“A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.” – Coco Chanel
In France, putting on perfume in the morning is as essential as a post-work glass of wine. But what is it that draws French women to understand and engage with unique scents?
Perfumes are a deeply personal choice. Everyone has their own opinion about the scent – floral or fruity, light or musky – and everyone has a ritual that revolves around the selection and application of a perfume. In many ways, having a personal signature scent is what helps the French woman define herself, whether it’s seductive and aloof, or charming and chic. It is what sets her apart from the crowd, and effortlessly so. Finding the perfect scent though… that can be quite the challenge.
In a quaint, little town tucked away in the rolling hills of Provence lies one of France’s best-kept secrets, Grasse, the perfume capital of the world. In this beautiful town, lavender blooms permeate the air, and master perfumers concoct world-famous olfactory compositions. One of the many perfumeries that turns to Grasse for aromatic invention is Rose et Marius, a featured beauty brand inside OuiPlease Vol.3.4. Founded by Magali Fleurquin-Bonnard, Rose et Marius is an olfactory tribute to Magali’s enchanted childhood in the Var region of France.
Rose et Marius’ exclusive fragrances are developed by the best master perfumers in Grasse, who exemplify olfactory creativity. To create their aromatic compositions, Rose et Marius selects exceptional natural raw materials and use absolutes of rose, jasmine, vanilla, orange blossom and aromatic plants that are picked by hand. With just once spritz of their luxurious eau de parfum, you’ll be taken for an olfactory journey through Provence. In our upcoming parcel, you’ll find one of the exclusive luxury perfumes from the Rose et Marius perfume collection.
Finding your signature scent is like finding your signature style. There’s no right or wrong answer; it’s all about experimenting, ignoring trends and going with what feels good to you.
Here are a few of our tips and tricks to discovering your perfect fragrance:
1. Trust your instinct
2. Ignore the trends and choose what you like
3. Don’t judge it ’til you’ve worn it for a few hours
4. Try a different scent for each season
5. Don’t be afraid to splurge on a high-quality perfume
6. Experiment with different scents – citrus, woody, etc.
7. A little goes a long way