signature scents: the best accessories a girl can have

by crumpetsandt

i’m baaaaaack!  man, i totally underestimated the time it would take for me to get in the swing of chemistry and settled in, but i’m loving every minute of it!  i’m super excited about my new project and hope that i’m able to figure out early on if it will be fruitful…chemistry gave me a big “welcome back” with a 16 hour first day back in lab hahahaha

i’ve been thinking about fragrances a lot lately partly because working in a chemistry lab, you can’t really 1) wear nice clothes/shoes lest the HCl/NaOH/organic solvents eat holes in your favorite shirt/cardigan/pair of flats, 2) wear anything that doesn’t cover all of your legs/arms lest you want carcinogenic chemicals accidentally dripping on your skin (buh-bye for now dresses, sigh, esp. with strict berkeley lab safety rules) 2) wear nail polish (sniff) cause the minute you use acetone to wash your glassware, it all comes off in a sticky mess.  so, all i can really wear that’s *nice* is perfume.  and also, i’ve always admired those girls who use a great fragrance to “accessorize” instead of wearing tons of jewelry, makeup, etc. etc….it’s both chic and chouette!


mmmm smells wonderful!

i’ve always been a big fan of jo malone fragrances especially the grapefruit assam limited edition perfume, which is no longer in production.  i really liked the scent because it really captured the scents i adore and smelled heavenly, clean, fresh, and modern.  since then i’ve jumped from fragrance to fragrance and haven’t found *the one* to replace my old signature.  as of late, i’ve been using philosopy’s pure grace (eau de parfum) and origins’ ginger essence.  i found out about ginger essence through one of my friends who is the very well put-together, glamorous, made-up type and on her it smelled sexy, sensual, and expensive.  i mean when you look expensive, i guess you could be wearing deodorant and it would smell expensive.  i’ve been less enamored with it on me–it smells really normal and actually my brother hates the smell…one time he was like “whaaaaat is that smell?  licorice?”  hahaha  pure grace on me smells really nice though and doesn’t elicit the same type of reaction as ginger essence…the only thing is it’s a cult classic and tons of people wear pure grace and the lasting power is a bit weak.  so i’ve been in the market for another signature scent…any thoughts?  i tend to love clean, crisp, unique scents with a bit of citrus notes, cool greens, tea notes, etc.

for now, i’ll be on my fragrance search and let y’all know if i have any success!