I have a fetish with perfumes. When I wear perfume, I feel more confident and sexy, and Nick likes it. (“Just a hint of it though,” he says) I found a fun “Perfume Personality” quiz. If you want to see what yours is, click here. Mine is Classic Romantic, which mirrors most of the perfumes I have. Here are my top 5.
Clinique Happy. Mmmm. Wear this and you’ll feel like taking a trip to the beach. Hawaiian flowers and a hint of citrus. Wear this and be happy! This perfume has been around since 1997, and was voted 2009 Glamour Readers Choice Perfume! $39.50 at Clinique or Amazon.
Close by Gap. Launched by Gap on April 23, 2009, this is a new scent. I love how clean it smells, it’s very subtle and not overpowering. You can wear it all day, without gagging everyone who comes around you. It’s made of citrus, florals, sandalwood and vanilla. $35 Gap.
Juicy Couture baby. K, when I tell you what all is in this perfume, you’re going to think, “No way does that smell good!” But I promise you it does. I don’t wear this one during the day, It’s a little too za za zing, but for going out it’s perfect. (And it’s a hint to my hubby, something might be happenin’ a little later) It has watermelon, green apple, mandarin, hyacinth, gardenia and tuberose. I told you! On top of it smelling so yummy, the bottle is super cute! $85 at Sephora.
Chanel No. 5. How could I not have this in my top 5?! The top selling perfume of all time, with one bottle sold every 30 seconds, it’s a sure classic. Created for the designer Chanel, it has notes of sandalwood, vanilla, jasmine, May Rose, amber and lemon. Floral and spicy at the same time. $79.79 on FragranceNet.com.
Romance by Ralph Lauren. This perfume is great for romantics at heart. It’s feminine, delicate and not overbearing. It has hints of lotus, chamomile, tangerine, ginger and violet. This is the perfume I wear the most and like to think it’s my “signature” scent. Isn’t it fun being a girl? $55 on Amazon.
Keeping that seductive smell to last until after dinner is another thing. Here are some ways to help.
1. Layer. Use the soap or gel of your scent. After toweling off, use the moisturizer. Some fragrances also come in talc form, dust yourself before getting dressed.
2. Pulse points. Pulse points are areas that produce heat, which in turn, releases the scent of your perfume. Pulse points, are at temples, base of the throat, between your bosoms, the wrists, bend of the elbow, backs of the knees and ankles. Don’t apply directly behind your ears, go more towards your jawline. There are certain glands next to the ear that will interact with the perfume.
3. Dry skin makes scents evaporate quickly. Make sure you are moisturized, with either unscented lotion, or lotion in your fragrance.
4. Spray right after getting out of the shower, because pores are open.
5. Spray your hairbrush and run it through your hair.