The power of perfume has been praised throughout history as having the supernatural ability to attract men. Therefore, every girl needs her signature scent. But, how much do you really know about your favorite fragrance? It turns out that fragrances are so much more than just fancy French words and pretty packaging. Each fragrance variety corresponds to a different level of concentration resulting in different size bottles and price points.
Wondering what the difference really is between a Parfum and a Toilette? Here’s the deal:
Parfums are the most concentrated. They are often in the smallest bottles and are known to be the most expensive of the fragrance varieties.
Eau de Parfums are less concentrated and a bit less expensive than their Parfum counterparts.
Eau de Toilettes are (you guessed it) the least concentrated of the three fragrance types and usually the most affordable.
Once you’ve discovered your favorite fragrance, choosing between the Parfums, Eau de Parfums, and Eau de Toilettes is dependent on two major factors: how strong you’d like the scent to be and your fragrance budget. Since I prefer a more subtle scent, I usually go for the Eau de Toilettes. But, if you like a stronger and purer fragrance, you should hands down go for a Parfum. When buying a fragrance for a friend, I would suggest meeting in the middle with an Eau de Parfum. Whatever your preference, your perfume should make you feel as beautiful as the mystical bottle it came in.
As a huge fan of Taylor Swift and her always fabulous red carpet looks, Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift has become my latest fragrance obsession. What I love most about this fragrance (aside from its beautiful packaging) is that it’s perfect for everyday wear. According to Beauty.com, Wonderstruck’s top notes are raspberry, dewberry, green tea, freesia and apple blossom. The middle notes are sweet vanilla along with sun-drenched honeysuckle and white hibiscus while its base notes are golden amber, musk, sandalwood and peach. Though the scent is classified as fruity, all of its elements are incredibly subtile, never overly sweet.
In celebration of my favorite fragrance, I’m giving away a bottle of 1.7 fl oz Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift Eau de Parfum to four lucky readers. So if you want to smell like a girl who just broke up with her boyfriend and wrote a kick ass song about it, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Then leave a comment on this post with your email and favorite Taylor Swift song to complete your chances of winning. I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 22!
*This giveaway is open to residents of the continental US only. It will run from May 31, 2014 – June 30, 2014. Winners will be contacted via email around July 1, 2014.
Socialites haven’t been known to skimp on anything, especially not cosmetics. Until now, only your makeup artist could tell you which beauty products were worth the investment. As an online influencer/semi-New York City Socialite, I am constantly getting samples of the newest products. I used to think it was impossible to sample everything, but I was wrong. For $10 a month, you can get a Birchbox sent to you containing samples of some of the most high end cosmetic, beauty, and personal care products. Every month even has a different theme. It’s kind of like sending yourself a gift once a month, only it is actually a surprise. If you like the products, you can purchase them directly on the Birchbox website and even earn points toward your favorite beauty finds.
Since it is always the socialite way to share the wealth, I am giving away a Birchbox to one lucky reader! To win, comment on this post telling me the name of your favorite beauty product. Be sure to include your email address. To learn more about how a Birchbox subscription works, tune into this video. It’s pink!
I love jet setting. I’ve never actually done it, but I know it would be love at first flight. As I spend most of my free time wandering the streets of Manhattan on my long, yet incredibly rewarding journey to socialite fame, I find myself in need of a fragrance to match my Empire State Building-sized aspirations. Inspired by the socialite hot spots of Paris, South Beach, and Tokyo, these fragrances have some of the cutest packaging I have ever seen. The trio retails individually at $45 for a 3.4 oz. Eau de Toilette and $25 a 1.0-oz bottle. Thanks to Paris Hilton’s new fragrance, Passport, not only can you look like a socialite, you can smell like one too.
I am 15-years-old in my passport picture and it brings back a lot of memories. Even if I’m not going on a trip, I like to take it out once in a while just to prove to myself that I could get up and leave at a moment’s notice if I wanted to. What can I say? I like to travel. Since I am half Venezuelan, maybe I should call my first fragrance Caracas after the capital city. After Barbara Walters was mean to her on The View and low ratings on her new reality show, The World According to Paris, Paris Hilton hasn’t had that great week. So I hope this post brightens up her day a bit.