Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Le parfum d'une femme

Can I ask...how do you choose a scent? Do you have a classic that you go to again and again? Or do you try out new smells and aromas.?


I am still slightly bizarred (yes I know that probably isn't a word) by the whole fragrance picking experience. I was never the person to accumulate masses of cardboard with stale odours and think 'this is the one', they all seem to end up smelling the same. I think people are subconsciously swayed by memory. One of my favourite day fragrances is L'Occitane's Rose des 4 Reines. Roses evoke many memories for me particularly that of my late Grandmother. She never actually used fragrance but collected a great deal of soaps which were always still in their beautiful packaging and she hid them in her chest of drawers. When she died I was given a great deal of them where I now do the same. When I take out my clothes I get a waft of floral freshness which reminds me of her beautiful smell. L'Occitane's Rose perfume also entices me for its exotic rose aromas (that of Morocco and Turkey) which send me to the bazaars of Marrakech sipping mint tea with the snake charmers.   


'Shalimar'. I've always been a Guerlain girl. My mums signature was Mitsuko and whenever I smell that I know shes around.. :-). Shalimar was launched in 1921..so it's a classic. It also has floral scents but its the jasmine I love. I feel like a maharajah when wearing it. I am surrounded by spices but it was its exotic history and beautifully shaped bottle that enticed me. 


Everyone needs a Chanel perfume don't they? I love No.5 but its too obvious for me. I am slightly offbeat and rebellious and I like musky tinges to the skin and love it when people remark 'what's that smell' hours after I've spritzed it on. I love No.19. I wear this when I want to feel sophisticated, a lady who lunches and quaffs champagne on a daily basis. 


What are your signature scents?

23 comments:

  1. My signature scent is Prada Candy!
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    1. Thanks for the post. I have yet to smell that one will have to check it. Rock on. x

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  2. My favorite is Ralph Lauren, Romance. A wonderful roses scent!

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    1. I've heard many a great things about that one. Its such a personal thing a fragrance. Rock on. x

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  3. My signature scent is Chanel number 5 (which I previously have) with jasmine scent...
    I also like the brand of L'Occitane :)

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  4. I don't think I know a single person who doesn't love the scent. As Marilyn Monroe famously said 'The only thing I wear to bed is Chanel No.5. Rock on. x

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  7. I don't wear much perfume actually but I like the shape of the bottles for decor ;)

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  9. Thankyou for your comment, very much appreciated. x

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  10. Shalimar is good! No.19 is good! No.5 is the best and I love Coco too... at the moment I am wearing cartier and j'adore dior... thanks for sharing!
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  14. Thank you for your kind comments. Rock on. x

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  16. Thank you so much for your lovely comment!!!
    Chanel 19 is super!!
    xoxo

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  17. i love chanel perfumes
    but i'm a huge fan of daisy by marc jacobs, it's my absolute favourite <3
    xxx

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