From Deepika to Kareena, 7 Bollywood stars and their favourite perfumes
Which signature scents do Priyanka Chopra, Sonam Kapoor and more swear by?
From Jimmy Kimmel to Jimmy Fallon, and all the other Jimmys in between, if there’s one thing that all Hollywood talk show hosts can agree on, it’s that they need to assign frequent visitor Priyanka Chopra a permanent parking spot. And that she smells like an absolute dream.
When she isn’t garnering accolades for her acting chops, the Quantico actress admits that the only opening line she receives on talk shows is, “You smell amazing.” No prizes for guessing why though; Priyanka knows the virtue of finding a signature scent and taking it with her to the grave. If you’re looking to invest in a tried-and-tested headturner, here’s what Bollywood’s best would like to line up for you.
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Katrina’s signature scent is a derivative of her favourite childhood memory: Long walks on the beach. Likewise, her favourite fragrances are limited to the floral bouquet provided by Narciso Rodriguez For Her and Gucci Rush.
Kareena Kapoor Khan
Not one to tinker with the formula for success, Kareena picked up the A-lister favourite Jean Paul Gaultier Classique when she first hit the big time, and hasn’t been able to set it down ever since. "I like to carry vials of it in my purse or bag, so I never have to worry about smelling less than fabulous at all times," she reveals.
Another Jean Paul Gaultier Classique fan, Sonam Kapoor clearly likes her scents potent and heady. She also has a soft spot for Tom Ford’s Black Orchid; its sensual notes topping her list of date night favourites.
The spunky 24-year-old isn’t afraid to borrow from the boys, and admits that her beauty shelf is dominated by men’s fragrances. Which one keeps her company daily? The Dear Zindagi actress is partial to the woody, citrus notes of Bleu de Chanel.
The leggy stunner doesn’t discriminate when it comes to signature scents — as long as they comes from the stable of Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren and Estée Lauder. Her frequent trips abroad have her refilling her scent prescription with anything she can get her hands on from these perfume heavyweights.
From Mumbai to Miami, Priyanka has left starry-eyed men in her wake with a little help from Trussardi Donna Eau de Parfum — Just ask any talk show host on this side of the equator. Her go-to potion packs in an intriguing mix of orange blossoms, jasmine tea, water lily and cedar wood.
Anushka is a decisive woman, and she knows her mind, especially when it comes to scents. What does she like her man to smell like? “Whatever it is that they spray on the clothes at Abercrombie and Fitch,” she confesses. As for herself, a vial of the Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue will do just fine.