Signature Scent: The Best Perfumes

Do you have a signature scent? I never used to — until around this time last year, when I fell in love with this lightweight vanilla perfume. It was heavenly, and I enjoyed the feeling of wearing something so personal. Everyone around me quickly grew to love it, too. The scent was sweet, happy and hopeful all at once.

If you’re looking for your signature scent as we step into spring, here are a handful of my favorites. Some feel romantic, while others feel carefree. Sometimes, it’s fun to have a signature scent by ‘occasion’ — one for daytime, one for travel, one for a night out.

What’s your favorite?

Romantic Title


Jo Malone | Tocca | L’Occitane



Kai | Laura Mercier | Illume



Laura Mercier | Chloe | Elie Saab

Carefree Title


Marc Jacobs | Fresh | Chanel

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