We're all accompanied by scents throughout our life. And although our favorites can change over time, many women wear the same perfumes for a long time because it reminds them of their best memories. Some use their fragrance to celebrate the powerful stage they are in life, too, because let's be honest—a good perfume can be as powerful of a confidence booster as a red lipstick!
That said, if you're curious about the scents loved by women in their prime, we gathered some amazing picks for you in this story. Ahead, eight stylish celebrities and influencers in their 40s share their signature scents that make them smell and feel their best.
Signature Scents of Women in Their 40s
1. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Universalis
"It’s a unisex scent that’s crisp and fresh and works for both day and night. I love how this scent further intensifies the longer it’s on my skin." – Agoo Bengzon
Aqua Universalis, P10,300, MAISON FRANCIS KURKDJIAN, Adora
2. Creed Aventus and Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
"I’m currently obsessed with Creed Aventus and Tom Ford Neroli Portofino. I like Creed because it’s classic scent with fruity notes. The Tom Ford scent is very light & casual. I love these scents because they uplift my mood while making me smell good, too." – Cat Arambulo Antonio
3. Le Labo Vetiver 46 and Santal 33
Designer and entrepreneur Hindy Weber loves these unisex scents from Le Labo that will keep you smelling fresh with lingering woody accords.
Vetiver 46 & Santal 33 Eau de Parfum, prices unavailable, LE LABO, lelabofragrances.com
4. Jo Malone London Blackberry & Bay
"My favorite perfume is Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay. It’s such a statement scent– not too strong, just enough distinct smell. It has a unique smell that and you’ll definitely ask, 'what’s that smell?'" – Aubrey Miles
Blackberry & Bay Cologne, P4300, JO MALONE LONDON, Lazada
5. Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Coconut Fizz
"I’m a tropical girl through and through. I wear a tan all year long, I love the heat and bright, sun shiny days. Needless to say, the beach is my happy place. Aqua Allegoria Coconut Fizz by Guerlain is my signature scent. It smells of tropical coconut, sweet vanilla and citrusy bergamot. It’s a scent that makes me feel good!" – Aliza Apostol Goco
Aqua Allegoria Coconut Fizz, P6850, GUERLAIN, Rustan’s
6. Issey Miyake L’eau d’Issey
"My favorite perfume that blends well with my natural scent is L’eau d’Issey by Issey Miyake. It’s my number one." – Geneva Cruz
L’eau d’Issey, P6400, ISSEY MIYAKE, Lazada
7. Jo Malone London Nectarine Blossom & Honey
"My most favorite scent is the Nectarine Blossom & Honey by Jo Malone. I’ve been using it for close to 15 years, so in a way it is my signature scent. Every time I wear it, it reminds me of when I was pregnant with my daughter and my early days as a Mom. I love its warm fruity smell, and I remember how nice and comforting it smelled when I would catch a whiff of it on my scarf tucked inside my winter coat on a freezing cold day. Like a bit of sunshine!" - Tin Dychiao
Nectarine Blossom & Honey, P4350, JO MALONE LONDON, Lazada
8. Van Cleef & Arpels Orchidee Vanille
"[This fragrance is] Yumminess in a bottle, like dark chocolate with vanilla and a hint of floral." – Macky Fäh
Orchidee Vanille, P6900, VAN CLEEF & ARPELS, Fresh
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