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A Guide to Finding your Signature Scent

A Guide to Finding your Signature Scent

How you dress can reveal a lot about your personality, as can your makeup and hairstyle. However, while a power suit and red lip can be spotted across the room, fragrance is a much subtler, much more intimate way of revealing the type of person you are or aspire to be.
To others, your signature scent is a subconscious way they'll remember you by and how they'll perceive you. To you it can be a strong factor in determining what kind of day you're going to have and what type of mood you want to set. Your signature scent, regardless of who it's for, is unabashedly yours.

 

 1. Start with fragrance families. 

Understanding the families is just like understanding genres in music,. "You want to know the difference between hip-hop or baroque when you listen to something it's nice to know what is floral, fresh, woody, etc."

Some perfumes dabble into more than one fragrance family, but knowing what notes you gravitate toward can quickly narrow down your search for a signature perfume. Florals tend to be more feminine and mature, spicy fragrances tend to be warmer and sultrier, woody scents are often earthy and masculine, and fresh perfumes are often citrusy and lighter. Of course, every perfume uniquely blends notes and accords, so while a fragrance may have a woodsy top note, it could also contain fruity ingredients for an olfactory cocktail, but knowing what overarching fragrance family you like is the first step toward finding your signature sce
         2. Consider trends, but proceed with caution.

 As with fashion, trends come and go, so consider that when fragrance shopping. "Trends are a helpful cue to what is going on, but like anything else  as you learn what you like, you learn to trust your own

3. Spend time with it. 

Perfumes smell differently on everyone, thanks to our unique skin chemistry, so how it smells on a sampler paper won't necessarily how it settles into your skin. Before you purchase a full-sized perfume, use a sampler or a travel-sized bottle and sit with the fragrance for a week or so, as chemistry can change day-to-day. "Sampling should be a key part of the experience, so try a few and then see. Allow yourself to live with a new scent a bit before passing judgment."

Fragrances lean on the pricier side of beauty products, and while we're all for you purchasing an upscale fragrance if you fall in love with it, we also want you to know you like it before you make an investment. "Sample sets are a great way to discover multiple perfumes. They're also a great way to experience several scents for a few days before deciding to commit.

4. Consider how you want your signature scent to make you feel. 

Do you want to come off as playful? Do you want to feel sexy? Consider this as you take turns sniffing between scents of leather accord and peony before settling on the one. "It should make them their ideal self this sense of recognition with a drop of aspiration. When you spray on the scent, it should feel not only that this scent is who you are, but who you want to be.

 

 

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