Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Temptalia Asks You


What’s your signature scent? (Of all-time or of the moment…)
Temptalia's AnswerAll-time, Tom Ford Oud Wood. Of the moment, Arabian Oud Kalemat or Tom Ford Amber Absolute.

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120 thoughts on “What’s your signature scent?

  1. Avatar of Pahoua Pahoua

    Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf. Nothing else compares. :-D

  2. Used to be CK One but now I rarely wear perfumes.
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  3. Avatar of Phoebe Phoebe

    I rather wish I had a signature scent, but I have never found one that I like. I actually enjoy the scent of the John Frieda Full Repair shampoo, and if that were a perfume, I’d buy it immediately.

  4. Of all time: Chanel Chance
    Of the moment: Illamasqua Freak and Chanel Coco Noir
    For my husband (because he doesn’t like any of the above): Burberry Brit

  5. Lancôme La Vie est Belle!
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  6. Grace

    Givenchy – Hot couture :)

  7. zainab

    I probably haven’t owned anything long enough to call it my signature, the three perfumes I’ve worn the most are LUSH The Bug, Ajmal Shadow and Britney Spears Circus Fantasy.

    Someday Kalemat you will be mine!

  8. CeeBee

    Jennifer Lopez’s Still eau de parfum. I bought it online, unsniffed on a whim for a cheap price about 4 or 5 years ago and I love it.

    Apples, tea, freesia, pepper, jasmine, sandalwood and a hint of rose and citrus. It smells fresh, clean, feminine and it really works well with my skin.

    I may or may not have 3 backup bottles stashed away in my closet…;-)

  9. Sarah

    I really love Pink Sugar. It’s a totally sweet smelling perfume.

  10. Kellie

    100% Narciso Rodriguez ‘For Her’ Eau de Toilette. I just knew it would be mine forever after the first spray.

  11. I go through phases, meaning I latch to one scent and wear it a lot until I find one I like even better. From oldest to newest, off the top of my head: Escada Island Kiss, Woods of Windsor True Rose, Aquolina Pink Sugar, Urban Rituelle Cotton Candy, Lancôme La Vie est Belle, Lush Rose Jam, Epically Epic Blue Girl. See a pattern here? ;)

  12. Avatar of Aida Aida

    Burberry Body. It’s the only fragrance I wear.

  13. I’m not a super big perfume person, but I really like the dirty from lush in the solid version form. It’s very earthy with a hint of melon. It’s also a unisex fragrance, I like earthy, spicy and slightly masculine scents.
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  14. All time: Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue
    Currently: Honey by Marc Jacobs

  15. Marc Jacobs Daisy Sunshine. I love the fruity-ness of it!

  16. Avatar of kate Kate

    I have had an issue with fragrance over the years due to sensitivity of skin and smell, but I have just got turned on to Tom Ford and OMG I’m in love! I want to try them all, shame price tag is soo high. I’m loving Neroli Portofino so I would say that would be my signature, and Noir (even though it is more for men I still love it.) I want to try Tobacco Vanille and others too. Wish the Private Blend miniature set was more affordable!

    • You could try samples from sites like Surrender to Chance or the Perfume Court – smaller, more affordable samples, and with perfume, a little can go a long way :) Also great to try something!

    • Stellar

      You can even ask the SA at Sephora to give you samples for free =)

  17. Used to be Miss Dior, but now I rotate my scents so much that I don’t think I have a signature anymore. My recent go-to (same with last autumn) is Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire EDP.

  18. Right now, it’s Chanel Eau de Parfum in Allure Sensuelle and Versace Eau de Toilette in Versus. :)

  19. Anything that has strong violet notes to it. If I had to narrow it down I’d say Marc Jacob’s Daisy Eau so Fresh

    • I would love to find a modern, strong violet note perfume, but it’s hard! Something that smells like Guerlain’s Meteorites! I researched long and hard. Apparently at some point Guerlain did indeed have a Meteorites perfume that was supposed to smell just like them, but has been discontinued for some time now. Just my luck! Anyone with suggestions please help!

      • Caroline

        You can still find Meteorites occasionally online but it has gone up a bit in price the last few years.
        It is one of my all-time favourites and is every bit as lovely as you might imagine. It is GORGEOUS.

      • Borsara’s Violetta de parma-straight up violet, YSL Paris(violets and roses) and surprisingly Grey Flannel a mens cologne that could be unisex has strong violet notes,very nice. A unique woody violet scent is Serge Lutens Bois de Violette. I own all of the above, like a little violet myself sometimes.

      • Jennifer

        Maddie, try Balenciaga paris, violet heaven! you can buy at Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus and now at Sephora too!!!

  20. Avatar of Ellen Ellen Moran

    Benefit Cosmetics Crescent Row Fragrance So Hooked on Carmella, love it. It smells fruity, floral and a bit like caramel. People always complement me on it and it’s kind of hard to get so not many people wear it. I have to get it on EBay now though because Sephora and Ulta don’t carry it ant more.

  21. Far too many options out there for a signature scent, but among my current favs:

    Oriental Lounge – The Different Company
    Jasmin Imperatrice Eugenie – Creed
    Comme des Garcons Series Luxe: Champaca – Comme des Garcons
    Noir de Noir – Tom Ford

  22. I just simply love Elizabeth Arden’s Red Door. I have never been without a bottle of this classic fragrance since 1988. I just have to have it.

  23. Island by Michael Kors (the original scent). It’s unfortunate they don’t make it anymore – I loved that smell so much. But all of my bottles have gone off (yellow and just don’t smell the same anymore). If anyone knows of any close scents, let me know!

  24. Avatar of Gena Gena

    In cooler weather, Flowerbombe by Viktor & Rolf.
    For autumn, Cartier Delicies; I love the cherry and almond notes.
    In warm weather, Bobbi Brown Beach (sometimes layered with a bit of Laura Mercier Vanilla) or VS Midnight Dare.
    I also loved Sud Comptoir Pacifique’s Vannile Peche, but they don’t make that anymore. ;(

  25. Avatar of erin erin

    Clean White Woods is my new one, previously it was some blackberry amber perfume oil that i don’t remember where I got it from.

  26. audash

    Philosophy Amazing Grace. I’ve been wearing it for 7 years now.

  27. Chanel Chance Eau Tendre

  28. Avatar of Barbie Barbie

    britney spears fantasy (don’t judge :P)

  29. Avatar of Karla Karla

    Marc Jacobs Daisy :)

  30. How I wish I could find my signature scent! No matter how much I like a fragrance, I can’t keep on wearing just the one. There are too many nice ones to choose from and I usually alternate them depending on my mood.

    • Tam

      I wish I had a signature scent as well! It would definitely be a more simple, less expensive part of my beauty routine if I could just buy one scent.

  31. Sassa

    All time – Chanel Bois des Iles or Chanel 19.
    Currently – By Kilian “Sweet Redemption” and Bottega Veneta Eau Legere. I would also add By Kilian “Flower of Immortality”, but it’s so light and so fleeting that I doubt anyone would remember that I was wearing it! Nevertheless, it’s constantly part of my current rotation.

  32. Gen

    Versace Bright Crystals-so beautiful, light, and I can smell it on me ALL DAY!

  33. Avatar of Ivana Ivana

    Love, Chloé

  34. Margreet

    Coco from Chanel since approximately 20 years. I do try/wear something else every now and then, last summer Hermes 24 Faubourg, but I always go back to Coco after a while.

  35. Avatar of liz liz

    Marc Jacob’s Daisy. it’s basically the only perfume I wear, and every time I wear it vs. anything else, I get tons of people telling me I smell great!

  36. Avatar of Elizabeth Lizzi

    Always: Armani Code

    The husband loves the cheap Jennifer Aniston perfume though. Not my fave, but I’ce been wearing it a lot for him on our date nights these past few years.

  37. I remember wearing DKNY Delicious for the longest time then it ran out and haven’t repurchased. It’s so crisp and sophisticated. Should buy it again!
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  38. Avatar of T Violet Lee

    Dior J’Adore Eau de Toilette – I like all the J’Adore line, I use Eau de Perfume for going out and I’ve asked for the new one for Christmas.

  39. Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle. A few times I’ve strayed with Chanel Chance, YSL Paris, and Versace Bright Crystal, but I always go back to Coco Mademoiselle.

    • Luvn*Hello*Kitty

      Chanel’s Coco Madamoiselle is also my all time fave I also love Chance you have great taste in perfume

  40. Chiara

    Chloe eau de parfum and Guerlain La petite robe noire in the evening

  41. Malucca

    Dior forever and ever

  42. Jennifer

    Philosophy’s Amazing Grace. Oldie but Goodie, and just sweet and feminine enough but not overpowering.

  43. TT

    I love Flowerbomb, Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday and Rihanna’s Reb’l Fleur. These are my main “go to” perfumes.

  44. Natasha

    Love in White by Creed!!!!!

  45. joyce

    Until I ran out, my all-time favorite fragrance was Tocca Touch (the perfume oil, and I’m so sad it was discontinued!) The one I love most now is Bulgari Jasmin Noir.

  46. Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf. The end.

  47. Probably Hugo Boss Deep Red, though I may soon be a convert to Tokyo Milk Tainted Love.
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  48. Kim

    Cashmere mist by Donna Karen. I knew it from the moment I smelled it when I was 9. I’m 20 now hehe.

  49. All time: Estee Lauder Pleasures. I haven´t worn it for a long time, but I definitely love it.
    Of the moment: Marc Jacobs Daisy – It may be this moment’s fragrance, but I’m really loving it, so who knows…:)

  50. Avatar of Sarah Sarah

    Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb definitely. Sometimes with a little of dyptique philosykos

  51. Avatar of Chelsea Chelsea

    Summer: Chanel Chance Eau Tendre – this is my absolute favorite, but it’s not the same during winter…

    Winter: Juicy Couture Viva la Juicy – I didn’t think I would like this, my husband bought it for me because he loved it. It’s grown on me.

    My issue is I only really am drawn toward summery scents (light florals, fruity florals), and I live in Michigan…

  52. Adela

    Chanel No5 is my all time favourite!!

  53. Caroline

    Mitsouko by Guerlain, and Guerlain Meteorites. I almost always wear Mitsouko more than Meteorites because the latter is so hard to find. I have two bottles of it left and am using it very carefully to make it last!

  54. Avatar of Ann Broncomom

    Jadior!!!

  55. zohra

    Absolute fave is Marc Jacobs perfume, Chance by Chanel keeps coming back to me and the latest I’m absolutely loving is Jour d’Hermès.

  56. frizzylocks

    Mine would have to be hypnotic poison by Dior it just has amazing depth to it.

  57. Angel, original. le lily and le rose. Also lolita lempicka, versace crystal noir and bright crystal!! Hypnotique poison dior.

  58. No sigs, just a lot of faves. Three faves by Tom Ford: Tobacco Vanille, Black Orchid, Neroli Portofino.

  59. calimom

    Knowing by Estee Lauder

  60. regiane

    (All time)Miss dior le parfum, CD. ( of the moment)Le petit robe noir, guerlain

  61. Krystina

    D&G The One and Burberry Brit Sheer are my favorites. They’re both so perfect and gorgeous.

  62. jess

    estee lauder modern muse! fell in love when I smelt it. :) it makes me feel fresh modern and powerful! and a lil sexy.

  63. lynnhowell

    My all-time fave is Givenchy Ange ou Demon Le Secret….followed closely by Versace Versense.

  64. Avatar of Patricia patsyann

    Well, you asked….vintage Arpege…but I now have so many loves…it is hard to pick just a signature scent. After decades of using Arpege, I have branched out to so many niche scents it would be hard to pick just one as a “signature”. Still, if I had to…it would be Arpege. I was wearing that when I met my husband to be…and he is now my husband of 50 years and he still likes me to smell of “Arpege”. Of course, the current version is so far removed from the original that wearing it is now just a token to the past!!

  65. Avatar of Jen Jen

    Estée Lauder Beyond Paradise. Have loved it since it came out and it’s the go-to I’m-in-a-hurry-and-can’t-dawdle choice. I also love Lush’s Tuca Tuca and Lust.

  66. Avatar of Rachel Rachel

    Overall my scent is Lush-Breath of God. I live for woodsy scents with complexity. The more mysterious the scent the happier I am. On very special occasions (lucky if I use this once a year!) Secret of Venus. The original parfume has long been discontinued and some cheap imposter is marketed now. It’s nectar of the gods! During winter for date night I’m all about Armani Code or Prada Candy. Depends on my mood that night; sultry or flirty.

  67. AudreyNZ

    Most days: Womanity by Thierry Mugler
    Special Days: Alien by Thierry Mugler
    Previously: Angel & Innocent by Thierry Mugler

    Can you tell that I’m a fan of Thierry Mugler’s scents? I love them all.

  68. Avatar of kellly kellly

    I switch from time to time. Right now I love Body Shop Cranberry and wear it every day. In the past I’ve used Opium (way back when it first came out) and I think it was Coco (Chanel). I am still looking for a perfect, sweet honey that smells like the honey and shea by Couvent de Minimes. I occsionally wear straight labdanum, which I totally love. I think I change with the seasons, too. Last summer I was wearing Aveda – the one that smells like Shampure. I’ve always liked patchouli, too. Last winter it was chocolate. So I guess that’s not really any signature since I switch around so much, but when I have one I like I wear it every day till I change to liking something else.

  69. Avatar of Stephanie Duron Stephanie

    I collect a lot of perfume. I have many that I love but the best one is Versace Bright Crystal. I also love Dolce and Gabanna Rose the One

  70. Gabi

    Saint from Kat Von D is my HG perfume

  71. Avatar of Brenda Brenda

    I don’t really have one single perfume but I recall an old boyfriend saying once, when we met a few years later, that my perfume still smelled like me – it was Kenneth Cole for her, in the round puck shaped gold thing (not really a bottle). I still wear it, or Burberry (classic for her) on the days I just want a comforting scent and that’s what people seem to know me as.

  72. Meredith

    Clive Christian No. 1. It is the most elegant, classy fragrance I’ve ever come across. I also love Ivoire by Balmain, Chanel’s 1932 and Cristalle. I love Cristalle in spring and summer but I also love it in fall and winter as it reminds me of cold champagne. I first received Cristalle at Christmastime and still love it all these years later.

  73. aris

    OMG!!!!!!!!! where are my MAC Turquatic peeps at?

  74. Avatar of Sunny Sunny

    Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir. Cannot get enough!

  75. Since I’m a fragrance ho I’ll narrow it down to my top 3, lol. Le Labo’s Vanille44, Serge Lutens Tubereuse Criminelle, Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille.

  76. Amalia

    Hermes Elixir De Merveilles. Every time I get tons of compliments , great sillage & longevity!

  77. guerlain’s spiriteuse double vanille. you can’t get it in australia any more though and i’m devastated!!! it’s the perfect boozy, heavy, vanilla rum… i’m rationing what’s left now. hard.

    • I know it’s a good one, I went through two bottles of Spiritueuse double vanille perfume. Try L’Artisan Vanille Absolument it’s a boozy vanilla also. And Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille is another beautiful rich Vanilla perfume.

  78. I own 40+ full bottles, about 30 of which I regularly wear, so I don’t have a signature scent so much as fragrances that I return to, again and again, and always feel myself in. Some are comfort scents that I wear mostly in the house or to bed, while others are going-out scents, that project a certain personality. The former are more gourmand, spicy orientals; the latter are likely to be chypres, green and woody scents.

    Home
    Jo Malone Black Amber & Ginger Lily
    Serge Lutens Filles en Aiguilles, Ambre Sultan, Musc Kublai Khan
    Guerlain L’Heure Bleue

    Going Out
    Chanel No. 19
    Estee Lauder Azuree
    Serge Lutens Vetiver Oriental
    Robert Piguet Bandit
    Caron Le Troisieme Homme

  79. Avatar of Monica Monica

    J’Adore by Dior and Guilty by Gucci

  80. Ashley

    Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay Cologne. It’s so fresh, I love it!

  81. Anastasia

    All time: Chanel number 5
    Winter: Lancome Tresor, Bond Number 9 SFA
    Summer: VS Bombshell

  82. Avatar of Mar A. Mar

    I have too many perfumes and I keep buying more! All time, Prada Candy I would imagine. Of the moment, Long Winter Farm’s Dark Witch. It’s the incense fragrance I’ve always wanted. This is the third perfume shop that I found through Etsy that pleased me so immensely.

  83. Avatar of Maja Maja

    Chanel Chance. It’s perfect. I used to have a nice collection of perfumes, but since buying that, it’s all I want to wear. I still appreciate different fragrances and love to smell new releases or ones I’ve never tried, but I’ve decided it’s pointless to own anything aside from Chance.

  84. All time: Marc Jacobs Lola

    Currently: Donna Karan Cashmere

    UNF especially in the winter, Cashmere makes me just wanna curl up and sleep!

  85. Amber

    VS Amber romance or Viva La Juicy with a light must of body shop vanilla overtop.

  86. Stellar

    I haven’t found my all time yet but I have been loving See by Chloe, and CLEAN’s Skin, Shower, Rain, and Laundry.

  87. Dua

    Chanel Chance // Guerlain Instant Magic (with the darker sides) // Gucci Flora (the original)

  88. Avatar of Laura Laura

    Philosophy Unconditional Love – it’s so comforting and I always get compliments!

  89. Avatar of KT KT

    Giorgio Armani’s Acqua di Gioia! It is such a fresh and clean scent.

  90. I’m loving Arabian Oud Kalemat since receiving it this week, but I’d have to say my signature fragrance is “Fracas” by Robert Piguet. I’m a perfume junkie though, so I could never wear just a few!

  91. Avatar of Karen Karen

    When you say signature I think of the last one for me as Chloe which I made signature by adding a patchouli, a clove and I think a rose petal. Other than that I switch up all the time Illamasqua Freak, Chanel No 5, Coco Mademoiselle, Tom Ford Violet Blonde, Black Orchid, Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb, VS Love Rocks, Bombshell. Lately Honey by Marc Jacobs and BCBGMAXAZRIA Bon Genre none of which have been customized – yet.

  92. Safyre

    Gucci Flora – the original. I had gotten a sample from sephora.com once, just because I like to try fragrance samples, and fell in utter love with it.

  93. shelley

    So hard to choose only one: Ambre Passion by Laura Mercier, Ambre by Prada, Shizandra (?) by Chantecaille, Love in Black by Creed, Midnight Fleurs by Nest.

  94. Prada Candy. I have a ton of other perfumes now but it’s the only one I reach for usually lol
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  95. Currently, Kenzo’s Amour. My all-time would be the OLD, original version of Must de Cartier, before they changed the formula back in the 90s. The first time I ever applied it, I walked around all day smelling my wrist. I couldn’t stop. It’s all I wore. I’ve never loved a scent as much as I loved that one, hands down. I wasn’t aware there had been a change to the scent’s formula until I ordered another bottle in the late 90s, sprayed a liberal amount on my neck and wrists, and almost gagged. I wish they’d just left it as it was. :(

  96. Astrild

    Aire by Loewe. In summer I change to a lighter scent like Essay Miyake summer eau de toillette.