The cult-classic scent everyone falls in love with

Some scents have an almost-mystical quality… By this I mean that although it’s difficult to pinpoint any specific notes, the way they’re blended yields a unique, otherworldly result. These fragrances are few and far between, but once discovered they tend to achieve cult-classic status and stick around for a long, long time. Child Perfume is one of these scents, and despite a relatively low profile (you won’t find it at department or large-chain beauty stores) it has been the number-one selling fragrance on BeautyHabit for 10 years. (Yes, 10 years.)

Billed as a white floral with top notes of vanilla, lilac and magnolia; heart notes of jasmine, tuberose and violet; and base notes of crème musk, rose and mimosa; it’s the lingering powdery scent that really hooked me. It’s soft and feminine yet somehow provocative—and I can’t stop sniffing my wrist as I write this. In fact, the smell is so intoxicating (and inspiring) that it just arrived for review this morning and I couldn’t wait to share my thoughts.

Perhaps the fact that each and every bottle of roll-on and spray is hand-poured by founder Susan D. Owens has something to do with the addictive aroma. And after 10 years, celebrities like Madonna, Jennifer Aniston, Khloe Kardashian, Mandy Moore, Britney Spears and a litany of others have professed their love for Child.

So if you don’t want to take my word for it, pick one up for yourself and I can (almost) guarantee you’re be a devotee, too!

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