Fragrance has always been something special to me. As a kid I couldn't wait to get permission to wear it, and today I never leave home without it.
For many years I wished that I would find that one and only fragrance that would be mine forever, but even though I've come close to finding it, my desire for novelty and new inspirations is just too great- I just can't help getting new stuff! That being said fragrance has the ability to grow dull on the skin - like using the same shampoo will eventually do nothing for your hair. Because each scent note will react to your skin suddenly your favorite scent will smell odd or different simply because we have bodies that are in constant change. So, if you want to smell good, you need to change up your scent game too!
Besides, I am all for having several fragrances to choose between - like a little scent wardrobe - that can be adapted to what I'm wearing and which mood I'm in. So, here are are few long-time favorites of mine along with one new discovery from the shelf in my bathroom.
Escentric Molecules Molecule 01 - Since discovering this in 2006, I've kept coming back to it time and time again. It consists of a single scent molecule - iso e super - which is used in many fragrances as a booster for individual scent notes. On it's own it's almost not a fragrance because often you won't even be able to smell it yourself, but the reaction from others is astounding. It is by far the fragrance that I've received the most compliments for - and it's unisex so it's good on everyone too! To experience, you really have to try it.
Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb - Don't let the name deter you, because this is actually a smooth operator. Yes, it does belong in the heavier category, but the scent notes of bergamot, leather and tobacco are surprisingly un-heavy and creamy. Perfect for evenings and whenever you dress up a little.
Les Exclusifs de Chanel Sycomore - The Exclusifs are only available in Chanel stores or few high-end department stores and is a collection of 14 scents created from the rich history of Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel. Sycomore was actually launched in 1930 by Gabrielle and perfumer Jacques Polge drew inspiration from the name to create this woody and noble scent. The gorgeous bottle alone is almost worth spending the smaller fortune it is to buy this fragrance, but of course it's content is what is worth every penny. Simply stunning.
Mens Dept Perfume - About two years ago Mens Dept. was launched as a new haircare range for men. It's wonderful, no-nonsense products that just work wonders for your hair. And now the scent of the products has been bottled. I tested the fragrance on a whim at a hair salon waiting to get my hair cut and was blown away by the wonderfully clean and crisp scent that almost had a hint of flowers to it - but only almost! To my surprise it developed nicely on my skin to reveal more woody and mineral notes. As an added bonus it was fairly inexpensive too.
Kiehl's Original Musk - This is probably the best rendition of the musk scent there is. Kiehl's formulated this fragrance in 1963 and it's been on the market ever since still going strong! The scent is warm, sensual, oriental but clean at the same time. One of the strongest originals out there - and it's also great for women!
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