Perfume Wardrobe: Mariama Diallo on the Summer time Scent That Smells Like "Candy Fruit Salad"


Your fragrance isn’t simply the way you odor—it’s how you are feeling while you dress within the morning, for an evening out, for a boardroom assembly. It is simply as a lot of an adjunct to the way you current your self to the world as your clothes (and let’s not overlook its shut ties to reminiscence and emotion). With that in thoughts, we’ve launched Perfume Wardrobe, a scent collection in collaboration with The Perfume Basis that highlights the rotating fragrance “wardrobes” of our favourite tastemakers by means of key factors of their life. Get to know them higher through the scents they select to put on.

Mariama Diallo is a wide ranging magnificence who has graced international campaigns from Savage Fenty to Puma. We caught up with the Guinean-American mannequin earlier this yr and he or she dished on all of her magnificence secrets and techniques, strolling us by means of her meticulous skincare and haircare routine. Contemplating her apparent magnificence prowess, we had a sense Diallo would have a fragrance wardrobe price highlighting as properly—and we had been appropriate.

Her mom’s penchant for scent led Diallo to domesticate a passion for perfume. “My mother by no means left the home with out some kind of perfume that set the temper for regardless of the event could also be,” Diallo tells us. “I imagine perfumes are equipment of grown ladies with a sure caliber of favor and beauty with the intention of leaving an impression on the room—even when she has solely walked by means of it silently.” We chatted extra with the mannequin and requested her for her perfume philosophy and rotating Perfume Wardrobe, from the primary perfume she ever purchased to her present favourite WFH scent. Hold scrolling to get to know Diallo by means of her favourite scents.

Mariama Diallo

The primary perfume you ever purchased:

“My first perfume was Kilian Princess. I cherished the message of not needing a person to be royalty that’s proper on the bottle. Firstly of my profession, I used to be touring by means of the airport the place I stumbled throughout it and completely cherished the odor. On the time, nevertheless, I felt too younger for such a scent. Once I grew to become a bit older and knew my perfume sport was vital to me, it was the primary one I made positive I purchased. The spicy vanilla scent is heat and actually reminds you of a horny bakery making your favourite cake.”

Do you continue to put on perfume even when you do not go away the home?

” perfume has the ability to transcend your temper. I’ve at all times considered my perfumes as equal to my earrings—an vital accent. Quarantine has proven me the true energy my perfumes have on my temper and the way I internalize what’s happening. I’ll put on a light-weight scent in the home to maintain my spirits boosted (like my Kilian Princess) however will put on a heavier, extra profound scent, resembling Flowerbomb, to really feel horny or extra female like when my boyfriend and I’ve a comfortable evening in.”

Mariama Diallo

Your WFH perfume:

“Working from house presents its personal complexities and frustrations, so it is necessary that I’ve a scent that may soothe me, heat my temper, and go away me feeling total refreshed. Valentino has a scent referred to as Born in Roma. It has a scent that’s heat and candy with a lingering darkish end that resonates properly in a room. It helps me stay alert and centered throughout a demanding workday.”

Your cozy sweatsuit perfume:

“Nothing has been extra refreshing throughout quarantine than leaping out and in of cozy sweatsuits! I like a pleasant cozy vibe and Giorgio Armani’s Sì Passione embodies that completely. It jogs my memory of a candy fruit salad with a really gentle presence. If I needed to envision the place the scent took me, it might be brunch.”

The perfume that brings you consolation:

“Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris created a scent referred to as Light Fluidity. It’s a kind of fragrances a girl buys over and over as a result of she will’t get sufficient of smelling it. It has a powerful base of nutmeg and ambery woods that make it embody a way of house. If I shut my eyes and inhale the perfume of Light Fluidity, I’m taken again to the lounge of my grandmother’s home taking part in with my cousins due to how homey it’s. 

Mariama Diallo

The perfume you spritz to carry again good reminiscences:

“The Princess perfume by Kilian can take me again to so many nice occasions. I found this scent early on in my profession once I was touring extensively world wide and making pals and networking alongside the best way. Once I odor Princess, I immediately bear in mind these occasions and the best way it felt to be inexperienced maneuvering the planet as a younger lady with a dream. Once I have to assume again to an easier time when the expectations had been low and I used to be only a woman with a dream of constructing it, I prefer to let Princess take me on that journey.”

What you odor while you wish to unwind/destress:

“I believe that good meals is at all times the ‘destressing unwinder’ for me! Anybody who is aware of me, or almost any West African, know that spices are life! The aroma they offer is really calming and units a tone of peace, household, and love. I like the best way completely different substances mix to make a odor all their very own. It jogs my memory of house and the love my mom confirmed us by means of her work within the kitchen.”

The scent you will affiliate with this time:

“I believe Light Fluidity would be the scent related to this time in my life. With being house on a regular basis, and never having a set routine, it’s been simple to fall into the laziness of the pandemic. Once I spray this, I begin my day in a approach that also feels routine with a scent that lifts my spirits—even in solitude. In a approach, it does assist me transfer gently and fluidly by means of a loopy time in our world.”

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