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Every time I went over to my grandmother’s house she would have this scent. A scent of classic 1960s smell from Russia. It’s hard to explain it now, but I remember very distinctly that it is a smell of a woman. She would put on a red lipstick, Chanel in fact, and would spritz some perfume on her wrists and behind her ears. We went to the park every day and she would do two things before leaving her porch: lipstick and perfume. What was odd to me was how she never had the bottle empty. So one day I went on a journey (I was a curious child) and found a cabinet full of a silver tray of perfumes. The bottles were old and very Marilyn Monroe. I remember thinking that, one day,  she should show me each one and explain where each one came from. Behind every scent there is a story …

Perfumes. There are so many types of scents and it is important to categorize them to find one for the correct occasion. Let’s take a look at some classical and original scents and their designers.

Spicy. Cleopatra by TOCCA Beauty is a scent of power, seductiveness and vivaciousness.  Inspired by the Mediterranean seductress, Cleopatra captivates the senses. It is infused with the crisp, fresh scent of juicy grapefruit and soothing cucumber used in the legendary queen’s beauty rituals. Made from grapefruit, peach nectar and cucumber, it’s mixed with vanilla musk, golden amber, tuberose and white jasmine, it is surely the smell of our queen Cleo.

Fresh. Heading over to the Fresh scent Tory Burch by Tory Burch. This is the first fragrance from Tory and captures many classic elements: being feminine and a tomboy in one. The floral scent of Norelis, Peonies, and Tuberose are perfectly mixed in with the fruity smell of grapefruit, cassis and jasmine for an aroma of sexy.


The perfume: The story of a murderer by german writer Patrick Süskind

Floral. A fragrance by Dior called Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet is chic, charming and romantic. Miss Dior embodies the couture spirit of Dior in a sparkling and sensual essence. Created for an irresistibly charming and flirtatious woman, its essence are of Silicon Orange, Pink Peony, Damascus Rose and White Musk. It is one of my favorite scent to wear at night, at many galas or for a business cocktail hour. I can’t stop watching Natalie Portman’s new Miss Dior film, where she gets cold feet; -Vos fleurs Madame. – Mademoiselle, she says…

Earthy. The One by DOLCE & GABBANA is a warm, oriental floral, with modern sensuality – a fragrance with a strong personality, and a contrasting golden sweetness. Created for the ultimate diva, The One is at once tempting, modern, and glamorous, embracing a touch of classicism. The style is tempting, modern and glamorous. It’s an earthy smell of lychee, plums, mandarin and vanilla, it is sure to be the one. The lace special edition bottle is to die for…Scarlett Johansson was chosen to embody the lustful essence of the scent.

Fragrances sometimes come in other ways, like soap or lotion. In this case, my favorite body lotion is the Crabtree & Evelyn Pomegranate cream which smells amazing. Slather some on before bed and you smell good the whole night.

Hair perfume is also really popular, you can get your favorite scent into a small hair spray, Sephora has a great variety of hair perfume. It’s perfect for the beach!

Sometimes it’s important to have many fragrances and smells for every occasion. Finding the perfect perfume is like finding the perfect man; when you love one, stick to it! Your smell is what defines you, it is unique. BE YOU.


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About The Kate Lalic

EIC of the Kate Lalic Blog and Brands. Passionate about traveling, fashion and posh lifestyle. The writer of the upcoming book Kate Lalic Tales.