The ‘RUSSH’ editors share their signature scents

Signature Scents

For some, an endless rotation of memories and moods, for others the same scent worn day in day out. These are the fragrances the RUSSH editors hold close and the signature scents we can't do without.


Cassandra Dimitroff

Production Editor

My go-to scent for the past few years has been Diptyque’s Do Son. I have bought and re-bought so many bottles, travel minis and gifted them to friends. I never seem to stop getting stopped to ask what I’m wearing. It’s green, it’s fresh, it’s floral, but it has this light muskiness to it that is so beautiful on the skin. But I’m otherwise a big fan of the papery, peppery notes of Glossier You (which we will soon be able to smell IRL at MECCA), and Aesop’s Marrakech Intense – it’s woody, spicy and alluringly floral.


Phoebe Holden


My go-to scents are 2 Man by Comme des Garçons and Opia by Curionoir. 2 Man is musky and great for wearing everyday, Opia is truly intoxicating, the perfect scent for dancing after too many dirty martinis and kissing in a grubby bathroom. When I was little I used to pinch my mum's Jo Malone Red Roses cologne any chance I got, I don’t own this but I love it so much, it reminds me of her and smells like a garden.


Olivia Repaci

Creative Studio and Campaigns Manager

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I have a rotation of a few scents that I have collected over the years. Notable members of my fragrance family include Jo Malone English Pear and Sweet Pea, Chanel Chance Eau Tendre and Celine Saint-Germain-Des-Prés Eau De Parfum. All are pretty sweet and soft (my favourite kind of perfume) but with subtle differences and undertones. It also means that layering them is pretty easy, its a bit of a candy bowl with lots of unique undertones that work really well together.


Emily Algar

Beauty Editor

I am mad for perfume. There’s a lot on my shelf, but I absolutely play favourites. Frédéric Malle Musc Ravageur is my sentimental, will-repurchase-forever pick, while Music For A While is the one that stops people on the street (every single time I wear it, someone asks about it — I put it down to the alchemy of lavender, pineapple and star anise). Also in my top ten (don’t laugh): Maison Christian Dior Bios D'Argent, Fueguia Milonga Verde, Celine Cologne Celeste, Hermès J’our d’Hermès and Gucci Guilty for a bit of sexy nostalgia. 


Stacey Gaskin

Consumer Revenue Manager

I have a few favourite fragrances I like to use on rotation, depending on the day and how I’m feeling.

Jo Malone’s English Pear & Freesia Cologne is one I often use as a daily scent. I would say the fragrance that I have loved for the longest time would be Maison Margiela’s Lazy Sunday Morning. Both of these scents are soft, floral and feature pear. All I can say is yum.

For a woody scent that is earthy but still soft, I reach for my Aesop Hwyl Eu de Parfum. I feel like this is Bella Swan coded, that’s what I tell myself anyway.


Samantha Corry

Assistant to Editor-In-Chief

My night time scent at the moment is Jo Malone’s Red Hibiscus cologne. I have never smelt a floral scent that, in all honesty, is quite sexy. It’s actually quite subtle for a cologne and leaves a subtle scent of hibiscus and notes of jasmine. My original and everyday scent that I sadly just ran out of, is Chanel's Gardenia perfume. Extremely subtle but has such a fresh feminine scent that I love, my mum actually used to wear it and I have now adopted it to become mine. Sentimental and beautiful.


Megan Nolan

Marketing Manager

When I say I’ve been wearing the same Nina Ricci fragrance since I was 16 I’m not even slightly exaggerating. The TikTok algorithm has, however, been working its magic lately and I’ve finally started perfuming (yes, I’m making it a word) to my mood. 

So far I’ve found two which I’ve thrown into the mix. The first is Who is Elijah Morning After which I’ve made my night time scent. The woody, leather vibes make me feel sophisticated and mysterious compared to my usual more floral vibe. 

The second is Fame by Paco Rabanne. This was sprayed in the RUSSH office a few weeks ago and it brought me right back to the Britney Spears Fantasy epidemic of 2005, but in a good way. Floral but with more of a citrus undertone, it’s my current daytime crush. Plus the bottle makes me laugh everytime I look at it which is always a win.


Alys Hale

Music Editor

When I was at college, I swore by Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford because I wanted to smell like sex in a library. I’m not sure if it worked but I still cherish it nostalgically for those memories of Oxford summers. Heady, heavy and intoxicating yet with sweetness and romanticism buried within.


Jasmine Pirovic

Previous Arts & Culture Editor

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I have always liked the sound of a signature scent, and for the longest time forced it to be of the masculine persuasion. But the heart wants what it wants. For me that's soft, warm and ambery fragrance. I bought Byredo 1996 before a trip to Tokyo in 2018 and associate it with winter. Now that it's being discontinued, Tobacco Mandarin has taken its place for cold evenings thanks to a recommendation from my hairstylist Taylor Redman. Otherwise, I love the simple creaminess of Labdanum 18 from Le Labo. On my skin it smells like vanilla ice cream.

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