Amy Lawrenson, Senior Beauty Writer
I never had a signature scent, when it came to perfume I was always a social butterfly easily swayed by the new kid on the block. It was a chance meeting that led me to The One. I found myself in Ormonde Jayne - sheltering from the rain. It was love at first smell. Champaca is heady, intoxicating. Woven within the juice is neroli, champaca, myrrh and pink pepper - funnily enough those pretty peppercorns are a common theme in the scents I'm drawn to.
I had been wearing Champaca for a short while when I met up with some good friends and we got round to talking about my new perfume, 'it just smells like <you>', one said. And while I'll still have dalliances with tall, dark, handsome bottles of Jo Malone Dark Amber and Ginger Lily, Comme de Garcons Amazingreen and Balenciaga Florabotanica (to name a few), I always find myself coming back to the comforting mist of Champaca, my scent soul mate.
Ormonde Jayne Champaca, £80