Perfume Posse’s March just did a great post about establishing a uniform for her new job. My definition of a uniform is a type of outfit that one tends to fall back on day after day. Identifying my sartorial uniform was relatively simple, as I only wear one type of shirt (polo), one type of dress (short-sleeved or sleeveless knee-length A-line), and three colors (black, pink, and yellow). I also used to wear grey, but was ultimately overwhelmed by having four whole colors to choose from.
But what of the perfume uniform? Which perfumes are my constants, wearable in almost any situation? The perfume uniform must be special enough that you are happy to wear it practically every day. It cannot make you feel under- or over-dressed. And unless you spend most of your days in dens of sin and ill repute, it is most likely not going to be your sexiest perfume.
I was ultimately able to narrow down my perfume uniform to 2 fragrances: L’Artisan Safran Troublant and Prada Candy. I honestly can’t think of a situation in which the fresh, luminous Safran Troublant would be inappropriate. As I said in a previous review of Safran Troublant, its rose note is so clean that I initially mistook it for some strange new kind of citrus! Prada Candy is the perfume I choose for nearly all social situations. I wear this sweet, light-hearted scent in the hopes that no one will notice that I am a socially inept nervous wreck who really just wants to go home and watch Star Trek with the cat.
What is your perfume uniform? (And feel free to tell us about your fashion uniform, too!)