words Alexa Wang
While most sartorial-minded people may have their favorite brands and design houses, you may still need to be in the market for more scents to match your aesthetic or mood. Design houses are known for many things in the fashion world, but just as many in the beauty industry. You likely have several signature scents in your fragrance rotation, from Alford and Hoff to Burberry. Even if you already own some designer fragrances, you likely don’t own them all, so keep reading to learn about them and decide which one deserves a spot on your dressing table.
Byredo Sunday Cologne
So much of a brand’s influence is in packaging and presentation, and you don’t have to be a minimalist to appreciate the simple yet elevated and sleek design of Byredo’s Sunday Cologne. This compelling mix of Bergamot, cardamom, and star anise make it a perfect citrus blend and makes every day feel like a vacation.
What’s in a name? Happy by Clinique is just the ticket if you’re looking for a fragrance that will do exactly what its name claims. This fragrance has reached a cult following, and women have been spritzing it on for decades for a good reason. This bubbly, citrusy, and effervescent scent is just what the doctor ordered if you’re looking for a mood boost. Countless studies have shown that fragrances do, in fact, have the ability to boost your mood and ease tension and anxiety; if you deal with those issues, this is the scent for you.
Opium by YSL
Yves Saint Laurent is a powerhouse in the fashion and beauty industry, and easily the best-selling YSL perfume is Opium. This perfume has been worn by millions and flying off shelves since it came out in 1977. Opium is known for its beautiful floral scent accompanied by deep wood notes and spices. Cloves, Lily of the Valley, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Carnations, and Coriander all come together to give a heady and sexy scent perfect for fall and winter.
The bright pink bottle, accompanied by florals and a gold lid, gives this Gucci fragrance its trademark look. This light scent is soft and feminine with its basis in the gardenia flower. If you’re looking for something sweet, sugary, and incredibly flirtatious, adding this Gucci Flora perfume to your rotation, especially during spring and summer, is a must.
Philosophy Fresh Cream Warm Cashmere
Looking for a fragrance to instantly transport you into a cozy environment? Fresh Cream Warm Cashmere can do just that, especially during the fall and winter. This fragrance can feel indulgent with its warmth and sweetness, but it isn’t overpowering. Its main fragrance notes are tangerine, sandalwood, and orchid, and it’s as comforting as a faux fur throw blanket by the fire.
Dior has been a mainstay in both the fashion and beauty industries for decades. Their first perfume Miss Dior in 1947, proved that they have serious staying power when it comes to fragrance. Gris Dior is a mix of moss and patchouli, a combination that gives an Earthy sensuality to the wearer with an overwhelmingly floral scent that lasts through the evening.
Chanel No 5
It’s hard to think of iconic perfumes without Chanel Number 5 immediately coming to mind, which is amazing considering the scent came out in 1921! This legendary perfume has both Woody, floral, Citrus, and musky notes all rolled into one. The top notes of ylang-ylang and Bergamot are what give it its signature scent. Coco knew what she was doing with this one, and aside from loving the smell, everyone loves seeing the signature No. 5 bottle on their dresser or vanity.
There is much to consider when searching and shopping for your next luxury scent. Knowing which perfumes and colognes work with your natural chemistry and enhance your pheromones is important. Additionally, as perfumes have been known to boost mood, improve anxiety, banish headaches, and boost confidence, finding the perfect perfume fit is essential. The above-mentioned luxury perfumes are staples in the beauty industry for a reason. Which one is right for you?