I’ve always been a fan of a good perfume. And while many people have a go-to that they swear by, I like to switch things up depending on everything from my mood that day to the occasion. For me, a sense of smell evokes much more than just a scent – it triggers something emotional and nostalgic, too. And having a signature scent (or a few) is right up there with having a carefully curated wardrobe or a nightly skincare routine that works for your unique skin.
My Fragrance Favorites
As I said earlier, I like to switch things up when it comes to perfumes. Some work best for nights out, others work for long days, and some work around the clock. Below, you’ll find the scents that are currently on my perfume shelf.
This is hands down one of my favorite scents out there. It is a city scent of their collection so it is only sold once a year but it is worth the wait. It has hints of patchouli, cedar, and frankincense, but legitimately smells like clean, freshly washed skin. I always feel like I just stepped out of an amazingly refreshing shower once I spritz it on. It’s pricey (like most Le Labo scents), but worth it to me because of how unique (and long lasting!) it is. This is definitely the scent I wear most often.
Le Labo Lys
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Another Le Labo scent because I clearly love the line. I’m normally not a fan of strong, heavy perfumes, but for some reason, I love how this one smells against my skin. Something about it feels special but I’m not entirely sure why. I get non-stop compliments every time I leave the house with this on, so that’s another reason to love it.
Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb
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We all have that one scent that we’ve been wearing for years and years and this one is mine. I wore this in high school and still love the way it smells – even though I’m not sure it’s the best on my skin today (ha!). Either way, there’s something nostalgic about it (this scent stuck by my side through a lot of ups, downs, and in-betweens), so I feel like I’ll always have it stocked in my perfume cabinet.
Maison Margiela Beach Walk, Lazy Sunday Morning, and By the Fireplace
I just recently tried these scents and am obsessed. They’re light and refreshing, but stay put, which is great for days on-the-go. Friends were recommending these for awhile to me, and now I get why people love them so much. Beach Walk literally reminds me of a warm day on the sand, Lazy Sunday Morning is reminiscent of freshly cleaned linen sheets (what’s better than that?!), and By the Fireplace is cozy and warm, making it perfect for cooler temps (Matt is obsessed with this one too and has been wearing it everyday). I love how the line has a scent for just about everything.
Petals, Heliotrope and Ambrette Eau de Parfum
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Sexy and modern, this scent has hints of vanilla, coconut, jasmine, and tuberose. I love it for nights out because it’s the kind of perfume that just makes you feel beautiful. It’s incredibly long lasting, too. The best part? When you purchase it on Beauty Pie, it’s only $21.
Do you have a signature scent? What is it?