If there's one thing the ELLE staffers take very seriously it's their smell. More specifically, the one loyal perfume that defines their character - if a humble fragrance can do that kind of thing - or at the very least accentuate it. Some are fickle, with a different bottle for every occasion, but there's always a central whiff the whole repertoire revolves around. For others, there is one true perfume love that has stood the test of a very long time, and with it comes notes of nostalgia, character and no competition. Click through for the ELLE staffers signature scents.
Sophie Beresiner, Beauty Director
I think my nose has become desensitized to this from years of wear, because I can't really smell it on myself anymore, but my gosh everyone else can. I gather this from the countless compliments I get - mostly from girls, but I'll take that - and requests to write it down so they don't forget. I have written Molecule 01 by Escentric Molecules on bar napkins, taxi receipts, backs of hands. It smells different on everyone apparently, but is supposed to excite hormones in the 'sniffer' to find you more attractive. This is not why I wear it (I'm married). It I love the musky, unusual, unisex note that I haven't found anywhere else, and am yet to find anything to beat it.