Although you may have first met her as a Real Housewife of New Jersey, Jacqueline Laurita is so much more than just another reality TV star. This loving wife and supermom has leveraged her fame for a good cause, and is now a prominent advocate for autism awareness. We had a chance to sit down with the Housewife with a heart of gold and find out what motivates her.
Creed: How do you decide what Creed scent to wear?
Jacqueline Laurita: When choosing a new Creed fragrance, I’ll test it first to see if I like the base note of the scent. I also test it to see if I like how it reacts to my own body chemistry after I’ve been wearing it for a while. I always make sure my husband likes the scent on me, too. I want him to love the way I smell.
My husband Chris will only wear one scent since he discovered it: Aventus by Creed. It’s my favorite scent on him, too. Aventus has even replaced his previous signature scent. People are always asking what he is wearing. I love how his scent lingers after he’s gone to work.
Creed: Do you choose different scents for different times of year?
Jacqueline: I used to choose different scents for different seasons. During the holidays, I’d wear a slightly stronger fragrance with a hint of vanilla. Something that almost smelled edible, like baking. In the summer, I would always go for a lighter fragrance with fruity or floral notes. That changed when I discovered Love in White by Creed. I feel like I can wear it all throughout the year.
Creed: As you know, Creed men have a long history of following their father’s footsteps—are you following in the footsteps of anyone in your family?
Jacqueline: I’m extremely close to my family, but I have always followed my own path. My family has always been very supportive of whatever I do. And in terms of fragrance, my Dad was an Old Spice guy. I am much more feminine than that!
Creed: What cool projects are you working on now?
Jacqueline: One of the fun projects I’ve been working on is launching a health and beauty blog called AltruisticBeauty.com. It’s a lot of work, but I love every minute of it. I have a great panel of experts who are helping me, and they’re as passionate about it as I am. My more serious mission is trying to raise awareness about autism—as much as I can, and however I can. I have a son with autism, so I work very hard to help him and share our journey with others. There may also be a few books in the works, one of which I may be writing with my husband. I’ll keep you posted. XOXO!
We hope you enjoyed our conversation with Jacqueline Laurita. Our Creed Aficionados section will routinely feature interviews with those who have appreciated our scents, so do check back.