Christine Dior once remarked that “a woman’s perfume tells more about her than her handwriting”.
But selecting the right perfume can be a daunting task.
We asked the perfume experts at Staunton’s Pharmacy, Main Street, Castlebar, to help us put together this fun guide to picking a perfume to match your personality.
Fun and flamboyant - Viva La Juicy by Couture
The Viva la Juicy girl never turns down a glass of champagne or the chance to get into the tiniest bit of trouble.
Viva la Juicy combines delicious wild berries with creamy vanilla and bright jasmine. The perfume la Juicy was presented as a gourmet floral fragrance, which opens with notes of wild berries and juicy mandarin. The heart encompasses a floral blend of honeysuckle, gardenia, and jasmine, while the base notes are a gourmet rhapsody of amber, caramel, vanilla, sandalwood, and pralines. From €46 at Stauntons Pharmacy.
Full of life and romance - Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue
Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue is such an iconic perfume that it featured in an exhibition in the Museum of Arts and Design in New York as one of the century’s most groundbreaking scents.
Everything about this perfume suggests a love of life and romance. The scent is surprisingly colored with the liveliness of Sicilian citron, the happiness of Granny Smith apple, and the spontaneity of bluebells.
Feminine and resolute notes are expressed with the intensity of jasmine, the freshness of bamboo, and the charm of white rose. The deep and true base embodies the character of cedarwood, the fullness of amber, and the embrace of musk.
From €46 at Stauntons Pharmacy.
Sultry and sexy - Coco Chanel Mademoiselle
This sexy, fresh, Oriental fragrance recalls the irrepressible spirit of the young Coco Chanel. Even the classic bottle is pure luxury and glams up any dressing table.
Mademoiselle, launched in 2001, has top notes of orange, mandarin orange, orange blossom, and bergamot; middle notes are mimosa, jasmine, Turkish rose, and ylang-ylang; and base notes are tonka bean, patchouli, opoponax, vanilla, vetiver, and white musk.
From €61 at Stauntons Pharmacy.