Beauty / 18 Apr, 2019

Save Vs. Splurge: My Signature Fragrances


fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a floral dress to a fall weddingAfter years of being on a quest to find a signature scent, I’ve finally narrowed down my favorite perfumes to a few essentials. I firmly believe that scent is just as important as a handbag or a pair of shoes – it really rounds out an entire look. However, not all fragrances are created equal, which is why I’m sharing my save vs splurge fragrances today. Whenever I’m in need of a long lasting scent, I typically prefer something more refined and a little deeper. Just as I would only wear my favorite dress for a special event, I only use my formal fragrances when an occasion calls for it. Perfumes tend to be more expensive in this category. For my everyday scents, I’m less picky about longevity – and prefer something lighter. Here are my favorite fragrances.

fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a floral kimono dress by yumi kim for a fall wedding

Where I Splurge…


Coco Mademoiselle

With one spritz, you get enveloped in the most beautiful scent. I love how it's both feminine and warm. It manages to last from morning to evening, which is crucial, especially when you're splurging!
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Jo Malone

English Pear & Freesia Cologne

This is one of my favorite scents for summer since it strikes a mix of flowers and fruits. It's so fresh, sexy, and sophisticated.
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Chloe Eau de Parfum

The Chloe Eau de Parfum perfectly captures the chic, feminine spirit of the brand. It's long-wearing and smells light and clean.
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Viktor & Rolf


This scent definitely leans on the sweeter side, but I like how it's reminiscent of an expensive floral arrangement. It's great for day and night.
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Tom Ford

Ombre Leather

If you're looking for something that isn't too feminine, Ombre Leather is the best option out there. I typically prefer this fragrance during the colder months.
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Where I Save…



Spring is one of my favorite times of year. The weather gets warmer, the days get longer and flowers begin to bloom again. This perfume reminds me of that - it's hard to believe you can get it for under $100.
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Marc Jacobs


Not only is the bottle so adorable, but the fresh and youthful scent is so addictive.
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Brown Sugar

This is the best low-key fragrance to wear anywhere all year round. It gives off a warm citrus scent that's subtly sweet.
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Amazing Grace Body Spray

On days where I am not doing anything particularly special, I will opt for a body spray. This one offers a classic lightweight scent that is feminine and modern.
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xo, Maria

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