Polar Opposites: Fragrances of the Moment

Up until the last year, I was sure that there was no fragrance for me. I’ve been burdened with a very sensitive nose, and for the longest time couldn’t find a fragrance that didn’t make my eyes water. That was, until I was introduced to Crabtree & Evelyn…

The Crabtree & Evelyn West Indian Lime is a classic scent from their men’s range. On the website, it is described as to have notes of lime, vetiver, nutmeg, ginger, coriander, and juniper. I have always had an affinity for men’s cologne – the masculine and powerful way it has always made me feel. The West Indian Lime scent, however, is that perfect blend of a clean man and subtlety that is guaranteed to win my heart (or nose :P)!

Chanel No.5 L’eau is a controversial pick for me. I make no mask of the fact that in the past, I have always avoided Chanel scents. I found them far too powerful and the scent to be really off-putting. However, with the release of L’eau in 2016 I was intrigued by the amount of bloggers raving about it and the hype built up by such a young crowd. Sure enough, I was sold after the first time I tried it on. L’eau is made up of citrus, ylang-ylang, cedar, and white musk notes. It is both subtle and intriguingly feminine – quickly becoming my everyday fragrance!

xx, T