Monday, July 26, 2010

Signature Scents? ♥

I've been thinking about perfumes quite a lot lately.  It may seem like a silly thing to ponder, but after thinking about them for a while, i realized they can play quite an important role in a woman's life - in her confidence, in her love life (hehe :), etc.

When i was younger, i would always spritz on a bit of "Fantasy" by Britney Spears - a sugary sweet scent, my signature at the time.  After a few years, i grew out of that & turned to a more mature scent.  Now, whenever i pass the perfume counter & see that round, pink bottle with green rhinestones on it, i spray a little bit & it always brings back memories of when i was little & wearing it :)
So many girls i know have experienced the same thing - a certain perfume taking her back to the days she used to wear it & bringing back memories from the past.  This is one of the mains reason i find perfume to be so important, to spark those memories - it's not too bad smelling lovely either ;).

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My signature scent for the past year & a half has been the famous Vera Wang "Princess".  Princess is absolutely lovely - it's sweet, but not overbearingly so, and it's very original - i haven't smelled anything quite like it.  I've noticed it's quite popular amongst beauty bloggers!

Now that i'm running scarily low on it, i've been contemplating my next move - do i repurchase Princess, or do i take the plunge & find a new signature scent?

I'm leaning more toward finding a new signature to be honest.  The main reason why is because although i absolutely adore how Princess smells, it doesn't seem to last very long on me, probably because it's an eau de toilette - which is less concentrated & therefore less strong than an eau de parfum.

This is where you come in my lovelies!  I would absolutely adore any suggestions you have on what my new signature scent should be!
I guess i should give you a little insight into what i like..i like a nice sweet scent, but not too floral-y (a la YSL Parisienne), and i would like to try something a bit more sexy :).  I'm really open to trying anything though!

What scents bring back memories for you? :)  What's your signature scent?
Remember to please leave suggestions! :)


  1. Princess doesn't last too long on me either, I do love it though.
    I'd say buy a new one, I've bought a second bottle of a perfume and then got a bit bored of it.
    I love how perfumes can bring back so many memories! Nina ricci (the red apple one) reminds me of when I went to New York with my best friend! :) xxx

  2. My signature scent is Ralph by Ralph Lauren, i adore it!
    I know what you mean about scents having memories, Curious by Britney Spears brings back memories from when I started high school! I really like the harajuku Gwen Stefani perfumes, I would recommend them! :) xx

  3. My signature scent at the moment is Marc Jacobs Daisy, I only got it a couple of weeks ago but it's an amazing scent! I love Princess as well so I think you'll like Daisy :) xx

  4. my signature scent for the summer is Escada Moon Sparkle, and my winter scent is always Miss Dior Cherie. i love love loveee both of them because they're pretty but not overwhelmingly headache-causing or anything like that

  5. My faves are Glamorous by Ralph Lauren, Versace Bright Crystal and of course my D&G Light Blue. I also love the scent of Femme by Hugo Boss.


  6. That's my scent too!! I think its perfect because its so girly but not over powering! I addooorreee it!
    xoxo Debby

  7. I like Flowerbomb by Viktor and Rolf, In Two by Stella McCartney and my latest perfume is Narciso Rodriguez, I love it so much x x

  8. Great post! I like more deeper, mature scents like Chanel no 5, Dune (sometimes and just a little bit) or Eden.

  9. My signature is Ghost, it's amazing, and i loveeee it, so sexy but kind of a night fragrance i think, but i still wear it in the day aha :) Your soo right about perfumes and memories, i always get like de-ja0vu when i smell my old ones :)

    I gave you an award on my blog-
    :) xx

  10. My signature scent is Lacoste Inspiration! I loooove it.

  11. This is my signature scent aswell. Id suggest getting, a roller ball bottle of this so you can wear out at times but try out others in roller ball version aswell, saves you a pretty penny!


  12. I tagged you :))


  13. oh i lost this perfume years ago
    and i was so attached to it
    never knew where it got to
    but now i cant get enough of coco chanel
    but maybe once this is finished
    i shall revert back to the old ways

  14. Ohh The first photograph is so girly and beautiful