Byrdie Editors Agree: These 6 Perfumes are Guaranteed to Get You Compliments
If you love perfume like I love perfume (more than Netflix, Nutie doughnuts and public holidays combined) you'll know the human sense of smell is a complex—and individual—thing. For instance, where I live for gardenia-based scents, heady white florals turn to stale sweat on my bestie's skin. (We do share an affinity for spice and woods though, so it ain't all bad.) According to Fragrances of the World, this is because "skin chemistry and diet can produce variations in the way a fragrance smells on one person to the next." So, given that it's impossible to create a fragrance that smells equally as good on everyone, it blows me away when brands manage to get as close as possible.
You can see how creating a perfume that garners constant compliments is no mean feat, so when a juice comes along that does just that, it's worth calling out. In honour of Fragrance Day (is it just me or is there a celebratory day for everything now?) I asked my fellow editors to nominate the 'fumes they wear that are most commented on by others. Ahead you'll find six scents guaranteed to get you compliments, because who doesn't love a little admiration?
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"I've just discovered Gypsy Water and, honestly, it's the greatest scent on earth. I've had a few compliments on it so others must agree! I bought it recently in NYC on holiday so it also brings back memories of that trip."
Venustus Fleur Organic Water Perfume Roll On ($69)
"We sometimes forget how regular perfumes can actually mess with hormonal balance and state of mind; I wear this a lot because it's organic and really grounding. This particular scent was created in honour of an amazing therapist at Venustus, my healing and happy place."