As much as People Magazine wants to convince you that there’s only one way to be sexy (which is to look like Brooklyn Decker divided by Jessica Alba to the square root of Kim Kardashian), there are truly countless varieties of sex appeal. This has never been clearer to me than when I tried Juliet Has a Gun Citizen Queen last week.
The Muse in Wooden Shoes has repeatedly declared Citizen Queen her “gettin’ some scent”, so I dabbed on my sample expecting nothing less than a goddamn love potion. What I got instead was a textbook comfort scent, as soft and tender as a down pillow. I would never think of Citizen Queen as a gettin’ some scent, but clearly Mals and her husband feel differently!
So now I want to know: what’s your idea of a gettin’ some scent? I used to favor overtly seductive scents of the club-him-and-drag-him-back-to-your-cave variety. We’re talking Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur, Prada Ambre, M.A.C. MV3. I still love and wear each of those perfumes, but these days I prefer my perfumes to come across as more flirtatious than outright provocative. That means sparkling, effervescent scents like Lolita Lempicka, TokyoMilk Gin & Rosewater, and Serge Lutens Jeux de Peau.