Fragrance and fashion are more tightly-knit than you think. Your perfume serves as an extension of your outfit, and not only will it give you an extra confidence boost, it'll also make every ensemble more memorable.
And if you're looking for elegant scents to try next, you can always count on some of the most stylish women out there: Filipina designers. Below, we asked seven of them reveal their signature scents and why they swear by them. Just scroll ahead, and you might just find your next favorite!
1. Boom Sason: Tom Ford F****** Fabulous
"I find this scent so unique and luxurious. It makes me feel good from day to night. I love how the scent lingers."
F****** Fabulous Eau de Parfum, P18,000, TOM FORD, Lazada
2. Gabbie Sarenas: Hermés Un Jardin Sur Le Toit
"This is my holy grail perfume. It has a light and refreshing scent [and you only need] one spritz. It complements a fresh shower and an [on-the-go] lifestyle like mine."
3. Celline Bautista: Chloé Eau de Parfum
"My favorite perfume of all time is Chloé Eau de Parfum because the sweet yet impactful scent stays on your skin the whole day without being too overwhelming. The scent fades slowly throughout the day but leaves a feminine smell that is unforgettable. I use this perfume on special occasions, [it's] my go-to scent when I want to remember these moments. Scents make me nostalgic about memories and this particular one makes me remember my most treasured days!"
4. Martha Rodriguez: Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Celestia
"I love Maison Francis Kurkdjian in Aqua Celestia! I love its citrus floral scent that quickly reminds me of the gardens in Italy, very sexy and clever on the nose, plus the smell lasts more than a day!"
Aqua Celestia Eau de Toilette, P10300, MAISON FRANCIS KURKDJIAN, Rustan's
5. Kirsten Regalado: Estée Lauder Beautiful
"[While wearing this scent,] I've heard this a few times from my clients who ordered gowns from me: 'You smell so good, I love your scent. It calms me when I see you.'
"I spray this lightly on my dress and not to my skin for a subtle scent. It gives me a special feel-good experience. Wonderful images comes to my mind."
Beautiful Eau de Parfum, $87 (P4545), ESTEE LAUDER, esteelauder.com
6. Zarah Juan: Angel’s Breath, Annick Goutal Eau d’Hadrien, Chanel Biarritz
"My perfume story is synonymous with my life story. It is very personal to me. When I miss home, a whiff of Angel's Breath brings back memories of my childhood in the province. It’s a reminder to always look back where you came from.
"Moving forward in life I was able to travel the world and chanced upon Eau d’Hadrien by Annick Goutal. It was instant love! I was enthralled with its fresh and vibrant quality. Its scent inspires me to always stay on the positive side of life.
"The most memorable one was when I received an award in Paris and was introduced to Chanel’s Biarritz. Strong memories harken its scent with a feeling of gratitude andaccomplishment. It reminds me to always trust the process and have faith that things eventually work out in its own time."
7. Jamie Go: Jo Malone London Mimosa & Cardamom Cologne
"For me, my must-have and go-to perfume is the Jo Malone Mimosa & Cardamom. I like it because it has this fresh scent which is perfect for everyday use."
Mimosa & Cardamom Cologne, P8650, JO MALONE LONDON, Rustan's
Eau de Cologne, price unavailable, ANGEL'S BREATH, Landmark; Eau d’Hadrien Eau de Parfum, €105 (approx. P6038), ANNICK GOUTAL, goutalparis.com; Biarritz Eau de Toilette, P8350, CHANEL, Rustan's
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