Finding your signature scent is something that takes time. It’s something that everyone will associate with you, it becomes unique to you, and it’s worth getting right.
There are a lot of good smells out there, but finding the right one is a process. After all, if it’s going to be your signature scent then it needs to be you. Here are some steps you can follow to find the perfect smell for that lasting impression.
- Study the notes.
Scents have many parts to them, but the notes reveal themselves in three different layers: top, heart, and base. Top notes are strongest at first, but evaporate throughout the day to make way for the others. The heart notes are often florals – something that balances out and ties together. The base notes are your most prominent part of the overall scent, lasting the longest. Study different notes to figure out which combinations are the best for you.
- Think about the time of year.
Believe it or not, scents are seasonal. If you’re looking for something to match the phase of the year we’re in, it’s good to think about what the scent encompasses. For your colder seasons, such as Autumn and Winter, go for something heavy and strong. For your warmer days, you might want to consider a more lighter summer scent.
- Don’t be afraid to ask people what smell they’re wearing.
Smell something you like on someone else? Go ahead and ask them what it is. There’s every chance that the scent won’t smell the same once it mixes with your own skin, but it doesn’t hurt to try and figure out a starting place to go from.
- Try before you buy
Visit the store and try them all out. Source out samples and give them a go. The thing about finding your unique scent is that it’s entirely that – unique. What may smell great on someone else might smell totally different on you. Before you commit to something, you need to know it’s a winner.
It’s a process, but it’s worth it. Once you find the right smell for you, it becomes an extension of your style.