CHOOSE A SCENT THAT CORRESPONDS TO YOUR VALUES

There's interesting data linking your perfume choice to your personality and values. So, what if you could have a peek into what your scent preferences say about you and your personality? In this blog we are covering the four key scents and how they link to dominant personality traits. So whether you're choosing a fragrance for yourself, your mom, your significant other or your best friend, you're in luck - we've got you covered!

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Citrus lovers & group leaders

Do you always take charge in group situations? Would your friends and family describe you as an alpha man or woman? If so, we bet you gravitate toward citrus-based fragrances, which are usually old and abundant. Its compositions are based on lemon, orange, bergamot, grapefruit or mandarin, with other citrusy, aromatic and tart notes for men and floral notes for women. These are strong-minded, ambitious, natural leaders and may sometimes be viewed as dominant and aggressive. But don't worry, there’s no shame in being a shark. People attracted to the zesty, tangy smells of citrus are also strong-minded, ambitious, and usually the ones who get what they want.

Citrus lovers are strong-minded, ambitious, natural leaders and may sometimes be viewed as dominant and aggressive.

Rose lovers & introspectives

The floral family highlights the aroma of fresh flowers like rose, jasmine, lily, and frangipani to create classically feminine perfumes. It has been suggested that ladies who love fragrances with floral notes are the introspective, sensitive, and cautious. These people are introspective and sensitive to the needs of others. They tend to weigh all of their options before making a choice, and they usually take the time to reflect on their decisions instead of simply diving right into the action.

It has been suggested that ladies who love fragrances with floral notes are the introspective, sensitive, and cautious. These people are introspective and sensitive to the needs of others.

Oriental & energetic

The oriental family features orange blossom, incense, resins, and sandalwood with sweet and warm notes like vanilla, musk, cinnamon, and cardamom. These fragrances are said to attract women who are the life of the party - lively, energetic, and social. So, for example if you love the smell of warm vanilla, you're the person who knows how to get a party started. You love dancing, drinking, meeting new people, and socializing in buzzing atmospheres. Staying at home on the weekend isn’t your cup of tea, as you’d much rather spend the night out with friends. Are we right?

If you love the smell of warm vanilla, you're the person who knows how to get a party started. You love dancing, drinking, meeting new people, and socializing in buzzing atmospheres.

Fruity & moody

You'd imagine that people who wear fruity perfumes would be as sweet as the watermelon scent on their necks. Interestingly enough, you are mistaken. According to research, people who love fruity scents tend to be more irritable, cranky, and sometimes pessimistic. So, if you love anything that smells of berries, apples, or other tropical fruits, it's maybe time to adjust your attitude, yet not necessarily your perfume. 😉

People who love fruity scents tend to be more irritable, cranky, and sometimes pessimistic.

Woody & the best of friends

Centred on aromatic woods and herbs, the woody family is where you'll find the lavender lovers. People who are a little more reserved but curious, love these notes. These people value friendship and teamwork, and can be thoughtful and contemplative. Therefore we predict that you have a huge, close-knit network of friends. People consider you easy to be around, which is why you get along really well with just about everyone. When it comes to your closest friends, you’re the one person who never fails to surprise them on their birthdays, and you can be counted on to always go out of your way to cheer someone up during a tough time.

Centred on aromatic woods and herbs, the woody family is where you'll find the lavender lovers. These people value friendship and teamwork, and can be thoughtful and contemplative. 

Why people buy perfumes?

Ancient Egyptians first used scents and different aromas on things like religious ceremonies, burial services, and daily wear. The rich used to utilise it as a tool for social status - by creating an »aura of elegance«. When the Persians took over, they also held perfume in high regard and of great importance to the Persian noble society. And later, during the Roman empire, they began to view it as a form of art, which was often used as gifts to please other wealthy and important friends.

The rich used to utilise perfume as a tool for social status - by creating an »aura of elegance«.

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Nowadays, people mainly buy perfume because they think enjoy the aroma, but there are a whole lot of other benefits to purchasing your favourite bottled scent:

The comfort of »smelling clean«:

From the earliest times, fragrance has been employed to mask bad odors and fend off illness. Of course we now know a good personal hygiene has nothing to do with just wearing a perfume, however wearing one can make us feel clean, fresh, healthy and glowy and ready to take on the day. 

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Scent as a routine:

By establishing a daily routine, we can set aside time to take care of tasks and focus on our mental and physical health. Routines are essential at every stage of life - from childhood and adolescence to adulthood. They help us cope with change, create healthy habits, improve interpersonal relationships, and reduce stress. Spritzing your favorite perfume on every day, which makes you feel happy, excited or triggers certain childhood memories can be a great way of bringing all the happy emotions into your every day life.

Spritzing your favorite perfume on every day, which makes you feel happy, excited or triggers certain childhood memories can be a great way of bringing all the happy emotions into your every day life.

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Show your individuality:

With so many fragrances to choose from, a person can truly be original in what you decide to fragrance themselves with. You can change the way you smell to match your mood, the occasion, or anything you like. One day you can smell like a romantic rose and the next day, as your preference change, you can smell like splash of summer and citrus. The ability to have this kind of individuality through scent directly influences our confidence and self-esteem and can also be a great way of making little changes in our lives to make it a bit more interesting and exciting.

With so many fragrances to choose from, a person can truly be original in what you decide to fragrance themselves with.

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Desire:

The need for emotional relationships drives human behavior. Some of the things that satisfy this need include: friendships, romantic attachments, family and different social groups. It is important for people to feel loved, accepted and wanted by other people. That is why seduction can be, and for some people often is, an entire approach to life. It's an integral part of almost every successful human relationship. We seduce one another in so many ways, and wearing a great perfume is a great way to do so. Perfume can create desire, as they can make you more attractive to others, due to the wealth of pheromones. They ensure that your first and last impression will be a pleasant and memorable one.

We seduce one another in so many ways, and wearing a great perfume is a great way to do so. Perfume can create desire, as they can make you more attractive to others, due to the wealth of pheromones.

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Make a memorable first impression!

First impressions can last a lifetime. And it only takes a quick glance - a few seconds - for someone to evaluate you when you meet for the first time. In this short time, the other person forms an opinion about you based on your appearance, your body language, your mannerisms, and how you are dressed. Good or bad experience on a person's first visit to a building can be the difference between a successful story or a lost opportunity, and the scent that greets the nostrils of a person will go a long way to deciding whether this person's opinion is positive or negative.

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It only takes a quick glance - a few seconds - for someone to evaluate you when you meet for the first time.

First date? New job interview? A business meeting? You only have a short few seconds to make a good first impression, according to some researchers. They say that based on the results conducted in a study, key contributors to a positive first impression are smiling, being polite, being a good listener, making eye contact and smelling nice

But which scents to choose to really make a positive and lasting impression?

In our opinion there aren't  notes to avoid, as scent is a highly subjective matter. However, below we offer a few tips on how to wear specific notes to make sure people will remember you in a positive way.

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Woodsy, spicy and Oriental base notes are often used in perfumes that are considered heavier and more proper to wear at night, when going out or when you are trying to seduce and attract somebody's attention. 

First date? (Photo: Pexels)

Light floral and citrus base notes are often used in perfumes that are softer and better to wear during the day, to work and to a job interview. 

Business Meeting (photo: Pexels)

If you are unsure about the note of your perfume, try to picture what the scent reminds you of after it has been absorbed in your skin for a while, or check out our 101 guide to identyfing fragrances blog.

The most important thing about wearing perfume, however, is how you wear it. Many people tend to bath themselves in perfume prior to going on a date or meeting someone for the first time. Even if the scent is pleasing, it may leave the wrong impression on the person next to you. 

The most important thing about wearing perfume, is how you wear it.

What you want to achieve when making an impression with perfume, is that your light scent lingers for just a bit after you have left the room, giving the person a chance to reflect a little about you and remember everything you've said. 

To test if you’re wearing too much perfume, hold out your arm after you’ve spritzed the perfume on your wrist. If you can smell your perfume beyond the length of your arm you are wearing too much. 

Are you wearing too much perfume? (photo: Pexels)

Remember: Some things can’t be put into words... they have to be shown and experienced. And perfume is one such thing. It tells a lot, without the need for us to open our mouth. That's why our only job is to make sure we wear it properly.