I’m a firm believer that you’re never fully dressed without perfume. Maybe it’s just because I’m one of those weird/awesome people who tie scents to certain memories, or maybe I just like spending money on smelly water in pretty bottles. Either way – I’m a huge fan of perfume and like to switch up my scents depending on the situation, the season or how I want to feel.
I’ve amassed a sizeable collection of perfumes over the years and to me, each one sends a different message and has its own time and place to be worn. I’m definitely not one of those people who sniff a scent and can smell the notes of citrus and amber and unicorn sunshine or whatever else perfume companies tell you to make you buy their product. Instead, I categorize my perfumes by the situations I wear them in and the feelings the scent invokes.
So, here are four of my favorite scents and what they say to me. Let’s get to it:
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Perfect for: Night time, going out, date night, drinking, flirting, dancing, possibly regretting your decisions
Guilty by Gucci smells like Saturday night in a bottle. I affectionately refer to this scent as my “Vegas perfume” because I’ve worn it in Sin City many, many times. It’s a sexy smell that’s not too overpowering or too mature (not cloying like Chanel No. 5). The scent lasts FOREVER on clothes/skin and mixes quite well with sweat and vodka cranberries.
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Perfect for: Day time, beach, pretending you belong to a country club, spring/summer, work, first date
If sunshine and fluffy white clouds had a smell, it would be D&G’s Light Blue. It’s an airy, delicate scent that honestly smells good on every human being. Man or woman. It’s not sickly sweet but it definitely gives you “first few days of spring” vibes. Happiness in a bottle.
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Perfect for: V. important work meetings, feeling like a capital “A” Adult, winter, fancy dinners, diamonds & pearls (shout out to Prince)
Miss Dior Cherie is expensive as hell and rightly so, because it smells like WEALTH, darling. This is a heavier scent that I tend to only wear in the fall and winter, or when I want to feel all classy and sophisticated. Bonus – smell sticks with you all day long. Cherie feels very grown up and put together. Wear it when you’re asking for a raise or to be bumped up to first class.
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Perfect for: Feeling feminine and mysterious, day or night, being memorable, any season, Me
I feel like a gigantic tool saying this, but Alien is my ~*~ SiGnAtUrE ScEnT~*~ and I wear it almost every day. It’s unique, moody, sultry and definitely a “love it or hate it” type of scent. I honestly don’t know how to describe Alien’s scent because I’ve never smelled anything like it. Every single time I wear this perfume, someone stops me to ask “Oooh, what are you wearing? It smells so good!” Alien truly is the most fitting name for this scent because it isn’t heavy, it isn’t light, it isn’t flowery and it isn’t musky. It’s completely unique and not of this world. Smell it and see for yourself.
And there you have it. What other perfumes do I need to add to my collection? Let me know!