Thursday, July 14, 2011

Vintage Perfume Obsession

Recently I was given Shalimar by a friend.  They were two sample bottles of the Eau de Toilette, and I was so excited, as I have been wanting Shalimar for a while now.  My grandmother wore it, and the smell of it reminds me of her.  I am fascinated by the fact that a perfume from 1926 is still admired by many--and its fragrance does not seem "dated."  It makes me feel so classy and enigmatic when I wear it, and the vanilla in the base note is not too cloyingly sweet.

One of the sample bottles looks something like this--so cute!

Another perfume I am absolutely obsessed with is Yves Saint Laurent 'Opium'.  I don't own any of this and it's driving me a little crazy.  The fragrance is so mysterious, spicy/sweet, and...addictive.  Absolutely one of the most seductive fragrances I've ever smelled.  I want to save up and buy some, but I'm not sure if I want the eau de parfum or eau de toilette.  I tried one back in December that I just loved, but I'm not sure which it was.  I tried this eau de toilette recently, and did not find it strong enough.

"EdT" spray I tried a couple days ago.

The very first opium I tried was spicier, lasted a couple weeks on the scarf I sprayed it on, and it came in a lovely glass bottle.  But there's a version of the eau de toilette that comes in the same bottle--I don't know which one is for me!
The one I really loved looked something like this...


  1. I just love the smell of good perfume! :)

  2. Did you know that perfums were invented because people were lazy to go for a shower?

  3. People didn't shower much in ancient times, true. I don't know if they were lazy--that's just how they did things--but I like wearing perfume; it seems to add character to my...appearance? Oh, and I like showering, haha.

    Also in ancient times, Egyptians wore solid perfume on their heads and as it melted from the heat it would drip down on their bodies. Sexyyy.