Are you searching for the right notes to complement your personality? Finding your signature scent can be hard work but it doesn’t have to be! The right perfume is the perfect accessory. And like any good accessory, your signature fragrance should mean something to you.
For several years, I wore the same perfume day after day. I was devastated when it was discontinued because finding a perfume can be so overwhelming. I didn’t know where to start!
If you’ve found that your favorite scent just isn’t cutting it or if you just haven’t found one that works, here are a few easy steps toward finding the right fragrance for you.
find the scent notes that matter most to you
First, think about the scents that strike you as you move throughout your day. Do you love to curl up in a freshly laundered blanket? Then you should start with clean, fresh scents. Do you love the bright smell of a bouquet of gardenia? Seems like floral scents are for you.
Don’t worry. If you can’t quite place your nose on a smell that you love, take our short quiz to get pointed in the right direction.
step outside of the norms
I tend to prefer scents that many would consider masculine, like cedar and musk. So, I often stray outside of the lines and browse our wide selection of mens fragrances where my favorite notes are more prevalent. It’s simply a matter of preference. My love for cologne has nothing to do with the fact that I get more compliments when I’m wearing one…?
lengthen your trial phase
Exploring your options can get expensive when it comes to the world of fragrance. So if you don’t fall in love at first sniff, consider stocking up on rollerballs and travel sprays. They are convenient options that allow you to take your new fragrance for multiple test runs before making a final commitment.
don’t be afraid of change
Our tastes and sensibilities change from time to time. Because your signature scent is an extension of your style, it is okay if it changes as well. In the years since my favorite perfume was discontinued, I’ve found myself bouncing between light floral perfumes to weighty woodsy colognes and hitting every stop between. The key is to find what you enjoy and run with it.
Once you’ve done the hard work and research, we’ve made it easy for you to shop our perfumes and colognes by scent family to finally find the perfect fragrance. If you already have a favorite, let me know in the comments!