Coco Chanel once said “A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.” 

Maybe Coco was right, and that’s what we have been doing wrong all these years! Taking her advice, a while ago, I went out on a search for the perfect signature perfume.  Why? Because perfume is personal.  It says something about you, and because our sense of smell is so closely linked to our memories, often time it is linked to the trinket memories people will have of us.  

So how does one go about finding a signature scent?

  • Know what scent you are most attracted to.  Do you like the. Fresh open air, the smell of the ocean, or the warm smell of the kitchen?  This can point you toward a category or base scent.  For me, it was vanilla.  To me the smell is heavenly, and every perfume I have ever worn had vanilla in it.  I knew I still wanted to stick to that.
  • Do your research.  Try an Internet search for perfumes under the category or scent you are drawn to.  To go Sephora or a department store and smell different ones.
  • After you have picked a handful you like, get samples.  Often times you can guy them for a very minimal price, or even free at some stores.
  • Wear your samples.  Preferable applied fresh, and smell it occasional over the course of the day.  Scents will all react different with a person’s skin chemistry, which can alter a scent dramatically.  After trying a few samples, one of them will seem perfect for you!

So what was the scent I settled upon? Dolce & Gabanna The One. It has warm vanilla undertones and feels indulgent to wear.  It’s the perfect scent for me!