I have mad love for Lisa Rinna. Besides the fact that she finally removed the collagen from her duck lips (Hallelujah!), she’s been rocking the same shag hairstyle for OVER 15 YEARS. Yet, every time I see her, she looks incredibly sexy and stylish. It’s the perfect example of finding the right style, making it your own, and creating a signature look – regardless of what’s popular at the moment. Even Posh Spice, who pioneered the Pob, changes it up from time to time… but not Lisa. She is a MASTER OF CONTINUITY.
I subscribe to her theory when it comes to fragrances. Unlike most, I’m not tempted to try the latest and greatest perfume by this pop star or that designer. I like finding a fragrance that smells great – to me, anyways; scent is such a personal thing – works with my chemistry, and garners at least a handful of compliments in the first few weeks that I wear it. And then, that’s it. I stick with it until I am utterly, completely sick of it, and yearn for something new.
For the longest time, my go-to scent was Salvatore Ferragamo’s “Charms”.
Back story: At a resto-lounge a few of years ago, I met an insanely cute guy on a blind date. At the end of the night, he leaned over and said: “You smell amazing. I honestly just want to breathe you in. What are you wearing?”
I responded with, “Ferragamo, it’s my scent”.
Recently, that same cute guy kissed our two little boys as he tucked them into bed.
The lure of sticking to one fragrance is that it becomes your calling card, your signature. And since scent can invoke so many memories – especially pleasurable ones – it’s well worth sticking to one fragrance instead of rotating through your collection of favourites. And, if you must change it up, try using one scent per season.
As soon as the warm weather hits, I turn to beach by Bobbi Brown. If you read my review of beach Body Lotion last year, you’ll know why I’m so gung-ho about the fragrance – it holds memories for me.
Do tell: What’s Your Signature Scent?