I had to wait 30 mins for passport photos today (what's with that!) so of course I spent the time (wisely) at Sephora. I had an enthusiastic assistant who danced ahead of me, spraying fragrances on those little scent sticks and making sample sprays of the ones I liked especially.
I'm very picky about scents to begin with and I absolutely have to live with a perfume for a day or two before I know if it's "me", plus my skin tends to turn every fragrance sweeter after the first half hour.
Viktor & Rolf 'Flowerbomb' is my staple right now, but I like to wear different perfumes depending on my mood (and my activities on a given day), so one perfume at a time will not do. Here are the 5 perfumes I liked best:
Burberry The Beat is a vibrant, preppy scent that exudes youthful self-confidence. This would be perfect for those go-go-go days when there's a million things to do — just wearing it would give me energy I think. It's a city scent that's at once modern and clean as well as having a warm, sunny edge.
Put these on your shortlist for perfumes to sniff next time you're out and about. If you live where trying is impossible and you have to order blind, I'd say if you like preppy go for the Burberry, if you like fruity/happy go for the Escada, if you like sophisticated, go for the Masakï.