March 15, 2013

Let's talk about... perfume

The history of perfume doesn't begin in recent days, it has its beginnings in Antiquity.The word "perfume" comes from the Latin word "per fumus" and means "through smoke".It's first origins are not exactly known, but people were using fragrances to conciliate the gods by burning wood.Even in these days, burning scented materials is used in some religions.The perfume as we know it nowadays started to be created in the late 19th century, but in the 20th century designer perfumes were created on a larger scale.There are more than one type of fragrances:
  1. perfume: is the most expensive and more lasting containing 22% essential oils
  2. eau de perfume (EDP): 15-22% essential oils
  3. eau de toilette (EDT): with a smaller percent between 8 and 15
  4. eau de cologne: with only 4% essential oils
  5. eau fraiche: the last scented of all 1-3% essential oil
Don't underestimate the power of perfume.And now let's see some famous quotes:
Marilyn Monroe: "What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel no. 5, of course!"
Christian Dior: "A women's perfume tells more about her than the handwriting."
Coco Chanel: "A women who doesn't wear perfume has no future."

Amongst my favorite fragrances are : Paco Rabanne - One Million, Chanel Mademoiselle, Prada Candy, Gucci Flora but today I want to talk to you  about my latest favorite perfume: Dolce & Gabbana Desire.

The official description:
The Dolce&Gabbana woman lives by her powerful emotions. Confident, she lets desire take over. She sumptuously wraps herself in desire as a natural instinct rising up from her very soul. Desire by Dolce&Gabbana crowns The One fragrance chapter with an expression of the essence of the Dolce&Gabbana woman in scent.
"Everything starts with desire. There wouldn’t be seduction, sensuality or passion if it wasn’t for desire. For us, it’s always been fundamental to let this sensation go, to break the mould and live freely by emotions."

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana
Top notes: mandarin, lychee, bergamot, lily of the valley
Heart notes: Madonna lily, Indian tuberose, Jasmin, sweet plum nectar
Base notes: vanilla, caramel, sandalwood, musk, Citus Labdanum.

The design is simple with only two colors: black and gold, but the best colors to express luxury.The black bottle is inscribed with Stefano Gabanna's handwritting of "Desire" in gold letters.


Scarlett Johansson stars in the ad for this perfume too, continuing the "The One" series.
"Scarlett was a natural choice for us. Not only for her beauty, which is well known, but for her ability to interpret the many sides of our woman."
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana

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I like better floral, oriental scents and this new perfume from D&G suits me perfectly. You can first feel a fruity smell, more exactly the mandarin, then comes the floral scent, I'm guessing it's the Indian tuberose and you're left in the end with a sweet vanilla caramel note.The heart notes of Indian tuberose mixed with vanilla and caramel makes it a sweet fragrances, but not with a cheap smell.

If you've tried it yet let me know what you think and what are your favorite perfumes.

P.S. This post wasn't sponsored, I just like this perfume.

P.P.S. With Google Reader closing soon we need a new alternative to follow all the blogs in one place and I think that Bloglovin could be a good option.Especially now that you can see who is following your blog.Only yesterday I found out about this new feature.But you can only see who is following you if they've created a profile.So go to you account and create a profile so that I can see who my lovely followers are.And let me know if you'd like to follow each other.This is the link and you can also find a badge in the right side of the blog.
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Happy blogging, people!



  1. never leave the house without my perfume! :)

  2. I've never tried it. My favorite perfumes are Flora by Gucci and Narciso Rodriguez.
    Have a great weekend.


  3. I love Armani Code

  4. Great post, I liked learning more about fragrances. I haven't tried the new Dolce & Gabbana before, it sounds wonderful!

  5. Hi Darling
    Love that post ;)
    The bottle looks great OMG I can't wait to buy it!
    It's a great design, I want it!
    Come and have a look at my new post if you want ;)

  6. Nice post, the bottle of Dolce&Gabbana is so cool and beautiful. Thanks for your comment on my blog, I'm so happy to know that you've follow my blog for a while. Follow you now too girl.

  7. Hola preciosa, me encanta!

    Un beso desde 'Stylish love'

  8. When I moved to Bali I stopped using perfumes, most of them seem to heavy here to wear everyday.
    So now I prefer body mists.

  9. This was a great post - it's so interesting to learn more about the history of something we wear every day! I haven't smelled this, but it sounds fantastic.

  10. Beautiful blog!!!
    very informative
    would you like to follow eachother?

  11. Great post, thank you!

    However, I'm following you as well, thanks for following me (:

  12. i've tried it but it's too sweet for me...

  13. That perfume sounds and looks promising, I need to try it when I see it in the stores :)

  14. Hello, I like your blog, I commented that this day started following you
    I invite you to support me by following my blog that is my style, where I show that you can look good with clothes any price and that the important thing is to feel sure of who you are and what want.

  15. Hmm.. looks good and I need to try how to smell ist. Have a great weekend.

  16. It looks really good!! <3 I love your blog, following you now ;)

  17. I will have to go get myself some of those.. I normally, gets Dior, Chanel..



  18. Thanks for your comments..Have great weekend sweety!

  19. Great post! I'll try this parfum!
    Kisses from

  20. nice blog!
    follow each other? for sure i'll follow fashionable and stylish person like you!


  21. Love this perfume. Really impressive blog, love your style. If you want check mine and we could follow each other:-)

    New post
    Tiger and gold in attack!

  22. i love all my perfume :D plus, i followed you on bloglovin :) mind following back?

    read my latest post :)

  23. Thanks for your comment on my blog.. I've following your blog, bloglovin, you asked..I'd be happy for you to follow me too, bloggers, we need each other supporting,grow up a big cummunity for us fashionista.. oxoxo


  24. I haven't tried that one - I'm not usually a big fan of Dolce & Gabbana but it does sounds great, haha.
    At the moment I really enjoy Lady Million by Paco Rabanne. :-)

  25. Great post! I love perfumes!! :)

    Thank you for your comment, I follow you now with Bloglovin, hope you'll do the same!! I wait for you in my blog!



  26. wooww!!! what an article..
    i love your blog, do you want to follow each other?
    you can visit my blog first and let me know.. :)


  27. you know what you're doing, love it.

  28. must try this!!:) thank you so much for following dear:)) I am now following you too on bloglovin!!:) keep in touch darling!


  29. te sigo en GFC guapa, besos!!!

  30. Thanks for your wonderful comment on my blog!!! I'm following back on GFC. Would you like to follow each other on Bloglovin as well?


  31. already following you back on bloglovin darling..
    hope we can keep in touch.. <3


  32. great post !


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