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I Asked 12 People What Their Forever Fragrance Is
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I Asked 12 People What Their Forever Fragrance Is

Not everyone has found 'the one'. After all, finding a signature fragrance takes time. You'll most likely have graduated from your first fragrance as a teenager (Lacoste Touch of Pink was mine, anyone else?) and have curated a couple of staples in your fragrance collection as your tastes developed. Most have their go-to fragrances for summer, which they'll switch up for the warmer, cosier winter scents, and then there are those expensive perfumes that might await their turn for special occasions and evenings. And don't forget those affordable perfumes that smell way more expensive than their price tag might suggest. But for a perfume to reach 'signature fragrance' status, it's a pretty big deal.So, where do you start to find your signature scent? We've done some of the groundwork for yo...
I Spoke to an Expert, and These Are the Best Fragrance Combinations
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I Spoke to an Expert, and These Are the Best Fragrance Combinations

I’ll let you in on a little secret, I never (well, hardly ever) wear one fragrance at a time. I can’t recall when this became my go-to fragrance routine, but it has certainly stuck. It's a spritz here and another spiritz of something completely different there, and sometimes I even use three or four different perfumes. You become your own perfumer, creating a more personal and unique scent, without the elite Grasse certification. What better person than yourself to blend the perfect scent for you, than yourself? Enter fragrance layering, the creative way to use the scents in your fragrance wardrobe to create new unique scents. “I always think about fragrance pairing as a matching of moods & personalities as well. Each scent has its own energy or way of being,” says Phway Su Aye, Co-...
I'm a Fragrance Snob, But These Celebrity Perfumes Are Surprisingly Good
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I'm a Fragrance Snob, But These Celebrity Perfumes Are Surprisingly Good

I've made no secret of the fact that I'm a perfume obsessive. However, when I call myself a perfume snob, it's less about the price that I'm willing to pay for a decent perfume—I've got expensive scents and affordable ones in my collection, designer and high-street—and more about the artistry and expert noses that have gone into creating a fragrance. One thing that I've learned from amassing such a considerable perfume collection is that you can really tell when a genuine expert has had a hand in creating a scent. For instance, & Other Stories and Zara both stock an array of innovative yet purse-friendly fragrances that smell decidedly expensive. Their secret? The high-street shops teamed up with Byredo's Ben Gorham and Jo Malone CBE respectively to ensure that their high-street sce...
Trust Me—Even Fragrance Snobs Will Love These Under-£50 Perfumes
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Trust Me—Even Fragrance Snobs Will Love These Under-£50 Perfumes

I used to be the kind of person who could get ready at the speed of light, but soon discovered the joys of picking out your makeup with an outfit to match and a scent to take you through the day.I've recently found that the actual purchase of the perfume is the hard part. I have 30+ different scents to choose from and while yes it is a bit excessive, the perfumes I own belong to me for a reason, so I know whatever I pick from my ever-growing stash will always be a perfect choice! The same can't always be said when it comes to purchasing in-store or online, but having a price point and notes in mind definitely makes the process easier.My personal go-to is something affordable, long-lasting and that smells expensive while actually being much cheaper than other higher-priced perfumes.So If...