Fragrance Around the World

Allure beauty editor, Loren Savini, studies the beauty routines of ladies from all over the world. Here are their fragrance choices.

Excerpts from a fragrance editorial, Beauty Routines All the World Over, in Allure Magazine, March 2017 issue.

Fragrance Around the World

Beauty Routines All the World Over

Five countries, hundred of creams, and one very willing writer: Loren Savini copies (and we mean down to every last balm and blush) the skin, hair, and makeup habits of some of the most stylish, product-loving women on the planet.
-- Loren Savini, Allure Associate Editor | Learn more @

Stylish Women + Their Fragrances

Claudia Kim

Claudia Kim

Aerin Mediterranean Honeysuckle

Mediterranean Honeysuckle

$115 for 1.7 oz - Honeysuckle, grapefruit, mandarin, jasmine
KOREA - The Cleanser - Claudia Kim
Claudia Kim is a model and actress from Seoul.
"The most effort is put into achieving good, smooth skin - cleansing rituals, daily masks, facial massages to achieve a smaller face. Believe it or not, Koreans are also pretty keen on this: 'Your face is so small!' is a compliment that is often used."
Olga Karput

Olga Karput

DS & Durga Mississippi Medicine

DS & Durga
Mississippi Medicine

$175 for 50ml - Birch tar, incense, cypress root
RUSSIA - The Perfectionist - Olga Karput
Olga Karput is the founded and owner of Kuznetsky Most 20, a concept store in Moscow.
"Women in Russia tend to care a lot about how they look, so we are used to caring for our bodies, skin, and hair from a very young age. One needs to stay healthy and good-looking! And you need time every day to do all of that. First you make a green juice. Then I suggest you do yoga or any kind of sport that makes you feel good. Then shower, self-massage, lotions, maskes, oils - only after that are you ready for a new day."

Nancie Mwai

Nancie Mwai

Dior Poison


$78 for 1.7 oz - Honey, musk, amber
KENYA - The Risk Taker - Nancie Mwai
Nancie Mwai is a lifestyle blogger based in Nairobi.
"Kenyan makeup culture is still young, but we love bold, transformative looks. My mom prefers that I not wear any makeup, but this is what I love; I can still wash it off at the end of the day."
Claire Dhelens

Claire Dhelens

Byredo Ball d'Afrique

Bal d'Afrique

$230 for 100 ml - Marigold, neroli, jasmine, cedar
FRANCE - The Minimalist - Claire Dhelens
Claire Dhelens is a fashion editor and stylist based in Paris.
"My routine in the morning is a coffee on my terrace with a beautiful Paris view. For me, excess of foundation, blush, and lipstick means too many things to be hidden."
Rasika Navare

Rasika Navare

Wild Rose Beauty Balm

Neal's Yard Remedies
Wild Rose Beauty Balm

$71 for 1.76 oz - Rosehip seed oil, beeswax, shea butter
INDIA - The Naturalist - Rasike Navare
Rasika Navare is a model who grew up in Pune, a city in the western state of Maharashtra.
"I find myself drawn to natural products; I guess my Indian heritage has something to do with that. In a traditional Indian household, it's common to use products from the kitchen in the beauty regimen, like honey, turmeric, and yogurt. My current beauty routine consists of Neal's Yard Remedies Palmarosa Facial Wash, a dab of rose-hip oil, and a rose-vetiver moisturizer. And you must let your skin breathe by staying off makeup whenever you can."

(Savini, Loren. "Beauty Routines: All the World Over." Allure Mar. 2017: 86-92)

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