How to Choose a Signature Fragrance

February 15, 2010 by  
Filed under Beauty Advice and Tips

Have you ever walked in the room and smell someone’s perfume that lingered? Have you ever smelled a fragrance and immediately thought of a friend or your mom? Not only is the sense of smell on of our powerful senses, but it also can remind you of special occasions or people.

Choosing your signature fragrance is not as hard as it may seem. There are a few factors to consider such as your personality and the types of fragrances that you like.
When you are planning to purchase a new fragrance, it is wise to consider your current fragrance picks. Make note of whether you typically are drawn to floral, oriental, soft or fruity scents.
Once you have identified these scents, create a list to bring along when shopping. It is easy to get sidetracked for forget scents that worked or did not work. Knowing the types of scents you are currently fond of will help narrow down your choices for furture fragrance purchases.
Once you have determined the scents that you like, we should now take a look at your personality. Your fragrance should also somehow reflect your personality. For example, if you are sensual you may opt for a oriental scent. If you are confident, perhaps a vanila fragrance is your match. Floral scents usually match will with overly prissy women.
By no means are the above the gospel or etched in stone, but instead use the references above as a reference if needed. Once you have compared your personality traits to your current list of likes, it should be easy to narrow down your fragrance options.
While you may immediately love your new fragrance, in order to get a true feel for it, wear your new fragrance for a few weeks. While fragrances smell wonderful in the bottle or on the sample card, often they can smell different with body chemistry. Once you have worn the fragrance for several weeks and you are still in love, you have found your signature fragrance!