Fashion, Outfits

The Unseen Element of Style

Style can be defined by many things. The way you dress, what you wear, how you carry yourself and more are all your personal elements of style. But what about the unseen element of style? You can’t see it in pictures, but it can really define who you are. It’s your perfume! Scent is one of you strongest scents and is one of the easiest ways to recall memory. I can still tell you what my dad’s sweaters would smell like, or the perfume my mom used when I watched her get ready in the morning. Even now, little things like the smell of baby lotion remind me of when Chloe was born!

With the enormous amount of amazing scents out there, I’m so excited to share with you guys the three that have been on my rotation.


Derek Lam 10 Crosby

A little sweet and a little sultry, this Derek Lam 10 Crosby is the perfect day-time summer scent!

You might remember when I hosted the fragrance launch with Derek himself at Nordstrom! I’ve been in love with this scent ever since. I call this my day-time perfume. It smells sweet and fresh with a little bit of a dark side. Everything from the undertones of this to the bottle is strong, streamlined and bold. Naturally, I paired the perfume with a full Derek Lam look. Remember these pants from my post here? I love how they can easily transition into a dressier outfit with just a change of shoes! Now that’s what I call Dream Dressing.



Narciso by Narciso Rodriguez is my second scent on rotation this summer. I love to use this perfume for special events because something about it makes me feel so seductive. It has notes of gardenias, rose, musk and amber that all layer beautifully into a scent I wish I could bathe in! For this scent, I styled this all black Misha Collection look. It’s the perfect sleek and sexy outfit to balance out this sensual scent.


Maison Margiela 'Replica' Beach Walk

From a flower mart to a walk on the beach, the Maison Margiela ‘Replica’ fragrance collection is a walk down memory lane with every spritz.


The final scent on rotation is a new find my Maison Margiela, from the series Replica, called Beach Walk. It smells like a day at the beach and instantly takes me back to my family vacation in Tulum! I’m loving the Replica series by Margiela. Each scent is inspired by a memory! For this scent, I styled a sleek all white look. How amazing is that blazer by Misha Collection?


There you have it, my three summer scents on rotation! So in the quest to find your signature summer scent, remember to experiment! Plus, the bottles all look gorgeous on your vanity. Be sure to click here to read my secrets to keeping my scent on all day!

And have you guys started shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale yet?



  • I love finding a scent that captures your essence and imagination in each season! I only have a few that I use. For summer, I use the delicately clean, light and crisp scent Bitter End by Roads, and in the cooler months, I turn to the Tacit by Aesop, full of mystery and intrigue or paired with a more androgynous look, I absolutely love Avignon by Comme Des Garçon. On days when I prefer a completely minimalist scent, I use Molecule 01.

  • Sophie says:

    I recently purchased the Narciso scent and love it!
    I post every Monday and Thursday, I would love it if you checked out my blog!

  • Inez says:

    I have a thing for perfumes and I agree that they are a very personal element of style. Lovely fragrances you have there.

    My Small World

  • Diana says:

    These photos are so beautiful!!
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  • Elizabeth T. says:

    I totally agree – scent is one of the most important aspects of style that a lot of people overlook! 🙂 Thank you so much for these recommendations! The scents that I’ve been absolutely obsessed with have been Chloe (both the original and the Rose), as well as Marc Jacobs Daisy <3

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Dylana says:

    This is awesome!

    So many amazing scents!


  • Ashley says:

    Gorgeous outfits! Love this post.

    XOXO, Ashley

  • Alyssa Amato says:

    Love all of these outfits, so sophisticated! Love that you talked about perfume because it’s one of the first things someone notices and the final touch got an outfit. xx

  • Nastasi says:

    Really like the way you give the information to your readers and all the photos x

  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    I really adore the Replica scent the most. It is so delightful and refreshing everytime the scent lingers on the skin, and the slight wind blows by, it is such a Summer romantic scent. A great post as always! 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  • Ashley says:

    I love Replica’s Beach Walk! It smells divine. Lasts for a long time too! x

  • francesca says:

    That’s why I always put the perfume I’m wearing in my outfit posts!


  • Thuy says:

    First, love all the outfits. Big fan of neutrals. And I’d be interested in trying these. I’m not sure if I can say I’ve found my signature scent but so far Sarah Jessica Parker\s little travel tube (not sure what scent) does me well in the daytime and I go with Chanel No. 5 in the evening.

  • Natali says:

    All amazing scents and those photos are outstanding, so artsy, edgy and empowering!

  • Marianne says:

    I definitely agree with you that scents are unseen part of one’s style.
    Thank you for sharing these summer scents. I will absolutely try out the one from Narciso!

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