Confidence in a fragrance bottle? It’s possible.
Few people understand this better than beauty editors, since they’ve often amassed an impressive collection of fragrances and whittled it down to their favorites for a big event. That’s why we polled eight of our beauty pals to share which scents make them feel the most confident and why. Check them out below.
Beauty Director, Women’s Health
Senior Beauty Editor, Byrdie
“I use the room spray and the candles in my home as well. I want to bathe in it. All that aside, fragrance penetrates people differently (pH, pheromones, and all that). I think Santal smells differently on my skin than it does anyone else. That’s what’s so powerful about all fragrance, but especially one that’s so widely recognizable. It’s like purchasing a trendy designer item and tailoring it specifically to your body. Your body very literally creates a bespoke scent free of charge.”
Grooming Editor, Esquire.com
“I wore this Kiehl’s musk for years. It’s dead simple—almost straight up musk—but for some reason it smells completely different on everyone. On me, it gets real deep and almost oud-y. It’s by far my most complimented fragrance and when I tell people what it is, they are always surprised. Sometimes you don’t need to go super expensive to feel fancy.”
Beauty Editor, MarieClaire.com
Beauty & Health Director, Elle Magazine
Beauty Editor, Nylon.com
Beauty Director, Cosmopolitan
Associate Digital Beauty Director, Allure
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