How To Find A Signature Scent?
Collecting perfumes to wear on different occasions, seasons, and moods is great but having a signature scent is what makes us truly special.
Picking the fragrance that works flawlessly with the unique body chemistry and pleases us (and everyone else!) can be quite challenging. The market is full of quality and alluring niche perfumes so it’s easy to get lost while looking for your perfect match.
In this article, we are going to share the main 4 rules to follow if you want to find the one.
4 Rules That Will Help You Pick Your Signature Scent
A perfect perfume is like true love – it’s never too late to find it. Some people may fall in love with the first sniff and the others need some time to figure things out with the fragrance. Anyway, it’s going to be a wonderful journey. And yes, it may take time. But true love is worth waiting for, right?
Rule #1. Decide what you want from your relationship with the perfume. Are you looking for turning heads and standing out from the crowd? Do you want to feel more confident, fun, or passionate? The right perfume can do everything. As Mr. Guerlain said, “You are the last note of the fragrance”. You have the power to transform the perfume you wear, and this is a truly magical trait.
Rule #2. Never be driven by trends, friends' or bloggers’ recommendations, or marketing campaigns. When you find the one, you’ll feel it instantly. It will make you your ideal self – an uplifted and happy person. And it goes without saying that wearing the right perfume should always be comfortable.
Rule #3. Sample each fragrance on your skin. Spraying and sniffing the testing strip will rather lead you to a horrible mistake than your signature scent. This is not how true love works. Allow the ingredients to settle on your skin – you’ll get the full picture after wearing it for a few hours and letting all notes develop.
Rule #4. Don’t be shy: experiment a lot. Buy a sample or a travel-size vial, and see which fragrance works the best with your unique scent. However, the general rule here is to limit yourself to 3 options at a time.
Parfum Exquis offers you a large selection of fragrances in any size (mini, travel, or full versions). And here are our top 5 stunning niche perfumes to be remembered.
Main accords: fig leaves, ripe fig
Philosykos is a cult smell of Paris and the ultimate choice of Parisian women. However, it acquired popularity across the globe – the fresh green opening and rich fruitiness of a ripe fig combined with a coconut creaminess leave no one indifferent. It will teleport you to a sunny resort in Greece or Sicily, where life is joyful and fun.
Choose it if you prefer clean and natural scents with creamy, green and earthy notes.
Main accords: amber, saffron, jasmine
Despite the global obsession, this fragrance won’t be suitable for everyone. The thing with the signature scent is that it has to blend perfectly with the natural scent of your body. Although many people find this perfume pleasant, it reveals its true identity (amber, woody, a bit sugary notes) only to the chosen ones.
Choose it if you enjoy sexy and elegant aromas with deep spicy hints.
Black Orchid by Tom Ford
Main accords: truffle, flowers (jasmine, gardenia, ylang-ylang), black currant, bergamot, citrus
Complex and unique smell that was born as a result of Tom Ford’s quest to find the “perfect flower”. This niche perfume blends together floral and spicy notes in the most hypnotizing way. The heart of this fragrance is undoubtedly an orchid complemented by bergamot, truffle, dark fruits, and citrus.
Choose it if you love heavy and dark perfumes with sweet and elegant hints.
Main accords: mandarin, bergamot, green tea, black currant
This niche perfume was launched in 1995 but feels surprisingly modern. It has casual vibes and can be worn during the spring and summer months. The fragrance is fairly unisex. Need another reason to try it? Silver Mountain Water was a signature scent of David Bowie.
Choose it if you like fruity and fresh aromas.
Acqua Della Regina by Santa Maria Novella
Main accords: citrus, neroli, petitgrain, rosemary, lavender
The history of the fragrance dates back to the 16 century. Acqua della Regina (sometimes referred to as “the Queen’s Water”) pays homage to the perfume worn by Caterina de’ Medici. This Italian perfume is classy but not old-fashioned, impressive but not offensive. The fragrance is very feminine and attractive – it mesmerizes by bergamot and lemony citrus in the opening, which are blended with bright floral accords.
Choose it if you prefer a subtle mixture of leafy and sweet, warm and fresh aromas.