After last week’s post I’m ready to talk about something a little less…well, stressful.
I don’t know about you but I love finding new and exciting perfumes. It’s my favorite way to really “feel the season” so I tend to grab light, fresh scents during the summer and deeper, more intense ones during the colder winter months.
I’ve done quite a bit of searching and I’ve found that the ones I use day in and day out are actually unisex blends that contain both feminine and masculine notes.
So, without further ado, here are my top four!
- Want to project the idea that you’re mysterious, intriguing and a little rough around the edges? Try this cool scent by Sonoma Scent Studio in Tabac Aurea. It’s a well-balanced blend of tobacco, sandalwood, and vanilla with just a touch of sweetness. I actually wear this one everyday on my wrists and just behind my ears and always get compliments from strangers!
2. Le Labo’s unique Santal 33 is my all-time favorite unisex scent. I constantly get compliments on it, and it sticks around all day. When I wear it close to the skin, the scent makes me feel like I’m in a cozy library. The notes I pick up most are warm leather, tobacco, sandalwood, cedar wood, iris, and violet. It’s a bit pricey, but I’ve had mine for around three years and still have over half left!
3. During the summer, I love fresh, clean scents that aren’t too floral or powdery. While they don’t actually sell their perfumes online, Zara has an amazing in-store selection of eau de toilette and eau de perfume options that are very reasonably priced! One of my favorites for warmer months is Zara White, a scent that gently sits on the skin without being too overpowering to the senses. It’s perfect for everyday or a fun night out.
4. Coco Chanel Mademoiselle is one of the most classic yet complex perfumes in my collection. Although this scent is fairly popular, it’s reputation is well-deserved. It’s perfect for young professionals who are looking for a statement perfume that isn’t too overpowering. Honestly, it’s really hard to describe. Online snippets call it a “fresh, citrusy oriental scent enlivened with a sexy modern, kick” but you probably just have to head out to your nearest department store to sniff it for yourself.
*Cover photo taken by the talented and lovely Dhrubaa de Mukherjee at Not A Curry!
What are some of your favorite perfumes or scents?