BOSS, BOT­TLED

Want to know what per­fume pow­er­ful women wear? You came to the right place

Cosmopolitan (UK) - - Contents -

A pow­er­ful woman walks into a room... and smells bloody fan­tas­tic. So which fra­grances do the big hit­ters in busi­ness, me­dia, sport and be­yond rely on to help them feel in­vin­ci­ble?

THE PO­LIT­I­CAL LEADER

Ruth David­son, leader of the Scot­tish Con­ser­va­tives, wears Marc Ja­cobs Daisy

EDT, from £55 “This is my go-to fra­grance. It doesn’t over­power but just leaves a sub­tle scent among my fel­low politi­cians.”

THE CHIEF EXEC

Kar­ren Brady, busi­ness­woman, wears Cartier Must De Cartier

EDT, from £69 “I dis­cov­ered this, my first ‘proper’ per­fume, when I was 18 years old – and I still use it to this day. It was worn by very glam­orous women and it smelt like lux­ury. I thought,‘I want to be like that!’”

THE EDI­TOR

Farrah Storr, edi­tor-inchief of Cos­mopoli­tan,

wears Donna Karan Cash­mere Mist EDP, from

£39 “I’ve been wear­ing this for years – for dates, meet­ings, sprayed on a cash­mere blan­ket be­fore I board a plane… it works for ev­ery­thing.”

THE IN­FLU­ENCER

Lisa Eldridge, in­ter­na­tional make-up artist & vlog­ger, wears Le Labo Rose 31 EDP, from £120

“I use one spritz of this when I’m on a make-up job. I’m usu­ally work­ing very close to the client, so I try to go for some­thing that isn’t too strong. I love its del­i­cate, warm, woody, flo­ral scent – it blends well with my skin and makes me feel calm and con­fi­dent.”

THE EN­TRE­PRE­NEUR

Cindy Gal­lop, founder of web­sites If We Ran The World & Make Love Not Porn, wears Yves Saint

Lau­rent Nu EDP, £77 “[This scent] was dis­con­tin­ued when Tom Ford left his ten­ure at YSL, and for years I scav­enged var­i­ous cor­ners of the in­ter­net, pay­ing over the odds for leftover bot­tles – so I was thrilled when L’Oréal re­launched it. It’s sen­sual, dis­tinc­tive and I’m of­ten told, ‘You smell nice,’ by com­plete strangers.”

THE CAM­PAIGNER

Gina Miller, Brexit cam­paigner, wears Prada In­fu­sion D’Iris EDP, from

£52 “I wear this in win­ter. It’s warm and clas­sic. In sum­mer, L’Oc­c­i­tane Cit­rus Ver­bena makes me feel full of vi­tal­ity.”

THE TV STAR

Mary Por­tas, re­tail con­sul­tant & pre­sen­ter, wears Dip­tyque L’Eau EDT, £74

“Twenty-two years later, the love af­fair con­tin­ues. A far from re­tir­ing per­fume, it’s still my ob­ses­sion, to the point that I be­come pos­ses­sive and shouty if any­one bor­rows a spritz. My home is also swathed in Dip­tyque fra­grances.”

THE ME­DIA MOGUL

Ari­anna Huff­in­g­ton, co-founder of The Huff­in­g­ton Post, wears Her­mès 24 Faubourg EDT, from

£45 “I’ve tried to change my scent many times over the years, but I al­ways re­turn to this – it’s my must-have that I wear ev­ery day.”

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