How To Find Your New Signature Scent
Finding that perfect fragrance is like finding that perfect pair of jeans, when you find it, you hold onto it forever. Picking out a scent that you love that doesn’t offend others, can be a challenge. You want a fragrance that is subtle enough that you reach for it on the daily (no matter what the event or occasion),but also something unique enough that you don’t get tired of it in a few weeks. The ideal perfume is something that’s comforting, but also something that can be worn both day and night.
My first tip in finding that perfect perfume, is to close your eyes and imagine a happy place. Something that brings you pure joy, and then think about what that smells like. I know that sounds weird, but trust me, it works. Are you running through a fresh flower garden, sitting on the beach with the sun on your face, or maybe in the forest with a crackling bonfire by your feet? All these memories come with a distinct scent. From citrus, floral and fruity, to woody, spicy and greenery, knowing which aromas you’re drawn to, will help narrow down your next fragrance.
Next up, as difficult as this may be, don’t get suckered into the pretty packaging. Sure, we want a pretty bottle, but don’t be tempted by just the elegant and elaborate bottle itself. Although something might be eye-catching and your initial gut may tell you it smells amazing, just because you think it’s pretty, doesn’t mean you’ll love the scent found within. Instead, look for a scent that makes you feel happy and fabulous, you’re going to be wearing it, not looking at it. A good perfume is extremely physical, so if you spritz it and instantly fall in love, chances are you’ll love it for seasons to come.
Speaking of testing it, placement is key. You want to apply your perfume to warm parts of your body, like your neck décolleté, wrists and even behind your knees. These are the “hotspots” when it comes to allowing your new fragrance to blend into your natural oils. As the perfume starts to warm up, it will develop into a rich, bolder aroma. Spraying it into the air, or even on those little pieces of paper, will not actually tell you how it’s going to interact with your unique body chemistry, so always try it on. Allow it time to fully absorb and settle into your skin before making a final decision. Since scents are completely different to each individual and nose, it may come off differently to a friend or loved one. It’s a personal choice and you have to be happy with it.
Spring is the perfect time to experiment with a new scent. Clothing and makeup get lighter, and so does the perfume. The new Avon Flourish Peony Rosé Eau de Parfum is a light and airy fragrance that’s bursting with watery florals, dewy peony petals, pink currant and sheer musk. It has a fresh and zesty aroma that’s grounded with a woodsy, almost earthy scent. Tender and sensual, the delicate peony notes really carry this perfume into summer. It’s ideal for the warmer months ahead thanks to its intoxicating and florally notes. This incredibly feminine and sophisticated fragrance is the perfect scent for those busy, confident and modern-day women. Not only would this make an excellent addition to your perfume collection, it also makes the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Its available right now on avon.ca for only $22.
Finally, now that you’ve honed in on your new fave scent, it’s time to see if it is the right one for you. Are you obsessed with the way it smells on you? If yes, it’s definitely worth wearing all the time. Do you get a lot of compliments when you wear it? Again, you’re probably on the right path with it being your new signature scent. Are you making new memories while wearing it? If you’ve been wearing this fragrance when good things happen to you, or when you have a happy day, you’ll soon start associating that aroma with happiness and you’ll gravitate towards it more often.
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