Your signature scent is something that makes you stand out, turn heads and starts conversations. It will be a mark of identification for you and there are plenty of good scents in the market so your signature scent needs to be well-thought. Follow these steps to find the perfect one for you:
Find Your Preferred Notes
You need to learn about the structure of scents for this, i.e., the notes. The Notes have three layers- top, heart and base. The top notes are the first ones you smell and then they evaporate followed by heart and base notes. The heart notes are usually florals and help the easy binding of the top and base notes. The base notes last the longest and are the most prominent ones amongst the rest two.
Seasons and Scents
Usually people have two scents, one for the summer time and the other for winters. Winter scents tend to be heavier, oriental and woody whereas the summer scents are more on the citrus, fruity and floral side.
If you want to have just one scent, you need to see how it lasts and transforms on your body during winters and summers to see if you would need a different one for a different time of the year.
Fragrance families for Winter months:
Fragrance families for Summer months:
Ask Someone With A Signature Scent
We all have that one friend who we can smell from miles away. When they are around, the signature smell of theirs starts lingering in the room. If their scent is something you’re fond of, ask them for recommendations. They might also be able to tell you about what stores to visit or an employee who helped them find their signature scent.
Consider Your Surroundings
Think about your personality or your alternate-personality that you want to project through your signature fragrance. Keep in mind your friends, family and your partner when choosing your scent because they will be the ones who will be around you the most and their honest opinions regarding your scent will help you pick the right one.
Don’t Stop Trying
You can visit stores, ask for samples or subscribe to perfume boxes to help you choose your signature scent. It’s not easy to find a fragrance that you want to be assosiated with so take your time and don’t hesitate to ask for feedback from your friends and family.