What do you turn to when you’re tired of exploring new scents or you’re just not up to scrambling to get a vial or split of the latest and greatest? What are your old faithful fragrances, your go-to scents that smell good, and even better, make you feel good in the summertime, without being temperamental or demanding?
Here are several of mine:
Frederic Fekkai — a soft orange blossom with eau de cologne overtones from a few years back; it came and went without much of a splash. Not sure if it’s still available, but if you see it at a good price, you probably won’t regret grabbing it. This is a good all-around performer, perfect for whatever you throw at it, from running errands to lunch with friends to dinner with your parents or significant other.
Prescriptives’ Calyx –- This is a lively, juicy, jump-for-the-sheer-joy-of-living fragrance if there ever was one. Its vibrant, fruity personality simply won’t stand for the blues. And if you put it on when you’re already happy, it might just make you positively buoyant. I never want to be without some of this in my perfume wardrobe.
Pikake — a sweet friend at work got her husband, a pilot, to bring back a little bottle of this from Hawaii for me to try. Not complicated, not fancy, not super long-lasting, just a nice scent. If I’m working around the house and want to wear a little something that’s not too “busy,” I’ve been known to slip on some. And this one’s roll-on bottle is just so cute and portable.
Also in that same vein — Kai. Although it has a big celebrity following and sometimes gets pooh-poohed by perfumistas, it’s still a great scent to wear in hot weather, or any time you need an instant tropical escape. Not to mention it’s a great comfort scent for me, as I wore the oil throughout my son’s long hospitalization several years ago and somehow it just made me feel soothed and calm.
What are your favorite go-to scents?