Last week I attended the “Scent Of A Woman” event that was hosted by Elle Magazine at the Stuttafors in Rosebank Mall. Now we all know how much I love perfume, so it didn’t take any convincing for me to go. With spring around the corner I was interested in finding a new fresh scent for myself, and where better to search for a new scent than the recently renovated shop?
|The new editor of Elle, Emilie|
After we were greeted by the Elle team and their new editor Emilie Gambade(her first issue will be out in October), Liz Ferret (the fragrance and cosmetics manager for Stuttafords) shared her perfume wisdom with us. Firstly, there are four different scents on the perfume wheel- Floral, Oriental, Woody and Fresh. Every category has different sub-categories which divide the scents further.
Some other helpful tips which Liz gave us, is to never store your perfumes in your bathroom or direct sunlight. The temperature changes are not good for the scents, so ideally you should keep your perfumes in their boxes. The best place to spray perfume is behind your knees-yes that's right! It sticks to you, and when you walk past you are leaving a train of perfume behind :) Also never rub your wrists together after spraying the perfume! Rather spray some perfume in the air and “walk” into it to make it last.
We got to test out different perfumes to try and find our scent. Here are some of the ones that caught my eye and I wouldn’t mind using this coming spring.
Joyful by Escada. This is the new offering from the fashion brand. This is my kind of fragrance- it is purely fresh with notes of black currant, melon and mandarin.
Elie Saab L'Eau Couture. This is a very floral fragrance with notes of orange blossom and almonds in it.
La Vie Est Belle by Lancome. Another fruity and sweet offering which tickles my taste buds. Black currant and peach are the main notes in this scent.
SI by Giorgio Armani. I love this scent, even though I feel like it is for a bit more of a more mature woman. This is a woody fragrance with its main note being vanilla and it is really strong yet charming.
One of my personal favourites is the Bulgari Omnia Crystalline. This is not a new fragrance, but I have loved it for a while now. This is also a woody fragrance with notes of bamboo, but for me it has a slight sour note of citrus in it that balances the scent out perfectly.
And of course the yummy overindulging scent that is Bon Bon! I reviewed it here, so check out more about this candy fragrance.
|Pretty girls Julia,Ali and Chicara|
|My favourite bloggers: Wisaal, Chicara, Ali and Leanne|
I felt so in my element trying out all of these perfumes while sipping on champagne. Of course the night was made even better by the fact that my blogger friends were there, and we all compared what perfumes we liked best at the end of the night! Thank you Elle and Zebra Square for a fantastic night!
|With the new editor of Elle, Emilie|