My Fragrance Wardrobe


I’m not sure that there’s a category in the beauty world that I’m as fussy with as perfumes. Too floral, too musky, too much like toilet cleaner, too similar to *insert family members/friends name here* signature scent, too heady. I know what I like and I what I don’t and after giving perfumes a test it’s not unheard of for me to go and scrub it off my wrists as it made me feel a wee bit faint. Yup, I’m a perfume pussy. The lighter, the fresher, the better. I was holding on to a load of perfumes, more for aesthetically pleasing purposes than anything else and in one of my ‘this clutter is making my brain hurt’ episodes I decided that they deserved a much better home than I could offer, so off they went, stick, blanket and belongings over shoulder and without too much heartache I somehow managed to get it down to five. FIVE. I know *pats self on back*. Here’s how my current fragrance wardrobe is shaping up…

Escentric Molecule, Molecule 01 – created from just one single molecule, hence the name, this is supposed to meld with your natural pheromones to curate your bespoke scent. Interesting. Now I’m still not a 100% sold on that claim, but on me it comes off a bit leather-like and adds some oomph when I wear something light like Stella. It’s a bit of a cult favourite in the beauty ring and if I’m wearing it around cosmetics crazed mates they’ll always guess what I’ve got on. It’s like being part of a members-only club – shhhh, it’s our secret.

Diptyque Volutes – prepare yourself for some serious Diptyque loving here. Whereas my others from them are more on the androgynous, green side of scents, Volutes packs some serious punch. It completely goes against my philosophy and is heady, musky and deep, described as a woody oriental – in theory it has headache written all over it – but somehow I can handle it and it’s easily my most complimented whiff of them all.

Diptyque Vetyverio – ah man, I love this one. I said in a previous video that this is like the slightly more grown up version of CK One. It’s unisex and has that whole fresh, just showered vibe going on. It’s got a bit of everything with fruity, floral, woody and spicy notes which sounds like nasal overload, but it somehow works. It might not be the most well-known Diptyque, but it’s worth a sniff.

Diptyque Philosykos – summer in a bottle. Kinda exotic and creamy (I get a whiff of coconut sometimes), but with a real sharp zing of green notes and fig, it’s just the well-rounded smell of a good holiday. Sweet and sour, it’s never overpowering and is a nice leeway into less in yer face sugary smells.

Diptyque Tam Dao – did you know that if you were to go up and have a sniff of Michael Bublé, then this is what he would smell like? Apparently so. It’s one of those unisex fragrances and a good layer-er; slightly warm and woody it works well to evening-up more of my sweeter scents. It also goes on walkies from time to time and miraculously finds itself in Mark’s toiletry bag, so this one had to stay.

Now I’m cheating a little here as Stella was in the line-up too, but after using her up to her last spritz, the spot is empty until I tick it off my shopping list. But still – six. Common’ that ain’t bad?


  • Anna Blush

    Just a bit of a Diptyque fan? Haha I have Philosykos and love it but I won’t let myself smell any others- I’ll be too tempted! x

  • I’m actually not a massive fan of Diptyque scents! I’m so fussy though.

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  • You need to get yourself down to Penhaligions……there fragrances last really well on the skin…Kate Moss uses the BlueBell…and if it’s good enough for Kate!!

    • Sara

      iris Prima is my faaave.

  • Oh how come that there is not a single Jo malone fragrance in this post? How is that possible for a beauty blogger? 😀 I still remeber when you named lady million as your favourite fragrance and when I bought it, i founf it so strong and sewwt that i had to sell it in the end 😉

  • Michelle Glassow Schroll

    I really want to try those perfumes. I have a love for Marc Jacobs perfumes because they are so lovely and not too much 🙂

  • I really need to try the diptique range! I love Byredo Bal D’Afrique and Si by Giorgio Armani <3

  • I love Miss Dior, and Naughty Alice by Vivienne Westwood.. I’m more of a strong/sweet perfume person!

  • I absolutely love Valetina from Valentino, I could wear it all the time! x

  • Ooh so many lovely fragrances – the bottles are adorable too, I hope they have some in Duty Free for me to grab!

    Josie xoxo Fashion Mumblr

  • Bella

    That’s Diptyque heavy! Much as I love the candles, I haven’t been impressed by the fragrances at all. I am currently rotating Tom Ford Velvet Orchid, Tom Ford jasmin rouge, Pulp by Byredo, Prada Infusion d’Iris and Chloe L’ eau de Chloe. But that’s just the summer edit; I have the winter ones back in the drawer…I honestly use each and every one of them though.

  • Avanti

    Those perfumes sound gorgeous! I really want to try the molecule 01.
    I am obsessed with black orchid by Tom Ford. Perfect for winter as well.


  • Miss N

    Love the bottles, really want to try the molecule 01.

    Great blog! xx

  • paulina

    I love this post! Thanks for sharing these amazing fragances.

  • Samantha

    I love your writing style! I wish I could wear perfume… darn allergies! haha

  • I’ve never tried Diptyque… now I totally feel like I’m missing out!

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  • I love Diptyque! So good!!!!! 🙂

  • Carrie Ward

    You may be a ‘perfume pussy’ but I am a ‘perfume whorrrrrreee’ (said with a Scottish accent) I simply love it all and I switch it up ALL the time. There is no way I could get it down to 5, well done you.

  • Daniella

    fab choises!



  • alice bea ☮

    these sound great, im still in love with my stella McCartney to go for anything else!

  • They all sound lovely, I love the molecule 1 perfume x


  • Amy

    My current five would be; Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel, Dolce and Gabbana The One, Thierry Mugler Angel, Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb and Britney Spears Fantasy (slightly out of place) xx

  • Really want to try diptyque volutes!

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  • Clementine Buttercup

    I’m a slave to Jo Malone. Those 30ml bottles make it so easy to try out new scents. I’m always impressed when people finish perfumes. How much do I have to use? Is my quick spritz in the morning not enough?

  • Sarah Hale

    I definitely think Molecule 01 is an ’emperor’s new clothes’ situation. My friends and I all tried it, it smelled the same on all of us, and we agreed that it wasn’t very pleasant. It smelled like a cheap body spray or an air freshener rather than a perfume. Each to their own though, scent is so personal.

  • love this post, this parfumes sounds gorgeous:)

  • Rachael

    I love perfume, I recently tried the Stella perfume and loved it. Great picks!

  • Allison

    My grandma has worn Estee Lauder Beautiful or Youth Dew my entire life and all Estee Lauder perfumes smell really similar to me so they are all pretty much a no no for me, same with my mom and Ralph Lauren Romance and I’m incredibly picky so I’ve had a hard time with perfume
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  • phew I though I was the only person who is fussy with scents. oh man I am soooooo fussy when it comes to perfume. I tried to like perfumes like stella, chanel no.5 or any dior perfumes and every single perfume I have tried just makes me sick except Ralph Lauren romance and flower bomb by viktor and rolf.

  • emiller1233

    I’ve never gotten too obsessed with my perfume yet, only a matter of time..

  • Amanda michelle

    I tried a stella perfume a year back or so and absolutely love it! One of my friend uses diptyque and she always smells amazing, great post!

  • Ellen Findley

    Dang it, Anna, Vetyverio was already calling my name, and then you had to introduce me to Tam Dao! 😉

  • Jessica

    I’m an absolute perfume lover, so I really loved this post! xx

  • Edward Evanovsky

    get a ” Omnia Indian Garnet ” Parfum for free

  • I cannot be bothered with really heavy or complicated scents either. I love really light and fresh perfumes.

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  • Lauren

    Great post Vivianna, xx

  • Just recently purchased Tam Dao and I am so in love with it! I think Vetyverio is next on my list, thought I do remember liking Philosykos as well. Great picks!

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  • tisme143

    they all sound wonderful, I definitely need to do a new me, make up , perfume, wardrobe but not yet ‘ just not yet hehe

  • i definitely think we all can be fussy with perfume – you wanna smell nice ! I have a range of scents from SJP Lovely, Diesel Loverdose to YSL Elle

    Lauren x

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  • Philosykos is my current favorite… When I really want to be figgy I pair it with Korres fig body wash 🙂