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If you watched season 13 of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, you are probably familiar with The Aunties and The Nieces. This distinction was made to differentiate between the older cast members (The Aunties) and the younger cast members (The Nieces), although it wasn’t always so clear-cut who belonged in which group.
Generally, the Aunties consisted of Kandi, Kenya, Cynthia, and Tanya, while the nieces were Porsha, Shamea, Falynn, and Latoya. Marlo, while Auntie age, is a little hard to place since she has Niece tendencies. And the jury is still out on Drew…
So, what are you— Team Niece or Team Auntie? We’ve got some fragrance suggestions that are perfect for both groups!
You might be a Niece if:
- You’re going to a basketball game— doesn’t matter, you’re still wearing heels.
- Your motto is “Grocery store? You mean Instacart?”
- You keep clubbing clothes in your car because you never know when a party might pop off.
Fun-loving Nieces are always down for a good party! Therefore, your scent needs to be as on point as your hair and shoes. You probably like trying new things, and have yet to settle on one perfume that people recognize as your signature scent. “Niece” fragrances are fun, flirty, and make people want to lean in a little closer to smell you.
Maison Francis Kurkdijian Baccarat Rouge 540 EDP
Porsha’s gift during Cynthia’s Friendmas party was a bottle of this sweet scent that is light but powerful, and leaves a lingering trail. Clearly, this fragrance is expensive, or it wouldn't have been a gift for this party... so we hooked you up with a link to the decanted sample!
Sweet tuberose and orange blossom are combined with fruity bergamot, giving it a bright and bubbly feel.
Perfect Marc Jacobs
This is a fresh scent that is light and perfect for daily, casual wear.
Carolina Herrera Good Girl Legere
Ultra-feminine and bold, this vibrant perfume reinterprets the essence of the modern femme fatale.
Kierin Sunday Brunch
A New Yorker would especially appreciate this bright and citrusy scent, as it was inspired by being in a cafe in the West Village.
Bond No. 9 Madison Avenue
This high-energy fragrance is inspired by New York’s Madison Avenue, and would be great to wear for a long day of boutique hopping there.
Black Opium Neon
This isn’t your auntie’s Black Opium; it’s playful and modern interpretation of the classic fragrance that combines coffee, orange blossom, and dragon fruit for an electric and spellbinding effect.
You might be an Auntie if:
- It’s 9pm on a Saturday and you’re actually excited about going to bed early so you can make up for the sleep you lost during the week.
- Going to the grocery store is considered an outing instead of an errand.
- You know who Lisa Wu is because you’ve watched Real Housewives of Atlanta since season one.
By the time you’ve become an Auntie, you have the benefit of living and learning on your side. You probably already have a signature scent you have been wearing for years. But you’re also probably comfortable with stepping out of your comfort zone and delving into some of the lesser-known, unique scents. Forget what you heard; “Auntie” fragrances don’t have to be old-timey. They are for the mature woman, and have a grounded and sophisticated scent.
Versace Dylan Blue Pour Femme
A tribute to femininity, this refined fragrance is for the woman who knows the power of her sensuality.
Lancôme Le Vie Est Belle
This sweet and elegant perfume is for the woman who knows that life is beautiful and appreciates the depth and complexity of it.
Musc et Madame Ylang Tabac
Warm and intimate, this fragrance pairs intoxicating ylang ylang flower with animalic musk, and smoky tobacco for an exotic scent that lingers on the skin.
Tadashi Shoji Eau de Rose
This is not your typical soft rose fragrance, as rhubarb and incense make it a bold and feminine scent for the fearless woman.
Cire Trudon Bruma
She who wears this does not have to speak loudly to be seen, as this distinguished and polished fragrance speaks for itself.
Molton Brown Milk Musk EDP
As an Auntie, you can appreciate the tranquility of this warm and sensual scent that is ideal for the most chic and calm souls.
St. Johns Coral
As you throw on your cashmere sweater and pearl earrings, don’t forget this crisp and herbaceous scent reminiscent of Coral Bay in the U.S. Virgin Islands.