I've only became a serious perfume user within the last 2 years or so. When I was in high school I wore Clinique Happy for a while and then I just stopped using perfume all together. It all started while I was living in South Korea. I was lucky enough to have lots of vacation and and the ability to travel. This meant that I spent a lot of time browsing the Duty Free shops at Incheon International Airport. This lead to my first perfume purchase in years.
Marc Jacobs Daisy
I bought Daisy while I was on vacation in Malaysia. I knew that I wanted to buy it so I made sure that I had a enough money leftover in my vacation budget to buy it in the Duty Free shop in Kuala Lumpur. I had spent the week on a gorgeous beach on Pulau Perhentian with two great friends. It is a tiny island that has no town, no car, no roads, just beach and jungle. If you are every in Malaysia you should go there!
Miss Dior Cherie Blooming Bouquet
While I was living in Korea one of my favourite things to do was spend an hour or two before work browsing the Dong-A and Lotte Department stores in my neighbourhood. This is where I fell in love with Miss Dior Cherie Blooming Bouquet. I had intended to wait until I was home to buy this but thankfully I did a google search because it turns out Blooming Bouquet is only available in Asia. Apparently Miss Dior Cherie didn't do very well in the Asian market so Dior remade the scent to appeal to an Asian audience. I personally think that the Blooming Bouquet version of Miss Dior Cherie is much better than the original.
This Bvlgari scent was given to me as a 23rd Birthday present by my co-workers during my first year of living in Korea. I have no idea what it is called so if you know leave a comment below :)
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle
I first fell in love with Coco Mademoiselle in a Lotte Department Store in Daegu, South Korea. I was helping my friend Hye Min buy Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving) gifts for her in-laws and I decided to spray myself with it. I made myself wait to buy it because I already had 3 relatively new perfumes at that point. I ended up buying it in Duty Free at the Toronto Airport while I was moving to Bogota, Colombia.
Flora by Gucci
I can't remember where I first smelled Flora but I got it as a Christmas gift from my ex-boyfriend while we were living in Colombia.