up area, I see that I have amassed an entire family of itsy bitsy, teeny weeny perfumes. How did that happen? Who knows but, I'm happy out as they are cheaper than bigger bottles with more than enough in them to keep you going for well over over a year (i.e. last summer's purchases) and they are handbag-sized.

Do you have any funny collections now that you think about it?!


S x


  1. I seem to buy fruity ones in the summer and to be honest i'm not 100% I even like them!! Well they do smell nice but I think I prefer stronger for mature scents!! Janawameeean!!? Miss Dior ones are FAB!! Hav not purchased tho..... yet!

  2. Yeah I agree...sweet perfumes can be so sickly and overpowering! I like kind of heavier scents! x


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