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Scent of a Woman : My Favorite Perfumes


I have a very sensitive nose for colognes and perfumes. I’m sure my husband would love to share the fact that I complain about how much he uses on a daily basis. I’m quite dramatic about it so I’ve found that I can live with yummy food scents all day long and not get a headache or nauseous after inhaling it. Vanilla and coconut scents are my favorite. I’ve tried so many through the years and many of my favorites have been discontinued. L’Occitane had the BEST vanilla scent then out of nowhere, changed it. And while the new version is acceptable, the original was to die for.

Here are my faves. . .


* Sud Pacifique ~ Vanille Extreme $53 but really all of their scents are glorious ~ only $33 at Amazon
* Aquolina: Pink Sugar $12-55 ~ but you can find it for less at Amazon

I wear these daily …a few spritzes of each. The great thing about these yummy sugary scents is that you can mix them and make new flavors unlike most regular fragrances.


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* Lavanila Laboratories Pure Vanilla $56 ~ they have the most amazing packaging! Pure Vanilla Roller Ball Fragrance $18 at amazon
* L’Occitane Eau des Vanilliers $46 {actually can’t find this fragrance any longer}
* Bobbi Brown Beach Perfume $55 ~ I love mixing this with coconut oil in the summer!

*Coconut Perfume Oil- Spiritual Sky $5.99 Thanks Alison!
* Roller ball coconut oil. This was my first ever coconut oil experience and I loved it so much I savored it! I found it on a trip to Ojai when I was 16 with Kell and used it forever. I’m pretty sure the mixture that’s in it now is of coconut & vanilla food extracts mixed with water. see below. And really, it smells GLORIOUS.
* L’Occitane Vanille perfume oil $12 ~ I don’t think they make this any longer? maybe instore?

* See back top photo: Demeter Fragrance Library – Sweets, Desserts & Pastries Cologne Collection I’m also in love with Demeter Fragrances…they have so many …from Grass to Sex on the Beach …the one I have now is Orange Cream Pop …YUMMMMM. {and they’re very wallet-friendly}

Non-vanilla faves . . .


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* Lacoste Inspiration Eau de Parfum $32 ~ can only find this on amazon
* Hanae Mori Eau de Toilette $65-$90 ~ only $32 at Amazon ~ I love Hanae Mori For Men too. I die when my husband wears it!
* Burberry Brit Eau de Toilette $48 ~ a larger bottle and for less at amazon

Vanilla Extract and Imitation Coconut Extract

Before anyone was making a really great vanilla scent, I used to buy Vanilla and Coconut food extracts from the market for around $3-4 each and mix them myself, adding a bit of water into a a small glass spray bottle {or roller ball bottle} and spritzing it on. I did however, get teased for this when caught using it …but Oh how I smelled like cookies …and actually got a lot of compliments! Little did they know 😉

Maegan Tintari

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

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