Monday, November 24

what is your signature scent?

Recently I had decided that it was time to find a new signature scent.  I had been wearing Miracle by Lancome for several years and, while I still like it, I wanted something different.  During the Summer months I often wear Beach by Bobbi Brown which while delicious and beachy and coconutty, is not an every day fragrance.  One of my girlfriends and I have befriended the hilarious fragrance salesmen in Nordstrom and they always give us the scoop (as well as a gay male perspective) on all of the latest and most fabulous perfumes.  This is a synopsis of my current favorites:

#4.  Michael Kors Very Pretty--I don't know if I was blinded by the Swarovski crystals on this Limited Edition bottle, but I found this scent attractive.  Intense sparkling citrus top notes bring sophistication while a heart of sheer white florals add a touch of femininity.

#3.  Tom Ford White Patchouli--I was pleasantly surprised by this one!   I think it is the first perfume that succeeds in blending Bohemian influences with a modern finish.  I want to buy this one next!  Bergamot, White Peony, Coriander, Rose Absolute, Jasmine, Ambrette, and of course a touch of Patchouli.

#2.  Versace Bright Crystal--This may be my new favorite daytime scent!  Inspired by a mixture of Donatella's favorite floral fragrances--this is a fresh, sensual blend of yuzu, pomegranate, peony, magnolia, lotus flower, musk, & amber.  Delicious, beautiful pink crystal bottle,  and I am wearing it every day!  Nordstrom salesman even gave me the cutest little gift set of the perfume, lotion & gel.

#1.  Versace Crystal Noir--I've saved the best for last!  Oooh--we laughed and laughed about this one with our "friends" at Nordstrom!  I sprayed some on my wrist and was intrigued.  This one is special.  We were told that this is known as "sex in a bottle"!  I can see why!  This is the one that men will notice.  I bought my bottle about a month ago and tragically dropped it on my bathroom floor last week.  (My bathroom still smells delicious!)  In the process a lot of the perfume spilled all over me, but I was late for a hair appointment!  I ran out of the house after cleaning up the mess, and all day people asked what perfume I was wearing.  One lady said that her husband would love it.  My husband loves it, and sweetly told me to go right back to Nordstrom and purchase myself another beautiful violet crystal bottle.


P.S.  I received samples of Lilly's 3 new perfumes in the mail last week  (Wink, Squeeze, & Beachy) and was sadly disappointed.  Bobbi Brown's Beach is far superior, and I prefer other citrus and floral scents to these as well.  Of course fragrance is a very personal issue and everyone has their own opinion.  I am loyal to a designer to a point, and I guess that point stops at fragrance!

16 comments:

Randall said...

I have worn Ralph Lauren Romance for years. It just smells like me, I think :)

NINA said...

With all that positive feedback... I mos def need to try the Crystal Noir!! My signature scent is Coco Mademoiselle. Thank you for the sweet comments. They always brighten my day! xoxo

Mrs.D said...

I wear either Euphoria by Calvin Klein or Venezia. I love 'em both!

Legallyblondemel said...

Thanks for the review. I've been wanting to replace my current signature (Estee Lauder "Beyond Paradise"), but have been hesitant to do the homework involved. Will have to investigate that vixen-y Versace!

Jaina said...

Haha, I don't wear perfume. The closest I get is Mango Mandarin body splash from Bath & Body Works. I need to get the bf some cologne...he's out and wants me to choose a new scent for him.

Landlocked Mermaid said...

OOOH!! Decadent!! Lovely! I wear Maybe Baby by Benefit. It is the sexiest yummiest smell ever. I do want to try Beach by Bobbi Brown . I love the smell of coconuts. Am interested to try the lilly fragrances as well. xo

CashmereLibrarian said...

Ah, Crystal Noir...I don't have a bottle but I DO have a sample which I hoard for, uh, special occasions. It's amazingly voluptuous!
I've always wanted to try Beach--adding it to my list!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

I've been looking for years for THE signature scent. I've been wearing Kai for about a year now, having purchased it for Lorelai who did not care for it. It's very nice for daytime. I also like Penhaligon's Bluebell.

Jo said...

I can't wear anything to school ~ allergies ~ which is where I spend most of my time so I've given up trying to find one. However, now that you've offered a few options, I may need to try these out for the weekends.

Jo

Pretty in Pink said...

I go back and forth between Bright Crystal (my true signature fragrance), Versace's regular fragrance (also awesome), Victor & Rolf Flower Bomb, Trish McEvoy "Trish", and Vera Wang ... I love them all, so I switch out monthly

With Love from New Orleans said...

Donna Karan's Cashmere...

Prissy Southern Prep said...

yummy! I am dying to try these now!

Jill said...

My signature scent is Happy from Clinique. I also like Chanel Mademoiselle in the winter.

The Cwtch said...

Ah I'm a perfume flitter! In the summer my favorites are Blush by Calvin Klein or Secret Wish by Anna Sui, in winter I wear Calvin Klein Euphoria or Agent Provocoteur. I love perfume! I'm going to check out some of your suggestions!

Petunia said...

I love hearing what everyone else's favorites are!!

Heather said...

I need a new scent too. I used to wear Stella by Stella McCartney. Thank you for the good suggestions!