Can a scent really change an outfit? I think so; or maybe it just changes your mood, which therefore changes your mindset of an outfit.
Over the years I have tried and loved many different fragrances and now only a small few have made it onto my signature scent list and no matter what the wear and what the occasion, I now have the perfect fragrance to go with every season, every outfit and every mood.
I feel like now is a good time to share some of my favourite scents, simply because Christmas is literally around the corner. I know some people will be thinking ‘were in November’ but it just creeps up on you so quickly it’s time to start making your lists, checking them twice, and most importantly buying your gifts for others.
I have to say the older I get, the less I actually want. I feel like I am one of those people that if they need something, or really really want something, I will just go out and buy it, so I do find it difficult to let my family and friends know what to get me year after year, but one thing is for sure, someone usually picks up one of my signature scents for me to keep me stocked up.
Perfume is one of those things for me, that I wouldn’t go out and splurge on myself, potentially because I haven’t had to for years as like I said; Christmas and birthdays usually have me covered, but I feel like a perfume or cologne for a man is the perfect gift, as long as you have an idea what they wear, or what type of scents they usually go for, I feel like it’s always a winner.
Here are a few of my favorites at various price points with their main ingredients listed to help you pick up the perfect scent for someone special.
Top notes – Pink peppercorn, Cranberry, Tamarind blossom
Base notes – Patchouli, Massoia wood, Vanilla
Heart notes – Hellebore rose
Top notes – Bergamot, Lemon, Pepper, Juniper
Base notes – Amber, Vanilla, Sandalwood
Heart notes – Incense, Pine needles, Orris root
Top notes – Ylang ylang, Mandarin, Bergamot, Lemon
Base notes – Tonka bean, Sandalwood, Praline, Cinnamon, Jam milk, Cedar, Cashmere wood, Patchouli, Amber, Musk
Heart notes – Jasmine, Tuberose, Rose of Bulgaria, Orange flower
Top notes – Bitter orange, Fleshy raspberry, Neroli
Base notes – Patchouli, Honey, Amber
Heart notes – Orange blossom, Arabian jasmine
Top notes – Mandarin essence
Base notes – White amber, Cashmere wood
Heart notes – Moroccan jasmine
Top notes – Rum, Passion fruit
Base notes – Vanilla, Tonka bean
Heart notes – Musk, Gardenia
It’s safe to say; overall I go for quite sultry wood scents that have oriental elements. Don’t get me wrong I have tried and loved many some sweet and others fruity, but for the last few years these have been my top scents for all year round.
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I’d love to know what your signature scents are?