Coco Chanel said, “a woman without perfume is a woman without a future.” Coming from a woman whose name is still synonymous with the most iconic perfume in the world, there must be some ring of truth to it. So what does your perfume say about your future? Kim Kardashian wants you to consult the crystals. On Nov. 15, Kim Kardashian officially released her newest fragrance line as part of KKW Beauty. The line includes three limited edition scents: Crystal Gardenia, Crystal Gardenia Citrus, and Crystal Gardenia Oud. But what do Kim Kardashian's perfume crystals mean? How can you use them to manifest exactly what you want out of life, the way Kim K did herself?
While the scents are based on Kardashian’s love of gardenias, it’s the unique angle she’s taken with the bottles that has us intrigued. Kardashian told Entertainment Weekly she was inspired to work in healing properties of crystals to her perfume designs after receiving multiple healing crystals from friends and family in the wake of her traumatic Paris robbery. Jumping on the L.A. bandwagon, Kardashian has become a strong proponent of crystal healing and now wants to share them with her fans. This comes as little surprise, considering the rising popularity of the movement.
Those who believe in the healing properties of crystals understand exactly why Kim would base the different scents around different crystals. If a woman’s scent is her future, her crystal is her guide.
If we wear scents for different reasons — sex appeal, sophistication, or to seem like we just came back from the beach — we also chose our crystals for different reasons. According to Elizabeth Palermo of Live Science, “stones are assigned various properties... Amethyst, for example, is believed by some to be beneficial for the intestines; green aventurine helps the heart; yellow topaz provides mental clarity."
Adding an extra layer of personality to the perfumes, one can chose their scent based on the healing properties of the crystal associated with it. Because if we’re being honest, finding “your scent” can be harder than finding your purpose in life.
If you believe in the healing properties of crystals, it may be best to choose your new KKW fragrance based on the crystal it comes with.
First, it’s important to note that each of Kim’s fragrances comes with a different member of the quartz crystal family. Quartz is the most powerful healing stone of the mineral family. Each quartz crystal has its own properties and can be chosen based on the type of “healing” or “manifesting” you want to achieve with it.
Crystal Gardenia: Stabilizing/Peace (Clear Quartz)
According to the brand, “This scent offers clarity and focus, to open our consciousness to give and receive the love we desire.” Clearly, Kim has done her homework because clear quartz is known for its emotionally stabilizing properties.
As the most abundant crystal in the world, clear quartz is thought to be the “supreme gift of Mother Earth” and has long been used by healers to open the mind, body, and spirit to a higher guidance.
Known as the stone of power, clear quartz protects against negativity. Its main healing power is its ability to amplify energy by strengthening your aura. Unlike many stones that only activate one or two chakras, clear quartz cleanses, opens, activates, and aligns all the chakras. Choose this stone (and scent) if you’re looking to find some balance and peace in your life.
Crystal Gardenia Citrus: Romance and Love (Rose Quartz)
It makes sense to pair rose quartz with perfume because we all know a good scent can be the key to a good lay.
According to The Spruce, rose quartz carries the universal energy of love. Known as the heart stone, it activates our fourth chakra (the connection between matter and spirit, located at the heart), and is commonly worn on a necklace so it is close to the heart.
While it’s great for healing the heart after a difficult breakup, its first and strongest property is the promotion of self-love. Commonly given to teenage girls, it promotes self-esteem and unconditional love. Once we have achieved self-love the stone magnifies it to help us find outward love. Paired with your new scent, it may be the ticket to your next great romance.
Crystal Gardenia Oud: Wealth and Success (Citrine Quartz)
If Coco was right and your future is based on your perfume, then those looking for a financially sound one should go for Crystal Gardenia Oud.
Per Colleen McCann, a certified shamanic energy medicine practitioner who discusses the benefits of specific crystals, Citrine is a good fortune stone, and suitable for business and work, with beneficial placement at a desk.
Known as the merchant stone, Citrine activates our third chakra point — the source of personal power that governs self-esteem, warrior energy, and the power of transformation.
This stone is great for manifesting professional development, wealth, and personal growth. If you want to get a promotion, land your dream job, or just be a better person, you may want to cover yourself in Citrine as much as your perfume.