Friday, June 12, 2009

What's Your Signature Scent?

I was in the drugstore the other day shopping for things like hand lotion, deodorant, body wash…and I got to thinking, how is all this stuff going to smell together? I don't normally wear perfume, but I do use a fair number of products that have scents. Off the top of my head - shampoo, conditioner, soap, face wash/toner/moisturizer, hair spray, body lotion, and I'm sure I'm forgetting a few things. I mostly stick to Aveda and Pureology, so it's all good smelling stuff, and so far as I can tell, it seems to work out okay.

I mean, I think I smell okay? Scott has no complaints anyway. My kids don't shy away from me. People don't move back when I walk past them. My big pet peeve about scent is people who douse themselves with perfume. There is one person I know who likes to give herself a squirt of Chanel No. 5 every time she has a smoke (and she smokes a lot). By the end of the work day, she reeks to high heaven, and lord help you if you get stuck in an elevator with her!

When I do wear perfume (and I only wear a tiny bit), I like Angel by Thierry Mugler, Stila Creme Bouquet, and Sun Moon Stars by Karl Lagerfeld.

Angel - "an essences of honey, chocolate, and caramel and is blended with notes of vanilla, patchouli, and sandalwood".

Stila Creme Bouquet - "a sweet, sophisticated and feminine blend of warm vanilla and delicate florals".

Sun Moon Stars - "a refreshing, oriental, floral fragrance, a feminine perfume scent possessing a blend of fruit, care oriental florals, orange blossom, amber and beauty musk.

First off, who comes up with this marketing copy? And how do they write it with a straight face? Second, it seems to me I definitely like one type of smell - a warm, natural, vanilla, floral type scent. I wonder what that says about me?

What is your signature scent? What does it say about you?


  1. Lauren8:44 p.m.

    Juicy Couture - A floral fruity fragrance for women
    Sweet, fresh, sensual, alluring
    Top notes are watermelon, mandarin, pink passion fruit, green leaves, marigold
    Middle notes are tuberose, lily, wild rose
    Base notes are powdery vanilla, cream brulee, patchouli, woods

    How do they fit so much into one fragrance?? :)

  2. Ooo...I think I need to see if Scott can pick up some of that for me in NYC this weekend...or maybe at dutyfree? I also loved "be calm" by Bath & Body works...lotus blossom was the main scent, but they discontinued the whole line. Sigh.

  3. Anonymous9:57 p.m.

    Jo Malone - Nectarine Blossom and Honey - A youthful fruity fragrance, inspired by the delicious scent of just ripening nectarines and a taste of refreshing peach sorbet. Mouthwatering nectarine and peach with a hints of plum, blackcurrant and vetiver with the sweet warmth of acacia honey in this truly seductive combination!


  4. Anonymous10:18 p.m.

    We can't wear any perfume at work and have to try and be "Scent free" Sigh.
    It's hard to do.
    Eliz B.

  5. I have to agree with Rhonda. Pretty much anything Jo Malone is divine. Nectarine Blossom and Honey for Spring/Summer and Fig and Cassis for Fall/Winter.

    Scent is tough though because the same perfume can smell different on different people.

    My office is a fragrance-free zone so most of the time I just make do with Soap and Glory Body Butter and hope no one is offended.

  6. Anonymous9:09 p.m.

    Anything Vanilla, Pomegranate, Mango, and/or Magnolia.

    Love of Pink "Love is an exploding feeling!"
    Touch of Pink
    Dream of Pink (limited edition)
    by Lacoste

    From Carolyn
    Love by Nina - Nina Ricci
    Love - Harajuku Lovers collection by Gwen Stefani
    Sweet Pea by Bath and Body Works.

    And almost anything from The Body Shop.

  7. Carolyn9:55 p.m.

    sorry, my comment got rearranged somehow.
    *from Carolyn