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4 New Fragrance Additions to My Collection

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Review of the Stella McCartney Pop fragrance
For many years, I went with the idea of a “signature scent” and rotated the same 2-3 fragrances day to day. When I began blogging, that entire notion went out the window and I loved trying new scents and having different ones for different days, seasons, occasions, etc. Here are 4 recent additions to my collection:
Aerin fragrance review
1. Nomaterra Cape Cod Wild Beach Rose – Nomaterra is a relatively new brand based out of NYC and I loved the story behind this niche brand. Each scent is reminiscent of a certain destination – bringing to light the idea that fragrances can transport you to different places or help you revisit certain memories associated with a city or town you enjoyed. This particular scent would best be described as beachy rose. It mixes the delicateness of rose with the notes of the beach which is something I don’t have in my current collection. I find it so unique because most florals can seem sweet or powdery, but this has an unexpected woodsy freshness. In my mind, I envision a rose garden on the side of a new england beach home when I smell this – which basically sounds like paradise, doesn’t it?!
2. Aerin Lilac Path – My love for Aerin fragrances keeping growing and growing (this fragrance by Aerin is one of my best of beauty). Between the gorgeous packaging and the wearability of all the scents I can’t get enough. It always amazes me how she can create SO many unique scents but yet all of them appeal to me in different ways. While the notes are prominent and the fragrances last all day, they are still such easy scents to wear. They never turn on my skin and it’s shocking how every single one I try manages to work with my body chemistry. This particular one has notes in it that I’m not typically drawn to (Jasmine and Lilac), BUT they are mixed with other notes (Orange Flower, Angelica Seed Oil) that drew me to it instantly. It’s a warm floral that allows for it to be a great daytime scent for the summer, though I can see it transitioning nicely into fall. That is what I love about Aerin’s fragrances – she uses notes that I never enjoy or wear and then creates blends that I end up going crazy for!
Aerin fragrance review
3. Aerin Waterlily Sun – Another Aerin fragrance addition, but completely different from the Lilac Path mentioned above. The Waterlily Sun is more herbaceous, fresh and crisp with notes of Bergamot and Jasmine. It reminds me of the water, so I see this as more of a spring/summer scent. It wears very well on my skin and develops nicely even when it’s hot outside. I’ve been reaching for it when I have bare shoulders, arms or legs because I love the way it smells as the day goes on.
4. Stella McCartney Pop – I was anxious to try Stella McCartney’s newest scent because I have been a LONG time wearer of her signature scent. When I say long, I am talking at least 10 years if not more. By the name alone, Pop, I anticipated this being a younger, sweeter fragrance and those can often be a hit or miss with me. While it definitely has a floral lightness to it (green mandarin, violet, plumeria), the woodsy elements such as sandalwood and cedarwood give it a deeper, more sophisticated finish. Bottom line – I am crazy for this scent!
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Bringing Back One of My Favorite Scents: Stella McCartney

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Though I have a vast collection of fragrances amassed during my years of beauty blogging, there are only a few scents that I’ve been wearing long before I even knew what a blog was. Ha! Stella McCartney’s Stella was one of those and still holds a permanent place on my vanity. As someone that never gravitated towards floral fragrances, let alone those with strong notes of rose, this was a huge departure from my signature style scents at the time. It was the balance of the mandarin essence and light peony flower with the rose accord that created the perfect composition. But from the first moment I sprayed it on my wrist, it was mesmerizing in it’s appeal. It was feminine but not too “girly”, bold yet not overpowering. In fact there was a period of time where I wore it every single day for a year straight. Friends and co-workers actually used to know me by the Stella scent and when I would change things up for a day or two, they would remark that I didn’t smell like myself. LOL.  
Over the years, Stella has released numerous version of the original adding other complimentary notes to change the scent slightly. The most recent version is Stella McCartney Stella Eau de Toilette which is a lighter version with a hint of mandarin, lemon, freesia and an infusion of Bulgarian rose. Still after reading all the notes you may think it would be overly feminine, but Stella manages to keep her scents modern, alluring and ones that wear beautifully on the skin. Since this scent is a bit lighter it would traditionally be classified as a more spring scent but I can wear either of these all year long. And because I am a grown adult and can do what I want. Boom.
While I still love to experiment with new scents and discover something unique, I still need that scent that will forever feel like “my scent”. Stella will always be that for me.
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If you had to identify your signature scent, which one would it be? Leave me a comment below! 

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Bits and Pieces: Fit And Flare

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I love a dress that can give a good twirl – and this one is perfect for that.  It has the perfect balance of fit and flare.