Growing up, the bottles of body spray, lotion, butter, and sanitizing cigarettes that line my bathroom vanity are much sweeter than a dessert-filled episode. Great British baking show. My rotation often includes the latest duplicate line debut from Bath & Body Works; Britney Spears’ Fantasy (or Curious); a pure sugar scent, unsurprisingly, called Pink Sugar; and anything else that my collection of glossy magazines like Seventeen, CosmoGirl, and Teen magazine is advertising. If it smelled like a cookie at a bakery frozen with sprinkles or a Cinnabon bar at a shopping mall, then I — without a doubt — wore it.
I will always love sweet scents without explanation, but now, my tastes were good to a mixture of warm and woody aromas or mashed with spices, leather, or vintage flowers. That said, signature sweet notes like vanilla are often at the heart of my all-time favorite perfume. They are just much less overwhelming. As a beauty editor and all, I always have an overflowing perfume inventory, so I decided to start a small experiment earlier this year. Instead of clinging to my normal orbit signature perfume, I have tried perfumery, if you will, where I wear a different scent every day for about a month, note down which formulas I like best and which blends get me the most questions and comments. and most commendable. In hindsight, I noticed something interesting: the top 12 scents all had a common, not-so-secret ingredient, vanilla (a result that greatly substantiated my hypothesis that vanilla was still relevant). after seventh grade and outside the kitchen).
Below, I am going to share the top 12 fragrances that I am currently obsessed with and have never failed to earn compliments from strangers as well as my loved ones. Keep scrolling! The best vanilla perfume lies ahead.