Calling all fragrance aficionados to the room. Perfume has been a special element in my beauty routine throughout my life. Perfumes, to me, enhance your overall outfit and provide you the final touch to any outfit. I still hold a soft spot for all the scents I used to wear when I was younger. What is interesting to me is as I look back at my perfume journey, there has been an evolution that happened organically.
First Perfume I Ever Wore
Giorgio Beverly Hills, my first fragrance. I still remember the iconic yellow and striped box.
My High School Scent
If you were a teenager in the early 90s, chances are you liked to spritz on a bit of Angel or Ralph before leaving the house. The Angel star-shaped bottle! The gourmand-sweet scent! Name a perfume more emblematic of the early ’90s. Ralph made you dream of creamy cashmere sweaters and movie nights by a bonfire. It’s warm and delicate, with notes of vanilla, citrus, amber, and driftwood.
In my 20s
I have never been one of those women that have had a rotation of perfumes based on the season. My daytime to-go perfume was Daisy by Marc Jacobs, from its whimsical daisy capped top to its’ summer in a bottle’ scent with notes of wild berries, soft white violet, and velvety jasmine. I would rotate to Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel for late-night events, which oozed class and elegance with its sophisticated blend of powdery, floral, and woody notes.
In my 30s
I took a turn from distinctive scents to scents that would be long-lasting throughout the day. Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf with floral seduces with its light and airy scent. While it is a light fragrance, its complexity is remarkable, and it does last for many hours. BOND No 9 Nuits De Noho was my special event perfume. This complex and seductive scent can add a great deal of sophistication to a woman’s style. Nuits de Noho opens with a pineapple and vanilla mix that sits in the middle of a patchouli wrapping.
In my 40’s
At the age of forty-two, I took the science behind finding the right perfume through research and recommendations. I decided to just go for what is simple, makes me smell amazing, last all day, and gives me the confidence that I need to conquer the day. My rotation is based on how I feel on that particular day. My current go-to’s are Chanel Chance Eau Tendre, an enhanced interpretation of the unexpected floral-fruity fragrance. J’adore by Dior This timeless classic boasts a flowery blast of rose, and jasmine, complemented by creamy and seductive notes of Sandalwood. Yves Saint Laurent, Libre contains lavender essence from France combined with the sensuality of Moroccan orange blossom and a daring note of musk accord for a unique scent.
What is your perfume journey?