Saturday, January 10, 2015

Finding My Signature Parfum | Vivienne Westwood Naughty Alice ♥

One of the things on my bucket list 2014 was to find a signature parfum and in the last week of the year I did. I've had infatuations with perfumes in the past, Dolce and Gabbana 'The One' and Chanel 'Chance' mostly but I've never stuck with them - mostly due to memories of the person who bought them for me (isn't it strange that certain scents can remind us of people?) but anyway... I wanted to find my signature parfum, something which I thought the scent really was 'me'. When shopping with Jacek after Christmas I wanted to get something special for myself out of the voucher the lovely people at Debenhams very kindly gifted me with and their large selection of perfumes were calling for me. When I saw that the Vivienne Westwood Naughty Alice box set of parfum and body lotion was on offer I just had to have a spritz. 

I absolutely love the branding of this perfume and all the Vivienne Westwood perfumes in fact. The pin-up type girl learning on the gorgeous bottle, which comes with a blue heart on a gold chain around the bottle neck, really does give the sense of a 'naughty' Alice and I think that's really fun. At first I didn't take to the scent and initially walked away from it but strolling around the city the scent lingered and really grew on me so I had to go back and get the box set. This scent is one which has to settle after spraying and after that the scent is amazing, one I really can't get enough of now.

Naughty Alice is described as a floriental fragrance - such an apt way to describe it. It has floral notes of black rose, violet and ylang ylang mixed with warming hot pink pepper. The scent has a musky element to it too which really does give the 'naughty' aspect. I think it'd be a great scent for nights out but as I don't get many of those I've been wearing it daily.

I really love this fragrance, I can't even put into words how much I love it (not great for a blogger!) and I've now decided that this is my signature parfum from now on. The Alice in the name reminds me of Alice in Wonderland - a story which I love all things about and the fragrance is just perfect for me - not too floral, not too musky, just a right mix. This is a perfume which I'll be repurchasing again and again and I don't think it'll be too long before that time comes because I can't help spritzing this multiple times during the day, the scent is infectious and I love how it lingers on the skin.

I picked up the Vivienne Westwood Naughty Alice box set in the Debenhams sale for just €47 - such a bargain and it's actually still on offer here.

What is your signature parfum?
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23 comments

  1. I don't use perfume much but when I do I use Ralph Lauren

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    1. I've never used Ralph Lauren perfumes, they've never really appealed to me before.

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    2. Actually it's not Ralph Lauren. Just check d. Lol it's Davidoff cool water.

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    3. I used to wear that but went off the scent during pregnancy. I had to give my full, unopened bottle to my mother - she was delughted though! :)

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  2. I have never even heard of this perfume, but I LOVE the name. I want to try to hunt down a sample of this so I can smell it for myself :)

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    1. The name is fab, definitely find yourself a sample.

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  3. This perfume looks so much fun. I love the packaging.

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    1. The packaging is so pretty, I'll be keeping the box.

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  4. So great that you were able to find a signature perfume! I always wear Burberry Brit, or my husband just bought me Dolce & Gabana Blue and I love it!

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  5. Mine is Coco by Coco Chanel. I've worn it since my granny bought me some when I was 16. I just love it. I had a VW perfume a few years ago and it was so good. Glad you found one you love!

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  6. I dont think I have a signature perfume since I just wear whatever my man buys but this year i bought lipsy love and i am loving it so far as i think it suits me big time so maybe i will keep this. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I love to wear perfume and have been using Mary Kay's Thinking of Love!! I'll have to check this one out, love the packaging.

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  8. The packaging for this perfume is really nice -- I love the look. I switch up my fragrance each time I finish a bottle. I'll have to look into this one.

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  9. The packaging is so pretty! I don't have a signature parfum because I like to switch things up.

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  10. I don't have a signature perfume, I would love to find something new. This sounds lovely.

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  11. The bottle looks very charming. I wouldn't mind trying it out. I love perfumes and collect many as it is so what's one more. lol

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  12. That is a beautiful package. I think a woman should have a signature scent, but I've yet to find mine! I should try this one.

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  13. This perfume gift set sounds amazing and I would love to try this one. I don't have a signature perfume but I have been thinking of getting some perfume. Maybe I will start using a signature perfume. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. the package is so impressive - I'd give it a 5/5 just for the package - now it makes me want to give it a try if it suits my scent haha!

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  15. Ahhhh I love perfumes!!! Pre-mommy days I use to collect them :) my favorite was guess by Marciano that came in a gold bottle.

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  16. That packaging is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen! It just reminds me of Cinderella!! I don't think I have found my "signature" yet but I will definitely try this one out!

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  17. Until I started reading your post...I didn't even make the connection of 'Naughty Alice' with Alice in Wonderland...lol. Very cute bottle - I like the little charm attached.

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  18. I love the bottle! Wow it is so pretty. I wish I could stick to one perfume. Right now I have about 30 fragrance samples and I love the ability to switch out often, but I also love the cute bottles I see!

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