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Fragrance is another one of those intensely personal things. Perfume is the last thing I put on before leaving the house. To me, leaving my home without a light spritz of fragrance is akin to leaving the house without earrings- I simply don't feel dressed without either one.
I love the idea of a fragrance that friends and family associate with me or a signature scent. A part of me has always longed for a signature scent. Having to many choices can be overwhelming! For years I searched for a scent that was quintessentially me. When it comes to wardrobe building, I am confident in my ability to immediately discern what works for me, however selecting a fragrance takes precision and time.
To be honest, I divert to my mother to scout out fragrances for me. There are few people who I turn to for advice on style. My mother is at the top of that short list and when it comes to fragrances she has exquisite taste. I discovered several delightful Chanel fragrances through my mom.
I'm not easy to please when it comes to fragrance. I dislike scents that are heavy or overpowering. I relish fresh and subtle scents that are classic. A signature scent needs to provide a bit of intrigue and allure. My mother introduced me to Chloé and it has been my go to cooler weather scent for several years. I love how the fragrance becomes more complex and layered when it melds into my scarves, sweaters and coats. This fragrance makes me feel energized, elegant and chic. It contains many of my favorite notes- peony, magnolia flower and amber. I also love having a gorgeous perfume bottle to display on my vanity. A pretty bottle is no excuse to purchase a beauty product, but Chloé had me with the plated silver engraved top and hand tied ribbon. Once the weather changes, I will have revisit my search for a scent that embraces the lighter air.
Do you have a signature scent?