Perfume is personal. What smells good to me may not smell good to you—and vice versa. This is partly due to personal preference and partly due to personal pH, as perfume reacts differently depending on the wearer.
I learned this tidbit firsthand, when I was a budding beauty editor at a magazine. My former boss, who was (and still is) an extremely stylish woman always floated into the office in a cloud of patchouli, which smelled incredible on her. Warm, mysterious and altogether inviting. To this day, whenever I catch a whiff of patchouli, I think of her. Anyway, I tried the exact same perfume on myself and it smelled vaguely of cat pee. Ok, it smelled strongly of cat pee.
Since then, I have learned that patchouli and ouds don’t do it for me. I’m more of white floral or musky amber gal myself, which is why Lake & Skye’s 11 11 fragrance has been my signature scent since for years now.
Created by Courtney Somer, a long-time lover of fragrance and aromatherapy, each of the scents in the lineup are meant to be used as “gifts to give yourself throughout the day, whether you need an extra boost of confidence, a moment of gratitude or to balance mind and body.”