It’s “Robyn is a perfume sample hoarder” time again!


Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline Eau de Toilette. $65 for 1.3 fl oz ($50 per fl oz)

This perfume smells like a really soft, generic, not-very enthusiastic lily. Perhaps it is a lily that has given up on life and is ready for a slow, rotting death.

If this scent were being worn by a fictional character, it would be Ophelia from Hamlet by Shakespeare, near the beginning of the play when she is forbidden from seeing Hamlet by Laertes. 

Cartlier Baiser Volé Eau de Parfum. $103 for 1.6 fl oz ($64.38 per fl oz)

…and this is that same lily after it has been rotting a few days. The lily scent is strongly there, but it’s paired with some very sour notes. It definitely smells nice (it doesn’t smell like mold or anything), but there’s a definite sharpness to it.

If this scent were being worn by a fictional character, it would be Ophelia from Hamlet by Shakespeare, as she commits suicide. 

Clean First Blush Eau de Toilette. $59 for 2.14 fl oz ($27.57 per fl oz)

This is a musky white tea scent with the smell of leaves. True to the brand’s form, though, it definitely smells like something you might be really excited about in a laundry detergent.

If this scent were being worn by a fictional character, it would be Monica from Friends

Dolce & Gabbana Intense Eau de Parfum. $93 for 1.6 fl oz ($58.13 per fl oz)

This has a spicy vanilla scent, more like the homemade vanilla extract you make from vodka and vanilla beans than the one you might find at the store. There’s also a hint of orange creamsicle in there. Although that description sounds really tame and sugary, there’s definitely some really strong kickass personality to this scent.

If this scent were being worn by a fictional character, it would be Tiana from Princess and the Frog (2009)

Hanae Mori HiM Eau de Toilette (For Dudes). $74 for 1.7 fl oz ($43.53 per fl oz)

This scent smells like a shitload of pepper and woodiness. Strong smells aside, it’s still very mild and wearable.

If this scent were being worn by a fictional character, it would be Doc from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937)

Hugo Boss Boss Bottled Night Eau de Toilette. $60 for 1.6 fl oz ($37.50 per fl oz)

This perfume smells like freshly cut firewood and lemongrass.

As a side note, my boyfriend saw me sniffing this and said, “Are you wearing a perfume by the people who made Nazi uniforms…?”

If this scent were being worn by a fictional character, it would be the woodsman from Little Red Riding Hood

Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau de Toilette. $75 for 1.7 fl oz ($44.12 per fl oz)

 This is a very sweet-smelling perfume, but not in a sickly or artificial way. It smells like a homemade strawberry jam pot de creme.

If this scent were being worn by a fictional character, it would be Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation

Marni Eau De Parfum. $106 for 2.2 fl oz ($48.18 per fl oz)

There’s something about this perfume that’s very sharp and green, like it’s going to poke your eye with a stick. There’s a hint of a rose-y smell, but it’s quickly overwhelmed by the greenness, as if you stuck your nose in a Baronne Prevost, got a whiff of confirmation bias, and realized the whole thing was just a stem after all.

If this scent were being worn by a fictional character, it would be Petra Arkanian from the Ender’s Game series by Orson Scott Card. 

Prada Luna Rossa Eau de Toilette. $62 for 1.7 fl oz. ($36.47 per fl oz)

To me, this smells like cheap scents you get in Christmas gift baskets from distant relatives who don’t know you in which the scent is entitled “Ocean Breeze”.

If this scent were being worn by a fictional character, it would be any wizard pretending to be a muggle in the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling. 

TokyoMilk Dark Tainted Love No.62 Eau de Parfum. $36 for 1.6 fl oz ($22.50 per fl oz)

Although the gothic TokyoMilk aesthetic really appeals to me (I love the packaging, the pricing, and the themes equally), the perfume is just not very complex. It just smells like vanilla. The end. It’s like the goth kid in high school who made you realize that still waters don’t always run deep. The gothic kid who secretly wanted to be popular the whole time.

If this scent were being worn by a fictional character, it would be Allison Reynolds from The Breakfast Club (1985). 

Source: HelloCampComfort

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