Jo Malone London Pomegranate Noir
I must confess, I'm a very loyal perfume person and I have only had two over 40 years! For my first 20 years, my all time favourite was Christian Dior Diorelle. It was citrus and fun with an element of sophistication—but sadly Dior stopped selling it in Canada. Whenever my husband would travel he would bring me some back from his travels which I always found very romantic. When they stopped selling it abroad, I finally had to find a new scent. I now use Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir. It took me a long time to find a replacement and the richness of juicy pomegranate peppered with spicy woods is now my go to. – Jacqueline Howe, publishing consultant
Jo Malone London Pomegranate Noire Cologne, $175, 100 mL, holtrenfrew.com.
Elizabeth Arden 5th Avenue
My favourite fragrance is 5th Avenue by Elizabeth Arden. Someone gave it to me as a gift, likely a decade ago now, and it’s been my go-to scent ever since. I can’t put my finger on what it smells like exactly anymore, it’s become such a part of me, but it’s so light and pretty – it’s a sweet breath of fresh air. – Mary Levitski, features editor
Elizabeth Arden Fifth Avenue Eau de Parfum, $44, 75 mL, amazon.ca.
Christian Dior Eau Sauvage
Up until about 6 years ago, I did not care for wearing perfume. But getting involved in the beauty industry and learning more about both the variety of perfume (and figuring out what I liked) and the interesting way that perfume works with memory, led me to fall in love with fragrance. But, I also have to credit my husband with igniting an appreciation for the product. He’s worn the same scent forever, and aside from the fact that Dior Eau Sauvage is a great fragrance, it’s also my favourite because it always reminds me of him. It’s fresh and aromatic, sexy and woody, never overpowering, and a great fragrance that I think many women co-opt from their partners. Just a whiff of Dior Eau Sauvage brings me right back to falling in love—such is the power of scent. – Alexandra Donaldson, fashion & beauty editor
Christian Dior Eau Sauvage, $85, 50 mL, sephora.com.