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Let’s talk perfume! For me, perfume is something of an ideal gift. My friends and family know that I prefer my fragrances to be floraly and relatively light. And so, it’s nice when they buy me a bottle for a holiday or birthday. I like the idea of them sampling different scents to find one that they think suits me. In fact, I can’t even remember the last time I purchased my own bottle.

 

As I said, I don't go perfume shopping, so I didn't even realize there are different Floras. Mine is apparently 'Gorgeous Gardenia"

As I said, I don’t go perfume shopping, so I didn’t even realize there are different Floras. Mine is apparently ‘Gorgeous Gardenia”

I currently rotate between three scents. I’m partial to Gucci Flora (the pink one), a gift from a college roommate, and J’adore, a gift from my oldest brother. My mother bought me Vera Wang’s Princess a while ago, but it’s a little … assaulting at times. I think I have a sensitive nose or something because it’s a lovely scent on other people. It’s just a tad too strong on me.

H&M's finest - this shirt only cost me $5.

H&M’s finest – this shirt only cost me $5.

I also have to say that, especially in the summer, I’m a fan of simply spritzing on some rose water in lieu of an actual perfume. It just feels lighter and more refreshing to me (not to mention wildly less expensive). I don’t remember offhand which brand I use, but it’s advertised as a facial toner and refresher, and it’s lovely.

 

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