Choosing the perfect scent for you can seem like a daunting task. There are so many types of scents that it's sometimes confusing to know which one you like best.
Once you figure out what works for you, it gets easier each time you want to buy a new one. Here are some tips on how to choose the right scent for you:
1. Go by note
There are three main perfume notes, including top notes (the initial aroma), middle notes (the heart of the scent) and base notes (the lingering smell). These notes are blended to create the final fragrance.
The type of note you prefer will help you narrow down your choices. Once you know what notes you like, try to identify them in your favourite scents.
You might prefer floral or fruity scents or something muskier and spicier. Think about what kind of notes appeal to you most when choosing scents.
2. Try the scent before buying
Don't just go by marketing when choosing the right scent— try it out before buying it. Utilise the testers available so you can test it on yourself before purchasing it in bulk.
It's important to rest your sense of smell while you test. When you've been smelling the same scent for an extended period, your nose becomes fatigued and can't process the information as clearly.
Try taking a break every 10 minutes or so and then coming back to sniffing —this will allow some time for fatigue-causing molecules to clear from your nasal cavity before you resume smelling again. Smelling coffee beans also helps.
3. Go with what fits your mood and emotions
Scents are powerful and can evoke memories and emotions, create a mood or environment, and even change the way you feel about yourself. It can even improve your memory.
Before you choose a perfume, think about what you want to achieve with it—are you aiming for an energy boost, a boost in confidence or a new outlook on life?
In order for a scent to be effective, it needs to match your emotional state. If you're feeling tired, lethargic and uninspired, but also content and happy in your life, then the scent of fresh cut grass will only make you feel even more lethargic.
On the other hand, smelling like clean laundry won't be enough if you're feeling like your life is full of passion and excitement—or even just trying to project that image.
4. Try new things
One of the best ways to improve your fragrance is to try new scents. Don't be afraid to ask for help; don't fear what people might think about your choice.
The perfect scent is an individual thing; even if someone else may not like it, that doesn't mean it's wrong for you. Trying different scents will give you a better idea of what works best with your body chemistry.
You can also try mixing different perfumes or layering delicate floral notes over deeper base notes to create something unique that no one else has discovered yet.
5. Choose a scent that matches your style
Consider buying scented candles that match this aesthetic if you're decorating your living room with modern furniture and accessories. If you're more interested in having fun with colour, don't be afraid to look at candle holders in bright hues like red or green.
6. Choose seasonal scents
There are hundreds of different fragrances out there, but the beauty of this type of product is that they can be changed as often as you like.
So, if autumn is your favourite season, why not make sure your home smells like it too? And when spring comes around again, simply change the scent to reflect the season.
Take note that some scents work better in warm climates than in cold ones.
7. Check out reviews online
It can be hard to decide what scent is right for you and it may not be the most convenient to travel down to a physical store. But luckily, there are plenty of opinions and reviews online.
When choosing a scent for your home, think about what you want to achieve. Do you want to create a relaxing space, or do you want something uplifting?
If you’re looking for something calming and soothing, choose an aroma with floral notes. If you want an uplifting fragrance, opt for citrus or woody scents.
We hope these tips have made you more confident in choosing the perfect scent for you. In case you need more information, our blog contains more. Here's to finding your perfect scent.