Growing up, I never would have foreseen that I would become a perfume-lover. My mum has a sensitive nose, so I always shied away from wearing fragrances because they would often make her complain of headaches. Now, however, I've got a dresser covered in perfume bottles, and I never leave the house without spritzing on my favourite scent of the moment — even if I'm just going outside for a walk around the block.
I usually find new fragrances to love out in the wild — I often stop strangers and ask what they're wearing — but my most recent obsession is a recommendation from Kendall Jenner herself. (OK, Jenner didn't, like, text me or anything, but I saw her posting about a fragrance from accessories brand By Far on her Instagram account.) Her favourite from the brand is the By Far Daydream of a Bingo Queen (£180), but I fell in love with the By Far Daydream of Someone I Knew (£180).
If you're in the market for a new summer scent, keep reading to check out my full review of the fragrance.
About the By Far Daydream Fragrance Collection
- The By Far Daydream fragrances come with a 20ml charm bottle, a gold metal bracelet, and a 100ml refill bottle.
- The 100ml refill bottle allows you to top up the mini bottle five times.
- There are six different fragrances to choose from: Daydream of a Splash, Daydream of a Bingo Queen, Daydream of a Love Triangle, Daydream of Someone I Knew, Daydream of Passing Clouds, and Daydream of Hopscotch.
- The fragrances are all vegan, cruelty-free, and free from synthetic colours.
- The fragrances are eau de parfums.
What I Like About the By Far Daydream of Someone I Knew Fragrance
I picked my fragrance at the By Far store in Los Angeles, so I had the opportunity to test out all of the available scents. Every time I thought I had settled on the one I wanted, I ended up liking the one I tested right after it even better. In the end, I was waffling between two different options, but I went with Daydream of Someone I Knew because I felt energised when I inhaled it.
It has top notes of earl grey tea and amber, heart notes of jasmine and rose, and an oakmoss base. It's technically a floral scent, but it isn't powdery and doesn't smell like you just walked into your grandma's living room — plastic couch covers and all. It's light and airy, and it leaves me smelling like the best version of myself: sweet and lighthearted (two words most people would not use to describe me).
Besides the fact that it smells amazing, the packaging is 10/10. The perfume bottle doubles as a keychain, which you can clip to your favourite bag or just leave on your vanity. Whenever I travel, this is always my go-to perfume to bring with me. It's 100ml, so I can fly with it, which means I just hook it onto my carry-on and I'm ready to go. I opted to get the charm in my favourite colour, orange, but there are a bunch to choose from: green, beige, pink, white, and purple.
How to Use the By Far Daydream of Someone I Knew Fragrance
Using this perfume is just like any other — spray it on your pulse points, then walk out the door. However, I like to follow a couple tips to make sure the scent lasts all day. I moisturise daily, but I always make sure to layer on the lotion right before I spritz this perfume — preferably an unscented product, unless I know it's a scent that layers well with this specific fragrance.
From there, I spray on my pulse points: my neck, my wrists, behind my ears, my cleavage, and my hair. (If I'm going out, I usually spray underneath my shirt as well as my lower back.) I love spritzing my clothes as well, because I find that this scent in particular lasts very long on my tops, which is great for making sure I smell nice for hours on end.
What to Consider Before Trying the By Far Daydream of Someone I Knew Fragrance
I recently learned that there is a difference between eau de parfums, eau de toilettes, and eau de colognes. Eau de parfums have the highest concentration of fragrance oil, which usually means they are a bit heavier (and often last longer). I've found that I prefer eau de parfums, but if you're looking for something really light, you might want to consider an eau de toilette.
Is the By Far Daydream of Someone I Knew Fragrance Worth the Splurge?
Priced at £180, this is not an inexpensive fragrance; however, it's worth it if you consider what you get. A similar luxury fragrance will run you around $200 for 50ml, but this perfume gets you double the amount (100ml) for just a little bit more cost wise. Plus, the bottle isn't just a bottle — it's also an accessory.