We’ve talked about perfume before, but I’d like to ask you guys: what’s your signature scent? In high school, I wore the original and heady Marc Jacobs perfume, in college I spritzed my hair with Jasmine, and since then, I’ve worn Kai’s lovely and intoxicating perfume oil, rubbed into my wrists.
Recently, I’ve been itching for a change, but perfume is so personal (and expensive!) that it’s feeling like a Big and Important Life Change. I’ve always gravitated towards feminine accents like gardenia, honeysuckle, and orange blossoms, but now I’m curious to try the more outdoorsy and less conventional perfumes. CB I Hate Perfume, located in Brooklyn, is known for their unique and non-perfume-y scents, and I could reading the descriptions online forever (for example, “A Room With a View” captures the scent of the hills above Florence – the vineyards, the wild grass, the finocchio, the hot dusty Florentine earth. I mean, WHAT?!). My mom wears their “Tidal Pool”, which can only be described as smelling like the inside of the ocean, and my friend swears by Demeter’s “Thunderstorm.” I, personally, would love to find a perfume that captures the exact scent of a fresh tomato vine in the middle of summer.
Where do you shop for perfume? Do you switch up your scent or do you stick to just one? (Or do you skip perfume all together?) Let’s discuss…
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