This project 10 Pan will focus solely on perfume. I have a bit of a 'thing' for perfume, you see. In the same way I hoard blush, I hoard perfume too. I absolutely love buying and trying new perfumes but I seem to have ended up in a bit of a perfume rut.
I have my all time favourites, those perfumes I have always loved and probably always will. I use them up and repurchase them regularly - I call these my signature scents. I know technically it should be only one signature scent but I couldn't possibly only have one!
Then there are the perfumes I am seduced by in duty free and beauty halls - those that smell delicious on others but end up being relegated to the back of the dresser for eternity because they just don't suit me.
I have far too much perfume and I'm also coveting more, so before I move on to new scents and repurchase the staples of my collection, I NEED to get rid of a fair few. My collection is a little on the large side.
I have picked out ten fragrances that are either coming to the end of their life or languishing in the dresser half used up. These are:
Clockwise from L-R:
DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom 30ml EDP
This was an airport impulse buy - it was a pretty pink bottle and I had a strange obsession with the smell of the original Be Delicious on other people - it always smelled so fresh and zesty. Sadly on me, not the same. This bottle actually gets left in my travel make up bag for when we go on holiday, I tend to use it up most when I am abroad. I estimate there is about 10ml left to use up.
Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy 30ml EDP
Blogger favourite but sadly not mine. This is just all kinds of wrong on me. I just don't get it. It smells awful. There is a little less than half left, about 12-13ml. It is going to kill me having to use this up because the smell actually makes me nauseous.
Juicy Couture EDP 30ml
See above. Even worse than Viva La Juicy. Seriously, what is wrong with Juicy Couture scents?! This one is a more floral, old lady version of the above. Yuck. About half left. Don't be surprised if these don't get used up!
Chanel Allure 35ml EDP
Ah, this perfume holds such memories. In fact, this particular bottle. This very bottle of perfume was the scent I wore on the day I got married, almost 5 years ago. The perfume has darkened a little with age but still smells perfect. This was the only everyday perfume I wore from the age of around 19-23 so it became my wedding perfume because it reminded my husband most of me. Other contenders were Chanel Coco Mademoiselle (but everyone was wearing this at the time!) and either Creed Spring Flower or Creed Love in White. There is hardly any of this left, but I will enjoy using it up and will definitely repurchase.
Christian Dior J'Adore 50ml EDP
I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with this perfume. Some days it smells great on me and others can make me feel a bit queasy. It was a gift so I have persevered with it, but I really have to be in the mood to wear it. It's not a very 'me' scent, I think that is why I struggle with it. There isn't much left to use up, so this one should be easy to finish.
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle 50ml EDP
Ah. Coco Mademoiselle. I absolutely adore this fragrance but hate the fact that every women and her daughter wear it. It became SO overdone and overworn. Offices and bars would be filled with the scent of Coco Mademoiselle and I felt like I just blended in with everyone else. Not as popular these days, it seems but still too many people wear this and it puts me off! I have around 10ml left and I know I will end up repurchasing because I just can't be without it!
YSL Cinema 50ml EDP
This is a bit of a strange one for me. I like the scent, don't get me wrong, but there is a certain period of my life - when I was pregnant - that I bought new perfumes because the ones I already owned invoked the worst nausea and morning sickness you can imagine. I wasn't able to wear ANY of my usual perfumes and I really went off them for 9 months (and a while after the birth too)
This is one of the perfumes I purchased and enjoyed whilst pregnant but now, I struggle to wear it. There is about 15-20ml left...not sure how I feel about wearing this one and using it up.
Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gioa 30ml EDP
This was a gift from a friend, because I had smelled it on them and absolutely fell in love. I am not a lover of the original Acqua di Gio but this is altogether different and very delicious. I actually used this up this morning, with a liberal spray for the school run. Whilst I enjoyed wearing this, especially in warmer weather, I won't repurchase.
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue 25ml EDT
This perfume has been with me for longer than I care to remember (not this partcular bottle!) I can remember still living at home as a teen and owning Light Blue, so that would be around 12 years ago. It is probably one of the most popular and 'done' fragrances but I still cannot help loving its fresh , zesty scent. I always, always have a bottle of this in my collection and this 25ml purse spray is just that - one that gets thrown in my handbag. I also have a 100ml on my dresser. This is my husband's absolute favourite perfume on me, honestly, it drives him wild. My only gripe is that they do not offer an EDP and EDT's just do not last on my skin.
Ghost Deep Night 30ml EDT
This was my evening perfume in my early 20's and it holds such strong memories for me, I always like to keep a bottle in my dresser for nostalgia. It is also absolutely gorgeous and cheap as chips. There is around 10ml left here and I will enjoy using this up and feeling young again!
So there we have my Project 10 Pan - Perfume. I am hoping to get these finished up by the end of the month and will report back in an empties post (hopefully)
In the meantime - please leave me a comment with your long term or current favourite scents - I am definitely going to be on the look out for some new scents for my collection once these are finished. I am currently in love with Tom Ford Neroli Portofino and Black Orchid and also Elie Saab.