Most people have a “signature scent” or at least a few that they rotate, but do you know the notes in your favorite fragrances? Fragrances have always been something I’ve been interested in. I love wearing perfume. It just seems luxurious and the best way to make a first impression — with your signature scent. Unfortunately my Mr. doesn’t like perfume (he’s allergic) so I keep most of them at my studio and wait until I get there to put them on. This way I can share them with all the ladies in the studio as well.
I actually used to be a fragrance buyer in college at the MIZZOU bookstore (coolest college job ever) so I’m interested in more than just a cool bottle and a smell I like, I want to know what the notes are. Over years of trying out new scents I can usually tell if I’ll like a fragrance even before I smell it just by looking at the notes.
So when Josie Natori asked me to try their new scent JOSIE by Josie Natori, I looked up the notes — musky, woody, balsamic, white floral and floral — and I knew I’d like it. Those are all notes on my list of favorites. Other notes I love are vanilla, warm spicy, nutty, amber, powdery, and leather. So usually any fragrance that has a majority of those 11 notes, I know I’ll like it. JOSIE was no different. It’s definitely a fragrance I’ll be putting into my rotation at the studio. The gals here love it too.
It’s always fun when a brand uses packaging to impress and surprise. I’ve never seen a bottle like the JOSIE bottle, and the box was fun as well.
Photos by Meg Biram
This post was sponsored by Josie Natori Fragrance and Refinery29. All opinions are my own.