Coco Chanel once said, “A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.” She had a point. The way you smell can make or break the impression you leave on other people. In case you didn’t know, humans excrete pheromones, A.K.A chemical messengers that trigger attraction, emotion, and empathy. And these pheromones travel straight through the nose! This makes perfume the most intense form of memory and an essential aspect of beauty. Now, isn’t that enough to make you pick up parfum?

In 2018, leave a lasting impression on every person you meet with a signature fragrance. Here are 5 bottles we recommend, each one effortless, elegant, and ultra refreshing.

1. Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Scent Spray, P3,250 There’s a reason this scent is a cult favorite. A perfect blend of green tea and jasmine with top notes of mint and orange peel, this Elizabeth Arden classic makes an unforgettable statement.

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2. Scents of Style Vanilla Spray, P285 Who doesn’t love the smell of anything sweet and cookie-like? Formulated with vanilla orchid, jasmine, and star anise, this fragrance exudes that sweet, girl-next-door vibe. If you like to keep things simple, you can’t go wrong with this.

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3. Leiania House of Beauty Attar Wel-nes Eau De Parfum, P610 Want to start the New Year on a positive note? Spritz this on for luck! This fragrance contains uplifting, organic essential oils such as rosemary, spearmint, and frankincense. So, not only does it smell great, it’ll make you feel great, too.

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4. Cerisse Manille Sweet Oranges EDT, P550 If hustle ‘n’ flow is your theme for the year, try a citrus scent to keep you energized. This simple EDT blends together lemongrass, sweet orange blossoms, and lilac. These zesty-fresh notes will keep you focused and moving, all the way up to #girlboss status.

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5. Missha Woody and Orchid Mist, P799 Spring is Mother Earth’s way of starting over, which is why beautiful flowers blossom anew. If that sounds like your kind of scene, you must get a whiff of this South Korean scent. A blend of orchid, lily, grapefruit, and musk, this fragrance is a reminder that every day is a new beginning.

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