“Back To Me” Self-Care Challenge: Day 8 – Find Your Signature Scent


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I love scents with a hint of vanilla. Makes me feel like I’m knee-deep in cupcakes all day. Currently, I wear the Shea Cashmere line from Bath & Body Works. I’ve been experimenting with scents since I was in middle school, when I got my first body sprays that were way too sugary and chemical smelling, but were what I could afford at the time.

I went through a long Chanel phase after my grandmother bought me a bottle for Christmas and I carefully stretched that bottle for 7 years. Yes, I did. I don’t even know if you’re supposed to keep perfume that long, but I did. I still have the empty bottle on my dresser because it’s the only Chanel item I’ve ever owned and will probably be the only item for the foreseeable future.

I’ve been obsessed with the idea of a “signature scent” ever since my grandmother passed. She was an amazing woman. She helped my mother and father raise me and my sisters and she was one of my favorite people in the world. She always accessorized, piling on pearls and earrings and a couple of quick spritzes of her favorite perfume. After she died, I kept her necklaces in a box on my dresser. Every once in a while, when I miss her, I pull out a necklace or two and sniff them. I can still smell her, I can remember her laugh and her smile and the way she would hum as she moved around a room.

Scent is powerful in how people perceive you and how they remember you.

So today’s challenge: Find your signature scent. This is a cute quiz to help you figure out what types of fragrance you like.

Tell me what fragrance you’re wearing today!

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Tara Pringle Jefferson is the founder and editor of TheYoungMommyLife.com.


  1. I did the quiz and mine came out as “Clinique Happy Heart” which is funny because I used to wear “Clinique Happy” in highschool and loved it. Think I’m going to use a gift card I got from Christmas and go get me some!

  2. I love the idea of signature scent. I’ve been wearing Bvlgari Mon Jasmin Noir L’Eau Exquise and Calvin Klein euphoria. I also have Princess vera wang. It’s hard for me to pick, but it would be one of these. Also, another one of my favorite scents is Devine by Victoria Secrets.

  3. The quiz says Im a sporty tomboy and my ideal fragrance matches: Ralph Lauren Polo Sport Woman, Donna Karan Cashmere Mist, Clinique Happy Heart, American Eagle Aura, Philosophy Pure Grace.

    Personally my favorite perfume is CK Summer and Liz Claiborne Mambo!!!

  4. One of the most flattering comments someone can give and receive is that the other smell good. I’m in the market for new perfume, I have been wearing Jadore, and I LOVE it but need a change. Smelling like a cupcake would be wonderful, I have to check out that perfume!

  5. Catalina Kohring says:

    Nice quiz! I think I’m going to try Marc Jacobs Daisy.

  6. I’m currently wearing a green sea and cucumber body spray by dove. I’ve always love to smell like fruit. I spent $300 in one day @ Bath and Body Works when I was pregnant with Amani because I was addicted to fruity scents.

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