signaturescent_main.jpgIn Allure's August issue, Eva Mendes confesses that she's been wearing the same fragrance sinceseventh grade, "I wanted to smell like a woman then, so I bought Estée Lauder Knowing." I haven't been going steady with our fragrance for that long, but I can certainly relate to Mendes's love and loyalty.

I got my first whiff of Blue by Ralph Lauren from a magazine scent strip. I think I gave my wrist a paper cut trying to get that smell of soft florals abreast with watery freshness onto my skin immediately. I got my first bottle from Duty Free perfumery and have worn it since 2003. In the years since, my hair has changed countless times—we're talking Lady Godiva to pixie cut and then back again with every stop in between. But my fragrance has always stayed the same.

Then two years ago, I bought Miss Dior Cherie by Christian Dior. It now shares shelf space with my RL Blue. As much as I love Miss Dior Cherie— it's one of my favorite smells, forget perfumes—whenever I wear it, I feel like I'm in borrowed clothes. It's beautiful—but it isn't mine. RL Blue is my uniform, and it's one I'll happily put on forever.

Do you have a signature scent that you just can't let go of?