There’s something about fragrance oil that’s more human that eau de toilette. The scent sinks in, warms on your skin, and somehow feels more intimate, personal … more “signature." For summer, I have a theory that oils just last longer on your schweaty body.
Fragrance oils have been making cult beauty lists for ages, so I thought I’d share my top five cult classics, and my top five "next generation” cult favorites.
The old (but still wonderful) guard - >
Kiehl’s Musk Oil ($26): My first personal cult fragrance, still use it for layering/personalizing other scents. Warm, sexy and understated.
Ilari ($65): A modern jasmine. The perfumer wore it, a guy came up to her and said he could fall in love with a woman in that scent, and now they’re married. Just saying.
Leila Lou ($38): So I love a lot of the fruity florals out there in prestige fragrance, like Juicy Couture, but I would never wear them (too recognizable) - I would wear this. Nectarine, grass, pear blossom, cotton musk and other summer love.