Signature Scent.

When Adrian and I first started dating, I loved that he always smelled good. I was 23 at the time and couldn't afford much more than Bath and Body Works body spray. He bought my first actual perfume, Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue and I loooooooooved it. Absolutely loved it. That was also the first time that I realized a decent perfume stayed with you throughout the day. No offense to BBW, but those sprays last about..oohh..five minutes.

I've always wanted to be one of those women who has a signature scent. A woman who wears the same perfume day in and day out so then when you're out and about and you come across that scent elsewhere, you automatically remember that woman.

When we were kids, we got out of school early on Wednesdays. My mom worked so we would go to our neighbor's house where she would take care of us until my mom got home. She was a wonderfully kind woman. Always with a smile and a laugh. She had a barn with goats and horses and all kinds of places to explore. She always burned candles in the kitchen and to this day, warm and cozy scents always remind me of her and her home and the Wednesdays we spent there.

So for five years now, I've been looking for that perfect scent. I didn't know exactly what I wanted, but with every perfume I came across, I knew it was not that.

Until Saturday.

Oh Kate Spade, you just get me. Your bright colors. Your joie de vivre. Your light, soft and slightly sweet perfume. When you open up that precious little box of Twirl, it says "She had a cocktail in hand and confetti in her hair." Yes. Yes. Yes.

I am in love. I've finally found my scent and I am ecstatic.

And best of all? I found it at Marshall's for less than a Bath and Body Works perfume. I will be stocking up, for sure.

Okay, so tell me now, do you have a signature scent? Which? Do particular scents remember you of certain places, times or loved ones?


  1. Oh I want to smell this one now! I wear Viktor + Rolf's Flowerbomb. For years, I wore Issey Miyake, but switched almost two years ago.

  2. That's so funny, I forgot all about hanging out at Kathy's house every Wednesday...but you're so right. Hmm I should try to find out where she is these days...

  3. One summer my sisters and I fell in love with the Vanilla Lace body lotion from Victoria's Secret. I am currently still wiithout a signature scent (sigh...). Recommendations are welcome.

  4. Oh I have to smell this now. Especially after reading that quote that's inside the box. LOVE! :)

    I've been wearing Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy for about 2 years now and I hope that's now my signature scent ;) I just love it so much!

  5. So I came across your blog via mine and GIRL! I love your style!! This post immediately stopped me in my tracks for two reasons:

    1) I'm obsessed with the Kate Spade brand. I mean, RIGHT?! I actually bought their lipstick crayons as client gifts. Their packaging and words are EXACTLY how I want my clients to feel.

    2) I'm also obsessed with smells. And signature scents. Have you ever smelled "Imagine" by Lollia? I found it at anthropologie and it is absolutely beautiful! Downside: Does not last =\ So I've been on the hunt for a new smell and with your taste, I think I might love twirl too! Do you find that it lasts?


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