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Selecting Your Signature Scent

Selecting Your Signature Scent

Are you looking for a new signature scent to shake up your fragrance game? Then you've come to the right place.

With the scent of your fragrance often acting as a first impression, it's no wonder there's so much pressure on getting it right. Your scent of choice will linger on your clothes and follow you from room to room so we know how important it is to choose the perfect fragrance.

Finding your signature scent is all about choosing something that you like. Not what’s popular or what your best friend is wearing. 

Understanding Different Scent Categories

Selecting a signature fragrance can be tricky, particularly when you want one that represents who you are and who you want to be, whether that's fun and flirty or sensual and mysterious. 

It’s also important to know what scent categories you love and the ones you want to steer clear of. Not sure what’s out there, no worries! We’re here to break down the 4 major scent categories for you.

Floral

This scent encompasses the flower family from gardenias to roses. They are used to create romantic and sweet fragrances and are perfect for those drawn to the warm and typically feminine floral scents.

One of the most popular and largest families of perfume, floral lovers are looking for something classic rather than flashy. 

Try a floral favourite with Estee Lauder Beautiful. It's a light and floral fragrance with fresh citrus notes and a woodsy base. The top notes include rose, mandarina, lily, tuberose and marygold. The intensive floral heart is sweet, consisting of orange flower, jasmine and ylang-ylang.

Fresh

Fresh fragrances are a family of green, citrus and water scents that are uplifting and zesty. Fresh lovers are drawn to this more unisex scent for its therapeutic balance between refreshment and calm.

For a feminine option, we love the Versace Yellow Diamond. This fragrance unveils a crisp, fresh and contemporary smell with top notes of lemon, bergamot, neroli and pear sorbet and heart notes of orange blossom, freesia, mimosa, and water lily.

Oriental

Enjoy hints of spice and sweetness in this sophisticated scent family. The fragrances evoke a mysterious and sensual nature with common bold notes of vanilla, dark spices and exotic flowers.

Be addictive and irresistible with the radiant scent of Marc Jacob’s Daisy Love. This fragrance reveals its first notes in a vibrant burst of sweet cloudberries. Delicate daisy tree petals mingle with sparkling cashmere musk and driftwood to create a lasting and memorable twist.

Woody

Often using notes of trees, roots and leaves, woody scents are earthy, soothing and have a warmth at their heart. It's for those who want to stay away from the sweeter scents such as florals, prefering the darker notes of leather and wood.

who is elijah Haze is a dreamy unisex scent with decadent warm and smoky notes. On first spritz, you’ll be enveloped by heady yet fresh orange blossom and pure vanilla. Mixed with the spicy unpredictability of pink pepper and clove, this is a woody fragrance you won’t soon forget.

What’s next?

Now that you know a little bit more about the different types of scents, there are a couple of more steps you can try to help with finding your new, everyday fragrance.

An obvious way to start is by thinking about the scents you already like. You don’t need to be an expert in fragrances, simply pay attention to the scents you surround yourself with. What do some of your favourite candles smell like? Does your go-to shampoo have a scent you particularly enjoy? This is an easy way to discover what your preferences are.

Finally, don’t be afraid to follow your instincts. It’s great to look at popular fragrances as a way to discover more options but in the end, you’ll be the one wearing it. So make sure it’s a scent that you love and not just one everyone else does.


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