Let’s talk about preppy aesthetics: where does it come from and how to achieve it, perfume-wise? Preppy style takes inspiration from the style of upper and middle class families in the 1980s. Specifically, the preparatory-school and Ivy League college student look. The student look for its part originates from the 1900s, reflecting on wealthy English leisure activities such as polo, golf, tennis, sailing, and rugby. Keywords: put-together, crisp, polished, refined.
Here’s a compilation of fragrances reflecting the preppy aesthetics:
We can’t miss out on the former preppy brand Ralph Lauren. Their classic pieces, such as polo shirts, cardigans, jackets and shirts with the iconic logo are staple elements of an Ivy-league-inspired wardrobe. Romance is an elegant and classy scent: it’s floral, fresh, crisp, clean and light. A universal sophisticated fragrance that perfectly fits the preppy look.
An elegant glass bottle with a delicate bow on top: even the look of this perfume is preppy. Clean, pure and crisp, soft and feminine. The blend of cotton flower and rose reminds of a freshly ironed shirt.
This is what all of the preppies really wore in the 1980s! But since its formula has experienced quite a change, you’ll need to find a vintage version to get the original scent.
A lighter version of Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum, that is perfect if you’re not into strong scents. It’s a soft and breezy floral-citrusy fragrance with prominent rose, grapefruit and patchouli notes. Suits any occasion and will definitely set up your mood for a day!
A great everyday preppy scent. Actually, most of the Burberry perfumes are! Fresh and crisp, yet cozy and warm: It has a heavy sharp opening with a soft and gentle drydown. A beautiful lavender, musky, powdery, very clean fragrance.
This is the scent you can imagine a sophisticated college student wearing. Clean and delicate, fresh and soapy, citrusy and floral.
A lovely cozy feminine scent: a sweet warm powdery gourmand. The most prominent notes are almond, vanilla, sugar, and pear, with a bit of lime freshness.
A lovely and warm white floral bouquet with a powdery-musky dry down. Wearing this perfume makes you feel luxurious and put together. For some reason it just has that expensive aura that will totally boost your confidence!
Fresh, floral and fruity, clean and fresh. It’s a perfect everyday fragrance for work.
A more modern, fresher and lighter version of Chanel №5 for younger generation. Very clean, soapy and sharp citrusy.
The name of this perfume speaks for its self. This is the fragrance of a preppy lady: fresh, bright and clean, yet sweet, fruity and cute. Very youthful and bright! Most noticeable notes are sweet apples, red berries, honeysuckle, and a bit of coconut.