The Fragrance Foundation UK



July 2017

Sara Stern- Divisional Trading Director for Cosmetics & Lingerie, Debenhams

My very first fragrance was Anais Anais by Cacherel.  It was such a departure from traditional fragrances with its innovative floral white bottle and super feminine notes.  I only recently discovered that hyacinth is one of its top notes, no surprise that this is my favourite flower and always fills me with happiness and optimism as Spring approaches.

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Alexis Vaganay – General Manager, Coty Luxury UK & Ireland

I’m more drawn to woody spicy scent as it really makes me feel confident and empowered, probably because my dad was wearing such perfumes himself.  Even before joining Coty, I am already a huge fan of BOSS Bottled.  I remember buying my first BOSS Bottled after a business trip in the late Noughties and was immediately hooked.  BOSS Bottled reminded me on my first day at Coty as it was my go to scent to start a new chapter in my career life. In this past year at Coty, I have made many more Scent Memories: my last emotion was with Parco Palladiano V from Bottega Veneta.

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Kathryn Hefford

As I walk past the perfume section in Boots a yellow and white box catches my eye. I stop and spray the tester perfume onto my wrists. As the floral, woody and musky scent fills my nostrils I am immediately transported back over 30 years to the duty-free shop where my friend and I bought our perfume bottles of Giorgio by Giorgio of Beverly Hills, a perfume so strong and powerful that you felt like you could literally cut the air with it. My friend and I applied this perfume liberally all over our bodies throughout our Cypriot holiday, therefore, the aroma of the perfume and my holiday in Cyprus are inextricably linked in my memory. This was a holiday full of fun, laughter, and freedom, and the sweet and fresh notes of the Giorgio perfume, epitomises this time perfectly for me.

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