Do you have a signature scent?

Do you have a signature scent? Share yours!

I wouldn’t say so, because I don’t usually remember to wear perfume unless I’m testing one! On special occasions, I will reach for one, and my favorite is Tom Ford’s Oud Wood, though I don’t know if I’d say that’s really a signature scent.

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Janet Avatar

Hi Christine. Thanks for using my question! :). Funny enough, the hubby and I were at Disneyland last weekend and I discovered a perfumerie there. I fell in love with Guerlain’s Mitsouko. It’s top notes are a fruity chypre with middle notes of peach and jasmine and base notes of oakmoss and cinnamon. It’s not a delicate scent at first but the dry down on me was more powdery. I love it so much I bought a bottle (early Christmas gift, yay) and I can’t stop sniffing my wrist! Interesting fact: Charlie Chaplin wore this scent.

Miriam Avatar

Dolce&Gabbana Light Blue. I haven’t bought any other perfume since it came into production. There’s just something about that perfume that I haven’t experienced in any other.

Rosanna Avatar

I’ve overlooked perfume in favor of makeup, so my money goes there most of the time. I have a few perfumes that my mom gave me which smell nice but fragrance is really personal so they don’t really speak to me.

I, too, often forget or ever bother to put perfume except for very special occasions. I would like to find a “signature scent.” I’m more interested in it now but the money is tight at the moment. 😛

Wendy Avatar

I love Guerlain Samsara – I’ve been wearing it since 1987 (yes, I’m that old!) and although I’ve tried a few others, I always come back to Samsara – my husband loves it too 😉

Jeanie Avatar

NR For Her EDP has been my signature since 2006, I luuuurve it. The weird thing is that the EDT smells like crap to me, shouldn’t it smell the same only less potent?

John Avatar

Mine is YSL’s Original L’Homme scent! Not overpowering, but just smells masculine. It lingers well on my skin and clothes, so that’s always a plus! I’ve tried many others, but always come back to this one.

Ryou Avatar

I kind of do? It changes over time, though. I DO have a signature scent family: sticky sweet and good enough to eat. Somehow, juvenile-smelling perfumes work best with my body chemistry. It definitely helps that my husband is a baker and LOVES dessert. XD;

On that note, my current favorite is Cotton Candy from Urban Rituelle. Past favorites include Aquolina Pink Sugar (duh) and Escada Island Kiss. I’m trying to branch out into more mature gourmand scents, though, and I have my eyes on Hanae Mori Butterfly next. 😀

Tracy Avatar

Ooh ! I love Escada Island Kiss ! It was my signature scent, too bad it’s limited edition ! I like sweet and fresh scents. Right now, I rotate with Bath and Bodyworks vanilla coconut body spray and Fresh Sugar. During summer, I like JLo Miami Glow.

judith Avatar

My signature scent is Chloe. I love perfume. I believe it goes hand in hand with femininity, just like makeup! I love the exquisite rose scent it has. Beautiful.

Tigress Avatar

I alternate scents, but I’ve been wearing Vanilla Lace from Victoria’s Secret for about 15 years, so I suppose that could be considered my signature scent.

Ruthie Avatar

D&G light blue…been wearing it for 5 years never gets old…tried other perfumes but nothing tops it. This scent reminds me on how the guy that i like so much loves it on me lolz

Romina Elorrieta Avatar

I have been using Lancôme’s “Trèsor Midnight Rose” for the last four months or so… Other than that, I tend to use almost all of Escada’s summer scents all year long. I love to smell fruity-yummy.

Kathy S. Avatar

I wear about 5 in a rotation: Katy Perry’s Purr, Benefit’s Maybe Baby, Jessica McClintock, Victor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb and Faith Hill’s perfume – sorry, I forget the name. People always compliment me when I wear Jessica McClintock, but I love the others too much to just use that one. I keep them in a convenient place so that I can just spritz and go.

Helena Avatar

…Whatever I naturally smell like, I guess. I’ve never worn perfume before because it usually gives me headaches. I’m going to be getting YSL Opium for Christmas, though, and I love that one, so I suppose that will become my signature scent!

Lucia Avatar

I love perfume too much to have one, so I prefer to attach memories to certain scents. My first perfume was Anais Anais by Cacherel, when I was 13, and it’s a very sentimental perfume for me because it absolutely transports me back to tje times I spent with the most important person in my life, who passed away 2 and a half years ago. So if I had to pick it would be Anais Anais.
However if I had to pick a signature brand, I have a top three – Penhaligons, Jo Malone and Marc Jacobs, I buy several perfumes from each of those brands and I’m rarely disapppointed (except for Marc Jacobs on occasion).
I guess though we all have particular favourite scents we always are drawn to, for me it’s floral, woody, or spicy – I don’t like sweet or fruity fragrances at all, but I know how popular they are with others!
For Christmas I’m receiving Tom Ford Black Orchid, which I absolutely LOVED on my skin when I tested it, so I hope the new year will be the beginning of a new perfume obsession.

Dâmaris Avatar

No, because I love meeting new fragrances, and for me, it’s hard to pick just one. I have a collection of Brazilian and imported perfumes. I’m an addict perfumes. It’s great to feel the fragrance, track your progress and know their history.

kisses from Brazil,


Nicole Avatar

Calvin Klein Truth for about 8 years or more. It is the only perfume I ever finish and repurchase for several times. I like the clean flacon and the warm and secent smell. It’s so me.

Mariella Avatar

Probably Chanel 19 perfume – only the perfume. I’ve tried the other, less pricey forms of this fragrance and they’re nothing like the perfume on me. I’ve worn it since I was in university (30 years ago) and loved it then and still love it now. A newer “signature” is Eau du Soir from Sisley. I haven’t loved a fragrance this much in years.

Amanda Avatar

Lancome Miracle is my signature scent! Though I also use Burberry Weekend, YSL Parisienne, Lily Pulitzer Squeeze and DKNY Be Delicious pretty regularly 🙂 After typing that out, it seems as though I am a perfume hoarder!

Gabby T. Avatar

Yes – Michael Kors. The original scent. I put it on and I just feel amazing. It was Dior’s J’adore for a few years but it got too heavy for me after a while.

MAChostage Avatar

I love wearing Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab (BPAL) oils. Although I wear a lot of different BPAL scents, I’d have to say that their Scherezade is my signature. I love the variety and uniqueness that BPAL provides. 🙂

Stephanie Avatar

i like lolita lempicka. and jo malone Amber and lavender mixed with 154. i wear the both of those constantly even though they are completely different scents

Julie D Avatar

Perfume evolves with a woman I think. In my teenage years I love Elizabeth Arden Sunflowers. I then progressed in my 20’s to the Clinque “Happy” and “Happy Heart” perfumes, as well as many other fruity florals like Estee Lauder’s Pleasures Exotic. I think now that I am in my thirties my tastes have matured, I love Ralph Lauren’s Romance, Chance by Chanel, and several more classic florals. I don’t know if I have a signature scent, because it changes with the season, the occasion, and the mood I am in. =D

Jessica Avatar

For years it was FCUK for her. I still love it but I am beginning to get into aromatherapy and I’m in love with the eucalyptus and spearmint combo so refreshing but it still has a warmth to it which is something that was missing in FCUK

leah Avatar

I am am perfume junkie. I switch my perfumes depending on season, time of day, and activity. My true favorite scent has been discontinued. 🙁 🙁 🙁 It’s Ralph Lauren’s Lauren. I have some stashed away and I keep an eye out for it and buy it whenever I find a reasonable deal.

My new favorite is Versace’s Bright Crystal.

lunohodik Avatar

I do and at the same time don’t have a signature scent, as my trick is to create my own signature scent by layering perfumes that I own:)
here are some examples:
these are 1+1 ones, but you can layer 1+1+1, or whatever you can imagine:)

serge lutens douce amere + Dior homme(yeap the for men one, but its so chocolaty I use it for myself when I feel creative)

narciso rodriguez (limited edition in the mirrored bottle) + shiseido femenite du bois (can use the SL version of the FdB as he created both, but I prefer the original shiseido version as its fuller and more 3D than the reissue), or narciso rodriguez + daim blond by serge lutens…

L’artisan bois farine goes well with douce amere by serge lutens as well:)

Scents that I wear mostly alone, without layering are Tom Ford black orchid, Srege Lutens arabie and chergui, No5, Guerlain L’heure bleue

Heather Avatar

I think every woman should have a signature scent. It is the mark of a woman to have her presence linger long after she is gone. Anyways, Chanel Coco Mademoiselle is my “get male attention scent” because when I wear it men always say I smell good. Tom Ford for Estee Lauder Amber Nude was my holy grail scent, but its almost impossible to find now. When I wore that scent at work (as a MUA) every client would comment on how good I smelled.

Lynnie Avatar

I’ve got a drawer full of fragrances and I do switch around but I always return to Hermes 24 rue Faubourg. It’s a grown-up, sexy scent that requires a tiny spray and for some reason, gets enormous (positive) reaction from men. I was using the curbside luggage check-in at LAX and the porter tagging my suitcase leaned over and said, “You smell fabulous.” Even funnier: the straitlaced, nerdy head of programming at my network was sitting next to me at a staff meeting. He was sorting papers but suddenly stopped. Sniffed twice. And turning beet-red with embarrassment, just said, “Wow.”

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