I love anything that smells good...potpourri, candles, and perfume! When I go to a department store, I love sampling all the different perfumes at the cosmetics counter. I like to spray my favorites on one of those little cards and keep it in my purse to make my purse smell good!
Isn't it funny how a certain smell can take you back in time? Since I have always loved perfume, I have had certain fragrances that I have worn at different times in my life and every time I smell them, it takes me right back to that age and stage of life!
The first bottle of perfume I can ever remember owning was back in 1974 when I was in 6th grade! Do you remember Charlie?
I got some for Christmas and I thought it smelled so good and I wore it all the time. I was a "Charlie Girl"!!
Not too long after my Charlie years, I got introduced to Avon's Sweet Honesty. And Avon always had their perfume in some kind of cute little jar or container. I happened to have this little owl...
The perfume inside was really a cream!
When I got to junior high, I went into my Love's phase. I had two favorites...Love's Baby Soft
and Love's Fresh Lemon!!
I alternated between these two for a long time. I thought I was so grown up because I saw advertisements for these two perfumes all the time in my new favorite magazine...Seventeen!
From there, I was on to Clinique's Aromatics Elixer!
This was the hottest thing ever when I was in ninth grade. This fragrance is so unique. I have never smelled anything like it before or since and little goes a long way. I liked it so much, I wore it pretty much all through high school.
Then, in college, I discovered one of my all-time favorite scents...Lauren by Ralph Lauren! When I got to Baylor, I had some friends who wore this and I instantly fell in love with it. I wore it all of my college years and I still love it today.
Now that I'm all grown up, there have been a few perfumes that I have worn and really liked...
I was hooked on Giorgio of Beverly Hills for a while back in the '90's.
Then I started wearing Amarige by Givenchy...
But for a long time now I have been wearing Clinique's Happy!
And I have to say that it is my favorite perfume ever!!! I love it so much and I think I will be wearing it for a long time. I don't ever seem to get tired of it.
So...I want to know what your favorite perfume is!? If you have read my blog very long, you know that I always have tons of gift cards floating around in my purse. I have so many right now that I decided to have a little give away just for fun. I have a $20 gift card to Target to give to away! If you want to play, just leave me a comment telling me what your favorite perfume is. Then I will pick a winner and send you this card.
I will announce the winner on Thursday night. :)