The sense of smell is truly amazing! It is directly linked to a part of the brain that controls memory, which is why a scent can immediately transport you to a place in time, as if you were there yesterday. It’s also so subjective. Smells can be tolerated with indifference by others. Or a specific fragrance can smell amazing on one person, and not that great on their friend.
You will find that you naturally gravitate towards preferring certain scents, and that will help you build a signature scent profile – the type of scent that really suits you, and that people will associate with you and remember you by!
The basic scent profiles:
Romantic, sweet and light, this is by far the most popular type of perfume. As the name suggests, they are a blend of flowers such as the rose, violet, lily, jasmine and lavender. Most mens floral scents have orange blossom at their heart, giving an alluring tone.
If Floral is perfectly you, try:
Bottega Veneta Knot Eau Florale Eau De Parfum Spray features amplified notes of rose and peony layered with the softness of musk in a delicately textured frosted glass bottle.
- Top notes: Mandarin Orange, Neroli, Lavender
- Heart notes: Rose, Peony
- Base notes: Tonka Bean, Cedar
Warm, dry and musky notes provide an air of sophistication and mystery to all who wear them. Largely favoured by men, the woody perfumes often have light top notes with a muskier heart. Made from sandalwood, patchouli and oakmoss, women prefer the woody notes for evenings.
If Woody is perfectly you, try:
Serge Lutens Gris Clair Eau De Parfum Spray, like pollen blowing over a lifeless city, is a woody floral musk fragrance for women and men.
- Top notes: Lavender
- Heart notes: Amber, Tonka Bean, Iris
- Base notes: Dry Wood, Incense
Made from spices such as pepper, cloves, cinnamon and vanilla, these fragrances are warm and sensual. There is also a certain depth to this scent that is quite popular with the more adventurous!
If Oriental is perfectly you, try:
Chanel Coco Eau de Parfum Spray, a luxuriant oriental symphony
- Top notes: Sicilian Mandarin
- Heart notes: Jasmine Absolute, Ylang-Ylang and Tunisian Orange Blossom
- Base notes: Indonesian Patchouli, Tonka Bean and Benzoin
Citrus / Fresh
Commonly known as citrus or green notes, the fresh fragrances are often made from lemon, orange and bergamot; then accented with herbal notes to give that refreshing scent and revive the senses. These are a great choice for an uplifting springtime fragrance.
If Citrus is perfectly you, try:
Jo Malone Tuberose Angelica Cologne Intense represents the queen of white florals with sensuality. Touched with the green spiciness of angelica and sumptuous on the warmth of amber wood, this is an intoxicating and desirable perfumery.
- Top notes: Angelica, Citrus, Pepper
- Heart notes: Tuberose, Jasmine, Gardenia Jasminoides
- Base notes: Amber Wood, Sandalwood, Cedar Wood
Enjoy experimenting with fragrances, beautiful ones. And next we’ll chat about something I love to experiment with ALL the time – haircare! Laterz!
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