Your life is a movie and you are the star. Yes, film is a visual medium so fragrance is not recognized on film. However, one thing fragrance can do it help you get into character. Now you should always be yourself, but you can aspire to be whatever you want to be.
Many of the classic fragrances that Old Hollywood Starlets wore are still around today….it’s well known that Marilyn wore Chanel No5. But I find many of these classic fragrances just remind me of the little old ladies that used to pinch my cheeks in church when I was a little girl. The most important part of fragrance is that it should make you feel like the best version of yourself.
So head to your nearest fragrance counter and start sniffing for the real you.
One of my personal favorites is Chloe. It’s feminine and girly, like me.
I have recently discovered Love, Chloe and I love that too. I tried it because I heard it was similar to Dita Von Teese fragrance FleurTeese. I hear great things about Dita’s fragrances, but since they are not readily available in the US yet I haven’t tested them. I have read the descriptions and FleurTeesewas the one that looked like it would suit me. Love, Chloe has very similar notes, so I gave it a try and I love it.
Another line to check out is Tocca Beauty. They have a collection of fragrances based on past Starlets and glamorous places. Just read the descriptions and make a list of the ones that closest describe who you would like to be. Then take that list to your nearest Sephora and see which ones you like in person. Make sure you test them on your wrist to see how they mix with your own essence.
Inspired by the Mediterranean seductress, Cleopatra captivates the senses. It is infused with the crisp, fresh scent of juicy grapefruit and soothing cucumber used in the legendary queen’s beauty rituals.
Notes: Bitter Grapefruit, Lush Greens, Cassis Bud, White Jasmine, Peach Nectar, Tuberose, Warm Patchouli, Golden Amber, Rich Vanilla Musk.
Style: Powerful. Seductive. Vivacious.
Stella is infused with the slightly sweet, never bitter, and always fresh scent of blood orange. With its origins coming from 17th Century Sicily, the blood orange is harmonious with Tocca’s philosophy of combining the best of old world traditions with modern influences.
Notes: Bitter Orange, Blood Orange, Watery Accord, White Freesia, Wild Diamond Orchids, Spicy Lily, Sheer Musk, Sandalwood.
Style: Sexy. Sensual. Impetuous.
Florence is scented with the sophisticated essence of the old European garden rose known as Centifolias or “cabbage” rose. Bred in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Dutch, Centifolias are noted for their highly fragrant blossoms. In the Florence collection, Tocca combines this delicate flower with iris root to anchor the scent.
Notes: Italian Bergamot, Grapefruit Leaves, Green Pear, Apple Cocktail, Ivory Gardenia, Crushed Violet Petals, Jasmine, Tuberose, Blue Iris, Blonde Wood, White Musk.
Style: Sophisticated. Romantic. Feminine.
Brigitte channels the essence of screen siren Brigitte Bardot—an icon of glamorous, free-spirited class. Tocca’s newest fine fragrance invites you into Brigitte’s bike ride in the south of France. The intoxicating scent of the Marseilles spice market mingles with ginger, then folds in the essence of Moroccan Rose petals, blending chic, old-world European style with whimsical and exotic intrigue. Brigitte’s loveliness is deliciously textured—sweet top notes of Rhubarb and Papaya bloom into middle notes of Iris and Saffron. Her depth shines through bottom notes of Sandalwood and Musk.
Notes: Ginger, Rhubarb, Papaya, Moroccan Rose, Iris, Saffron, Sandalwood, Musk, Pannetone Accord.
Style: Chic. Free. Glamorous.
Inspired by the love story of Italian director Federico Fellini and his wife, Giulietta Masina, Tocca’s Giulietta is a sweet, floral scent reminiscent of the couple’s holidays spent on the island of Corsica. Sweet top notes of ylang ylang, green apple, and pink tulips bloom into the floral delicacy of lily of the valley, vanilla orchid, and lilac. The essence lingers, leaving the skin with a hint of pink tulips and amber.
Notes: Bulgarian Rose, Ylang Ylang, Green Apple, Pink Tulips, Lily of the Valley, Iris Pallida, Vanilla Orchid, Lilac, Heliotrope, Cedarwood, Musk, Amber, Sandalwood.
Style: Refreshing. Feminine. Delicate.
Inspired by the French novelist and libertine, Colette, Tocca’s newest fine fragrance captures the seductive essence of a woman. Known for her romantic liaisons as much as her inspiring writing, Colette embodies the irresistible scent of a woman that lingers on the pillow long after she leaves. Warm, spicy and sweet, Colette is the perfect fragrance for the sensual woman in us all.
Notes: Bergamot, Mandarin, Lemon, Juniper Berry, Pink Peppercorn, Jasmine, Violet, Cyclamen, Pine Needles, Incense, Musk, Sandalwood, Amber, Vanilla, Cedarwood.
Style: Spicy. Sweet. Seductive.
Transport yourself to a seaside cafe in Southern Italy. Bianca opens with a light citrus blend of lemon orpur and mandarin. Green tea and rose petals bloom, while a whisper of musk and sugar linger on the skin, capturing the imagination.
Notes: Bergamot, Lavender, Mandarin, Lemon Orpur, Rose Petals, Jasmine, Green Tea, Musk, Sugar.
Graciella pays homage to the unparalleled beauty and sophistication of Grace Kelly. This beautifully lush and floral scent is as unforgettable as its muse.
Notes: Bitter Orange, Asian Pear, Watery Apricot, Casablanca Lily, Ylang Ylang from Comoros Islands, Karma Fleur, Rose de Mai, Creamy Iris, Cashmere Musk, Benzoin, Laos.
Style: Beautiful. Lush. Floral.
Imagine springtime in Paris—the vibrant blooms along the Champs-Elysees awaken the youthful spirit of first love. Violette evokes the whirlwind romance between a young soldier on leave and a beautiful girl at the fragrance counter of Le Bon Marche in1940s Paris. This fine fragrance is housed in an Italian-made glass bottle and a gold-leafed box, making it a luxurious gift for your love or an indulgent reward for oneself.
Notes: Italian Bergamot, Ginger Oil, Coriander Seed Oil, African Violet, Bulgarian Rose, Black Currants, Creamy Cedarwood, Cashmere Musk, Touch of Benzoin.
Style: Romantic. Lavish. Imaginative.
A lush, green, rolling lawn is the setting for a roaring 20s party in full swing. Liliana conjures a reveler in the bloom of youth dancing the Charleston amidst flowing bottles of champagne and a spirited jazz band. The lowering sun casts a golden sparkle as an intoxicating bouquet of muguet, gardenia, and peony wafts from the gardens, filling the night with joie de vivre.
Notes: Italian Bergamot, Neroli, Watery Peach, Muguet, Gardenia, White Peony, Sandalwood, Musk, Benzoin, Patchouli.
Style: Spirited. Intoxicating. Radiant.
Evoking the deep, enduring love of two kindred spirits, Margaux embraces and enchants with velvety petals of green gardenia, amber, and violet. The rich warmth of cashmere woods and warm musk, lightened by the sweetness of vanilla, envelopes the senses in an intoxicating perfume that conjures the timeless ideal of one true love.
Notes: Blood Orange, Bergamot Blossom, Cassis, Green Gardenia, Black Jasmine, Ambery Violet, Cashmere Woods,Warm Musk, Benzoin, Vanilla, Heliotrope.
Style: Deep. Rich. Soulful.
It’s likely that more than one scent will appeal to you. That is how you create a fragrance wardrobe. It’s a good idea to have a daytime scent, a more seductive evening scent, a light summer scent, and a scent to suit other activities that you really enjoy.