Hunting the perfect personal fragrance

Picking a signature fragrance for you or for someone else can be extremely tricky, exhausting and overwhelming.  Since there are thousands of fragrances on the market, it may seem easier to stick to the perfume you’ve always known. But, let’s be honest – that’s not fun. At least not for me. I simply love exploring and trying new fragrances. Sure, there are perfumes which I always have on my night stand, but I also buy new ones from time to time. I strongly believe that your perfume is a very personal choice. People will remember you for it. They will compliment you on it. They will ask what you’re wearing. You’ll wear it on first dates or for your wedding. Come on, be serious. It is important. I was never able to understand people who don’t wear perfumes. I mean – seriously??

Especially during the summer all the fashion brands release new fragrances. And make our decision even harder with many more choices. I got invited to be present on the release of the brand new Gabrielle by Chanel, and I have to admit it got under my skin. I will share more about the trip to Greece under travel, but for now its time to gather all the fav smells of 2017.

I had a lot of troubles to write this post because tough task was in front of me – to gather all the perfumes that are believed will be a real hit in the upcoming period in one place. Some old, some new. At one point, I had more than 40 perfumes on my list and that was like – OMG, I have to start over. So, now I am struggling to single out my favorites. And I must start with an older one, since that one is like A MUST!


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Tom Ford Velvet Orchid Lumière

This luxurious perfume is perfect for a late night date – this is my tip for you. A bright, shimmering shade of the ultra-feminine signature scent that is gonna be a nice touch on you for a seductive night out. Spellbinding and fresh, the new interpretation of the Velvet Orchid Eau de Parfum immerses you in its gourmand-touched sensuality.


Penhaligon’s Clara and Duchess Rose

Penhaligon’s created the whole unofficial side of Lord George’s dynasty of Portraits, creating a smell for each character of the family. Really amusing and quite challenging to find yourself, the one that fits you and your personality best. I tried to go for the smell first, but have to admit that even the description and personality of the invented characters fits me 🙂 After spending hours into finding my favorite one, I needed to go for two. It was just too hard to settle at one!

  • The dynasty begins with – Clandestine Clara. And isn’t she a complex creature… A forceful personality, spicy but equally sweet, she has travelled in exotic countries and company – and in her smoky, velvety, woody air you may detect a memory (or three) of his Lordship… (One would certainly never guess the lady also smokes…). She is rebellious, contradictory, independent, unconventional – a woman ahead of her time. But above all, as you will discover, she is a true gourmand, completely delectable (and Lord George would know). Very much like me 🙂
  • Daughter of Lady Blanche and Lord George, Rose married a Duke to escape the stifling rigidity of her family and to become the Coveted Duchess Rose.  At first, naively romantic, she has now become disillusioned and frustrated in an unsatisfactory marriage.  Always looking for fun and frivolity (and perhaps love affairs), her fragrance is a not so innocent fresh rose. If you like feeling seductive, highly recommend to go for this one. :p (and its probably my fav perfume bottle)THECOVETEDDUCHESSROSE


Lancome La Vie E Belle

My all time favorite. Life is beautiful indeed! I wasn’t the biggest fan of it at the first smell, as it seems extremely sweet and almost reminds you of a smell of candy, mixed with vanilla. But as I got it as a gift I decided to wear it and give it a try.   I have to admit, it became my signature smell for quite a long time (and I still use it). Why? Becase it is different, and it drives men crazy! Yes, I am not kidding! Literally all the men were coming closer to my neck, asking me what am I wearing. My ex boyfriend coudnt stop sniffing my neck, Uber drivers were complimenting me all the time… ha.. so I guess its a keeper! 🙂


Chanel Gabrielle

It is not officially out yet, but I was able to get it before everyone else in their launch party in Greece. Really makes you feel that you can conquer any dream! Dares you to desire, dream and reach for the goals! For all the girls who are dreamers like me, and ready to be themselves! In my opinion perfection! So lets just say – Chanel did it again! And seems like its available for purchase on their website 😉




Gucci Guilty

Gucci people surely know what they are doing. Killing it on all the fields. In my opinion, Guilty would be a perfect fit for fresh, summer days. And I am wearing it right now.


Chloé Fleur de Parfum

If you like floral perfumes, this one comes highly recommended. Its no surprise since Chloe is well known for its scents. Always brings a little smile on my face when I smell it on somebody, it almost seems strange to me. After all – it was my recognizable smell for almost 5 years. So in my eyes (and if you ask any of my friends) it is called the Maja smell.


Mugler Aura

Brand new oriental botanical fragrance that radiates a wild blend of botanical freshness and feline sensuality. Very distinctive and special, will def make you stand out from the crowd.


Tom Ford ‘Oud Wood’ Fragrance

One of the most rare, precious, and expensive ingredients in a perfumer’s arsenal. ‘Oud Wood’ is often burned in the incense-filled temples of Bhutan. Exotic rose wood and cardamom give way to a smoky blend of rare ‘Oud Wood’, sandalwood and vetiver. Tonka bean and amber add warmth and sensuality. Exotic and distinctive. Really a perfect Mix!


Dior J’adore


One of my favorite classics. Perfect for nights out, when you want to feel feminine, elegant, seductive, almost like covered in gold. So cold the incarnation of absolute femininity in an opulent fruity-floral bouquet. J’adore takes flight with a fresh accord of bergamot, opening into a vibrant armful of roses with a delicate jasmine drydown. The sensual, curvaceous lines of its amphora bottle make this a legendary perfume.


Balenciaga Intense

Balenciaga Intense is a cool woody – fruity fragrance presented to women for fall and winter seasons. Notes of green tea and blueberries at the opening are accompanied by the floral heart of queen of the night and the woody base of cedar. Not really for the summer, so be ready for fall.


Arquiste Ella

Ella is a new fragrance created by Arquiste for women. Never heard of it? It’s not too late now.





This would be a couple of my top picks! Now good luck with picking out one … 🙂


Love xx, MM




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