I needed something to cheer me up and what is better than one's favourite perfume? This is the bottle I'm buying next time: Le Parfum by Elie Saab. To say that I've become obsessed with it is an understatement. I didn't really think it would suit me as it contains patchouli, which I'm very sensitive to, but the orange blossom and jasmine create that perfect balance. It smells so nice and, more importantly, it smells nice on me. The design of the bottle is also beautiful.
When it comes to perfumes I'm the one who finds a bottle of something I really like, and suits me, and I use that bottle almost until I finish it. Then I go searching for something else. I don't collect perfumes and I feel no need to own every scent I try. I'm very picky about perfumes and I don't like wearing something just because it's popular or new; it has to suit me. Also I don't shower myself in perfume like some women tend to do; I just like a dab of fragrance on my wrists and neckline. It breaks my heart to say it but some wonderful classic perfumes don't suit me at all and only give me headache, like Chanel N°5. Usually I love it on others but it's not for me.
Now I'm curious, do you have a favourite perfume and which one are you using these days? Some of my favourites are Femme by Hugo Boss, Dreaming by Tommy Hilfiger, The One by Dolce & Gabbana and I have a crush on the new scent from Bottega Veneta.
model Anja Rubik
photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
for Elie Saab
PS. Why the cheering up? I spent the morning in misery, hugging the toilet bowl. I didn't even hold down water. Then I was finally able to get some sleep and I'm slowly getting my energy back. I guess this was something accompanying the cold I had. Don't worry, I intend to rest in bed; I promise not to paint any walls or chairs today!