Finding Your Signature Scent
Every fragrance is unique. You’ll find that everyone wears their perfumes differently because every individual has a unique body and skin chemistry. A personal fragrance can send a message and leave an indelible mark in the minds of people, be it in a work meeting or at a romantic date. At Fragrance Lovers, it is our desire to help you discover your signature scent. Here is a list of things to look out for when finding your signature scent.
Try the Lighter Scents First
When testing fragrances, you should always try the lighter scents first. With heavier scents, your olfactory senses need a longer time to reset, and this will affect your subsequent fragrance testing. The lighter scents typically range from musky to citrusy, fruity, and floral to woody fragrances.
Keep to Three Scents
All of us have a limited capacity when it comes to discerning different scents. Hence, trying out too many scents may cause an olfactory overload, especially if you are an avid woody scent fan. A rule of thumb for everyone is to try out only three scents at a time. Any more will affect your ability to differentiate among the scents. One tried and tested method of helping you to reset your olfactory senses is to smell coffee beans between each fragrance test as they serve as a palate cleanser for your nose.
Familiarity Leads to Scent Association
Often, your preference for certain scents is tied to how familiar you are with them. Take time to find out and understand why you prefer a certain scent. In addition, familiarity aids in association. Once you have found a scent you like and begin to use it consistently, people will naturally associate you with the scent due to familiarity.
On the other hand, do not be discouraged if you can’t find a scent you like. Sometimes it will take you many tries before you finally discover the fragrance that truly suits you.
Find Out How Your Body Works with a Scent
Everyone’s body interacts differently with different scents. This is due to every individual’s unique body chemistry. There are many factors that affect body chemistry. Factors like skin oil content, skin dryness, skin roughness, skin pH and skin temperature, can affect how fragrances smell on your skin. Furthermore, your lifestyle choices, stress level, moods and even your country’s climate can determine how a scent will smell on your skin! Once you find out which scent works best with your body, you will be able to find the perfect fragrance for yourself.
Understand the Different Scents
Scents are organized into different categories. Having a better understanding of each scent will help you discover the unique fragrance that is meant for you. Here are some fragrance categories:
- Citrusy: inhale the scent of freshly cut citrus fruits like lemon and oranges.
- Musky: imagine the subtle smell of powdery baby skin
- Floral: sweet fragrance of flowers such as roses, violets, and gardenias.
- Woody: nutty, spicy, sweet, and woody scents of sandalwood or cedarwood.
- Smoky: smell of a campfire from afar, or of a burnt matchstick.
Why Choose Fragrance Lovers?At Fragrance Lovers, we have a wide assortment of high-quality perfume scents for both men and women. Our perfumes are 100% authentic so you can shop with peace of mind. If you are looking for your signature scent, our experienced staff are always ready to give you a hand. Whatever the occasion, be it a formal work presentation, a casual outing with friends or a date with your loved one, we can help you find a fragrance that’s uniquely you. Contact us and discover your signature scent today!