As classy collegiettes™, everything from clothing to shoes to hairstyles to jewelry shows off aspects of who we are. However, it’s not just about how you look - it’s also about how you smell. Sporting your favorite scent is like the icing atop the expression cake - it pulls the entire look together and completes the message you want to send to others. HC took a whiff of some of the most popular scents for every personality, mood, and occasion, and found the best ones for the holiday season to accommodate every collegiette’s™ budget. Oh, and we also tracked down a few guys to sample the fragrances and weigh in on their favorites!
Secret Charm from the Secret Garden Collection by Victoria’s Secret
Where to Buy: Victoria’s Secret stores and victoriassecret.com
Secret Charm delicately kisses the skin with the soft, sensuous aromas of honeysuckle, gala apple and stephanotis. The scent is not overpowering, but creates a calming, happy mood for the girl who wears it - and those around her! Personally, this is my favorite scent from VS’s Secret Garden Collection - and trust me, I know that collection well since I’m a VS sales associate! I always love to show new customers the entire collection, but I point out Secret Charm because of its subtle elegance and refreshing scent.
In the Middle:
Eternal Grace by philosophy
“A graceful heart is young forever,” is written on the bottle of this clean, bright scent. Citrus notes combined with lavender and violet give Eternal Grace a youthful, uplifting smell that will instantly leave a crisp, lovely impression on anyone who wants to stay young forever. I was first introduced to Eternal Grace by my mother who is a big philosophy buff. She bought the perfume for herself and I loved it so much that now I use it all the time for its fresh, clean scent.
Blue Agava & Cacao by Jo Malone
This fragrance achieves a surprising and exotic harmony with a marriage of lime, grapefruit, and cinnamon scents. Undertones of blue agava flower and raw cacao add sass and personality to the fragrance. HC’s Style Editor Elyssa Goodman adores this Jo Malone fragrance. “Agava flower and raw cacao add sass and personality to the fragrance. HC’s Style Editor Elyssa Goodman adores this Jo Malone fragrance. “Agava is what tequila is made from, so it's got kind of a kick,” she said, “but the Cacao softens it and makes it a bit sweet with kind of an attitude. Delish!” isn't that how we want our perfume to work?”