4 Rut-Busting Scents to Try Right Now

Monday, March 07, 2011

--By Kim Moshtaghi

There is nothing more powerful than a lovely scent that reminds you of your mother or significant other, and that’s why it’s important to choose your scent wisely. I have been wearing the same scents for over 6 years now and I know my friends have often associated a place or person with me when smelling my scent. It can be sort of creepy, but I take it as a high form of flattery. Although I very rarely let other scents make their way into my bathroom, I have started admiring and slightly flirting with these other scents.

Bvlgari’s BLV Eau d’Été is a very crisp fresh smell. This is a great scent to wear during the day because it isn’t overbearing and the smell lingers all day long without going stale. I love the bottle too-- it's a wonderful addition to my regular scents and it has really spiced up the line up with its signature baby blue glittery cap.
BVLGARI BLV Eau d'Été Eau de Toilette
→ Buy BVLGARI BLV Eau d'Été Eau de Toilette, $62.00, at nordstrom.com.

Gearing away from a citrus daytimes scent, let me shed a mysteriously amazing light on Tom Ford’s Black Orchid. This is one of the boldest perfumes I have smelled. It’s very sensual and definitely makes an unforgettable statement. This perfume doesn’t just linger, it makes a grand entrance. It takes a diva to pull this scent off with pure confidence-- no faking it!
Tom Ford Black Orchid Eau de Parfum
→ Buy Tom Ford Black Orchid Eau de Parfum, $95.00 - $138.00, at nordstrom.com.

Getting in touch with your girly, feminine side is a great way to stay sane and avoid the ticking clock. For this mood, I recommend Juicy Couture’s Couture Couture. It’s the perfect blend of soft jasmine, amber, vanilla, honeysuckle and more. The combination of all the beautifully soft smelling scents makes it impossible to resist. I tried to refrain from buying this, but I couldn’t. I compromised by buying a small bottle to carry in my purse. Currently there is a gift set available for $75 which includes the small eau de toilette and the small body lotion.

Couture Couture by Juicy Couture Eau de Parfum

→ Buy Couture Couture by Juicy Couture Eau de Parfum, $67.00 - $87.00, at nordstrom.com.

→ Buy Couture Couture by Juicy Couture Gift Set, $75.00, at nordstrom.com.

If you have your staple scent, and refuse to try something new unless it’s in your purse and you are need for a touch up, I would grab the exclusive Michael Kors double sided roller ball. The Michael Kors scent is one of my original staples and this is definitely a clutch-worthy product that smells amazing along with serving a dual purpose. The other end of the wand has a sheer, sexy shimmer gloss. And, who said you couldn’t kill two birds with one stone? Hardly occupying any space, this product is a must in every women’s drawer... ready to be taken out for a twirl.

Michael Kors Rollerball

→ Buy Michael Kors Rollerball, $22.00, at sephora.com.

Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.