Ever since I was little, I've had an obsession with all things French. Today as an adult, there are many aspects of the Parisian culture I still love and try to incorporate into my day to day life. One aspect in particular are their beliefs on beauty.
The French are firm believers in having a signature fragrance. The rule of thumb according to the ultimate French girl, Coco Chanel, is to spray your perfume anywhere you'd like to be kissed. I usually spritz my perfume once or twice on both my neck and wrists. However, try to avoid making the common faux pas of rubbing your wrists together after you spray them (I’ve definitely been guilty of doing this in the past as well, oops). Letting your perfume air dry instead will allow the fragrance to last all day.
To be honest, I'm not a huge beauty or makeup fanatic, but wearing a signature fragrance is definitely something I am an avid believer in. Scent is such a powerful sense. There have been many times I've been walking down even the most crowded street in New York City, and I get a whiff of someone's perfume or cologne and I am instantly reminded of a particular person I know. In my opinion, wearing a signature fragrance is the icing on the cake of a having a signature style.
This collaboration with Tabu Rose came at the perfect time. I was running out of the perfume I have been wearing for years, so when Tabu Rose reached out to me, I figured this was a great opportunity to try something new and maybe find a new signature fragrance. The French also believe in an evolution of a signature scent, so you may switch up your perfume every few years as you age and mature and your tastes evolve. However, a big “no” in their book is having seasonal fragrances, meaning wearing a different perfume for spring, summer, fall and winter, which is much more common among American women.
Tabu Rose is a florally scent, which are definitely the fragrances I usually gravitate towards. It's sweet, but not too sweet. Also, bonus points for the packaging, because the bottle it comes in is adorable! If you'd like to try Tabu Rose for yourself, it is available at Walgreens and Rite Aid.
Perfume: C/O Tabu Rose
Top: J.Crew, Skirt: Madewell
Photos: Kamil Mizinski
Location: Laduree (SoHo, New York City)