I generally like to buy mini versions of perfumes rather than getting a sample to try them out simply for the fact that mini's often have spritzers which make application way more convenient, not to mention less messy.
This Katy Perry perfume in Killer Queen was a Christmas gift and I absolutely love it. The top notes include wild berry, dark plum, and bergamot. The main note is Celosia (a velvety red flower) and other notes include Sambac Jasmine, and Rainbow Plumeria. The base includes notes of cashmere, patchouli, and liquid praline. I would describe this as an evening scent as it is very strong and sensual.
I bought this mini bottle purely for aesthetic reasons, as the bottle is a tiny Hello Kitty. The notes are Cassis Sorbet, Italian Mandarin, Apple, Magnolia Blossom, Freesia, Orange Flower, Tonka Bean, Vanilla and Musk. Honestly, this smells like a strong perfume mixed with alcohol to me. I probably will never wear it, but the bottle is super cute so there is that.
I added this bottle to an order I was placing on Forever 21 because I needed like $5 for free shipping. The scent is Midnight Boheme and I imagined daisies. I don't know why, I just did. It features notes of acai berry, blue hyacinth, water lotus, sea grass, vetiver and dewy teak. Much to my annoyance this one did not come with a spritzer but that's fine, I will probably never wear it, because much like the one above, it smells more alcohol like than earthy. Don't ask why I still have it, I mean the bottle is so tiny and cute...I guess that's reason enough to keep it right? Maybe...moving on...
I always love Bath and Body Works perfume, and when they come out with a new scent they always promote their mini bottles when you order online. I figured this scent in Wild Madagascar Vanilla sounded right up my alley so I bought it and I absolutely love it. So much so that I went out and bought the body butter, and you can be sure that I will get the full size sooner rather than later. Key fragrance notes are vanilla enhanced with African pear, wild jasmine and white sandalwood. This is for sure vanilla but not super sweet. It smells sort of like Amber but also a lot like a spicy vanilla bean. It is one of my all time favorites.
This last one was also an add-on to an order. Lancome's La Vie Est Belle is my all time favorite perfume and when I saw this mini bottle of Tresor I thought I'd give it a try. The fragrance notes are lilac, apricot, amber, and musk. It's semi-sweet but still super warm and sensual. This is definitely a perfume you could wear in the day, but pile on for a night out. It's a good versatile perfume and I will definitely be buying the full-size version.
Let me know if you guys love minis as much as I do!