I've had three signature scents in my lifetime. The first one being ck1, which I started wearing in high school for its clean, cool, and fresh scent. Apparently, the word got out, and it soon became one of my best guy friends' signature scent as well. Argh... who knew that whole unisex gimmick would backfire on me. With that snafoo, it was my cue to find something new.
Next up was Lancome's Tresor, which was soft and feminine with a bit of sultry sweetness. If a perfume could make you feel pretty, this one did just that. My narcissistic side loved it when a guy friend would tell me I smelled good. That began my long love affair with this perfume. The layered upside-down pyramid bottle looked lovely on top of my dresser, and it made me feel good wearing it. I eventually had to wean myself off of it after it steadily lost its potency. It began to wear off quicker as a I got older and the scent no longer felt like me.
A couple of years ago, I found my third signature scent, White Musk by The Body Shop. An unlikely character of the three. No trendy big brand, but a low key choice from a store in the mall that I normally pass up. This one was actually found while searching for a gift for my grandmother. The baby-powderish scent is subtle but girly and the "musk" fragrance has always been a favorite of mine ever since my mom brought roll-on versions of it home with her Avon orders. I know this is a late post, but the Eau de Parfum, Perfume Oil, and the sweeter Libertine solid in a heart tin were my "big" Black Friday purchases of 2012. As much as I tried to ignore those crazy post-Thanksgiving sales, 50% off The Body Shop was too good to pass up especially since I was going to purchase the perfumes sans discount anyway. Yes, I got my mother hooked on the scent as well, and she gets me to purchase them for her as often as I can. The cute little travel-sized solid is perfect for when you're on the go or afraid of leaking perfume in your purse. Just don't mistake it for lip balm!
Do you have a signature scent or do you prefer wearing different scents to fit your mood? I confess I do have other scents lying around (remainder bottle of Tresor and Marc Jacobs Daisy) but White Musk is the one I pick up the most!