The end result of any fragrance goes well beyond unilateral olfactory notes and is the unique mix of science and body chemistry. Not only can stress hormones, blood sugar levels, and foods that we eat play on these molecules but the very oils of in our skin can determine odor and longevity. Perfume manufactures know this and through scientific manipulation have created 5 of what are considered to be the most versatile and accommodating best smelling fragrances to date.
Can Can – Paris Hilton
While the makers of Can Can insist that there is no vanilla in the mix, stating it is made solely of “clementine flower, cassis and nectarine; middle notes of wild orchid and orange blossom; Many consumers swear they can detect it to varying degrees. Leading some reviewers to urge potential buyers to pass on this one if vanilla does not sit well with your underlying body chemistry. Sizes range from a .20 ounce roll on mini for 7.49 at Fragarencenet.com, but the standard sizes are 1 ounce, 1.7 ounce, and 3.4. Prices range from 12.99 at Amazon.com up to 54.99 at Walgreens, shipping and handling charges may apply.
Lovely – Sarah Jessica Parker
Like all perfumes it has its critics, many saying it smelled flat or even watered down but less than twenty-five percent of the reviews on Amazon.com were negative. Considered perfect for the thirty-something, it is perfect for either relaxed or casual attire. A 3.4 ounce bottle is priced between 20.00 and 35.00 and can be easily found at department stores and retail stores or web stores such as Amazon.com.
Eternity – Calvin Klein
Originally made in 1988, the website recommends wearing this fragrance during daytime activities; but, the lengthy popularity suggests otherwise. While this fragrance is less floral then the previous two perfumes, Lovely and Can Can, it is often considered to be a compliment fragrance to his other popular scent Obsession. While,Eternity can be found at all department stores but can be bought much cheaper at places such as Wal-Mart, Wal-greens, or even Target.com. Prices range from a .5 ounce bottle for 13.99 to over 50.00 for a 3.4 ounce bottle. While it offers decent prices, Amazon.com is not recommended as many have claimed it sent them the wrong,, or a watered down product.
Happy – Clinique
A best seller since its introduction in 1997, Happy encapsulates light scents of citrus and bright sunny flowers. Recommended for daytime or leisure activities, it is sure to make for fragrant memories! A 3.4 ounce bottle can be found at starting at 50.00 at various retail and department stores. Again, due to lengthy stays in storage resulting in flat and discolored materials, Amazon.com is not recommended.
Light Blue – Dolce and Gabbana
Described by the creators as, “An Impish Note of Green Apple Emanates from the Latest Creation of The Most Impertinent of Italian Designers”, Light Blue spray for women has been a best seller since its creation in 2001. Like Eternity it is not centered on florals, but it maintains the lightness and crispness found in Happy. It is sold on Amazon.com or similar websites for 50.00 or below for a 3.4 ounce bottle, but this is highly advised against. While it is between 75.00 and 100.00 at department stores such as Macys or Dillard’s, the product is better and the overall scent lasts longer on the wearer.
The absolute right scent is hard to find, and even once you do the smell can change based on your moment to moment body chemistry. The five aforementioned fragrances have proven themselves to be the best at working with and being the most accommodating for certain, appropriate skin types, chemistries, and makeup. Hopefully this breakdown and descriptions can help guide you to determine what is best suited for you unique make up and where to find the best quality product for the best price.