Fragrance Wardrobe: Natalie Lim Suarez on the Citrus Perfume That Smells Like a Hug
Your fragrance isn’t simply the way you odor—it’s how you’re feeling if you dress within the morning, for an evening out, for a boardroom assembly. It is simply as a lot of an adjunct to the way you current your self to the world as your clothes (and let’s not neglect its shut ties to reminiscence and emotion). With that in thoughts, we’re launching Perfume Wardrobe, a brand new scent sequence in collaboration with The Perfume Basis that highlights the rotating fragrance “wardrobes” of our favourite tastemakers by key factors of their life. Get to know them higher by way of the scents they select to put on.
Natalie Lim Suarez is without doubt one of the originals. Again when a few of Instagram’s greatest trend influencers have been simply selecting up their DSLRs for the primary time, Suarez was already making a reputation for her elegant-yet-understated type by way of her weblog, Natalie Off Obligation. Today, Suarez can add perfume designer to her rising record of favor accolades, launching her first namesake fragrance along with her sister Dylana (aptly named NATALIE DYLANA). The scent is concurrently recent and heat, representing the duality of sisterhood and likewise components of Suarez’s private type, which favors streamlined silhouettes, energy fits, and eclectic equipment. Forward, get to know Natalie Lim Suarez by the scents she remembers from childhood, falling in love with New York, and a heat hug.
What are three phrases you’d use to explain your perfume wardrobe? “Delicate, sultry, elegant.”
The perfume you bear in mind most as a baby: “Tiger Balm. That minty and menthol balm my mother would at all times have by our bedsides! My mom is Chinese language and she or he liked the advantages of Tiger Balm. We’d even put it underneath our noses to only breathe it in, and on our temples and behind our ears. I bear in mind it as a soothing scent that jogs my memory of Southeast Asia. Then, after all, we would want it once we visited household again in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as a result of my sister and I have been at all times getting bit by mosquitos.
We even used it for that!”
The primary perfume you got on your perfume wardrobe: “DKNY’s Be Scrumptious. I assume I used to be at all times dreaming of NYC in my youth. It is humorous as a result of as soon as I began working in NYC, one among my first long-term partnerships was being an envoy for DKNY’s Be Scrumptious. It’s going to at all times remind me of the magic of NYC—that rush and pleasure. It is a feeling I’ll always remember. I did quite a lot of story-telling with that scent that made me dig deep into my reference to town.”
The perfume you wore if you fell in love: “Mon Guerlain. It is like wrapping your self in an opulent blanket. It is a very mature and attractive scent. It is also an actual self-love scent for me. I really feel a robust sense of femininity after I’m in it.”
The perfume in your carry-on: “NATALIE DYLANA Eau de Parfum—the perfume I created with my sister Dylana Lim Suarez in partnership with Scent Magnificence. It is a whole dream to have our personal perfume! We created a really particular scent that’s each recent and heat, representing the duality of sisterhood. The fig and cedarwood carry the heat, whereas the mandarin and orange blossom give it that awakening really feel. It may be layered all through the day as a result of it actually lives on you, and turns into you. It is by no means overpowering, but at all times complimenting.”
Your “goes with every part” perfume: “It needs to be NATALIE DYLANA Eau de Parfum once more. Girls like it. Males like it. It is such a contented, citrus scent for the day, but I additionally put on it proper earlier than mattress as a result of it provides you that cozy campfire feeling too. It is a subtle, uplifting scent that makes you wish to give your self an excellent hug.”
Your power-suit perfume: “Tonic Blanc by Thomas Kosmali. I really feel like quite a lot of the Thomas Kosmali scents are tough-girl scents. They’re highly effective, and also you solely want a tiny splash.”
Your slinky slip costume perfume: “I’ve two sides to a horny slip costume type of evening. It may be candy and mushy like Linen Rose by Aerin, which I like, or it may be a bit darker and sultrier, like Velvet Gardenia by Tom Ford.”