How to Choose the Right Perfume for Your Personality


The way we smell has a profound impact on those around us. The human body is well-equipped with hidden odor-releasing hardware that delivers a stream of messages every second of every day.

In fact, we humans have a higher concentration of scent glands in our skin than any other animal. While we may not register these smells on a conscious level, science has shown that they still affect mood and behavior.

It makes sense then to give a little extra thought to choosing a perfume that suits you, one that perfectly reflects your personality. Let’s explore this further.

How to Choose Perfume

Each perfume or cologne has several different ‘notes’ that determine its overall scent. It is important to understand these notes in order to find the perfect perfume that both enchants and lingers well on your skin.

Top Notes

The lightest notes in a fragrance are usually noticeable immediately after applying the perfume, but they fade quickly. Common fragrance top notes include citruses, light fruits such as berries, and herbs like sage and lavender.

Middle Notes

After the top notes have evaporated, the middle notes appear. And are often referred to as the heart. Middle notes are often infused with spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or cardamom, or a smooth blend of floral or fruit tones including rose, lemongrass, and nutmeg.

Base Notes

Base notes are the final notes of a fragrance that become apparent after the top notes have evaporated. Even after the top notes have dissipated, these often rich notes linger for hours on the skin. Base notes can include cedarwood, vanilla, and musk.

What Fragrances Say About Your Personality

There is no right or wrong choice when it comes to choosing the best perfume, for women or men. Your choice of scent will be as unique are you are, so feel free to go with what you love.

However, there are certain smells that ‘feel’ different from others and inspire different emotions.

For example, dreamers and free spirits are often attracted to aquatic fragrances with fresh salty notes. Cool, elegant, and inspirational, these personalities radiate wonderful energy.

What if you are somewhat unusual – perhaps darker and more sensual? The notes you’re most likely to enjoy are bold, musky, with hints of spice. The friendly and feminine types are drawn to light floral notes such as rose or jasmine, while the crisp freshness of citrus belongs to the sophisticated and classy ladies.

For those who are still experimenting with scents and are yet to find their ideal flavor, a great choice is

Choose What’s Best for You

The thrilling world of fragrance is yours for the taking, so don’t be afraid to try any perfume that draws you in and excites you. Choose one that suits your mood just for today or commit to a lasting scent that is uniquely you.

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