FROM THE BEAUTY DESK
This month, Meg’s schooling us in creating a fragrance wardrobe.
Beauty and style editor Meg schools us on selecting and creating scents.
I’m reluctant to admit it, but I’ve become one of those insufferably smug people who have a perfume wardrobe. YES, it’s such a cringe beauty ed thing to say, but hear me out. I decided to start one when I was packing for my first overseas trip with my three besties. We started planning this trip in Year 11 and had been working crazy hours to make it happen – so ‘excited’ doesn’t even begin to describe the feeling that took over when we were getting on that plane! After searching for the sunniest-smelling fragrance out, I found a fresh AF combo of citrus notes and wore it every day for the two months. Now, every time I smell it I feel like I’m about to dip into the Mediterranean Sea or eat my fifth gelato for the day – exactly the kind of memories I had hoped it would evoke. I guess the point I’m trying to make is that it’s so nice to remember special things – a first date, holiday or special person – in a way that’s completely different to looking at photos on Insta or memories on FB. Chances are you’ve started a fragrance wardrobe without even knowing it, but putting a little thought into it is all the more fun, and it doesn’t have to be costly. A new trend I’m loving is using essential oils from Priceline to make my own scents. They are super easy to mix and help create a different mood for every occasion.