Mmmm Gourmand: THE most delicious perfumes ever (& less than $20 a pop)!

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Ohhhh well, hello Monday!

I hope everyone had a good weekend. Mine was great – very relaxing. Just what the doctor ordered. To be honest, I wasn’t feeling the hottest all week & I have a flight to Dallas on Wednesday so I wanted to take care of my body. By the way, a little stoked since it’s my first time back to Dallas since I moved!

Yesterday, we went to the Stanley Kubrick Exhibit at the Contemporary Jewish Museum and OMG it was phenomenal. Y’all already know one of my favourite movies is A Clockwork Orange but another all-time favourite is Eyes Wide Shut. I am also dying to see Lolita!

It was crazy, there were letters the church would send him telling him to not release the movies. Reading some of the letters & seeing some of the scripts was like a step back in time.

A Clockwork Orange had it’s own exhibit and it was just so cool, including the real statues from the Korova milk bar, the real droog costume Malcolm McDowell wore (Eyes Wide Shut also had Tom Cruise’s cape & mase), & cheeky letters sent to Kubrick after release (literally, there was one asking for less violence and more sex in A Clockwork Orange).

I snapped a bunch of it, but MAN, if you are in San Francisco, go go go! It’s live until October 30.

NOW let’s get into the Gourmand EDP…the title speaks for itself.

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In fact, I love these (exclusive to Urban Outfitters) Gourmand EDP scents so much that I’ve been meaning to do this post for a while. Also, none of this is sponsored, I am just totally obsessed with this find.

I’ve been wearing these for the past year and really cannot get enough. Erik loves them on me too! I find that the smells are subtle, but not overbearing at all & they fade out quite nicely.

I’ll admit, it’s a bad habit to spray a TON of perfume (remember here?!) but if I snafu on this, it isn’t overwhelming at all. Seriously perfect for me.

TIP: Scent rises so spray just your ankles if you want an all day lasting scent without it being overwhelming.

OH & the best part? They are only an ounce so they are super easy to travel with. Not to mention, the minimalistic design is totally chic.

Literally right up my aesthetic alley.

I have the following three scents:

ONE }: SEL OCEAN

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When I first read the descriptors for Sel Ocean, I KNEW I’d love this beachy scent.

This one is definitely on the flirty side and an “effortless” scent. I find it fits almost every mood & outfit (weird, but I match my perfumes to my outfits). This one is perfect for anything outdoors, boozy brunches, and of course, walks on the beach with your beau. I also love spraying it in my hair to add to that “California Girl” beachy vibe.

I personally love the subtle briny notes mixed with the florals & is sometimes an insta-passport back to my birthday in Cabo.

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TWO }: MACARON ROSÉ

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Now this one is an interesting one. I’ll 100% admit, the name totally caught my eye. After all, macarons & rosé are two of my favourite things. When I saw this in Urban Outfitters, I went straight to testing it on my wrists… & to be honest, I hated it at first.

I left & continued on my errands. As the scent settled (I sprayed a little tooooo much but #typical), it became quite pleasant and I was being asked constantly what I was wearing whenever I was standing in line. Well, needless to say, I went straight back into UO & purchased it.

It’s a very romantic, clean scent – sweet sugar with bubble rosé & a rose bouquet. This is perfect for tea dates, happy hours with the girls, & I like it for the office. I also want the lip balm! YESPLZ.

….& now I am craving Macarons & Rosé! 😉

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THREE }: LAIT DE COCO

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Ahhhh, this one is a very special scent.

For starters, this warm coconut/vanilla scent always, always, always takes me back to Fiji. Seriously (& I am still so obsessed with the Pure Fiji brand).

Out of the three, Lait de Coco is the most subtle one, but I also think the sexiest & seductive out of the three. This is what you wear for date night, sexy nights in, or anything where you want to amp it up. On it’s own, it is very warm, comforting, & sensual.

What also makes this scent so special is that it is the BEST for blending. I LOVE mixing it with either the top 2 scents. This adds a more decadent touch to the Macaron Rosé & balances the flirty with the sexy in Sel Ocean (this combo is Erik’s favourite on me, btw).

I also think this one is probably the most universal. Vanilla + coconut smells good on seriously anyone & it’s a perfect layering perfume for ANY brand of perfume. For that reason, it’s also my favourite to travel with.

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….& the best part of it all, y’all? These perfumes go for $18. Picking up all three will cost you less than any “designer” perfume (& the other three for less than a fancy Eau de Parfum).

Very high quality, pleasant scents that are sure to match any mood. The other three scents include: Citron Glace (Sparkling lemon, velvet jasmine, crystallized sugar); Thé Matcha (Green tea, citrus, white flowers), & Pistachio Brulee (milk vanilla mousse, pistachio, vanilla bean). There’s seriously something for everybody!

Also, speaking of Urban Outfitters, they’ve SERIOUSLY been killin’ it with their home, wellness & beauty section lately. I love their candles, fragrances, bath goodies, & skin care. Def check them out. I’m seriously impressed. Speaking of: THIS salt spray is an all time favourite purchase. It’s a must for my hair! I love the Peaches & Coconut milk scent too & they sell my FAVOURITE EVER Egyptian Magic.

Now how about you? Do you have a go to scent? Any brands I should check out? Let me know!

Happy Monday xx

Shannon

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