It's fair to say that looking for a signature scent is easier said than done. It goes beyond looking for a new perfume that you can add to your collection; it's more about decoding a fragrance that really reflects your character. And if there are people who know a thing or two about standing out, it would have to be models. That said, we enlisted help from scent-savvy muses and asked them to reveal what perfumes have personally helped them create a good impression on- and off-duty. Keep scrolling to find their personal picks—and who knows, you might find your match here!
1. Jessica Yang (@jesych)
Favorite Fragrance: Calvin Klein Everyone
"It suits me the most and I get a LOT of compliments [whenever I wear] it."
Everyone Eau De Toilette, P3798, CALVIN KLEIN, Rustan's
2. Candice DLC (@candicedlc)
Favorite Fragrance: Yves Saint Laurent Libre Eau De Parfum
"In 2019, YSL launched Libre and I instantly knew that I've found the one. Top notes are Lavender, Mandarin Orange, Black Currant, and Petitgrain. It's modern femininity in a bottle. Not only do I love its fragrance but I love the way I feel when I’m wearing it: bold and confident. This perfume is clean, chic, and sophisticated with an edge."
Libre Eau De Parfum, $132 (approximately P6395), YVES SAINT LAURENT, yslbeautyus.com
3. Yanna Cowper (@yannacowper)
Favorite Fragrances: Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt, Hermés Twilly d'Hermés
"Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne [is my favorite] because it's a very fresh and light scent that I can use all the time. It reminds me of the outdoors! But my favorite going out/nighttime perfume is Hermés Twilly—it's a combination of a floral and spicy scent, which makes me feel warm and confident every time I put it on!"
Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne, P4200 (30ml), JO MALONE LONDON, Rustan's; Twilly d'Hermès Eau de Parfum, P4400 (30ml) to P6600 (50ml), HERMES, Rustan's
4. Jennica Sanchez (@sanchezjennica)
Favorite Fragrance: Dior Lucky
"I discovered it when I had an event for Dior last year and when I tried it, it really got me. The scent is very fresh and light. But at the same time, I don’t have to put so much 'cause a little goes a long way. Also, it's created to be a good luck charm, echoing the history between the house of Dior and Lily-of-the-Valley."
Lucky, P6300 (40ml), DIOR, SM Aura Premier
5. Kahlea Belonia (@kahlearbelonia)
Favorite Fragrance: JLust by Jennifer Lopez
"This was given to me by my grandma as a gift. It just takes one or two sprays [for it to] change your whole aura. The smell is kind of like sweet flowers but it's just the type of chill fruity scent that's not too strong. If you like those types of smells, this is the perfect one for you!"
6. Agie Stoeckel (@agiestoeckel)
Favorite Fragrances: Chanel No. 5, Victoria's Secret Bombshell Intense
"My top fave perfume is Chanel No 5. My dad often gifted me this since I was a kid and I've been using it since then, that's why for me it’s nostalgic and has a classic scent that can be used anywhere. You can guarantee that it stays for long periods of time without reapplying it. My second fave is from Victoria's Secret Bombshell Intense Eau de Parfum. It has a sweet yet powerful scent to it that is not intoxicating. This is often my go-to perfume because it gives me a sense of confidence and power while wearing it. You can notice that while wearing it over a long period of time it smells even better and has a lasting effect."
No. 5 Eau de Parfum, P9550, CHANEL, Rustan's; Bombshell Intense Eau de Parfum, price unavailable, VICTORIA'S SECRET, SM Megamall
7. Taki Yoneyama (@oiitsaki)
Favorite Fragrance: Lanvin Eclat d'Arpège
"My favorite perfume will have to be Éclat d'Arpège by Lanvin. I always gravitate toward scents that are crisp and clean. this one is just the perfect harmony of fruity and floral sans the sharp citrus notes. It's light, refreshing, and carefree!"
Eclat d'Arpège Eau de Parfum, price unavailable, LANVIN, Department Stores
8. Sophia Aguado (@soapywaterdo)
Favorite Fragrances: Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline, Versace Dylan Blue Pour Femme
"I've always been a huge fan of long-lasting and versatile fragrances that can stand the Manila heat, which is why I love the Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline and Versace Dylan Blue Pour Femme. I noticed these are the ones that I get the most compliments on!
"The Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline has always been a staple. I love wearing it for work as the bamboo/musk has a very calm and clean appeal. It's a freshening up, daily use perfume. If you're a fan of lotus flowers, the fruity freshness of pears, and the creaminess of balsa wood, then this should be added to your collection. Another blended wood with a unique elegant fruity fragrance would be the Versace Dylan Blue Pour Femme. It's really a divine scent that's musky and peachy combined. Very lowkey sexy girlboss vibes. It does the job!"
Omnia Crystalline Eau De Toilette, P5700 (65ml), BVLGARI, Rustan's; Dylan Blue Pour Femme Eau de Parfum, P6800, VERSACE, Rustan's
9. Reins Mika (@reinsmika)
Favorite Fragrance: Jo Malone London Peony & Blush Suede Cologne
"My favorite perfume is Peony and Blush Suede from Jo Malone, which reminds me of my mother because she wears it constantly."
Peony & Blush Suede Cologne, P8350 (100ml), JO MALONE LONDON, Power Plant Mall
10. Erla Garcia (@erla.rain)
Favorite Fragrance: Victoria Secret Vanilla Lace
"I really love perfumes that smell sweet like vanilla, cotton candy, etc. Every time I put this on, I just feel fresh and pleasant."
Vanilla Lace Fragrance Mist, price unavailable, VICTORIA'S SECRET, SM Megamall