Vinyl

Skirt: Topshop; Top: Topshop; Jacket: Zara (similar here and here); Boots: Alexander Wang; Hat: Club Monaco (similar)

Scent has played a very important role in my life. I remember sneaking a spray or two of my mom’s perfume when I was little, and then my dad’s because clearly I was ahead of my time in terms of androgyny. Some of my most potent memories are associated with smell. Like how my mom would always wear Paloma Picasso when getting ready to go out. Or the smell of rain on grass always reminding me of home.

When I first smelled Vinyle by YSL, I knew it was special. Something about it evoked the feeling of independence and strength. Although I still love so many of my perfumes that it’s difficult to commit to just one every single day, Vinyle will most definitely be my perfume of choice when I want to feel powerful.

How about you guys? Do you have scents that you associate to particular memories? And do you have a signature scent? Most importantly, what is your favourite perfume at the moment?

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  1. miri
    March 15, 2017 / 2:10 pm

    I will have to try out this perfume. I like Olympéa from Paco Rabanne and Chanel perfumes. And Kilian and Byredo perfumes that are special and unique. Love the way you styled the miniskirt with fishnets, sweetie.
    X
    Miri

    http://currentlywearing.com

  2. March 15, 2017 / 3:48 pm

    Love this shoot! I always love the idea of a signature scent, one that will always be associated with you when someone smells it. Mine is Coco by Chanel! xo Fiona

  3. March 15, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    This is just my fave outfit today, you look amazing and that skirt stole my heart!

    Camila,
    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

  4. Amy Arnold
    March 15, 2017 / 6:29 pm

    Love that skirt! Sounds like a great scent. I definitely have one I associate with my mom though I have never had just one I have stuck with.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  5. March 15, 2017 / 6:42 pm

    Yasss, what a killer all-black outfit, Siffat! ♥
    My all time favourite perfume is Lolita Lempicka, but it’s a powerful scent so I have more subtle fragrances for everyday life and keep my special perfume for special occasions 😉

    Have a great day, darling!
    Xx
    Saida | She talks Glam

  6. March 15, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    I am so with you in this! A certain scent can contain so many memories! Adore this black outfit btw! Always so stylish!

  7. March 15, 2017 / 8:16 pm

    My very favorite at the moment is Burberry perfume, this YSL one sounds very interesting to me, I will check it out.
    Nina
    Nina’s Style Blog

  8. Tamara
    March 15, 2017 / 8:44 pm

    I can also remember my mom’s perfume that she used to wear when I younger and also my kindergarten teacher’s as well! Smell is a very important sense to me. Love your look btw, that coat is gorgoues!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

  9. March 16, 2017 / 5:57 am

    I absolutely loveeeeeee this!!!! Such a gorgeous outfit and your hair looks amazing as well!!

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

  10. March 16, 2017 / 7:09 am

    I love your vinyl skirt! I have a similar one. and yes! so many scents have that effect on me. Two of my favorites are bobbi brown’s beach and margiela’s beach walk because it really does remind me of trips I took to the beach when I was younger!

    http://www.prettyinleather.net

  11. March 16, 2017 / 4:15 pm

    Great dark lip and the Club Monaco hat looks great! Haven’t heard of this YSL Perfume, Black Opium is still my fave.

    xo,
    I AM YASMIN

  12. March 16, 2017 / 4:41 pm

    Babe, I LOVE the way you’ve styled that vinyl skirt! It usually reads edgy and grungy, but you’ve styled it in such a way that’s so chic with the coat and hat! Great styling, as always, and I hope you’re having a great week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

  13. March 16, 2017 / 6:14 pm

    You look so sophisticated in all black; I love it! Wishing you a wonderful weekend, Siffat <3

    Blessings,
    Edye | http://gracefulcoffee.com

  14. March 16, 2017 / 6:47 pm

    You look amazing hun, I would say mine is Chanel Allure, it was my first fragrance and bring back good memories 🙂 xx

  15. March 16, 2017 / 7:05 pm

    That sounds like such an awesome scent! I don’t have a particular scent I can think of at the moment, but I love anything smelling clean and fresh.
    Dora
    http://www.adropofindigo.com/

  16. March 17, 2017 / 8:17 am

    I’m definitely going to have to have a smell of this perfume now, I’m big on scents too, I remember my mum wearing estee lauder’s ‘beautiful’ in a pair of silk pajamas when I was 9 and I just thought she was the epitome of glam at that point.
    My favourite scent of Jo Malone’s Blush Suede and Peony, I’m a floral girl.

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog
    My Instagram | Instagram

  17. March 18, 2017 / 5:06 am

    Love your outfit here! I didn’t have the opportunity to smell this perfume from YSL but from your feedback it sounds like a perfume I would like.
    Right now I love Atelier Cologne!

    xx,

    Aurelie | http://www.surface85.com

  18. March 22, 2017 / 3:59 am

    How perfect is this look! The skirt fits perfectly and the pleats adds character beautifully!
    Loveeeee it.

    Funmi x
    http://www.funmialabi.co.uk