Supermodel Irena Drezi who has modeled for PrettyLittleThing, Fashion Nova Curve, Missguided and many other top international brands.
The Instagram influencer has made a name for herself in the fashion world by amassing over 450,000 followers on her Instagram account alone.
She’s a fragrance connoisseur and attests that wearing certain scents can boost her mood and confidence, making her smell like a million bucks — and she’s got some amazing tips and tricks, too.
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I asked what was Irena’s signature scent for everyday as she smelled like heaven, she smiled and explained that she “has a few, but my favorite for everyday would be Zara Femme or Big Pony 2 by Ralph Lauren. Both are very reasonably priced and practical enough to fit in a handbag.”
Personally, I’m obsessed with Mugler’s Alien Goddess and Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle depending on my daily projects. Irena explained that when it comes to scent preferences for certain moods and occasions, she loves “anything sweet and fruity, but also loves scents that have depth and are sensual. For parties or lunches, I’m inclined to lean towards something cooler and sweeter. For events or date nights, I definitely go for something more intense.”
For many of us, we have a first love when it comes to fragrances, something that brings back memories. When I wear Burberry Weekend or Ralph by Ralph Lauren, it’s like a time machine to feel like I’m seventeen again.
Irena divulges that her “first love must be Mugler’s Angel Nova. I love all of her fragrances but this one just has my heart. I always get compliments every time I wear it and I’ve even been told before someone ‘one imagine what I would do feels like its Mugler Angel Nova.”
I’ve styled Irena for long shoots and campaigns all over Ireland, I’ve always complimented that I can smell her beautiful fragrance wafting through the day.
She reveals: “Let’s say I wear a vanilla-based perfume like Mugler Alien Goddess or Sol De Janeiro Cheirosa 62, both are heavily infused with warm vanilla notes, so I find a body lotion that is scented with that same perfume or something complimentary like in this case coconut I love using the SoSu Dripping Gold After Party Body Moisturizer.
“The oil in the cream sets the perfume in place and makes it last longer. If you don’t like scented lotions, Vaseline works great. Simply apply a light layer of Vaseline to your pulse points before spraying your scent .”
What was her first perfume you ever owned Irena and what was the last perfume she bought? “The first perfume I bought was Fantasy by Britney Spears, the last was Baccarat Rouge 540.”
Irina splurges and saves on perfumes.
She said: “Zara has a range of inexpensive fragrances that smell so good. My favorites are femme, Amalfi sunray, red vanilla and oriental. To splurge, my top three are definitely Killian Love Don’t be Shy, Maison Kurkdijan Baccarat Rouge 540 and Louis Vuitton Ombre Nomade.”
She added: “I’m looking for durability of course, I lean more towards an eau de parfum than an eau de toilette because they last longer due to their concentration. Depending on the fragrance, I always think – Will it hold? it in my bag?
“I hate lugging around big bottles, so that’s where travel scents come in handy. I have a variety of scents in my collection, some sweet, some deeper and woodsy. It all depends on how I’m feeling. that day and what my plans are…”
You can follow Irena Drezi on her Instagram for style and beauty inspiration: www.instagram.com/irenadrezi
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