Fragrance is a very important part of the fashion world, and an integral part of a woman’s fashion accessory wardrobe.
There was a time when a woman had one signature scent. Now, fragrance is treated as a fashion accessory, with some women changing their perfume daily, or even more often, to suit their busy lives and changing moods.
Some women have fragrance wardrobes of at least five or more different perfumes, rather than a single signature perfume, keeping one special perfume for very special occasions.
Other women prefer having just one signature scent, and wearing that one all the time.
When you apply perfume, apply it to pulse points such as the crease in your elbow and the back of your knees, wrist, neck, inner ankles and cleavage. Do not rub wrists together as this crushes the smell. Spraying a little into the air is also good if you walk straight into the perfume. This helps to diffuse it over your body. Do not simply apply to the neck. Work up the body, because scent rises. Wear a small cotton ball in your bra that has been soaked and dried in your perfume to increase lingering effects.
Most fragrances can be divided into one of four categories: fresh greens, woody amber, floral fruity, and oriental spicy.
Fresh greens have scents reminiscent of grass, leaves, and herbs. They tend to smell “clean” and suit women with vibrant, sporty personalities. Women who like to vary their perfume by occasion might consider a fresh green scent for outdoor daytime use.
Woody amber like fragrances encompass a wide variety of warm scents. Most include traces of amber, sandalwood, cedar, and various spices. The combination of spices is what gives this scent family such versatility. Women wanting to wear a more sensual scent might wish to consider a woody amber fragrance, especially as an evening perfume.
Floral fruity scents evoke a sense of playful innocence and romance. Most scents developed around a specific flower or fruit fall under this category. Some weigh heavier on the fruity side, while others smell like the interior of a florist’s shop. These scents are also excellent for daytime use. Women wanting a fresh, zesty fragrance would do well to seek out the former, while those going for a classy romantic scent should look for the latter.
Oriental spicy scents are similar to woodsy amber scents but usually involve more of a floral element. Fragrances belonging to this category often use rich scents like orchid, orange flowers, vanilla, sweet spices, incense, and musk. These exotic perfumes can be used at any time, but work especially well for evening. Women who want a warm, mysterious, and distinctly feminine scent should look into this category further.
Whatever your choice is, there are many, many fragrances and perfumes to choose from, designed and created by many different fragrance designers from around the world.
Some of the various ones are showcased below. Click on an image to learn more about a particular fragrance.
MARC JACOBS FRAGRANCE DECADENCE EAU DE PARFUM
A sensual, luxurious, woody fragrance, Decadence embodies the spirit of irreverent glamour. Decadence is the ultimate statement maker … a decadently feminine bottle inspired by an iconic handbag shape.
The fragrance opens with sultry top notes of Italian plum, iris flower and saffron. The heart opens with luxurious notes of Bulgarian rose, jasmine sambac and orris. The indulgent dry down reveals the base notes of vetiver, papyrus woods and liquid amber.
The bottle is a new twist on putting perfume in your purse. The cap features a gold chain and deep green python print. A black tassel hangs from the chain on the caps of the 1.7 oz. and 3.4 oz. sizes. Magnets secure the cap to the green bottle so that the entire package can be carried by the chain. This revolutionary design allows the consumer to wear fragrance like never before.
VIKTOR & ROLF NM EXCLUSIVE BONBON PERFUME – SWAROVSKIÂ® LIMITED EDITION
Indulge in Viktor&Rolf Bonbon. Sculpted to perfection, the delicate lines of Bonbon’s signature couture bow are now glistening with Swarovski® Crystals. Experience the delectable scent of Bonbon in this luxurious limited edition bottle.
CHLOE CHLOÃ© LOVE STORY EAU DE PARFUM
Love Story is a modern story of seduction. She wants to lock his heart. Femininity-sophistication-sensuality: A floral, fresh, and sexy fragrance.
Locks, seen on the famous Pont des Arts “love” bridge in Paris, have become an international symbol of love. Locks have also been part of Chloé fashion DNA, often used on iconic bags and accessories. The Love Story flacon was inspired by a lock yet conveys Chloé’s unique feminine touches.
A delicate hand tied ribbon, casually hanging on the side, adds femininity. Pleats at the back of the bottle take us back to Karl Lagerfeld’s iconic blouses designed for the house of Chloé in the ’70s. The heavy weight of the glass depicts quality and luxury. Finally, the gold top with the etched logo and the transparent cap bring it all together, forming a beautiful package which is uniquely Chloé.
Floral, fresh, and sexy, Love Story is the new unforgettable essence of seduction from Chloé.
HOUSE OF SILLAGE CHERRY GARDEN SIGNATURE
A scent to refresh the wonder hidden within. Elysian fields of cherry blossoms whisper childhood secrets, sweet hues of almond and vanilla flow in the breeze.
GUERLAIN LES PARISIENNES MADEMOISELLE EAU DE PARFUM
All of the charm and impertinence of a young Parisienne. Smart, elegant and carefree, she exudes a certain je-ne-sais-quoi that makes her absolutely irresistible. An olfactory composition full of contrasts, in which fresh green and lively citrus notes are gently rounded out by softer marshmallow and white musk. The fragrance is showcased in the iconic Bee bottle. Green Floral Mischievous, delicate, radiant.
MARC JACOBS FRAGRANCE HONEY EAU DE PARFUM
Honey by Marc Jacobs is a sunny delicious floralenergetic and alluring, with a sparkling, golden touch. The perfect mix of brightness and warmth.
The fragrance energizes with the freshness of green pear brightened with a splash of fruity punch and juicy mandarin. At the heart of the fragrance is orange blossom, a note of sparkling femininity that mingles with nectars of honeysuckle and peach. Honey, vanilla, and smooth woods dry down to a warm, golden base.
DIOR BEAUTY DOLCE VITA EAU DE TOILETTE
Dolce Vita, the fragrance of happiness, recalls the carefree, heart-lifting nostalgia of driving a convertible along the Italian Riviera.
A dazzlingly feminine and joyful fruity/floral fragrance with spicy, sensual undertones of cedar, it incarnates the spirit of Dior in all its sumptuousness.
LALIQUE AMETHYST ÃCLAT EAU DE PARFUM
The decoration of brambles, raspberries, blackberries and peonies will be finely worked into the square shaped glass of this bottle, like detailed sculptures in tribute to René Lalique’s work and evoking the luxuriant nature which was fascinating to the artist. On top of the cap, a silver metal plate with an engraved motive of peony and brambles will enrich the precious flacon and add sophistication to this “must have”.
The New Eau de Parfum Amethyst Éclat is a reinterpretation more floral, more feminine and radiant than Amethyst’s original fragrance. The sophisticated, powerful olfactive signature remains the same: mainly Raspberry, Blackcurrant and Blackberry, Woods and Musks, Floral, Fruity, Musky.
DOLCE & GABBANA FRAGRANCE VELVET LOVE EAU DE PARFUM
Carnations and memories of Lake Como.
The rediscovery of one of perfumery’s most ancient essences: the carnation, and its origins were in Bellagio, on Lake Como, where in the 18th century it was cultivated for the aristocracy of the period.
A hypnotic perfume, rich and textured, with a retro touch.