Finding Your Signature Scent: What Are the Key Characteristics to Look For?

Choosing a signature fragrance can take a while, considering the overwhelming sea of beautiful shiny perfume bottles that line the shelves of stores. It can be a relief to streamline your routine for a minimalistic, more intentional fragrance wardrobe. Choose one or two signature scents that you'll go back to time and time again, rather than playing fragrance roulette every day of the week.

Learn how to find “your scent” in the sea of limitless choices.

Fragrance is a very subtle and intimate way of revealing the type of person you are — or aspire to be. To others, your signature scent is a subconscious way they'll remember you and how they'll perceive you. To you, it can be a strong factor in determining what kind of day you're going to have and what type of mood you want to set. Your signature scent is unabashedly yours. That’s why it’s so important to know how to find a perfume that suits you and all your different traits.

Here's what to know about perfume if you're looking for the one that will be your signature scent!

A Guide to Finding Your Signature Scent

Here are a few key characteristics to look for when shopping for perfume.

Fragrance Family - Every fragrance falls under a certain family: floral, fruity, oriental, woody and gourmand, and fresh. Which fragrances are you drawn to?

The Notes - Every perfume has a unique combination of notes that creates a particular scent - top, middle, and base. For example, some fragrances may have a hit of a floral scent at the start but then settle into one that’s sweeter and fruitier.

Perfume Strength – Eau de Toilette, Eau De Parfum, Parfum, and Eau de Cologne all have different concentrations of essential oils and alcohol. Eau de Parfum is the lightest and Parfum is the strongest. How do you like your perfume, intense or light?

Narrow Down Your Selection – Once you’ve chosen a few that you like. Start with a scent blotter and spray it with the perfume then bring the scent strip to your nose and see how it smells on the strip. If you like it, spritz your wrist, let it soak in, and then smell how it works on your skin. Each perfume will work differently with your body chemistry and may smell different than the test strip. 

Think About Your Skin - Just like you’d steer clear of heavily fragranced skincare products if you have sensitive skin, you need to keep away from perfumes that may have too much alcohol or essential oils for your skin. That’s why it’s always good to give perfume a test run with a small sample.

 Here Are a Few of Our Favourite Perfumes That You Might Also Like

Women’s Pick - Sauvage Eau de Parfum by Dior

Sauvage by Dior Eau de Parfum is an earthy, woody fragrance inspired by the desert at dusk—ready to cool after the burning day and absorbed by the lavish rays of the setting sun. This fragrance promotes a peaceful balance that radiates calm confidence.

Men’s Pick - Boss Bottled Intense by Hugo Boss

Boss Bottled Intense Perfume by Hugo Boss is for the man who wants a masculine and seductive scent. Boss Bottled Intense has aromatic notes and a woody accent to create a warm sensuous fragrance that exudes a strong and sexy men’s fragrance.

Whether it’s a reflection of your personality or simply a fragrance you truly associate with or love, we hope this guide to choosing your perfect signature scent has been helpful. At Online4Pharmacy you can choose from the latest and most popular fragrances available for both women and men.