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Fragrances are so personal and unique, and that’s why I love them. I love fresh, clean scents with a hint of floral or citrus. I absolutely cannot stand sweet, spicy or heavy musk. Two scents that I always steer clear of are vanilla and amber. The other thing I love about fragrances is that if two people wear the same one, it smells completely different because of the way it interacts with the oils on your skin.

Did you know there’s a right and wrong way to apply fragrance?  The best time to apply fragrance is after you’ve taken a shower. Fragrances also last longer when your skin is hydrated, so put a tiny bit of unscented lotion where you’re going to spritz on the fragrance. It’s best to spray on pulse points because that is where your body emits heat therefore allowing perfume to diffuse. While working at L’Occitane, I learned that about 95% of customers applied fragrances doing the one thing you most definitely shouldn’t do. Most people spray on a fragrance then take their wrists and rub them together. Do not rub! This not only crushes the top notes of your fragrance but also creates heat, which changes the scent completely.

I have about ten fragrances that I display on a pretty tray in my bedroom. I’m always one for options and I usually wear a particular fragrance for certain occasions like a night out, running errands, etc. Here’s a fun tip: When I go out, I spray my fragrance on the back of my neck so when I give someone a hug hello they will get a whiff of my perfume. These are some of my go-to fragrances!
Nirvana White

One of my absolute favorite fragrances is Elizabeth and James Nirvana White. I got super excited when this came out and got a bottle when it was released. I even got my sister hooked on it! I’m surprised I even like this scent because it has a tender musk scent. It’s hard to describe this fragrance but it’s girly and sophisticated. I usually wear it for a night out since it’s on the “darker” side and has a deep, captivating scent.

Versace Bright Crystal

Versace Bright Crystal  is a scent that others will notice and fall in love with. That’s what happened to me, anyway. Bright Crystal is so fresh, clean and refreshing. The scent is wonderful and it’s not overwhelming. I like to wear this for date night, a family gathering, etc. 

Botanical Cologne

Le Couvent des Minimes is the sister brand of L’Occitane en Provence. One of their signature fragrances is Eau des Minimes Botanical Cologne, which is made up of grapefruit, lemon, rosemary, blood orange and more. Needless to say, it’s very refreshing and full of citrus. I wear this when I’m running errands for the day or just want something light, and not a heavy-scented perfume.

Twirl Kate Spade

Twirl by Kate Spade is my everyday fragrance. Since it’s a clean scent, it’s nice to wear during the day for work since it isn’t too overwhelming. The main notes are watermelon, blackberry, jasmine and orange blossom.

Another place I love to buy fragrances is a little shop in my town called Scentsational. You work with them to come up with a custom fragrance. I could spend hours in there! I love the fact that it’s a completely custom scent that only you have. They even have their own versions of expensive designer scents. I’ve been dying over Nectarine Blossom & Honey by Jo Malone but I won’t ever justify spending $120 for it, and luckily, Scentsational has their own version! It smells almost identical and it’s less than half the price.

What’s your signature scent?