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My 4 Favorite Signature Scents

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!

  1. 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!

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Sonoma Scent Studio Tabac Aurea

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!

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Le Labo Santal 33

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.

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Zara White Eau de Toilette

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.

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Chanel Coco Mademoiselle

*Cover photo taken by the talented and lovely Dhrubaa de Mukherjee at Not A Curry!

What are some of your favorite perfumes or scents?

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