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2020 PERFUME REVIEW : MY BEST AND WORST BUYS!

I’ve always been constant about my love for perfumes because of its mood-boosting and therapeutic effects. Which is why I never leave the house or go to sleep without spraying a perfume.

So on this post, I’ll talk about my best and worst buys and at the end of the post, I’ll share with you some mistakes you should never make while splurging on a perfume.

MY BEST PERFUME PURCHASES IN 2020

1. Bacarrat Rouge 540 Extrait de perfume


I discovered this perfume in February on one of my random visits to a perfume shop. This favourite perfume of mine smells so heavenly with amazing notes of Saffron and Egyptian jasmine. It retails for 320 Euros and I wrote an indepth Review of this Fragrance here.

2. Bottega Veneta Parco Palladiano XV SALVIA BLU


This Fragrance as I mentioned in one of my Posts is a gorgeous elixir. A nice unisex sage fragrance. It retails for 265 Euros.

3. Gentle Fluidity Gold by Maison Francis Kurkdijan


Well, this oriental vanilla fragrance is so tastefully done, that you’d be blown away by its smell and longevity. It retails for 170 Euros

4. Grand Soir by Maison Francis Kurkdijan


I bought this perfume blindly without knowing what to expect but I was sure that any fragrance from the master perfumer never lives below expectations. The Amber note in this Fragrance is really a bang! It retails for 170 Euros.

5. Joyeuse Tubéreuse by Guerlain


This beautiful floral scent has a wow factor to it. The opening is very delicate, fresh and not obnoxious. I wrote a review of this Fragrance here and it retails for 206 Euros.

6. Irish Leather by Memo Paris


I’m not a fan of leather perfumes but this Fragrance really convinced me especially the notes of Tonka Bean and Juniper Berries. It retails for 205 Euros

7. 212 Sexy Carolina Herrera


I got this perfume from the duty-free shop in Greece in October 2020. Unfortunately, they didn’t offer testers anymore because of covid-19 so it was a blind buy. I honestly love the freshness and sweetness of this perfume. It retails for 58 euros.

8. L’interdit Givenchy Edition Couture


This was my 2020 summer fragrance. It smells really fruity and fresh. It retails for 94 Euros

9. Rose Milano Armani Prive


I think this is the only Eau de Toilette bottle in my perfume collection. It is a beautiful rose perfume with beautiful notes of patchouli and musks. It retails for 112 Euros for a 50 ml bottle and I wrote a review of this Fragrance here

My Worst Buys

1. Kissing by Kilan


I totally regret buying this perfume because the notes are all over the place and not well blended. The vanilla note is cheap-smelling and the name “Kissing Burns 6.4 Calories a minute. Wanna workout?” sounds like a pick-up line for teenagers. However, the scent is very long lasting. It retails for 114 Euros

2. Tiziana Terenzi White Fire


This a floral musk fragrance for men and women with a very terrible projection. I’m still surprised that it is an Extrait de perfume. It retails for 175 Euros. Read a review of this Fragrance here

3. Chloe Eau de Parfüm


It has a beautiful peony notes but the longevity is terrible. It retails for 109 Euros.

4. Signature by Mont blanc


I bought this bottle of perfume on a whim and I totally regret it. However the bottle looks very nice but the fragrance smells like a shower gel and nothing more. It retails for 64 euros.

5. Bottega Veneta Illusione


I think I dislike this perfume because it smells like a deodorant with a very poor silage. It smells so much like Prada le Femme and it retails for 65 Euros for 30 ml bottle

Now that you’ve stuck with me till the end, I’ll give you some tips on how to avoid these mistakes while splurging on a fragrance:

1. Don’t do blind buys. Always endeavour to spray the perfume first at a perfume shop before purchasing it

2. Don’t make your decision based on the top notes. Give yourself like 30 minutes after you’ve sprayed the fragrance so you can access if you like the middle and the base notes.

3. Make your research before buying a perfume.

4. Store your perfume away from the sunlight and endeavour to leave it in its original packaging.

Thank you very much for reading this post!