4 New Scents to Try

4 New Scents to Try | Byredo Gypsy Water, Narciso Rodriguez, Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede
4 New Scents to Try | Byredo Gypsy Water, Narciso Rodriguez, Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede

I’m ditching my high school/ college perfumes for something a little more grown.

4 New Scents to Try | Byredo Gypsy Water, Narciso Rodriguez, Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede

4 New Scents to Try | Byredo Gypsy Water, Narciso Rodriguez, Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede

4 New Scents to Try

I still love my Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy perfume (talk about a t h r o w b a c k), but I’ve been wearing that since I was around 15. Next year marks my 7th year out of high school (wtf I still feel like I’m 17) so I think it’s time to let it go once I finish up the last of my bottle. I’m also ditching my college scent, which was Nick Minaj’s Pink Friday. Don’t judge me. Well, it’s okay. I judge myself over this one.

Now that I’m very close to becoming a quarter of a century old, I thought this stuck in her ways grandma should shake things up a bit and experiment with different scents. That is where these 4 feminine and sexy perfumes come into play. They’re much less “tween girl” and more “hey, I’m adulting” scents.

Byredo Gypsy Water

[Available at Barney’s, Neiman Marcus, Selfridges]
Packaging always gets to me, and that’s one major reason this bottle caught my eye. But, I’m happy to say that this not only looks good, but it smells great. The first time I spritzed this on me, I couldn’t stop smelling my wrist. Pretty sure people thought I was weird doing all these odd maneuvers simply so I could sneak a whiff of my wrist in public without coming off odd. Don’t know if it worked. Anyway, this is very mysterious and sultry, and makes me think of a sexy, mysterious man wearing a suit, sitting in his old fashioned Beauty and the Beast-esque library smoking a cigar. It’s definitely a unisex scent so if you prefer something fresh, light, and girly then don’t go for this one. Pick this one up if you want something more masculine and earthy. It contains notes like bergamot, lemon, pepper, juniper berries, pine needles, amber and vanilla so it’s definitely complex and in no way shape or form resemblant of Viva La Juicy. I dig it.

Narciso Rodriguez

[Available at Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom,  Lord & Taylor, Selfridges]
Again, packaging is what drew me in, but the scent is why I picked it up. The pink bottle is the eau de parfum and it’s more feminine and floral, but still sexy, and it contains notes like musk, iris powder, amber and rose. It’s powdery, but not in a bad way. The black bottle is the eau de toilette, and it has different notes like honey flower, orange blossom, vanilla, and vetiver so it’s more woody, earthy and darker, but still feminine. I want to try the white bottle next.. sorry not sorry.

Jo Malone Peony and Blush Suede

[Available at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Selfridges]
This one is perfect for everyday when you want something feminine and floral, but it doesn’t make you smell super young or too mature. It has notes like peonies, jasmine, rose, and red apples so it’s light and luxurious. A perfect daytime scent that will be especially great during the spring and summer.

What are your favorite fragrances? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • These perfumes are so pretty! I bet they smell even better lol. I’m seeing Jo Malone everywhere and now I’m itching to own at least one. My favourite perfume is Dolce & Gabbana Rose The One but unfortunately it has been discontinued. I’m so mad :( x


    • Aww I bet! I get so sad when my favorite products are discontinued. I was seeing Jo Malone everywhere too and had to satisfy the itch to try one haha. Hope you give one a go :)

  • Sheridan Grady

    Gorgeous photo! I need to try a Jo Malone perfume, they all sound so lovely x


  • I have a few samples of the pink Narciso Rodríguez and I’m sooo in love. I don’t have room for any new perfumes, though. x

    | http://www.noirettediary.com |

    • Haha I’m becoming a perfume addict so I need to calm down before I don’t have room for more.

  • I think I’d love the byredo one since I’m all for unisex perfume and its warm, woodsy notes.

    Selene Addicted

  • I have a small sample of Gipsy Water and it’s amazing! I’ve always wanted to try Jo Malone, the bottles are so classy and the range is very extensive. Peony and Blush Suede sounds lovely!

    Daniela | MissNewBeauty.net

    • Right? The Jo Malone packaging is so stunning. So is the Byredo packaging :)

  • I love Byredo but I still haven’t splurged on their fragrance. Gypsy Water or Mohave Ghost has been on my wish list for a good while, but I haven’t decided which one to pick up. I usually like my fragrances quite fresh, my favorite from Jo Malone is the English Pear and Freesia. <3

    Laura xx Laurantaina Beauty Blog

    • Ooh I will have to give English Pear and Freesia a whiff next time. Thanks for the recommendation :). Mojave Ghost and Rose of No Man’s Land are on my wishlist.. well, a lot of them are haha.

  • I’m a fan of Byredo too! I’ve tried Gypsy Water but didn’t make the plunge. Picked up the latest Unnamed perfume because it’s limited edition. Love the Narciso fragrance!!!

    • Ooh I will have to check that perfume out. I honestly want to buy like 5 more Byredo perfumes. It’s so bad.

  • leah rachel

    Oh my god, the perfume on the black bottle with the pink writting on it (I can’t for the life of me spell the name)! But that is my signature scent, it is just so gorgeous and feminine

    Cyber Mermaids | Alternative beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog

  • You describe scents so beautifully! I totally was a Viva La Juicy girl too, but finding myself a little more grown up now. I’m kind of all over the place with my tastes though, it’s all so personal. I really want to test Gypsy Water, it sounds divine! I’ve heard great things about Byredo in general.

    xoxo Jenn │ Beauty by Jellybean

    • Haha thanks hun! I was like “girl, no one is going to understand what you’re saying” when I was trying to describe them so that makes me feel better! Scents really are very personal, and I’m kind of all over the place too since I still love Viva La Juicy and fresh, sweet scents, but I’m trying to expand my range lol

  • Bernadette
  • Ahhhh I really want a Byredo fragrance! x

    Laura | Laurzrah

  • I want to try out the Narciso scents. My current fav is Flower Bomb by Victor & Rolf.x


    • You can’t go wrong with Flowerbomb :). I have a teeny deluxe sized sample of it and love it.

  • Really want to try that Jo Malone one, great post!


    & Much love,


  • I haven’t tried any of these scents but Byredo and Jo Malone are on my wish list to try. xx

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

  • Now in this IRA almost girls use deo , but from this blog perfumes are really good to use.

  • I want to get them all!!!


  • Interesting, I will have to see if I can find any of these in store to smell them!

    Lauren x http://www.huggled.co.uk/