Ah, Selena Quintanilla (always simply Selena) – the groundbreaking Tejano singer, songwriter, and fashion icon who captivated the world in her all-too-short life.
Along with her trend-defining wardrobe and that unforgettable red lipstick, Selena had a knack for picking fragrances that not only enhanced her image but also left a lasting impression on her fans.
Join me as we uncover the perfume that adorned Selena’s persona and learn more about the captivating singer’s taste in fragrances – exactly what was Selena’s favorite perfume?
The Woman Behind The Scent
Let’s take a quick detour down memory lane, shall we?
Selena, born in 1971 in Texas, took the music world by storm with smash hits like “Como La Flor,” “Amor Prohibido,” and “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom.”
Breaking barriers and making a name for herself in a male-dominated industry, bringing together traditional and modern influences to create her own unique style, and along the way becoming the undisputed Queen of Tejano music!
Sadly, the world lost Selena all too soon in 1995, but her dazzling talent, style, and beauty continue to inspire fans and musicians alike.
She even got her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a biographical film starring Jennifer Lopez – simply titled Selena.
What Was Selena’s Favorite Perfume?
Now, back to Selena’s love affair with fragrances.
With an extensive perfume collection, she was known for adoring a wide range of scents. But her heart truly belonged to floral and fruity notes – the perfect accompaniment to her radiant persona.
OK, finally, the moment you’ve all been waiting for:
Selena’s all-time favorite perfume was none other than Boucheron by Boucheron. Launched in 1988, this elegant fragrance has since become a favorite among perfume connoisseurs.
Boucheron’s sophisticated scent profile includes notes of orange blossom, jasmine, amber and musk. The result? A luxurious and timeless fragrance that perfectly matched Selena’s style.
It’s a bit more refined than your average celeb scent, wouldn’t you say?
Top Notes: Tangerine, Bitter Orange, Apricot
Middle Notes: Orange Blossom, Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang, Tuberose, Narcissus, Geranium
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Amber, Civet, Benzoin, Musk, Oakmoss
Longevity: Long Lasting
Other Fragrances to Savor
After Selena’s tragic passing in 1995, her family release a few limited edition perfumes that had originally been intended to become part of the singer’s own line.
These were Amor Prohibido, Bidi Bidi Bom Bom and Como la Flor. They aren’t available anymore, though sometimes a ‘pre-owned’ bottle will appear on eBay.
Hmm. Buyer beware, we’d say….
For those who wish to dabble in scents that channel Selena’s taste and style, you might want to give Chanel’s ‘Coco Mademoiselle’ or Yves Saint Laurent’s ‘Cinema’ a try.
These fragrances share that elegant and timeless charm that makes ‘Boucheron’ so enchanting.
The Lasting Legacy of Selena’s Favorite Perfume
Boucheron has achieved iconic status among Selena’s fans, allowing them to feel a deep, personal connection to their idol through the power of scent.
In homage to Selena, special edition releases and collaborations ‘inspired by’ her favorite fragrance have hit the market, giving fans a chance to celebrate her life and legacy.
It’s fascinating how Selena’s favorite perfume continues to influence her fans and the fragrance world. It truly highlights the remarkable ability of scents to evoke memories, emotions, and a sense of connection.
And that, my friends, is the magic of fragrance.
Before You Go
If Selena’s tastes have inspired you to explore floral fragrances, have we got the article for you! Check out this round-up of the best jasmin-scented perfumes, you’re sure to find something that inspires you here:
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