Finding the right perfume products to create timeless scents

Published by adviser, Author: Katie Ellis, Date: May 9, 2013

So, you’re wearing the perfect outfit, your hair looks like you stepped out of a shampoo commercial, and you finally got your makeup to look just right. Well, before you leave the house there is one thing left to put on to complete your look; perfume.

Perfume isn’t a beauty product that should be left on a shelf in your room gathering dust.  It should be worn every day as a statement-making part of your outfit because the fragrance that you wear says a lot about your personality.

In 1921, Coco Chanel released her first fragrance, Chanel No. 5, which has become as iconic as the brand itself.  It has been a symbol of class and elegance for 92 years and is regarded as one of the best perfumes ever created.  Laced with rose, jasmine, iris and musk notes, Chanel describes it as, “a perfume like nothing else”.

This legendary perfume has been regarded as a celebrity favorite for years, with Marilyn Monroe unofficially endorsing the fragrance in the 1950s.  In 2012, Chanel shocked the world when they announced that Brad Pitt would serve as the first male face of Chanel No. 5 and star in a number of television commercials and advertisements in order to promote the fragrance.

This perfume can be worn by women of all ages and tastes because of its utterly timeless appeal, and if you’re willing to give it a try, there’s no doubt that it will become your go-to scent.

Marc Jacobs has been a powerhouse in the fashion industry for decades as the highly successful creative director behind two labels which bear his name and Louis Vuitton.  In 2007, he debuted his most popular fragrance to date, Daisy, which has since spawned a sister fragrance, Daisy Eau So Fresh.

The former of the two fragrances is beloved by women for its fresh scent which is laced with three types of flowers including jasmine, violet, and gardenia, and is infused with subtle touches of vanilla and musk.  This bold floral fragrance can be worn both day and night by the girl that wishes to evoke memories of springtime all year long.

Celebrity fragrances are the hottest trend in the perfume market.  Everyone from actors to singers are jumping on the bandwagon and capitalizing on their fame in order to create the latest and greatest perfume.

Britney Spears is a pioneer of sorts in the perfume market as she has created nearly a dozen different scents in the last nine years.  Spears’ first and most popular fragrance is the seductive, Curious, which made its debut back in 2004, and has earned the star $100 million within its first five weeks on the market.

This scent isn’t for the faint of heart as its pear, tuberose, and Louisiana magnolia notes are prominently featured in this Fragrance Foundation pick as the best women’s fragrance of 2004.  Pick up this bold fragrance at a store near you, but only if you dare.

Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift is “the beginning of something magical” in the fragrance business for the superstar known for adding a bit of magic to everything that she does.  The sale of her perfume sparked interest in the perfume industry after a few years of lackluster sales, and led to the launch of her second fragrance, Wonderstruck Enchanted.  Her perfume has strong, fruity notes that are complimented with honeysuckle and vanilla undertones.

Choosing a perfume to be your signature fragrance can be a difficult process because there are so many scents to choose from, but narrowing down your favorite notes and testing out the samples at your favorite department store is a good way to start.


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