Tuesday, December 2, 2008

signature scent: do i finally have one? do you?

a few weeks ago i was lucky enough to score a ticket to a luncheon and fashion show at the ritz-carlton, sarasota that not only allowed me to eat a small white-chocolate shoe filled with chocolate mousse in the middle of the afternoon, but also skip happily out the door with a fantastic goody bag filled with gift cards to some of my favorite sarasota stores, as well as some great makeup samples—including a miniature lip gloss, mascara and perfume from christian dior.

i’m already in love with the lip gloss (a great pinky-gold color) and the mascara, but it’s the perfume, miss dior cherie, that i’m really loving. let me preface this by saying that i am not really a perfume person. i have a sensitive nose and tend to get perfume headaches fairly easily, which is why i’ll usually only spritz myself with scent if i’m going to a fancy event—otherwise, i stick with deodorant and dove soap. but this perfume—which boasts notes of violet, strawberry and jasmine—is one that i’m going to consider dabbing on every day. it smells almost juicy, it’s a little whimsical, and although it’s a touch girlier than i’d normally wear, i really like it. plus, the glass bottle, with its metal bow, is awfully cute.

what are your signature scents, my dears? (before miss dior cherie, my go-to was a chanel fragrance that i still use—or victoria’s secret’s pear eau de toilette, which i sometimes spray on my shower curtain before i hop in the shower—the scent mixes with the steam from the hot water and makes the bathroom smell delicious.) please share!

1 comment:

  1. i have a really sensitive nose too; can't walk through the perfume section of a department store without scoring a headache.

    for years my signature scent was vickie's vanilla lace. alas, they discontinued it. i'm using chanel no.5 now, and it's just light enough to work for me... but i dont think it can be termed my signature scent just yet. :)