I remember my mom telling me I needed to find my "signature scent" and stick to it.
And I did. Until the bottle ran dry.
In 2008 it was DKNY's Original, in 2009 Clinique's Happy and in 2010 Thierry Mugler's Alien. And then I realised how bored I'd become with settling for just one scent. So, out with my mom's advice, and in with mine! Now, most days I wear fragrances depending on my mood, and more particularly my day...
4am wake-up call, 7am flight. Sjoe! It's tough been a jetsetter.
To wake yourself up and keep feeling fresh for a few hours, spritz on Versace's Yellow Diamond, R730 for 50ml, or DKNY Be Delicious, R495 for 30ml.
Sophisticated yet exotic and playful, these fragrances go a long way down while you're taxing down the runway.
Whether it's a meeting with a client or a Saturday morning with the girls, you still want to smell fresh, but maybe not as zesty.
We recommend Ralph Lauren For Women Big Pony #3, R599 for 50ml.
The free-spirited green floral fragrance crisp but radiates natural femininity. Power lunch It you're hoping to impress with something powerful, try Shiseido's Limited Edition Zen Secret Bloom, R490 for 30ml.
Otherwise try something sweet but not too sweet – you still want to be able to taste for food, right? Burberry The Beat, R925 for 75ml, is a woody floral with an urban edge.
Late afternoon cocktails
Compliment those sun-downer cocktails with Studio W Eau de Toilette Her, R299.95, and its fresh leafy notes, woody undertones and citric bursts.
We weren't expecting much, but Taylor Swift's charming debut fragrance Wonderstruck, R395 for 30ml, has won our noses over (available 3 September).
This fruity scent is pure candy-coated indulgence.
For a formal evening event, go with something grand. Dior Hypnotic Poison, R745 for 50ml, will add the right amount of enchanting mystery to any outfit while being audacious and feminine.
On the other hand, Guerlain's Le Petite Robe Noire, R930 for 50ml, is the perfect accessory to your little black dress.
Fragrances are available at selected Edgars, Truworths, Stuttafords, Red Square, Foschini and Woolworths stores.
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