In search for a a perfect signature scent
Way before I learnt about this huge community that is fragheads, or perfumistas I was in the habit of going to the few perfume shops rather regularly in an attempt to find my signature scent. For years I wore l’eau d’issey, it Had everything I wanted in a perfume. It was light and ethereal or so I thought but it garnered compliments wherever I wore it and I wore it in 3 different continents. So much so that at some point, my best friend loved it so much he bought it for his mum, recommended it to his friend as a perfume for his wife and finally got it as a gift for a third friend. He then said it was funny that all his female friends and his mother wore the same fragrance! Around the same time, I started trying to find another signature as I started going off L’eau d’issey, maybe because everybody around me wore the same fragrance.
I tried Paco Rabanne xs, givenchy amarine, Aqua di Gio and finally Miracle by Lancome until I finally threw away all of them and settled for Stella. Oh how I love Stella! I love rose and I specially love a delicate rose! I was captivated by how light it was and I decided that a signature scent has to be delicate and subtle. It was my signature scent for another 7 years! Then the search began again..except that it became harder to settle on a perfect scent..
I tried everything that was on offer in the high street and couldn’t find that delicate yet long lasting rose. I started trying white flowers and became addicted to tuberose.
With all there is out there, Stella remains my go to fragrance.