Wednesday, February 29, 2012

My Bathroom Vanity Area

Y'all have seen the vanity area of my bathroom many times in the photos of "What I Wore." I've received several e-mails asking me which perfume I love the best. It's so hard to decide...

Here's my Bathroom Vanity Area...
Of course my silver plated mirror and brush set is personalized with my monogram.
Chanel nail varnish and makeup...
Chanel lipsticks. Chanel after bath powder. 'No. 5', by Chanel. This fragrance is of course timeless and will never go out of style. It's the "Champagne of Fragrances" for the grown-up girl. Buy it y'all...even it's just because you like the classic bottle!
I've been using Chanel fragrances since the 80's. I started wearing 'Coco Mademoiselle' about 10 years ago during the winter church. Yes, this luxurious perfume is usually my "Church fragrance!" I need a refill.
My friends might say that 'Burberry' by Burberry is my "Signature fragrance." This is a classic fruit and floral fragrance and I wear it with the body lotion during all the or night! Love it!
'Lauren' by Ralph Lauren has been another favorite scent of mine for many, many years! I wear this old-school fruity & citrus fragrance mainly during the winter months.
'Subtil' by Ferragamo is just as classic and timeless as the grosgrain ribbon bows on my 'Vara' pumps, also by Ferragamo. I wear this Oriental floral scent along with my Ferragamo shoes, pocketbooks, scarves, and headbands! Matching my fragrance with my clothes...yes it's
so matchy matchy!
'Wink' by Lilly Pulitzer. It's THE summer fragrance for moi! You can bet I'll always be wearing this wonderful floral scent and the body lotion with my Lilly shifts.
Of course, when I'm wearing anything by Brighton, I wear the 'Love' fragrance and body lotion! Doesn't everyone match up their colognes with their outfits?!
'Must De Cartier', by Cartier. Day or night. Anytime is a good time to wear this refreshing Oriental fragrance. I started wearing 'Must De Cartier' during the early 80's. Classic. Timeless. With the Cartier name...I simply MUST!
This is my newest fragrance acquisition...'24 Faubourg' by Hermes. Refined. Classic. Of course, the bottle is fabulous! I love it and receive so many compliments when I wear it!
I keep a bottle of 'Stay' by Gap in the car to spritz after the gym and such occasions. My next fragrance acquisitions will probably be Coach 'Signature', a
Christian Dior fragrance {it's one I used to wear and was a fave of Princess Diana--maybe 'Miss Dior'}, and one of the Creed fragrances.

What's your favorite fragrance? Do you have a "Signature fragrance?"


Gramspearls said...

Miss Janice,

Can I come over and 'play with your stuff?' It's displayed so nicely, but I would expect no less.

I have worn, for years (we'll just say forevah), Vol de Nuit by Gurlain. It is my one and only. But as you said, I do have a bottle of Chanel no.5, just for the bottle, on my vanity. Have you tried the Chanel no.5 bath gel....sublime.

Warmly, Kathleen

Sue said...

Your vanity area looks so cute and clean. I have a hard time keeping mine dust free. Love how you match your frgarence with your outfit, what a great idea....

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I really enjoy Wink -- It's a great refreshing scent.

eas said...

I love seeing your vanity-all those Chanel lipsticks make me want to start wearing lipstick.

I wear Amarige by Givenchy. I love the smell but need something more summery for spring and summer.

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

I love all of your silver accents...and that's quite the lipstick collection! xx

Simply Sara said...

I love the Ferregamo scents! Incanto is the one I wear!

I wear coach poppy sometimes too...


Lori said...

I simply couldn't live without perfume!! I'm a triple Libra, so I LOVE it. The ones I've received the most compliments on were Beautiful by Estee Lauder, Wink by Lilly Pulitzer and Liz Claiborne in the triangle bottle. Men seem to be really attracted to the Liz Claiborne. My Grandma would wear Cinnabar in the fall/winter and Giorgio in the spring/summer. She always smelled divine.

Ali Fisher said...

I thought I was the only one who matched my perfume to my outfits! :)

My favorites right now are:

Chanel No. 5 (my go-to!)
J'adore by Dior (a little lighter for spring/summer/light fabrics)
Armani Code (winter or evening)
Lolita Lempicka (when I'm feeling bohemian and mysterious!)

And I keep Estee Lauder Beyond Paradise for the post-gym spritz or an impossibly hot and humid day.

I have now been inspired to use a tiered serving tray for my vanity! What a darling idea!

Suburban Princess said...

Ooo I wore No5 just the other went on like an old friend.

Teresa Jane said...

Well, as you know Miss Janice your BFF has a few different tastes. The ones I keep and wear are Alfred Sun, Knowing, Channel Chance, Burberry London and my husband's two favorites, Opium and Taboo...yep, for sure.

Rose said...

Miss Janice I just LOVE reading your posts!!
I wear LP Beachy as my go to perfume, also like the Gap scents.

AngelaV said...

"5th Avenue" by Elizabeth Arden and "Possibilities" by Ann Taylor.

Your vanity display is lovely.

Whosyergurl said...

Miss Janice,
Right now I'm loving White Linen by Estee Lauder.
I have a very similar hand mirror. It was my Grandma's, so it is very precious to me. But I use it! I think things are meant to be used- NOT put away!
xo, Cheryl

Melissa Miller said...

Beautiful. You've given me an idea. :-)

PoshMomma said...

I may have actually swooned. You & I both are clearly obsessed with Chanel. I'm pretty certain after this post you are my sister from another mother. LOVED IT!!!

Merry Wife said...

Great post! I love Chanel No. 5, but I always feel a tinge of guilt for wearing it because it was my sister's "signature" perfume for so long.

Recently, I've been wearing Chanel No. 19 Poudre and Acqua Di Parma Iris Nobile. I always get compliements on the ADP. I'm undecided about the 19 Poudre. It's good for the office, but it doens't have quite enough oomph for me.