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How To Choose A Signature Scent

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Signature scent. I love a beautiful perfume. A gentle fragrance left behind which lingers long after you’ve left the room. A scent you can be remembered by or an image you create for others.

“You are never fully dressed without perfume!” -C. JoyBell C

Fragrances have existed for thousands of years. Historically, their use has been documented as far back as ancient Egypt with almost every country having its own story relating to perfumes. In England, for example, Queen Elizabeth l commanded that all public places be scented. During this era perfumes were mixed by the ladies themselves, giving them a truly personal touch.

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Of course we no longer need to create our own fragrances, but unfortunately walking down the perfume aisle and seeing all of the beautiful bottles can be overwhelming. Floral, citrus, oriental, woody, with so much variety do you choose a light scent or one that’s more heady and how do you know if it’s the right ‘fit’?

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Like many of you, I am always looking for a perfume that can become my signature scent. Think back to some of your wonderful memories and you will find that many are associated with a fragrance. Perhaps how your mother smelled when she tucked you in at night or the perfume that you wore on your first date. When you come across one of these iconic scents, all you have to do is close your eyes and you will relive the memory.

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Looking back at all the perfumes that you’ve ever worn, you’ll probably find that most fall into one or two sections of the Fragrance Wheel. Take some time to zero in on which scents you are attracted to and then try only three to four at a time so as not to confuse your senses. Once you have narrowed down the scents that you are interested in, spritz the perfume on a test strip and smell before letting it sit for a few minutes. You’ll notice that the perfume changes over time and as the top note evaporates the bouquet, or the second note, comes into play. This is the heart of your scent so to speak. Then after even more time, you will finally reach the base note. This will linger for several hours and it is the part of the perfume that holds all the memories. If you find that the scent is still enticing, try it on and live with it for a few hours. Remember that this should be a scent you love, a fragrance that will say something about you and a perfume which will last through many memorable moments.

Do you have a signature scent?

Could this be your next signature scent?

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19 Comments

  1. I’m not that huge a fan of perfumes, but I did pick out a new one for my mom for her birthday last year! 🙂

  2. Great tips!! I always feel like perfume is the finishing touch to a great outfit. Its funny how your taste change over time…I used to wear a lot of sweeter ( gourmand ) based perfumes and I can’t stand to smell sweet. I still like them, just not on me. lol! I now prefer scents that are soft but still linger…and sometimes I like to layer my perfumes.

    xo, jackie
    http://www.stylemydreams.wordpress.com

  3. Like Chanel Chance. The scent is not overpowering and suits everyday life.

  4. Lovely post! I somehow get bored of fragrances and can never have a signature scent
    xx
    http://www.JuneWantsItAll.com

  5. Great Post! I love wearing perfumes and my favourite go to fragrance is Fantasy. I love the strong vanilla notes of this fragrance….I love anything vanilla, it’s so feminine and girly.

    Keisha xo

  6. Amazing post! I love perfumes!! 🙂
    Thank you!!
    http://dhariascloset.blogspot.com

  7. Smells like fashion!!! 😉

    http://www.stylentonic.com

    1. Ha! It does!
      xo

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    This is a nice post.It has a good tips here. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you, my pleasure!
      xo

  9. This is a hard one since I can’t remember if I had a signature scent LOL and I stopped using perfume when I was pregnant and even after giving birth. I do have a perfume that I started using last year around Spring/Summer time and then will be using it again once the season starts. It’s called Twinkle Rose from Perfumelifer. It’s very feminine, a touch of rose scent and not overwhelming. It’s like spring in a bottle!

    xx Donah

    1. That sounds absolutely wonderful! I like changing my scent every season!
      xo

  10. Creed always smells so good!
    http://www.mressentialist.com

  11. I only wear men colonges, my fav are Chanel allure. Coocoo4coco.blogspot.com

  12. I only wear men colonges, my fav is Chanel allure. Coocoo4coco.blogspot.com

  13. I love Jean Paul Gaultier in Madam, even though it’s super strong and loud citrus, I just love it! My 2nd choice is Alien by Thierry Mugler – bliss!

    1. Oooh I’ll have to try the JP Gaultier one, sounds fantastic!
      xo

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