SCENT OF A WOMAN

Mademoiselle Coco Chanel’s statement, “A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future”, may appear a little extreme but in being dramatic, it does underscore the importance of fragrances in our lives.

How Fragrant is My Kitty

Can perfumes still create such stories and aura of romance? Yes, they sure can, when you master the art of wearing fragrances.

Today options for perfumes are unlimited and a woman can own a plethora of scents. Hoarding too many fragrances can be confusing and you may end up even wasting some. So to create and maintain your signature style, I feel that at a given time a woman should have just about five fragrances. Two of these can be body mists. These two should be for your daily use, something that you would wear even when you are at home. These keep you smelling great always. I suggest two for variety in daily life.

The next one should be either a semi-classic or latest day wear perfume like Clinique Happy, Estee Lauder Beautiful and Bvlgari Splendida Iris. This should be your choice of fragrance for daytime events like Sunday brunches, lunch parties, or breakfast meets.

The fourth perfume in your list should be a noir note, a recent Autumn-winter launch or an Arabic fragrance – something that is richer and more complex with spicy, oriental or gourmand notes. Wear them for sun-downer events, cocktail parties and coffee evenings as these occasions require something heady and warm. Try Clinique Aromatics  In Black, Bvlgari Splendida Jasmin Noir and Estee Lauder Modern Muse Nuit.

Finally, last and the most significant one to make it to your fragrant repertoire should be a classic like Chanel No. 5, Guerlain Shalimar, Dior Poison, Nina Ricci L’Air du Temps, Yves Saint Laurent Opium, Thierry Mugler Angel or Elizabeth Arden Red Door. This should be a constant in your kitty for at least a couple of years and something that you reach out for traditional occasions like weddings, anniversaries and so on. It could also be a perfume that you wear on days to reassure yourself. These are timeless scents and can be worn anytime, anywhere. Just let your heart guide you when to choose your classic wear.

 

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