“There are certain areas on our body that have higher blood circulation—like your neck and wrist—that in turn are warmer and will help your fragrance have a stronger effect,” the fine fragrance pro explains. “But at the end of the day, it comes down to personal preference.”
Vogue’s Favorite Fragrances to Get You Inspired
Fenty Eau de Parfum
Crisp, clean, and floral with the depth of musk—it’s easy to see why this fragrance has quickly gained a cultvfollowing. I like pairing it with a smoky, leathery scent to wear at night.
Burberry Goddess Eau de Parfum
This fragrance is perfect if you’re looking for a little sweetness, as its key notes are vanilla infusion, vanilla caviar, and vanilla absolute. I find blending this scent with an oud takes it to the next level.
Yves Saint Laurent Libre Absolu Platine Eau de Parfum
White lavender accord and orange blossom come together to create this classic floral yet sensual scent. For this juice in particular, I enjoy layering it with a rose fragrance to keep things in the same family.
Palazzo Nobile Cutie Pear Eau de Toilette
Never in my life did I imagine myself falling in love with a fruity fragrance—but that’s the magic of Cutie Pear. The juice’s fresh notes of pear and rhubarb uplift any deep, earthy scent.
Tom Ford Rose Prick Eau de Parfum
At first, this comes off as the classic rose scent—until your nose picks up the note of Sichuan pepper—a spicy kick. Since this is the type of fragrance that wants to be the star, I find Rose Prick blends well with a more neutral, floral scent.
Vahy Ember Haze Perfume
Amber, wood, and vanilla come together to create a dark scent that’s rounded out with elements of sweetness. I like to pair this one with a crisp and bright floral.
Victoria Beckham Portofino ‘97 Eau de Parfum
Smoky, intimate, and sexy are the three words I’d use to describe Victoria Beckham’s Portofino ‘97 from her new line of fragrances. The apple blossom found in the heart notes blends well with other fragrances that center fruit notes.
Chanel Paris-Paris Eau de Toilette
Top notes of fresh lemon and tangerine with rose damascena at the heart make this the perfect feminine scent—with spicy pink pepper and woody patchouli adding dimension and depth. I love this as a daytime fragrance when paired with other light floral notes.
Kayali Oudgasm Rose Oud Eau de Parfum
Lemon, rose, and oud come together to create a deeply sensual, feminine fragrance. Pairing this scent with a sweet gourmand will have strangers turning their necks as you walk by.
Kilian Rolling in Love Eau de Parfum
Creamy and warm, the juice’s key notes of almond milk, iris, and musk are the perfect pairing for a dark, leathery scent.
Coach Love Eau de Parfum
Notes of sweet wild strawberry, red velvet rose, and cedarwood come together to smell like love. Beautiful on its own, it also blends well with amber notes, which add a bit more depth.
Tom Ford Ombre Leather Parfum
A true genderless scent, this woody, spicy fragrance is complemented by another fragrance with creamy floral notes.
The 7 Virtues Lotus Pear Eau de Parfum
Williams pear, lotus flower, and gardenia, plus geranium and upcycled rose—sustainably sourced from Egypt—come together to create this uplifting floral scent. I enjoy pairing it with other fragrances from the same family that offer earthy base notes.
Chanel Chance Eau Vive Eau de Parfum
Chanel recently added new iterations of the classic Chance scent to its fragrance family—and Eau Vive is a clear knockout. Key notes of pink pepper, jasmine, and amber patchouli give you a spicy yet feminine fragrance in one. I often pair this scent with a juicy floral fragrance.
Van Cleef & Arpels Moonlight Rose
Spicy pink peppercorn, Taif rose, and patchouli are the perfect blend for creating a dark, ultra-sexy scent. I like to layer this one with a smoky fragrance to make it all the more sensual.