An Ode to Grace

I was looking through my toiletry supply closet when I stumbled upon an empty bottle of Philosophy Amazing Grace that I kept around for sentimental reasons. It made me realize that: a) I still have half a bottle of this somewhere in my stash; and b) I actually own several products from the Grace series.

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Five Fine Fragrances

I was digging through my fragrance collection, lamenting how they might just expire without getting used up. There are no events or get-togethers in the foreseeable future, and I rarely venture outside the home these days. I have treated my perfumes and EDTs as “for special occasion use only”, but I’m gonna have to change that to avoid wastage. Perhaps every day is now a special occasion?

Here are five of my favorite fragrances that I’m about to start using more often:

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DIY: How to Open a Sealed Perfume Bottle

Because it’s a Monday, let’s get down to business and do something un-glamorous. (Tee hee hee!) So I have a bottle of Givenchy Reve d’Escapade perfume that I purchased a while back. It smells like roses and fruit tea, and I absolutely adore it. It also happens to be a limited edition that is no longer in circulation, so you can only imagine my grief when I accidentally knocked the bottle from my nightstand. I was relieved to learn that the thick glass bottle didn’t actually shatter, but the sprayer broke off with its tube still awkwardly stuck inside the stopper. Because of that, I couldn’t replace it with a spare sprayer.

Givenchy Reve d’Escapade in happier days

Luckily, I was browsing YouTube videos and thought to search for instructional videos on how to pop busted bottles open. I found 2 useful vids that I will link below, and I will recreate the steps here with photos. (Recreate, because I didn’t initially plan on documenting the process. But I might as well give a rough guide…)

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Clean Rollerball Collection

It’s so nice to have a bottle of fragrance in the purse for quick spritzes throughout the day, but it’s a pain to have to carry around a full-sized bottle all the time. Especially considering how elaborate perfume bottles have gotten these days. Just the lids are practically fist-sized already. That’s why I’ve been getting into rollerball fragrances lately. They’re the alternative to mini spray bottles, and they can be accommodated even in the tiniest of purses. Today, it’s all about CLEAN Rollerball Collection (USD 18).

Clean Rollerball Collection

Quick Specs: 5 ml / 0.17 fl.oz x 5 ; made in USA

Clean Perfume Rollerball Ingredients

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Givenchy Reve d’Escapade

My biggest splurge of 2015 has got to be on perfume. I think I’ve exercised more restraint last year than I did in 2014, and it was a major end-of-the-year warehouse sale that finally got me. Then again, most of the purchases were for Christmas presents, so does that really count? (Humor me, dear readers.) I walked away with a few fragrance purchases to last me the whole of 2016. One of them was Givenchy Reve d’Escapade Eau de Toilette.

Givenchy Reve d’Escapade

Quick Specs: 50 ml / 1.7 fl. 0z ; made in France

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Ingredients

 

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