By Elizabeth Siegel, Allure magazine
A friend who works for Bulgari mentioned that she'd been test driving the house's new Omnia Crystalline scent-and getting tons of compliments-strangers were actually stopping her on the street. She may have been telling me this out of professional pride, but I have to admit, I had a tinge of fragrance envy. Even though I test scents for work all the time and have my favorites, I honestly can't remember the last time someone commented on a perfume I was wearing. So I asked my fellow Allure editors for a little help finding one that would get me some attention.
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"My boyfriend dies for Chloé Eau de Fleurs in Capucine-it smells really green and crisp, yet it has some warm white floral notes in it, like tuberose and jasmine. He says, 'it smells like a mix of heaven, sweat, gardens, and cookies.'" - Heather Muir, beauty news editor
"Bond No. 9 Saks For Her. I've worn this fragrance off and on for years. It's a really intense gardenia, but it is so beautiful and kind of dreamy. Once I was at an event and in the bathroom stall, and women were asking me what it was. It's one of those scents that really makes a statement, and seriously gets me compliments every time I wear it, and mostly from women, which I secretly think are the best kind." - Sophia Panych, associate editor
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"I got more compliments on Stella McCartney Stella than any other fragrance. I haven't worn it in years, but all of my friends started wearing it because of me, and some of them still do." - Daisy Shaw, assistant accessories editor
"After much deliberation, I wore Prada Candy to pick up my ex-boyfriend from the airport on a recent visit. I hadn't seen him in months and wanted to make him realize what he'd been missing-you know the drill. The first thing he said to me was 'You smell so good!' Worked like a charm." - Catherine Q. O'Neill, editorial assistant
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"My hair colorist, cab drivers ... everyone asks me what I'm wearing when I have on Balenciaga L'Essence." - Victoria Land, editorial assistant.
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