Though she's had her own YouTube channel for more than two years now, Bea Alonzo only started regularly uploading vlogs during the quarantine period. Thanks to her channel, we got to take a peek into her home through a two-part virtual tour. She even started a series called Bea Does—and our favorite episode so far was when she decorated her Christmas tree with event stylist Gideon Hermosa. And now finally, we're about to find out more about the actress through her new video featuring her extensive perfume collection.
Bea shares that scents play such an important role in how she remembers special moments and milestones. Fun fact: She sometimes wears perfume to sleep: "Because I wear perfume not for other people but for myself," she reveals.
A perfume she's never shared with anyone—not even friends or colleagues—and one that she describes as her "signature scent" is Santal 33 by Le Labo. Bea says it has "leathery, musky" tones and it smells like an open fire. "To me, it's parang assertive...it suits my body chemistry the most."
Rose 31 by Le Labo is another favorite of hers, with a more feminine and sensual vibe. Bea wore this perfume to the Asian Stars Up Next Awards at the International Film Festival & Awards Macao (IFFAM) in Macao, China. "This will forever remind me of that moment."
When she goes out at night, she usually reaches for Flowerbomb by Viktor&Rolf because it makes her feel flirty. (Take note: Piolo Pascual once asked her what her perfume was while she was wearing this!)
One of the "niche" perfumes in her collection is Sancti by Liquides Imaginaires. "It's very earthy. It's hard to explain kung ano amoy niya. It's very sophisticated. To be honest, hindi siya everyday na perfume. This would be the perfume that I would wear to an awards night or a premiere night...pero yung mga lalaki, hindi nila gusto 'to...but I don't care!"
A scent she's been wearing for years is DKNY Women by DKNY. "'Eto ang taping perfume ko. It's very energizing. Whenever I wear it, I feel like I should be on the go. It's not that expensive pero mahirap siyang hanapin." Another fun fact: Angelica Panganiban once bought three bottles of this perfume as her pasalubong for Bea!
Bea has a lot of Tom Ford perfumes, too, and her favorite one is called F***ing Fabulous. According to Bea, the scent is "straight to the point" and something she'd wear if she wanted to give a good first impression. The actress got this perfume on her way home from Macao.
Check out the rest of her perfume collection below:
*This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.