AD // I’m a huge fan of scents and fragrance. Which I’m sure most of you are. A good scent can really finish off a outfit, add that pop of empowerment when we need it before a big interview and so much more. I’m sure we all have those specific scents that we relate to certain people; but WHY do we need a signature perfume?
If I was to pick my own signature perfume, it would probably be Lady Million by Paco Rabanne. This is the one I wear the most and have worn the most over the last few years. I think others would probably pick the same for me, too. I feel like this particular scent suits me. It’s not overly feminine or floral. To me, it smells like a power scent. Which makes me feel really good when I put it on!
It’s absolutely fine to mix up your fragrance every day of the week of course, if that’s what you want to do. But in this post, we’re going to look at the benefits and positives of having a signature perfume. There are plenty of places to buy perfume online, too. So when you’ve picked your perfume, you can go and purchase straight away!
If you’re new to picking a signature scent, don’t worry! There are plenty of things you can do to help yourself choose the perfect one. First of all, start thinking about what you want your signature scent to represent. Think about what you’re like as a person and which scents match up to your personality. For example, I’m not a “girly girl”. So something floral and rosy wouldn’t suit me at all.
Then comes the fun part! Test different fragrances to see which you feel most drawn to. When you know, you’ll know! Narrow down your choices and then take some on a test run. Which do you receive the most compliments on? Which scent lasts longer? Which do you feel more empowered in?
If you’re not convinced a signature perfume is for you, here are some additional reasons:
It can help us feel motivated and empowered
There are always going to feel days when we feel a bit drab and dreary. Even worse when it’s on an important day when we really need to be on our A game. Our signature scent can really help with that. Personally, I hate it when I leave the house without my perfume on. It feels like something is missing, so if you need that extra boost, this is where your signature perfume will come in handy.
Your signature scent is the last accessory to an outfit
And speaking of feeling like something is missing, your signature scent is like a carefully selected accessory. Like your favourite watch or pair of earrings. So it should be treated as such. There’s a reason why I feel like something is missing when I leave home without my perfume on. It’s the same feeling I get when I leave without my earrings! Like something is missing.
It take can you back to places and memories
I mean, in your head and within your sense of course. Unless you’ve just bought some magical transportation perfume. But seriously though, scent is an extremely powerful sense and tool for allowing you to remember certain times, people or places in your life. It’s quite magical, really. And a signature scent – one that’s very much attached to a certain place or feeling – is going to do this.
For me, there’s one very specific scent that sends my whole spiritual being back to Disneyland Paris. This particular scent I wore on two different trips to DLP so whenever I smell it, I am RIGHT back there. I can see the sites, smell the smells, feel the feels and all the things. It’s really quite outstanding what one sniff of that scent can do.
It can make you memorable to other people
Similarly to the above point about reminding YOU of people, places and memories, your signature perfume will do the same for others. And that’s a pretty powerful thing to consider. It can have an impact on the impression you make on the world and the new people you meet in your day to day life. It’ll leave people thinking about you whenever that scent hits their nose.
Having a signature perfume has so many benefits and playing around the scent is so much fun too. Our senses are wonderful things – so let’s use them! Remember to apply your signature perfume to your jawline, wrists (not too close to your hands), shoulders and chest as well as at the back of your knees!
Do you have a signature perfume? What is it? Let me know in the comments!
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