I don't know about you, but once I find a perfume I love I tend to be pretty loyal and wear nothing else so you can imagine how upset I was to discover that my absolute favourite perfume, the one I have worn since I was fifteen had been discontinued. I have been wearing Anna Sui – Sui Dreams (the handbag shaped bottle) for so long, I cannot remember wearing anything other and I absolutely cannot find anything that smells even a tiny bit similar - if anyone knows of anything please let me know! I am watching several bottles on Ebay but unfortunately for me they're going for insane prices which I really cannot justify spending right now.
Despite feeling pretty let down by Anna Sui for her decision to get rid of this beautiful vanilla based scent, I decided that perhaps this could be seen as a positive change. Almost nine whole years have passed since I started wearing that perfume, so perhaps it is time for a change. Over the past three weeks I bought three new scents to test out and see which one is my best fit.
I have always admired this sweet perfume ever since I first met one of my best friends Nicola who always wears it. It's quite pricey but I managed to blag a bottle at a very reasonable price via Ebay. My favourite flower is the daisy and so I suppose that this is only apt. I adore it's spring daisy scent and the bottle is just so pretty. I think this is probably my favourite of the three so perhaps this will be my new signature scent.
I love Orla Kiely! Her work is just so sweet and her fragrance is no different. This is a lovely everyday perfume and is again quite a florally scent with a hint of chocolate. It's a little less subtle than the Daisy perfume and I have had several compliments already. I do love this perfume, but I just don't know if it's quite me, though I'd definitely use it every so often for something a little different.
Dolly Girl – Anna Sui
I picked this out because I'd been given it for Christmas when I was younger but couldn't remember it's smell. I think perhaps I naively thought (hoped) perhaps it would smell similar to it's sister scent. Unfortunately it smells nothing alike, despite this it is a very pretty scent with a spicy edge because it has notes of cinnamon. I don't think I'll be buying this scent again, but I am in love with the unusual bottle.
I don't know if I've found one I like quite as much just yet, but I'm having fun searching and building up a pretty impressive perfume collection along the way. I think I'll be testing out Dior Cherie next. Let me know if there are any perfumes you 'd recommend or if you know of that are similar to Sui Dreams – Anna if you're reading this, pretty please bring back my perfume.
Sincerely, Alexa ♥