There are two ways to wear perfume. First, you have the women who apply a nice fragrance simply for added charisma. Then there are the women who really own their scent, the ones who walk into a room trailing a subtle aroma that one immediately knows is hers. The latter is achieved by meticulous exploration to find the right fragrance that reflects your persona and lifestyle. Finding the perfume that fits you like a tailored glove can be tough, but it's a process one ought to be willing to make. If you haven't found your scent yet, here are four bold feminine fragrances (along with their character traits) to start with. Which one is you?
Alluring And Sensual: Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Femme
Gucci’s latest Gucci Guilty eau de perfume for women, the Absolute Pour Femme, gives you a blend of wild, fruity scents found in lush forests. The combination of blackberries, nuanced Bulgarian rose and nootka cypress, accentuated by bergamot, patchouli, ambergris and a final twist of musk, gives this fragrance an aromatic depth. Like other scents from the brand, expect sweet and sensual, with that touch of mysterious complexity. This one is ideal for the women who radiates charisma and has a lust for thrills and adventure in her life.
Sweet And Spritely: Marc Jacobs Daisy Twinkle Editions
Whether you’re buying a gift for a friend or getting your first fragrance, Marc Jacobs is the go-to choice for many. Lighthearted, sweet and aromatically floral, scents from Marc Jacobs are easy to pull off and even easier to love. With this new limited collection, Marc Jacobs adds a refreshing twist on its classic Daisy fragrance. Coming in a line of three—Daisy Twinkle, Daisy Eau So Fresh and Daisy Dream—the scents give you positive vibes and youthful, effervescent charm. From blends of forest berries, violet and musk, to combos of raspberry, violets, roses and cassis, to blackberries, white flowers and mooseberry, this line is ideal for the carefree female who’s forever young at heart.
Sassy And Spunky: Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Garden
Dolce & Gabbana’s new eau de parfum is a burst of spontaneity, created to reflect simple pleasures like a joyously impromptu dance on a lazy afternoon. The scent is predominantly fruity and citrusy with a hint of creaminess and highlight of floral frangipani blossom. The scent that seems both carefree and girly comes with an undertone of spunkiness, created by its layering of notes. Garden starts sunkissed with summery scents of mandarin, neroli and magnolia, transitioning then to tropical notes of coconut, almond milk, vanilla and sandalwood. A little cheeky, a little bold, this perfume is perfect for the woman who doesn’t like restrictions and who cares more about having a good time and laughing it off than conformity.
Refined And Nuanced: Chloé Nomade
Those who’ve tried anything from Chloé’s fragrance line will know there’s just something about Chloé that makes it both familiar yet completely distinct. Dreamy, sweet and sophisticated, the scent is subtle and soft but makes a statement. A blend of floral chypre, intensified by oak moss and mirabelle plum, Nomade epitomises the freedom of the 21st century woman through a mix of genteel and inner strength. She walks with purpose and sophistication, assertive without ever being imposing. She's seen the world but also knows there is so much more to explore within the cracks.
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