At this point, we already know that French women are incredibly chic. What I didn't know, however, is that they also carry entire bottles of perfume around in their bags in case they ever need a touch up. Thanks to TikTok, now I know. Although I'd personally opt for a travel size of my favorite scent, I have to give credit where credit's due. This is incredibly genius because if strangers stop you to ask what you're wearing, you'll have it on hand (if you feel like revealing your trade secret, that is). Luckily, the TikTok video I stumbled upon featuring a French woman and her most coveted perfume revealed that she was carrying a fan-favorite from designer Narciso Rodriguez. If you're curious about which offering she keeps with her at all times, keep scrolling! I tracked it down below along with a few of the other best scents from Rodriguez.
1. Narciso Poudrée Eau de Parfum
Key Notes: Bulgarian rose, vetiver, white jasmine, cedarwood
I really love fragrances that contain both sweet, floral notes and earthier, woody ones. It creates such a delicious balance that adds sophistication and warmth to any occasion. Poudrée truly works as either a day or night scent and strikes all of the chords listed above perfectly.
2. For Her Eau de Parfum
Key Notes: Rose, musk, peach, amber, patchouli
For Her is one of my favorite offerings from Narciso Rodriguez. I tend to like scents that lean a little more gourmand and this fits the bill. It's warm and uplifting but isn't overly saccharine which is exactly what I look for in a perfume.
3. Pure Musc Eau de Parfum
Key Notes: Orange Blossom, heart of musc, cashmeran
As you can tell by the name, this rendition of For Her is muskier and has a bit more of a richness to it. It's also floral and even a bit powdery—I'd say it's for fans of Ariana Grande's Cloud Intense Eau de Parfum or even Chanel No. 5.
4. Musc Noir Rose
Key Notes: Plum, bergamot, pink pepper, musc, tuberose, rose, vanilla
Behold the brand's most popular offering Musc Noir Rose which I happened to discover on TikTok. Yes, this is it folks—the perfume French girls are actually and truly carrying around in their bags on the street. Don't believe me? Just watch this TikTok that captured it all. It's easy to see why it's a fan favorite. If you like fruitier notes layered with soft floral notes like rose, then I guarantee you'll be just as obsessed with this one as the French masses. Get it while you can—TikTok has done it again and it's sold out almost everywhere ATM.
5. Narciso Eau de Parfum Ambrée
Key Notes: Ylang-tlang, frangipani flowers, heart of musc, amber, cedarwood
This floral fragrance contains smooth notes of ylang-ylang, amber, and cedarwood for a warm and radiant finish. It's truly magnetic and makes me feel like I'm on a constant summer vacation.
6. For Her Fleur Musc Eau de Parfum
Key Notes: Rose, musk, peony, patchouli, violet, amber
Fleur Musc smells completely timeless and elegant with classic notes like rose and patchouli, but the deeper notes of violet and amber give it such a serious edge. Sometimes, you don't need the most unique notes to make a beautiful and captivating fragrance, and this is proof. It's refreshingly simple but also far from basic.