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Our beauty team reveal the must-have fragrances we’re proud to call our signature

Our beauty team reveal the must-have fragrances we’re proud to call our signature
Penny Lafferty
Writer and expert30 days ago
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Working in beauty means having access to a lot of beauty samples – and lots of samples means that switching up our favourite fragrance has become more common practice than we’d care to admit.

That being said, there are certain scents that do stand the test of time – they’re the ones we find ourselves returning to after a (brief) hiatus, only to end up spritzing them to our heart’s content all over again. Those are the scents we associate with every corner of our personality – the ones we’re more than happy to describe as our ‘signature’. And after all, we've truly tried them all between us, so we feel more than qualified to callout those that separate the fine from the fantastic.

Not quite found your own signature, or need more inspo before you do? Discover the must-know fragrances that our beauty team swear by: from sophisticated perfumes for her, to vibrant signatures for him.

Our beauty team's current favourite fragrances

Jimmy Choo I Want Choo Eau de Parfum

“There are a lot of things I love about this scent – but namely how it sets sweet, fresh facets against rich, intoxicating accords to create the perfect depth. It opens with a spritz of velvety peach before dispersing into a rich jasmine heart, then settles on a bed of benzoin for the ultimate, free-spirited feminine fragrance. It also lingers for ages on the skin!” – Penny, senior beauty writer

Rabanne Fame Refillable Intense

“I fell in love with this creamy fragrance at first spritz. The unique woody-floral fusion has quickly become my new signature scent, as I receive numerous compliments on it, even at the end of the day! Not only does this perfume smell addictively indulgent, but it is also housed in a showcase-worthy metallic figurine bottle – a perfect statement décor piece.” – Tara, beauty intern

Carolina Herrera Good Girl Blush Elixir Eau de Parfum

"Intense and intoxicating, Caroline Herrera's Good Girl Blush Elixir Eau de Parfum has become my dinner party signature. Packed with a blend of bergamot and ylang ylang that rests on a base of vanilla, this floral-woody perfume has a permanent place on my dressing table." – Rosalind, beauty writer

Jean Paul Gaultier Divine Eau de Parfum

"While not the usual type of scent I go for, the Jean Paul Gaultier Divine Eau de Parfum has quickly become my signature fragrance. With floral notes of lily blending with sweet meringue and a touch of sharper salt, it smells divine and the scent lasts all day!" – Hannah, beauty writer

Elie Saab Le Parfum

“I always get compliments when I wear this scent! It’s floral and sweet, topped with a warmth of honey, and will forever be a favourite in my perfume collection. When I spritz this, I feel confident, classy and captivating – and it definitely turns some heads!” – Jess, beauty writer

Montblanc Explorer Eau de Parfum

“With strong notes of Italian bergamot, Haitian vetiver and musky patchouli, the Montblanc Explorer Eau De Parfum is my perfect signature scent. The vibrant citrus notes make it one of my favourites, and the fragrance smells strong on me all day. I always go back to it!” – Alfie, e-commerce analyst

Penny Lafferty
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