I’ve mentioned before that perfume, and smelling nice, is one of the things I have in my toolkit when I’m in need of feeling feminine. A woman’s perfume can make her. Our olfactory sense is linked to our memory, meaning a specific smell can spark a specific memory. Having a signature scent can be a sexy and often seductively mysterious way of getting yourself remembered.
That being said, what woman doesn’t like to mix up her scents when she’s feeling adventurous or flirty or seductive.
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Top Notes: White Peach, Wet Aldehydes
Heart Notes: White Violet, Jasmine
Base Notes: Crystal Moss, White Warm Woods, Creamy Sandalwoods
It would be a little strange for me to do a round-up of my favourite perfumes without mentioning my signature scent, wouldn’t it? My dad bought this perfume for me as a duty-free gift, and it’s been one of my favourites ever since. I sometimes wear the daytime equivalent when I’m in need of something a little lighter, but this scent has for me just the right notes of subtle sex appeal. Sandalwood is one of my favourite scents; it speaks to me of mystery and sensuality, which are parts of my personality I just love to show and enhance.
Top Notes: Sicilian Mandarin
Heart Notes: Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang, Tunisian Orange Blossom
Base Notes: Patchouli, Tonka Beans, Benzoin
Is there are more iconic fragrance? Truly? This fragrance inspires a desire for elegance, class and luxury. I just love this perfume. It’s my mum’s signature fancy fragrance. When she’s going out she adds a wee spritz to just upgrade the whole effect.
Top Notes: Mandarin, Casablanca Lily, Gardenia, Jasmine
Heart Notes: Incense, Peach, White Pepper, Tobacco, Hookah Accord
Base Notes: Amber, Sandalwood, Patchouli
Now, this is an unusual scent. It is an unmistakably feminine perfume, and yet, a large proportion of the scent notes are scents you would expect to find in men’s aftershaves – incense, sandalwood, tobacco. Perhaps that’s why I love it so much. It’s perhaps my second choice for a signature fragrance, but it is a little dominant for daily use. Boss Nuit is a little lighter and more palatable, so Belle D’Opium remains my going out scent.
What are your favourite perfumes? Do you go for sexy, masculine fragrances like me, or do you prefer lighter, more floral feminine scents?