Do you have a fragrance that smells like “your skin but better”?
Is there a cosy, close-wearing perfume you turn to when you want something subtle?
What do you think makes a good skin scent?
Or are you of the opinion that when it comes to perfume, the louder the better?
I have been looking for the perfect skin scent but have yet to hit the jackpot.
One perfume that I had high hopes for recently was Dries Van Noten by Frederic Malle. It has a core of sandalwood and I feel this particular note helps to make a great skin scent because it’s usually warm, creamy and relatively quiet. Although undoubtedly lovely, it didn’t quite work for me on first try, probably because it’s quite nutty to start with.
Another Malle fragrance, Dans Tes Bras, is supposed to mimic the smell of warm skin, but instead of this I get salty violets which put my teeth on edge. It must be said however, that this perfume is notorious for smelling different from person to person and it is worth testing if you haven’t already – like everything in the Editions de Parfums range, really.
At the moment, the two perfumes I turn to for something subtle that stays close to the skin are Equistrius by Parfums d’ Empire and Dior’s Bois d’ Argent. However, neither of these have the sensuous yet soothing smell of skin I’m looking for.
So I’d be very grateful if you would share your favourite skin scents in the comments.