Signature Scent

For the longest time ever I wore only one perfume - Christian Dior J'Adore - and while I am still madly in love with the scent, a p...



For the longest time ever I wore only one perfume - Christian Dior J'Adore - and while I am still madly in love with the scent, a perfume stops being quite so special when you wear it every day. I now reserve this distinct perfume for rare occasions when I know it will be noticed and appreciated.

Perfumes can be worn as an accessory to an outfit and so I have come to appreciate the importance of owning a selection that reflects the occasion and time of day they are to be worn in. I have started to build upon my signature scent profile by paying closer attention to a perfume's main accords than relying on one bottle alone.

I am naturally drawn to true floral scents such as Paul Smith Rose and woodsy perfumes like Jo Malone Amber and Patchouli. J'Adore sits neatly between the two with a sharp floral fragrance; fresh mandarin, jasmine, plum, orchid and rose complimented with amaranth, musk and blackberry. Paul Smith Rose features Turkish rose and magnolia with violet and green tea giving a soft, delicate, true rose fragrance. Jo Malone Amber and Patchouli is the richest of all perfumes I own; a beautifully sophisticated scent with amber, patchouli and guaiac wood.

Having a "wardrobe of scents" to match my attire adds that little something extra and the delicate final touch to any outfit.

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  1. Jo Malone is almost always in their A-game! (: I really do wanna try the Molecule 1! The whole idea is fascinating to me!

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  2. I completely back you up on the second line! I have grown over a few very very good perfumes, only because I'd wear them everyday. I picked up Chanel Chance before my wedding and while its a very pricey pick I really really like it! I am contemplating a more "serious" perfume for fall simply because I don't want to smell too fresh or summery in December! :-)

    TheConscienceFund

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  3. benthe8/25/2014

    I've got quite a few perfumes. I just use a different one everyday and I love it :)

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  4. I use to work with Jo Malone (for four long years!) and I always found their fragrances never lasted well on the skin esp their Lime, Basil and Mandarin...I prefer Penhaligons....their stuff lasts....but each to their own....and scent is a personal choice..:))

    http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I think that I am the only person I know who doesn't wear any parfume at all. Ever. Not even special occasions. I don't know why but I never really got interested in it.

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  6. I'm as typical as typical gets but also super picky - I only wear Marc Jacobs Daisy, but in any variant (my favourite does have to be the original though)

    ellabooxo • beauty & lifestyle

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  7. horrorparties8/25/2014

    I own 3 bottles of perfumes (I have a lot of samples, though) and I couldn't be happier with my (small) collection. I guess I'm picky but I only want to wear perfume I love, not something that I simply like!

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  8. It's a shame perfumes are so pricy; I would buy them all if I could. My favorite every day scent is D&G 3. It's the perfect spring floral scent, but it doesn't scream 'perfume'. More like a nice subtle touch.

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  9. when i was a teen i love Princess by Vera Wang, but now I can't go without my Chloe perfume.

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  10. I've got just one question. I was reading your old posts, where you write extensively about your skincare routine, gained knowledge, awareness, etc... and then you mention B.Pure Micellar Water. I wonder how does it correspond to what're saying here... PEGs? Butylene Glycol? I am kind of struggling with this balance myself - to use "good" products and do not act all crazy about chemicals.

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  11. Beatriz8/25/2014

    I'm stil searching for a perfume to be the one. I've owned quite a few but did not felt that they were special enough so... But I know what I'm looking for in a scent; something as sweet as caramel.or vanilla, but strong as amber or wood and as feminune and delicate as jasmine or wild flowers. Anyone knows if there's any perfume with a scent at least similar to whar I'm looking for? :)

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  12. I considered buying Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille but I never got around to tracking it down so I'm not sure whether it smells very vanilla-ry or not :))

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  13. I have never been against synthetic ingredients in beauty products; there are certain ingredients I now avoid and there are certain ingredients I once thought were a lot worse for the skin than they actually are.. but I have always been of the opinion that there is a lot of scare mongering in the beauty industry. I think there are far too many companies and people that try to scare you into thinking there are dangerous ingredients in your beauty products. The most irritating ingredients are almost always "natural" ones.


    I usually keep a bottle of micellar water because it's perfect for correcting make-up mistakes and I very rarely use it to remove all my make-up (usually when I am super tired). I don't think it's a great product to use for constant use (although Bioderma never caused my skin any problems when I used it regularly).


    p.s. it's synthetic ingredients you are referring to, not chemicals - even water is a chemical :))

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  14. I am not a great fan of the Chloe perfumes unfortunately, I stick to eau de parfums because they tend to last so much longer.

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  15. Perfume is justifiably so expensive, there is a skill behind that few people have.. which I think is beautiful.

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  16. I think I will only ever keep two or three carefully selected perfumes but it's definitely useful having a little collection :))

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  17. I really do not like Daisy.. but that's what's so wonderful about perfume :))

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  18. I think it's quite common not to wear perfume, I know a lot of people avoid it.. I just love the beautiful of it all.

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  19. Wow, every day? I love the idea of having a signature scent.

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  20. I think it's definitely worth spending money on a "proper" perfume (eau de parfum), I never buy eau de toilette. You can definitely tell the difference between them. I absolutely love the whole magic of perfume, I think there is something very special about it.

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  21. It's O-K. I don't think I would buy it again. Some days it smelled AMAZING and others I really didn't like it.

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  22. I would agree, although I think this is a problem with eau de toilettes overall. They never last. I didn't realise the "standard" bottles of Jo Malone's range are eau de toilettes, which is why I bought Amber & Patchoulli. This cologne is beautiful and lasts a very long time.

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  23. Awww. Thanks for the head-up! (:

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  24. I have started to do this recently too. I always wore Fendi and when this stopped being available on the high street I switched to Channel No. 5. I decided a few months ago that it didn't feel special anymore though as I wore it everyday so now have 6 different perfumes to suit my mood, my outfit and the occasion.

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  25. I agree that if you wear a scent all of the time it does loose that special feeling it once had. For a long time I adored Armani Black Code and still to this day like it however I think I over did it and wore it too much. Jo Malone fragrances do seem really nice and there are a few scents that I have tried at the counter, I just keep forgetting to make a mental note to see how long they last on my skin.


    My mood I find does reflect on my fragrance choice, I had never really thought about that until I read it here. Often in the mornings I pick something light and floral, perhaps fruity (kidding myself into a false sense of being awake) before I head off to work. If I go out of an evening I opt for something a bit warmer, the original Stella springs to mind here.


    Amy x

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  26. Jennifer @ SweetOxen8/31/2014

    Ah Paul Smith Rose, is absolutely one of my favourite scents. It's so fresh and reminds me of a city break to Prague many years ago when I first tried it (and bought it). Heavenly.

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  27. well before i was ever all that into beauty and skincare i've always had a big thing about perfume, and i do tend to save my favourites (miss dior cherie, flowerbomb, coco mademoiselle) for special occasions because then i associate those scents with really nice memories. and it's always nice to have different scents for different moods, if i'm doing something nice on a warm day i'll go for something like marc jacobs' oh lola or maybe guerlain's petit robe noir and if i'm going out at night or wearing a lot of black i'll go for something like diesel's fuel for life unlimited or chanel no. 5 which are really heady and deep.

    little henry lee

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  28. you're gonna love me

    i've seen the paul smith rose perfume in asda at £22 for 100 ml

    xo

    Inspirations Have I None

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