Thursday, February 10, 2011

Do Tell: What is your signature fragrance?

I love getting to know you all and have been thinking it would be fun to have some super-interactive posts. A couple of weeks ago, I began a new series called “Do Tell” in which I pose one question in hopes that you’ll share your own personal answers. This week’s question: What is your signature fragrance?

102 comments:

ashlina {the decorista} said...

What a fun idea for a post! I'm inspired!
I love this question most because fragrance is my ultimate indulgence.
My scents change with the seasons...

WINTER: Amarige by Givenchy
SPRING/SUMMER: Michael Kors (my most signature)
FALL: Flowerbomb by V+W

Julie Platt said...

I used to LOVE "Grass" by Gap. But now that I'm not 16 and trying hard to be cool and different, my go to everyday scent is Chloe.

Natalie said...

My signature scents are Eternity by Calvin Klein, Gardenia oil by Kiehls, and Elle by YSL. No matter what other scents I try, I always go back to these three!

Anonymous said...

My signature fragrance in the fall/winter is Dior's Hyponotique Poison and in the spring/summer, Chanel's Allure. Love love love!

Sheri @ Design Pop Interiors said...

My fave is Lune de Miel by Fragonard. We discovered it in France and now I order it from there. Interested to see what others like!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

this is tough - but i smell of lavender A LOT - but from a perfume, i LOVE Laila, that's 'my' scent - but i change it up ALL the time!

alishagwen said...

flowerbomb by viktor & rolf is hands down the best... ever!

Ginny said...

Narciso Rodriquez!

Anonymous said...

Burberry London

JAntoinette said...

Though I have dozens, Guerlain's Mitsouko speaks to my soul.

CJ said...

My signature fragrance is Thierry Mugler's Angel. All my friends say when they smell it when they are out and about they immediately think of me.

Morgan @ Attention to Detail said...

Vera Wang (her original)!

Jennifer @ Belclaire House said...

Burberry Brit and China Rain although everyone tells me I smell like dryer sheets (probably because I use entirely too many). I'd mix in a little baby spit up at the moment as well. I used to work in fragrance development for Calvin Klein so this topic fascinates me!

Elizabeth said...

My signature scent is Boucheron. My husband and I got it in Paris at the fabulous store in Place Vendome. It is so quintessentially Paris!

Megan said...

Year round, Creed's Original Santal which my (now) husband gave to me as a present the day before he proposed to me.

sonya said...

Jo Malone Grapefruit

Rachel said...

I switch between Laila and Child

Anonymous said...

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle
Balenciaga

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Hm, though I love to branch out and try new scents, especially boutique perfumers, I've had a steady relationship with Chanel No5 "Eau Premiere" over the last coupe years-- it's a lighter take on the classic No5 but it has a distinct depth and bite to it.
As for my edgy, more out there preference, I'd have to say Editions de Parfum's "Lipstick Rose" -- it's fab.

Spritz-spritz, Alcira

nerochronicles.com

Erin said...

Donna Karan GOLD is my signature fragrance, but I also love the new Estee Lauder Wild Elixir!

<3 Erin

http://www.walkinonsunshine247.blogspot.com

Sara said...

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle for sure. Speaking of which, I'm almost out.....husband can you hear me?!!

Anonymous said...

Stacey said....
Chanel Mademoiselle

Natalie said...

Bond No. 9 - Bryant Park

Shawna said...

Love this idea!
Daytime: Miss Dior Cherie
Nighttime: Badgley Mischka--smells incredibly sexy!

Jordin- I Love That! said...

I love Trish McEvoy #9 and Micheal Kors. Great idea for a post!

South of Market said...

Prada Infusion d'Iris :)

Lindley said...

i recently received Bond #9 Astor Place as a gift for my wedding and it is incredible! All of the Bond #9 scents are so amazing and the bottles are so pretty.

Mary Catherine said...

For work and date nights, I wear Vera Wang, her original perfume. On the weekends, I wear Au de Blanc by Bvlgari.

Vanessa Elizabeth l Ruffled Rose said...

Daisy by Marc Jacobs. Always.

J'Anns Boutique said...

Narciso Rodriquez all the way....

Confessions of a Purse-a-holic

Aesthetic Oiseau said...

Stella by Stella McCartney...religious devotion.

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

Aesthetic Oiseau, I wear Stella too! It's been my favorite for a few years now.

I love seeing what everyone else considers their signature scents. You're inspiring me to branch out and try something new!

Lisa said...

I love to layer Chanel No. 5 year-round - shower gel, lotion and perfume. But, for special occasions I whip out the Eau de Joy by Jean Patou.

Both, very old school, I now realize.

ashley said...

Michale Kors original with Kiehl's Gardenia lotion. It works because there's gardenia in the perfume!

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Alex Marie said...

I just discovered a new Favorite perfume while in NYC last week!! Tocca Cleopatra - It's so fresh and light (i love the hints of grapefruit) - I actually blogged about it yesterday!
http://lifesunspired.wordpress.com/2011/02/09/new-beauty-obsessions/

Jennifer Hand said...

Burberry Summer! It's light but lasts all day..

Shann D. said...

I love my collection of perfumes!

-Everyday(casual feeling) Perfume: Heavenly by Victoria Secret
-Night Time Perfume: Sexy Little Things by Victoria Secret
-Everday(chic feeling)Perfume: Oscar by Oscar De La Renta

spark! (Ada-Marie) said...

I have been wearing Calyx by Prescriptives since high school and still love it everyday.

clarabelle said...

Depends on the season...

Fall/Winter: London by Burberry
Spring: Believe it or not, I wear Can Can by Paris Hilton
Summer: Bath & Body Works Honeysuckle body splash is wonderful

Cat @PerpetualPerfection said...

Bond No. 9 in Nuits De Noho. It is simply heavenly!

The Iconic Blog said...

David Yurman. And the bottle is so chic!x

Karena said...

Angel is always my favorite, sometimes I am in the mood for Chanel #5, and I also love Roma occasionally!

Fun idea Paloma!!

laxsupermom said...

My signature every day scent is Estee Lauder Pleasures. I like le Feu d'Issey for evenings out. Fun topic!

Muffy said...

Totally devoted to Niven Morgan Gold! It is a very sophisticated smelling sent, if that makes sense.

http://www.nivenmorgan.com/collections/gold/products/gold-perfume-cologne

Kathy said...

30 years ago I smelled Oscar on a flight attendant and LOVED it...then my Hubs bought me Chanel No 5 ten years ago, but while in Paris last year I found Escada in a skinny raspberry bottle and I've been in heaven ever since...I don't stray much from those 3..

Alex said...

either bvlgari omnia cyrstalline or kate spade twirl - i just got it for christmas and am in love!

Victoria | vmac+cheese said...

Right now it's Chanel Gardenia, from the Les Exclusifs line!!!

jess said...

I alternate between Tiffany by Tiffany (duh!) for Fall/Winter and Quelques Fleurs by Houbigant for Spring/Summer. I've found that men love both. :)

Fontaine said...

Either Kate by Kate Moss or Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle. Depends on my mood and which bottle comes my way first in the morning! :)

Prippy Handbook said...

Signature scent and signature cocktail are two musts for any lady!

My scent is Eau des Merveilles by Hermes. Love it. Putting it on is like a splash of luxury.

Kate {domestikatedlife} said...

I alternate between Armani and Twirl... I also looove the tocca scents and am thinking about adding those to my mix.

Courtney J. said...

Hypnôse by Lancôme (often viewed as a scent for older women but I am obsessed with it and think it is incredible) and Chanel Madamoiselle.

Trish said...

Hi Paloma! What a fun little series! :)

Mine is Chance by Chanel! LOVE! xox

Pink Frenchie said...

I alternate between Stella, Lola by Marc Jacobs and Daisy by Marc Jacobs. I adore Marc Jacob's whimsical retro bottles.

Moi said...

It has always been and will forever be, Chanel No 5.

Anonymous said...

For day I love Jo Malone Orange Blossom; for night it is the original Michael Kors or Chanel No.5!

Design Junkie said...

Jo Malone's Pomegranate Noir, Orange Blossom, and Vintage Gardenia.

David Toms said...

Yatagan by Caron. The most perfect male scent ever produced

Parisienne. said...

It's always the same : REM of REMINISCENCE Paris.
I can't think to leave without it!
(http://www.the-parisienne.com/)

Royaltygirl said...

I love reading everyone's favs! I am tacky I guess... I love bath and body works aromatherapy lavender- vanilla body spray! I have used it for about 6 years and can't seem to stop. I try to change and before you know it, I am spraying it on again...

For special occasions I class it up and mix it with kate spade new york Twirl. lol!
xoxox,
Sandee

bibbitybob said...

I'm loving Marc Jacob's Lola at the moment, not wearing anything but!

In the Tweeds said...

I don't really wear perfume any more...instead I use Philosphy Amazing Grace body wash and lotion. I LOVE how it smells and I have people ask me once a week what I'm wearing. So light and feminine. I ought to look into a going-out scent though!

Rachael said...

Though I've been wearing One Million for women by Paco Rabanne lately (it's amazing!), my sig scent would definitely be Hot by Ralph Lauren, everyone I know would agree too, it's perfect!

www.rachaeldiab.blogspot.com

Krista Salmon said...

Narciso Rodriguez- I never get sick of it. I always keep a spare bottle in my linen closet so that I never run out!

jewlz said...

Lolita Lempicka

www.afashionsoiree.com

Rosemary said...

I had always worn Marc Jacobs until I recently switched to Twirl by Kate Spade and I love love love love it!

Erin said...

L'Eau D'Issey by Issey Miyake. I also like the fruity and floral Miss Marisa Perfume Oil for summer.

Susan said...

Vera Wang Eau de Parfum---the only perfume that does NOT give me a headache and but does get many compliments. I love it!

Lisa said...

I'm definitely an Issey Miyake girl and have been for a long time!

Anonymous said...

Gendarme...its a unisex fragrance and I love it...reminiscent of Clean Ultimate...smells just like soap!!

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

take two- put V&W rather than V&R?? Anhoo- My all time favourite everyday pick is Jo Malone Vintage Gardenia-I'm also loving Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb at the moment.

Angie said...

Bright Crystal by Versace... <3

Anonymous said...

Since I can't stick to just ONE I have a few I always purchase when the bottle runs empty, but during the winter months I seem to favour Samsara. I love the heavy, rich, exotic scent that seems to go so well with the season. Men stop me all the time and ask me what I'm wearing. Men!
~Michele P. ;)

Lauren Martina said...

I love Prada Tendre! It has such a rich smell with hints of sandalwood and amber! I get stopped every time I wear it!
I love how each scent smells so different depending on the person!

Katy said...

I've been wearing Ralph Lauren Romance for about 6 years now and don't know if I will ever love anything as much! Sometimes I start to wonder if I need a new signature but always remember you can't go wrong with a classic.

la vie en broke said...

What a great idea!

When I want to feel fancy, I use Chance by Chanel. But to get the boys, I use Fantasy by Jessica Simpson

--la vie en BROKE--

Maura said...

Clinique Happy. I started wearing it when I was 16 because I loved the name and never stopped.

Denise said...

Indian Coconut Nectar by Pacifica Pefumes, burberry brit, rosewood by banana republic and lolita lempicka. I pick which fragrance i use depending on my mood and location.

Nicole said...

I've worn Stella by Stella McCartney for almost 8 years...bought it as my "wedding fragrance" and never stopped spritzing! I also wear Stella by Tocca on occasion.

My Little Bungalow said...

My signature fragrance is Cashmere Mist by Donna Karan, definitely my favorite year-round, and I get lots of compliments! I have the shower gel, body cream and perfume. I also love Ysatis by Givency which I've been wearing for about 25 years.
Claudia

Jill Gregory of hello amazing blog said...

Chantecaille, Tiare. I've been wearing it for 10 years and I still never tire of it. I think that qualifies as signature! Perfect for all seasons!

www.helloamazing.com enjoy!

Behind the Lashes said...

Anything Burberry ha

Desiree de Chachula said...

Kai!

lvroftiques said...

I wear Carmen (Victorio & Lucchino) The bottle is as beautiful as the fragrance.

Ellen Tracy for everyday.

And Fath de Fath for evening.

I really enjoyed reading about everyone elses favorites. Some I'm really looking forward to smelling! Vanna

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

My signature scent is definitely Omni by Blvagari. It is a musky scent with a combination of vanilla and cinnamon...almost smells like Big Red Gum, which I love to smell!!

Carolyn said...

Arancia by Acqua di Parma.

It's delicious, fresh and just beautiful!

camdesign said...

I have two, Chanel No.5 & Ambre Narguile by Herme

TG said...

Chloe, love it!!

Debbie said...

Philosophy Unconditional Love body wash & lotion. It's not as overwhelming to me as perfume can be and also doesn't change on me throughout the day (I problem I've found with perfumes). I've had women ask me what I'm wearing and my brother -in-law said that his hat smelled like Debbie after he left it on top of my jacket.

Anonymous said...

Hermes Eau de Merveilles

Jackie said...

Fun post! I love Chanel Chance

Jennifer said...

Love this!
I love Kiehls Original Musk for all seasons and I also wear:
Fall/Winter: Tom Ford White Patchouli for evening
Spring/Summer: Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom and Honey and Antonia's Flowers

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

This is fun!
My day time scents are Chloe "Chloe" and Christian Lacroix Eau floral, they both are light and floral. For night time I use Armani Code.

Katie said...

Love this idea.

My all time fav- Chanel No. 5

Anonymous said...

Interesting read! My faves depend on my mood but these are my most go-to perfumes:
Annick Goutal - Eau d’Hadrien & Mandragore
D&G - Light Blue
Carthusia Mediterraneo

CJB said...

Love this series....I have worn Chanel's Chance for several years. Chanel No 5 is a sentimental scent for me..my Mom gave it to me when I was a young girl. ~CJ

erica g said...

I mostly go back and forth between Chanel "Beige" and Serge Lutens "Dratura Noir"

Louise C said...

Oooo... I have a few on rotation -

Touch of Pink by Lacoste
Miracle by Lancome
Flora by Gucci

I like having a variety so I can choose depending on my mood!

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

I Love Love by Moschino.

Tara said...

Ever since I was 16, I've worn Samsara by Guerlain. It's sensual, spicy and easy on the nose for everyone. I've had complete strangers ask what I wear and I'm still proud to wear it today.

Vannie said...

I've always been a Bulgari girl but lately I've explored other fragrances! What I'm currently using:

- Balenciaga Paris
- Jo Malone Limited Ed. Sakura Cherry Blossom
- Bulgari Voile de Jasmine

When i got married, this was what I used:
- Annick Goutal Au d'Hadrien