Remember those Seabreeze commercials from back in the day? (Youngins, take an educational trip here.) I absolutely used to think I could have that effect on men when I would breeze by but as soon as I learned at a young age that "Electric Youth" and " Eternity" only got me a specific kind of attention, I realized I needed to step up mai scent game. Scents are a trip because the words that describe them aren't always what I want to feel ALL day. Like, your "clean" "fresh" aroma works for brunch on a Sunday, but you def better amp it up for a turn-up Tuesday night. So here's the breakdown of mai must have musks along with the leading ladies who taught me about them that'll have you spiced up for all the right moments.
The BOSS : Love in White by Creed
Great for power meetings and presentations, where you walk in with a scent of attention and leave with an unforgettable presence. It's a fresh, crisp mix of orange blossom and citrus notes, put on the map by M'Obama herself. Oh, and when I interviewed Angelina Jolie at the Golden Globes, she was impressed when I picked up that she, too, was wearing this scent.
The Madam of MYSTERE: Quelques Fleurs
I once met Dita Von Teese at a crowded restaurant in Los Angeles and will never forget the elegant aroma of sensuality and cinched corsets this woman's smell gave me. If you've got on a wing tip eyeliner and want to keep em guessing, you'll wear Jasmin Rouge.
The GIRLY ROMANTIC: Healing Garden Waters Pure Joy
When I used to work with Alicia Keys, I remember her always talking about the natural scent of a woman. Life would be perfect to have the bottled scent of all the best things about a woman: soft hair, smooth skin, and genuine smile, and she found it! It smells sensually different on everyone. This is my go-to glass of wine and a quiet night in.
THE SPORTY SPICE: Silver Mountain Water by Creed
Don't get it twisted - I'm definitely not that girl who's signing up for a mud run. But I do want to be that girl who smells like she could. #poser. JLo agreed with me that there needs to be the right scent for the right mood, and when I asked her what her go-to scent was for when she wants to get her ab-game on, she confidently responded that it was Silver Mountain Water.
Every so often I feel like I need something that'll come for ya. Like that spontaneity and unexpectedness of one lingering look. Mai mom used to wear Jasmin Rouge, which always defined that zesty, adventurous quality about her, but I love mixing it with a wrist dab of Oud Wood to bring out the darker side of me. Warning: You will get some wearing this. :D
Tell me your go-to scents in the comments! A woman can never have enough perfume or gift ideas for her girlfriends!