Miss Dior Eau de Parfum 

I am so picky when it comes to scents. I know that fragrance is a really personal topic and it really all boils down to preference, but I just wanted to share my excitement over finally fining a fragrance that hasn’t yet bored me! I have discovered that I love Miss Dior Eau de Parfum.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the most budget-friendly scent. A one ounce bottle will set you back about $74. However, I think that I want this to become my new signature scent. My whole life, I’ve been obsessed with finding a signature scent. Fragrance memories are very powerful – how often do you smell a flower or food and feel transported back into a wonderful part of your past? I’ve always thought that having a signature scent might make me more memorable. In high school, my signature scent was Lucky You. It is very floral but fresh, and it made me feel more comfortable in my own skin. Then in college, I upgraded my signature scent to Gucci Guilty. This is the scent that made me feel like an adult. It’s a bold scent that made me feel more confident. I would wear it before meetings at works or workshops in school.

Now, I’m finding myself in a new place in life, and I feel like Miss Dior suits me better. It is both floral and fruity, and it’s strongest note is jasmine. It is a good blend of youth and maturity, and it does not smell musky or overly sugary. The smell evokes in me what I’m already feeling about myself. Instead of masking my insecurity with a fragrance that tricked me into feeling more confident, I can now just be myself.

 

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Half-Off Holiday Cheer! 

Christmas is almost here! Are you excited? I sure am! I have already purchased oodles of Christmas presents for my loved ones and have started wrapping them. I also bribed Josh with hot chocolate and cookies so he would help me put up my tree and other decorations. While I used last year’s decorations this year, I still wanted to let you all in on a tip of where to go if you are still looking for inexpensive last-minute decorations: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores!

 

Adorable socks I got 50% !!!

Jo-Ann’s isn’t just a place to get deals on fabrics and yarn for crafting projects. They also have a lot of seasonal decorations. Unlike a lot of places that only put seasonal items on sale after the season has passed, this store typically had their seasonal items 50% off during the season. I don’t know how or why, but I do know that you should definitely take advantage of the deals! They have stockings and baubles and baking supplies and tiny trees and socks and so much more!

Now, if you’re all set already for this year, but you still want to take a look, expect the prices to drop to 70% off or more after Christmas!