How To Choose Your Own Signature Perfume And Fragrance

Your own signature perfume can range from the classic, delicate, or sensuous scents. While many women build a collection of perfumes many choose to wear one signature perfume for both day and night and favor it year round.

 "Perfume is the most intense form of memory." Is a quote from well-known perfumer Jean Guerlain. A fragrance is so much more than just an aroma, it is speaks of emotion, romance, energy, intimacy and empowerment. 

A fragrance speaks for itself and for this reason, it is vital that a person chooses a signature fragrance that adequately represents who they are. There are over twenty thousand fragrances on the market today for people to choose from.

This can make picking a signature scent rather difficult. However, there are various tips available to help you choose the right scent for you. The first step when deciding on your signature fragrance is determining what particular mood you want to create. There are three loosely based groups known as classic, delicate and sensual that fragrances can be broken down into.

Your Signature Perfume

The Classic Scents

The classic scent is your best choice if you are seeking a fragrance and are unsure of exactly what you are looking for. A classic scent may be dependable, but it is anything but plain or boring. A great classic fragrance would be a wonderful addition to any woman’s perfume collection.

Classic perfumes go with any outfit and are perfect for any occasion or event all year long. Chanel No. 5 is one of the most classic fragrances ever created. This perfume, a delightful blend of Ming, rose and jasmine is much loved by women all over the world. Chanel No. 5 is a stylish, chic choice for women looking for a classic scent.

Another timeless fragrance that is always worth taking into consideration is Oscar. This fragrance composes a unique blend of Bulgarian rose, amber, jasmine and mirth. This is a sophisticated fragrance perfect for formal events.

The Delicate Scents

The second group of fragrances is known as delicate. These scents are gentle, feminine and completely irresistible. T

Two of the most popular delicate fragrances in production today are L’Air Du Temps and Premier Jour. L’Air Du Temps first appeared in 1948 and its developer Nina Ricci created a delicate scent that is composed of carnation and gardenia with slight but significant amounts of jasmine, rose and sandalwood.

This fragrance is often depicted as being a "garden of delights.” Another popular fragrance of Nina Ricci’s is called Premier Jour. This contemporary fragrance of the 21st century is founded on a note of sugared almond and is a delight to the senses.

The Sensuous Scents

The third group known as sensual is daring, self-assured and fervent. When one thinks of the sensual group, two fragrances are often called to mind, Opium and Chance by Chanel.

Opium first became available in 1977 and has been a well loved fragrance ever since its debut. This perfume is a sultry and mysterious combination of carnation, jasmine, lily of the valley, mandarin, amber and vanilla.

One of Chanel’s newest fragrances, Chance, is feisty, and evokes a sense of passion and confidence. This fragrance is sure to entice any woman with its sensual delight. This fragrance is composed of citrus notes, jasmine, pink pepper and white musk.

Making One Your Own

Your signature fragrance should always completely compliment everything about which you are from your looks, to your personality to the lifestyle you lead. Your body chemistry plays a leading role in how your perfume will smell on you.

The exact same fragrance sprayed onto two different people will not smell the same because body chemistry is uniquely individual. For this reason, it is vital that you determine your signature fragrance based on how it smells on your skin, not on someone else It is important to keep in mind that fragrances will change their aroma slightly after being on your skin for awhile.

Give your perfume choice a chance to settle for awhile before you decide if it suits your needs. A signature perfume is meant to be a unique expression of your individuality, take your time, shop around and make sure your happy with your fragrance of choice.

Author: Tanna Mayer

Updated: November 25 2014

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