It’s important to celebrate the wins in life. But often, we don’t celebrate them enough – whether it’s because we don’t want to look like we’re showing off, or we’re just too hard on ourselves in the first place. But we should be proud of ourselves, even for the little things – like getting that particularly tricky quiz question right at the pub quiz.
But whether you’re fully on board with celebrating your wins or you need a little helping hand to boost your confidence and own your successes, you’ve come to the right place. We’re sharing our personal favourite fragrances, which we always wear to remind us of a time in our lives when we knew we’d made it, or to help us push our shoulders back, hold our heads and little bit higher and own the limelight, even if you for a minute – you deserve it.
Keep reading for our official list of the fragrances that make us feel successful…
1. Parfums de Marly Delina Exclusif
Fragrance Pick: Parfums de Marly Delina Exclusif Parfum
Why Does This Fragrance Make You Feel Successful? Parfums de Marly is one of the brands I discovered when I started working at Escentual and the brand I got my first niche fragrance from! It is easily my most complimented perfume and every time I wear it, it reminds me how lucky I am to work in an industry I love and not only do I get to discover so many new brands, I get to work with them too! Delina Exclusif like the original is fruity and floral but the added notes of oud and incense makes it feel a lot more sophisticated. Every time I wear this scent I feel feminine, elegant and put together.
2. Initio Rehab
Fragrance Pick: Initio Rehab Extrait de Parfum
Why Does This Fragrance Make You Feel Successful? Initio Rehab is a feeling rather than a smell. It’s a soft fresh musk scent mixed with subtle sweetness that feels calm, sensual, stylish and expensive all at the same time. Every time I wear this fragrance, it feels like I’m donning a crisp white tailored suit, which is something I’d imagine a successful business woman to wear. The unique compounds in the fragrance react with your skin creating a scent that’s entirely different on you to anyone else, and if having your own personalised niche perfume doesn’t say: “i’m a successful”, I don’t know what does!
3. GIVENCHY L’Interdit Rouge
Fragrance Pick: GIVENCHY L’Interdit Rouge Eau de Parfum
Why Does This Fragrance Make You Feel Successful? I am GIVENCHY’s No. 1 fan and own every L’Interdit fragrance to date, so when L’Interdit Rouge launched in 2021, I knew I had to have it – especially as its striking red bottle nods to GIVENCHY’s iconic red hue. GIVENCHY as a brand (and L’Interdit as a fragrance) screams success and confidence – that’s exactly how I feel when I wear it. L’Interdit Rouge has a spicier kick, which stands out from the other L’Interdit perfumes and makes me feel even more powerful. I wear this fragrance often when I have important meetings at work, as it gives me the confidence boost I need. And yes, people always stop me and ask what I am wearing.
4. Armani Si Passione
Fragrance Pick: Giorgio Armani Si Passione Eau de Parfum
Why Does This Fragrance Make You Feel Successful? I have loved every iteration of the Armani Si range for years and, after owning my first Si Eau de Parfum as a young teenager, I always wanted Si Passione as soon as I got a whiff of the beautiful rosy blackcurrant scent of Passione in 2017 (my friend wore it constantly, and I was so jealous). To own multiple fragrances has always been such a sign of success to me as an avid consumer of beauty influencers, and now I get to wear Passione to my full time job in an industry I love! Plus, the sweet vanilla and spicy patchouli make this the perfect pick me up scent, setting you up for success throughout the day.
5. Parfums de Marly Haltane
Fragrance Pick: Parfums de Marly Haltane Eau de Parfum
Why Does This Fragrance Make You Feel Successful? The first time I smelled Parfums de Marly Haltane, I immediately thought that it is a fragrance that inspires and draws attention. I felt that this is the fragrance that I want to wear when I‘m proud of myself and I feel the most successful. It is a sophisticated, bold and sensual fragrance which boosts my mood and stays on me all day. If these weren’t enough, the green colour of the bottle and the gold lid gives Haltane a bold appearance which helps the materialistic part of myself to feel more self-assured and powerful. Every time I wear Haltane, its premium blend of rare and noble ingredients fills me with confidence and a reassurance that if I want, I can conquer the world.