Gemini Season is Upon Us

Astrology. Zodiac. Whatever you like to call it, some follow it all too closely, while others couldn't even tell you what their sign is. Me, personally? And I'd like to say I loosely follow it. I'm a Gemini. That's right, the twins. In an odd way, they balance each other like the Libra. While it is still totally and completely different. 
Being a proud Gemini, I find that those two sides come out in a lot of different areas in my life. The yin and the yang, the dark and the light, the hard and soft. I would like to think that my sense of style has that balance, my music and fragrance taste, too.
I know I have talked about quite a few fragrances in my monthly favorites, as well as my favorite pairings that I love wearing at the moment. Today, we're going to focus on what they are like on their own, what time during the year I like to wear them. And why I love them even more together. 
Alright, let's get started!

Nirvana Black by Elizabeth and James | Botanic Everlasting- Daisy by Rue Beauty
Violet. Sandalwood. Vanilla. | Sweet Daisy.

An old favorite, but a new combination that I am absolutely loving this Spring. Nirvana Black is a very intense fragrance, which is incredibly cozy in the colder months. However I like to have something a little bit lighter and more floral for the warmer months. The combination together is incredible! It has depth, while it's still light and airy, and sweet.

L'Eau by Jimmy Choo | Aquamarine by Bath and Body Works
Bergamot. Hibiscus. Nectarine. Peony. Cedar. Musk. | Ocean Water. Mint Leaf. Wet Stone.

This is my other go-to at the moment, more often than not. These two are just Spring to me. Light, airy and fresh. The notes in these are in different categories of the fragrance categories, however they pair perfectly. A Spring picnic by the water? That's what these two smell like in a nutshell. 

Pumpkin Cupcake by Bath and Body Works | Black by Bath and Body Works
Orange Zest. Apple. Pecan. Jasmine. Cupcake Accord. | Oud. Violet. Vanilla.

This duo is excellent for the cooler months. Sweet, but not sticky sweet. I always favor the scents that have a vanilla quality to them, but while having depth. I'm never one for straight up vanilla. It's just way too much for me. The overly sweetness of the Pumpkin Cupcake balances out the intensity of the oud scent of the Black.

White Musk- Smoky Rose by The Body Shop | Nirvana Amethyst by Elizabeth and James
Bergamot. Pink Pepper. Black Currant. | Tobacco. Honeysuckle. Cedar.

This was my standard Autumn scent last year, and I'm sure will be my go-to again in a few months. They are both incredible on their own, however, together? Mind. Blowing. They both have a great depth with a little touch of floral that pair amazingly together.

Velvet Sugar by Bath and Body Works | Ink by Yardley
Red Velvet Creme. Plum. Sugared Musk. Strawberries. | Lime. Cedar. Sandalwood. Amber.

This is duo will forever bring me back to the start of my marriage. Velvet Sugar I have worn off and on since the early days of me and Erik dating, and it also brings me back to getting engaged in Walt Disney World. Ink by Yardley I got on our honeymoon in the UK pavilion in Epcot. To be fair, I had no idea it was a men's cologne. I liked the bottle and smelled it and fell in love. However didn't get it because the fireworks were going to start soon. Once we scoped out a good spot, I ran back to get it because I couldn't just leave it. The sweet balanced with the manliness is such a great combination. What is it with men's cologne smelling better than some women's perfumes? And why do they have better band tee options, and softer flannels? Questions for another day... 

Killer Queen- Royal Revolution by Katy Perry | Midnight Ivy by Victoria's Secret
 Pomegranate. Freesia. Jasmine. Sandalwood. Orange Blossoms. Vanilla. Orchid. Leather. | Rum Raisins. Amber Woods.

Fun fact for you, Royal Revolution was my wedding perfume. And as soon as I smell it, it reminds me of the Fall we got married. My husband loves all of these combinations I wear, however this one he especially likes. And whenever I wear it, it always makes me happy. This combo was my Winter favorite this year. Again, sweet with depth with a little more floral twist. Do we see a pattern with the scents I enjoy?  
In the last 6 months I've been paying a lot more attention to the notes in my favorite perfumes as well as candles. And it seems like: Sandalwood, Bergamot, Vanilla and Violet are my top winners. I wonder what it would smell like if you combined those four.. Probably my dream smell.
Thanks for reading!
Leah xx


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