As an avid beauty posts reader, wishlists and anti-hauls are my current favourites. Hearing about somebody’s opinion about a product he or she doesn’t actually hold in his or her hands is captivating, just because it is all guesses and hopes. Instead of the usual beauty tips, these posts also try to address the question we are all trying to answer: how to wisely -is it ever wise?- spend our money on beauty products?. Often gifted, perfumes are a little bit different, but I think this post might be a great reminder that we don’t have to buy them all just because they smell lovely.


It is really difficult for me to choose only one of the Aerin Lauder fragrances because, with the exception of one bottle too rich for my liking, I truly love them all. Aerin really knows how to make simple -and most of the time overused- notes feel more intricate and sophisticated than usual, all of which in a beautiful chic yet simple bottle. Waterlily Sun, on the other hand, is the promise of a summer fragrance which strays away from the usual orange flower, coconut water and other beach scents. Instead of those, Waterlily Sun is a mixture of Bergamot, Musk and Jasmine which cleverly make the summery scent more exotic than usual without loosing the feminine side of it.


I’ve actually had a rather substantial mini of this one and I’ve made the mistake of getting used to it. Santal Blush is a strong fragrance, but one of the few I can wear. It is mainly thanks to the contrast between the spicy and woody notes and the lighter, flowery ones which works beautifully. It isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, yet as someone who usually prefers light and shimmery scents, I believe it is a great introduction to deeper, and therefore sexier fragrances.


This one is rather risky as I’ve never tried it, but it actually goes to show the power of a good fragrance and brand’s description. Just by browsing on Cult Beauty, I got stuck into the idea of a ‘travel-inspired’ fragrance range and then very much fell in love with the idea of Liliana, a fragrance which is supposed to work as a reminder of the 20’s endless jazz garden parties. I obviously wasn’t there, but I like the sound of Neroli, Muguet, Gardenia, White Peony and Bergamot blended together to offer a fragrance which is, I am guessing, very feminine , light and happy at the same time, just like a glass of Champagne!


  • They all sound lovely! But I’d particularly like to try Aerin as I’ve never smelt her fragrances before. xx


  • I love anti-hauls, but never got the point of wish lists. I mean, don’t we all have a huge one? I much prefer a real haul.
    Reading back, that sounds sour and grumpy… I didn’t mean it that way. Each to their own!

    Anne – Linda, Libra, Loca

    • I would never do a skincare or makeup wishlist, as it would take me ages to write it down and explain why I want all the products, but I thought a perfume one could be interesting as it is obviously a lot more edited!

      • I bet it is for anyone with a nose for perfume. I think there aren´t many things in life that I am as cluesless about as perfume.

  • I have never smelt any of these but I am intrigued by the Aerin! xx


    • The Aerin one is really lovely and definitely one I will try to purchase next spring/summer!

  • I have the Chanel N5 too and would recommend it to anyone! It smells so good!
    Xx Victoria

  • I gave away my deluxe sample of Tocca Liliana and reading this makes me regret that! 🙁

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  • Yiotou_La

    I love anti-haul posts too but then again, I love every single post I see if it is beauty related. I haven’t tried any of these perfumes but Aerin sounds perfect for me!


  • Samantha

    I’ve heard really good things about the Aerin perfume. Sounds like I may need to try it!

    • I highly recommend you try it, the range in general, is pretty impressive 🙂

  • Ms Via

    I have not tried any of the fragrance you have mentioned. Chanel No. 5 is a must have for me along with many others. By you description I think I will like Aerin Waterlily. 🙂

    • Yes, I think it is a great one to have when you don’t like super summery fragrances, or when you don’t really go to many sunny places during the summer months!

  • Mariann Yip

    I love Coco Madamoiselle by Chanel, but I haven’t tried the No 5 yet. I must check it out!! http://mariannyc.com/2017/11/03/nuzest-new-protein-flavors/

  • Tom Ford’s Santal Blush sounds really gorgeous and ideal for winter. The spicy/woody notes you’ve mentioned sound right up my street, mmm!!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x