Makeup Wars: Signature Scent

This week our Makeup Wars bloggers are talking about their signature scents. I don’t really have a signature scent because I like to change it often. I also like to switch my fragrances with the season, so I’m going to tell you about my favorite fall/winter fragrance. Click on the thumbnails at the end of this post to see what the rest of the Makeup Wars bloggers chose.

TokyoMilk Dark Tainted Love is an unusual mix of rich and exciting dark components. I tend to gravitate to light, fruity and floral scents but I am stretching my wings and have started to try deeper, darker scents. TokyoMilk Dark Tainted Love has been a fabulous transition scent for me. The fusion of dark vanilla bean, orchid, white tea and sandalwood is much warmer than I’m used to and it has quickly become a favorite. The fragrance has great longevity (important to me) giving me a whiff of it throughout the day. I find so many scents disappear after about two hours so it’s very refreshing to have a scent that actually lasts on me. It is a very sensual and enticing scent that makes me feel sexy in a classy way. I can’t stop smelling myself!

Tainted Love is a great balance of smoky and sweet and initially it gives an edgy vibe, but throughout the day it wears off nicely to a softer version. Sexy and sophisticated!

Part of the TokyoMilk Dark Femme Fatal Collection, the classic black cut-glass bottle with iconic white imagery and a gunmetal cap will add a luxurious flair to your vanity.

Tainted Love is available at Sephora and sephora.com in a Rollerball $22 or 1.6 oz. for $42. Very reasonable for a scent with such impact!

Find out what the rest of the Makeup Wars bloggers chose as their signature scent!


  • Jennifer G

    I love scents that are both sweet and smokey. I can’t say I don’t love the name “Tainted love” either! I am going to have to give this a try.

  • I don’t have a signature scent either. I like sweet scents rather than florals so I think this would be one that I’d like.

    • Have your tried Prada Candy? That’s a great sweet scent!

  • Robin Rue

    That sounds like a great perfume. I love it when a certain perfume stands out above the rest.

    • I’d like to try a few more from TokyoMilk.

  • Melissa Chapman

    I have got to try those scents. I don’t really have one I always use, so these will be the ones I look for to try next.

  • BeautyJudy

    This scent sounds lovely. I like to think of Chloe as my signature, it’s my go-to for certain things but I like experimenting!

    • I like Chloe too, I just like to skip around.

  • Your fall/winter scent sounds great. I wished that I wasn’t allergic to so many fragrances. I’m totally allergic to everything but fruity scents.

    • Oh no! Well, there ae lots of beautiful fruity scents! CLEAN has a lovely pear one.

  • Kathryne

    Sounds like a great fragrance! Will have to sniff

  • Tainted Love sounds like an incredible scent. I need to get hold of a sample, see what I think of it.

  • Lola Seicento

    This sounds like an incredibly beautiful fragrance! I need to go sniff this on my next trip to Sephora!

  • Jen Mathews

    I love TokyoMilk! I haven’t tried anything new from them in a while – need to give them another look!

    • I do too, I’ve been stuck on Tainted Love but I need to expand the other scents from the brand.

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    I wanted to love TokyoMilk, but their scents don’t really work for me, but I’m glad Tainted Love works for you! I keep trying the testers at one of our local museum stores that carries the line to see if my luck will change, lol.

    • You know I think sometimes our chemisty changes. I have not liked a scent and then months later loved it!

  • OMG I love the packaging for TokyoMilk! I am all about black and silver packaging. I tend to not wear much perfume as I am allergic to a lot of them and as someone sensitive to it I don’t want to overwhelm someone else who is also sensitive!

  • I am the same as you. I don’t have a signature scent as such but I do favour fruity sensual scents/. I have to say though I love the packaging and design of Tokyo Milk and I love that it has been described as both smoky and sweet!

    • I like fruity/floral too but in the wiinter I like something deeper.

  • Reesa Lewandowski

    It has been a long time since I wore any scents. This sounds like a great scent though. I should keep it in mind.

  • I have never heard of this but it looks great. I like to switch scents too. I alternate between two until one runs out and then I get something new.

  • I’ve never tried this brand before but I do love the way you described the scent! I’d love to check it out and see if it’s something that fits my taste.

    • They have lots of different scents, something for everyone and they are pretty reasonable in price.

  • Toya Ammon

    I have never tried this scent before but sounds like something i would try. Glad i can find it a Sephora.

  • Beth Davidson

    Wow, those prices aren’t bad. I’ll have to go check them out, I love anything with vanilla.

  • I always wanted to have a signature scent but I tend to change things up every year or two because I get bored and I can’t smell myself anymore. I also change with the season.

  • serena

    I’ve never committed to just one scent. I kinda like to mix it up on a regular basis so I don’t get bored.

  • Jewish Chick

    I love this theme- beauty wars! And I need to check that first product out, looks great!

  • Krystal Butherus

    I’m pretty much a one scent commitment person. My husband likes the one scent, and doesn’t like changes like that!

  • I love to play around with different scents. I just joined a company that sends you a spray bottle of scent (original scents) every month. It fits in your purse. I know I will love this!

  • I love Tokyomilk fragrances, they are so unique!

  • Norah Salazar

    This is new to me, thanks for introducing it, sounds great!

  • Louise Vance

    I’ve always been someone who stuck to a signature scent (mine is Alien) but I should definitely make more of an effort to explore new scents!

  • I used to have a signature scent wayy back in high school and college, it was Tommy Girl. I think I wore that for 10 years (from the late 90s to mid-2000’s). Now, I own too many to stick with one!

  • GirlieQ24

    That is a very good one. I love Tokyomilk Dark’s Bulletproof.

  • I’ve never tried Tokyomilk scents but I’m going to look into this because I would like to get into perfume this year – I never wear it! I’ve literally had the same bottle of Gap Dream since high school (should I not admit that?!).

  • I love this scent so much

  • Censie ‘Mumby’ Sawyer

    Sounds lovely. I have never heard of this scent but I think I would enjoy it too. I wear body mist every day and it is the same scent I have worn for over 15 years! ha!

  • I will have to check out this scent! I have a few I like, but none that I can say is my signature yet! I do love my YSL black opium though,

  • Maria Katsulos

    I’ve never heard of this scent, but I must say the decoration of the packaging pretty much has me sold on it!

  • Carolyn

    I have been wanting to find a new scent. My sister has a great one but I don’t want to steal hers. 🙂 This looks like I good one, I’ll try it out the next time I go to the store.

  • I have to check out this scent. I have the Kenzo perfume, but the rest are just samples that I am almost out of. I love Daisy by Marc Jacobs 🙂

  • Kimberly Lewis (Lou Lou Girls)

    again, you have introduced me to something I have never heard about before. I will be checking this out!

  • This sounds like such an awesome scent. I’ve never heard of it before but I would love to give it a try.

  • Brittany

    Ooh the bottle looks so elegant and fancy. I would love to check it out and actually smell it!

  • I love when the mix of sweet and smoky is just write. I bet this smells amazing!

  • I’ve never smelled this before but your description is wonderful. I definitely want to try it this year!