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SIGNATURE SCENT


You may recall that one of the tasks on my 101 in 1001 list is to find my signature scent. My sweet mom was kind enough to spend a recent afternoon searching with me and we had a lot of fun spritzing different bottles and either loving or wincing at each scent (though not half as glamorous as these photos). Isn't it funny how personal scent can be? Anyway we narrowed it down to this and this but now I'm completely torn. Is it possible to have not one but two signature scents? Is there a perfume you swear by? Do share — I'm thisclose to being able to cross this one off my list!

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47 comments:

Beth said...

You both looks gorgeous.
I wish I could have a signature scent, but I'm allergic to perfume!
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xox

Shannon said...

creed spring flower is amazing

Lia said...

I've been wearing Chanel Coco Mademoiselle for almost ten years now, and I still love it!

Catherine said...

Maybe you could get sample- or travel-sized bottles of each and try them for a week or two. See how you feel while wearing them and (without asking for advice) see if anyone says anything to you about how you smell.

I want a signature scent too, but I always get so overwhelmed when I go the perfume sections of department stores. I've never been able to narrow it down.

Ly said...

I've got TWO signature scents. One for day (Hermes Un Jardin Sur Le Nil) and one for night (Dolce & Gabanna - Light Blue).

I don't see why you can't have two!

Stephanie said...

I second having multiple signatures! I like to change my scents with the seasons. For the last few years, I've been wearing Vera Wang Princess in spring and summer, Sensual Amber by Bath and Body Works in fall, and Twilight Woods by Bath and Body Works starting around Thanksgiving and through the rest of winter. I've been so pleasantly suprised by the BBW scents--they are affordable, smell complex and delish, and they really last all day, especially the Amber!

renée [crossed and dotted] said...

i have two: my everyday scent is bulgari maman et petit - it's very light, clean, and fresh. my sexier, nighttime choice is narciso rodriguez essence, which i can't really describe well but i just love it!

soanthro.com said...

I've been spending months trying to decide on a new scent, and I finally just ordered Kate Spade's Twirl! I don't think I will ever be able to fully give up Clinique's Happy though (I've been going through samples of it for years now!), so I may also just have to have two :)

Kimberly Lewis said...

I have never been able to choose just one so I have a variety of perfumes depending on the season, night vs day.

Ellie said...

While I'm not a big scent person (I always forget to put it on!), I do know that lots of people vary what they wear depending on the season and occasion/time of day. I say get smaller roller sizes of both and change it up! The roller is also nice because it's portable and doesn't spray everywhere if you reapply in public.

jackie jade said...

I live by chanel chance eau fraiche. It almost has a cologne-y smell and I've gotten lots of compliments!! It's my go-to!

DooleyNotedStyle said...

I love all the scents from Calypso St. Barth. I use the vanille as the base and mix it with the violette most days & always get tons of compliments. I also love their mimosa, bellini & lavender.

Stephanie said...

I can never choose just one! I wear several different ones, though I do have an all time favorite. If I had to choose between these two, the Ralph Lauren one would be my choice. It's such a pretty, lovely scent. And I think it wears better than the other. Hope this helps!

Maitland Frilot said...

I used to have two signature scents, one was Daisy and the other was Ralph Lauren Romance. Daisy got to be too strong and alcoholy smelling for me so I had to retire it, so that may be something to consider, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE Romance so I think Ralph would be a good choice. But I think you can definitely have both!

j whitney nic said...

Love this post. I love perfume. I wear many different perfumes depending on my mood and outfit. Why not have two :)

Lisa said...

I used to have a day perfume and a night perfume, so yes, it is definitely possible! Now I have three perfumes, but they're all the same brand and smell a little bit similar. It's fun being able to choose based on my mood or outfit. I alternate between Jo Malone's Wild Bluebell (my favorite), Nectarine and Honey Blossom (which I mostly wear in the summer), and English Pear and Freesia (for the colder months).

Chelsea MacMeekin said...

I am all for having two scents that are your go-tos (a gurl's gotta have options, right?!) I love Miss Dior Cherie and Dolce & Gabana Light Blue. Sometimes I pepper in a little Juicy Couture if I am feeling sassy ;)

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Victoria M said...

What a fun mission!

I have a two scents that I switch between Ralph Lauren Blue and Lancome Miracle. I love them both. Sometimes I wear just one for months, other times I switch between them daily.

Jordan Skiles said...

I have both of those.. I like Ralph a bit more than Daisy on me. My signature scent is definitely Very Hollywood by Michael Kors. I actually ran out of it recently but I have several (read about 10) other scents that I'm trying to finish up before I will let myself buy another bottle of VH. It's so hard!! haha

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Alessandra said...

I think it's possible to have two signature scents. I have a daytime and night time scent. I've been wearing Daisy for years and love it. My night time scent is Stella by Stella McCartney. Both Daisy and Stella come in a roll on which is PERFECT for travel.

Heather Hauge said...

i switch between burberry brit and daisy, it is definitely okay to have two!! :) tocca cleopatra and juicy's viva la juicy are also some of my favs!! i like to change my fragrance with the seasons and my mood!

Maggie Rose said...

I second the comment about wearing samples of each for a week or two at a time. I've loved some scents that ended up giving me a headache after a few hours of wear. I wear three perfumes the most often - Pink from Victorias Secret for when I don't want a lot of scent (it's very light), Twirl by Kate Spade for an average day, and Euphoria by Calvin Klein for nights out or romantic evenings. Wanting to add another, maybe something a little spicy but for day-use.

Colleen said...

i'm a big fan of multiple signature scents!

my every day scent is Daisy by Marc Jacobs, and then I have a few that I play around with for nighttime!

i absolutely adore jo malone and may make the switch.. but the one I would kill for is the always in style Chanel No. 5

Kathysue said...

I love fragrances and I am always on the hunt for something new, just because I love perfume, but there will usually be one that when you wear it, people will comment, that IS your signature scent! It smells better on YOU than any other and is recognized by those near you. Our body chemistry will change so that means our scent will too over time. The one fragrance I wore for years changed on me so I had to go on the hunt. When I was in Paris I went into Guerlain and found my new signature scent, Oriental Brullant! it is a floral, spice scent and it is wonderful. I also wear Chanel No.5.
I noticed the fragrances you loved have a vanilla, musk base with top notes of florals. Get familiar with the notes you enjoy and then you will find the one you love. always wear it around the store for at least 30 min. because you need to give it time to dry down with your chemistry. good luck!!

Amy Bridge said...

Get the roller ball of Daisy to try. I thought I'd love it too, but after awhile not so much.

Carolyn said...

I've gone through my fair share of scents over the years (Ralph was one of my first!) but recently I am pretty settled on Stella by Stella McCartney. It stays on my skin all day and is the perfect balance of sweet and spicy while still being incredibly clean.

Lindsey Suggs said...

I have the same problem! I wanted to switch it up and now can't decide between Cartier and Atelier Cologne Bois Blond. So I have neither and just stink now. ;)

domestikatedlife.com said...

I have two -- one for day and one for night -- go for it!

Maca said...

Those are great scents! The Ralph by Ralph Lauren was my signature scent in high school. I still lvoe it but I kind of outgrew it. I love Light blue by Dolce & Gabanna, but if you're trying to fidn yours still I would get those sample sized sets at Sephora, they are around $50? and they come with a bunch to try plus a certificate for a full size bottle of one of them so it's a really good way to go :)

Kirsten said...

I have Ralph perfume now and it is perfect everyday. For going out I like something a little more flirty so I prefer Miss Dior Cherie! And it has an adorable bow on the packaging!!

xo kirsten

Tina Louise said...

I definitely have two- Stella by Stella McCartney and Victor & Rolf Flowerbomb... These two scents are so different they suit my moods depending on how I feel :) Go for it and get get both!

meg said...

I love Tocca Cleopatra and Burberry.
I agree with some of the other commenters about Daisy getting old really quickly. I purchased it and only used it a handful of times before I couldn't stand the smell of it anymore.

caviardreamsblog said...

I think having two scents is completely reasonable. One for cooler months, one for warmer months? I have Burberry Sheer and I really love it...thinking I need the original for coat weather!

Lauren said...

I also wear Calvin Klein Euphoria. I always get asked what I'm wearing, and my bf loves it too!

EEK said...

I wore the Ralph Lauren one you linked to for a few years in high school and really liked it. I've been wearing Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel now for about 5 years. It is amazing. In my opinion the perfect scent.

Gina said...

Love Daisy! It's my favorite scent for daytime! Although for night, my signature is Amor Amor by Cacharel.

sunshineprincess said...

Michael Kors Hollywood. LOVE IT! Definitely think you can have two signature scents: morning AND night! :)

Alison said...

Chanel Allure is my signature scent -- have been wearing it for years and absolutely love it.

Dominique DeLaney said...

I have two absolute favorites that are my signature scents! Hypnotic Poison by Dior and Prada's Candy Perfume!! Xoxo

Grace said...

Ah, I think you should go with Daisy! I actually like Juicy Couture's "Couture Couture"! :)

Tenia said...

Mine is Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker (the original) .... I LOVE IT and have been wearing it for years and always get compliments on it. Every now and then I think I need a change and I'll switch to Stella or Pure Tiffany, but I always come back to Lovely.

Politically Sweet said...

I've always loved Viva La Juicy, Gucci Rush, Elie Saab, and Marc Jacobs Lola.

Can't get enough of them!

Meredith said...

I just began wearing perfume this year and absolutely love my Toujours by 2 Note Perfumery! http://www.2noteperfumery.com/

Hannah Elisabeth said...

i wore Ralph for YEARS. i love it! i finally got around to going to a 'make your own' perfume parlor and that has been the best thing i've ever done!!! it doesn't get any more personal or signature than that! look for one in your city...i live in atlanta and there are a couple around here. you basically do a quick and answer some questions and the master perfumer helps you mix and match till you arrive at your perfect scent. most of it is made with oils too so it actually stays on all day long!

Heidi said...

I love Ralph but using that as my overall scent stared to feel a little young for me. Now I apply a different perfume (think wrists, neck, etc.) and put one spritz of Ralph in my hair. Every time I turn my head or am walking into the wind it releases the scent and creates a nice layered effect. Also, so unique. No one else smells like you even if they're wearing the same perfume :)

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Meghan O'Brien said...

LuckyScent.com!
You can buy small samples or really unique and expensive scents for about $3!

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