Smell is one of the most powerful senses we have as human beings. We associate scents with memories— whether that be fresh baked cookies, flowers or rain hitting pavement. When we're growing up, we often develop our favorite scents and a person's first perfume tells you a lot about them. Personally, I grew up wearing Bath and Bodyworks' body sprays. Some of my favorite scents back then were classics like Moonlight Path, Japanese Cherry Blossom, Warm Vanilla Sugar, Sweet Pea and Cucumber Melon. As I entered high school, my preferences matured and Victoria's Secret's Bombshell became my go-to. Today, as a career woman of my mid-twenties, NEST New York's Indigo has been my ride or die for several years now. But who knows what I'll gravitate toward next.
Historically, perfumes and colognes have made big waves in advertising. We associate specific fragrances with luxury, notably Chanel No. 5. Today, there are more fragrance brands than ever to choose from and many of your favorite celebs— from Britney Spears to Paris Hilton to Ariana Grande— have made their mark on the fragrance world.
In honor of the lush legacy of fragrance, take a peek at 75 of our favorite perfume bottle tattoos in the gallery below. Then let us know your signature scent in the comments section on social media.