Everyone one has a signature fragrance–maybe several. Whether it’s from perfume, lotion, shampoo, or from the onions you peeled for tonight’s dinner…your signature fragrance is what most intimately personifies you.
Out of the five senses, our sense of smell is the only one that takes a short cut to our brain, instead of traveling the long way from our spinal cord.
The part of our brain that scents go to also happens to store our precious memories and emotions, which is why we can have such strong reactions to certain fragrances.
As I worked on my last post on Pre-1900’s Beauty Products, I stumbled upon many mentions of signature fragrances of famous dames that I just had to share.
I also included the signature fragrances of some my favorite vintage bloggers simply because I’m nosy, and I asked around in Twitter. =)
L’interdit means forbidden and made for her by Hubert de Givenchy, Joy, Femme Rochas, and Aqua di Parma Colonia.
Vol de Nuit, Miss Dior, and various fragrances by Caswell Massey
Acqua di Parma Colonia , Heliotrope, Fleur de Rocaille , and Mitsouko
Vent Vert and Ivoire
Jungle Gardenia, Femme, Caleche, Bal A Versailles, and L’interdit (of course before she created her line of fragrances)
Bal à Versailles and Jicky
My Sin, E’clate D’arpege, and Shocking by Schiaparelli
Joy, Chanel No.5, and Fracas
Joy and Sous le Vent by Guerlain (made for her)
Ma Griffe and various fragrances from Caswell Massey
Crepe de Chine
Bandit, Fracas, Tabac Blond, Indiscret Lelong, and Vol de Nuit
Betty Bee from TalesFromBettyBeeTowers.
Rose by Creed by day and Amarige by Givenchy by night.
SandraD from DebutanteClothing wears Coco Mademoiselle, pure Rose perfume, Jasmine Noir by Bvlgari.
Solanah from VixenVintage wears Coco Mademoiselle and Gilberties Vanilla.
Janey from SweetDaysAndRoses wears Insolence by Guerlain, Armani Code, and Miss Dior Cherie.
Susie from OldFashionedSusie wears Chanel No.5 when allergies weren’t a problem.
Naomi from VintageSecret wears Chanel Chance, but occasionally Mitsouko by Guerlain as worn by her mother and grandmother.
My signature fragrances are Miss Dior Cherie, Coco Mademoiselle, Agua de Roses by Campos de Ibiza, and Beach by Bobbi Brown during the Summer and Spring