Smell like Summer on the Mediterranean All Year-Round Introducing Veronique Gabai
Veronique Gabai’s new brand transports you to the Côte d’Azur, the exquisite French Riviera lining the Mediterranean coast of Southeastern France.
Finding your signature scent is often about connecting your personal identity to a fragrance. What aroma best enhances your aura? What olfactory notes embody the facets of your personality? Which part of the world would you rather be right now? If you aren’t quite sure of your answers, you can always default to one final question: What essence do others notice most? For me, this was Veronique Gabai’s Noire De Mai.
Veronique Gabai transports you to the Côte d’Azur, the exquisite French Riviera lining the Mediterranean coast of Southeastern France. Veronique is lucky to call this place her home. For many people, this fairytale location is only for the most magical summer getaways. A spritz of her fragrance showers the skin with “fresh, humid drops of dew at dawn.”
Noire De Mai was the perfect perfume for my summertime. Dark sensual notes of wood, moss, and amber offset light, breezy notes of sun-kissed roses. The essence was both feminine and mysterious, classy yet casual. I started indulging in this sensual perfume so often that my nose unfortunately grew accustomed to the smell. Luckily, other people continuously reminded me of the romantic smell sitting in my skin. Everyone wanted to know what fragrance I was wearing— I knew I had found a scent that was truly special.
In addition to a line of nine perfumes, Gabai’s luxury brand offers a face oil, a golden highlighter, a candle, a body cream & shimmer, a lip finish, a perfume travel case, pendants & charms, and booster fragrances. I opted for the Eau de la Nuit booster, which adds a seductive layer of wood, amber, and musk to the base scent. The booster not only elevated the fragrance but also uplifted my confidence; I felt a powerful sense of allure that radiated outward from the perfume settling into my pores to the people I was interacting with.
Veronique Gabai is all about building a luxurious olfactory experience personalized to the individual— which is why you can even wear your travel bottle as a pendant and add on charms of your choice. All of the perfume bottles are reusable so you can keep the fragrance flowing without the waste!
Launched since September, this new brand is a breath of beautifully scented fresh air straight from the Mediterranean. Now it’s your turn to find your signature scent!
Teresa Deely is a junior at Columbia University majoring in English and Creative Writing. As President of the Columbia University Glee Club, she loves to sing, make music, and celebrate multiple modes of artistic expression. She believes that one’s skin is yet another canvas and vehicle for art, and has loved styling her hair and applying makeup from a young age. While she has spent most of her time in educating youth and leading enrichment programs for children, she is highly motivated in discovering new ways to care for herself and sharing them with others.