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The Art of Perfumery

A smell is more than just a perfume. It's a memory that sticks with us for a long time. With just a whiff of these fragrances, our senses come alive again…recapturing, recollecting and evoking a splendour of amazing memories.

Unlike other human senses, olfactory reactions are linked to our brain's emotional centre and are directly related to our prior experiences. Scents convey messages to our limbic system, the part of the brain that regulates memory and emotion. Positive feelings evoked by particular smells have been shown to lessen stress levels and enhance general mental perspective.

This combination of aroma, memory, and emotion explains why scents have the ability to impact our emotions and psychological well-being with some scents commanding the attention in a room like a moth to a flame. The only trick you need to learn here is to choose the right perfume for the right occasion.  

Many people still see fragrances as frivolous luxury, despite the fact that smells are extremely potent. According to scientific research, the scent you wear has an effect on your attractiveness. As a result; for example, the scent you use at work might not be appropriate for your first date.

Smell has the ability to elicit intense emotions. According to one study, people's perceptions of a perfume differ depending on the occasion to which it is worn. This implies that if you associate a scent with a pleasant event, it will boost your mood and inspire positive ideas every time you wear it.

Having a trademark perfume is, of course, a good practice to have. It offers you a sense of self-awareness. But how about delving into the domain of sensations and feelings? It's the same as changing your clothes.

So, depending on the situation, here are some tips on scents to select from…..

For Daytime - During the day, you may spend most of your time commuting, working, and running errands. On a regular day, you won't need your show-stopping bottle of perfume. So choose softer scents such as flowery, lemony, or earthy. During the summer months, Heat also extends the life of a smell and allows it to go further.

For the Evening - Depending on the occasion, you could choose a different scent. A scent that is unexpected, breath-taking, and spontaneous. The notes of vanilla are brightened by a combination of aromatic harmonies of lemon, mandarin, and bergamot, emphasising sensuality with freshness.

For A Date - You don't go on dates every day, so you want it to be exceptional when you do. Choose a scent that is linked with confidence, such as sweet, woody, spicy, or musky, for date evenings, especially if it is your first date.

For Work - Perfumes aren't popular in every business. If your company permits it, a confident perfume with spicy, woody, and citric elements might help you advance your career. Remember to keep it light and neutral, since it may be off-putting to some co-workers.

For Holiday - Wearing a scent depending on your trip might help you build better memories. Wouldn't coconut or aquatic fragrances be ideal for the beach? Pay attention to the atmosphere of the area before selecting your perfume. Floral, fruity, and citrusy scents are the most popular choices since they go so well with vacation emotions.

Gifting that special person - When you offer a bottle of perfume to a friend, you are giving them a memory as well as a few feelings. As a result, it's a fantastic present!

It's impossible to forecast which scent a person would appreciate unless you know them as well as you know yourself.


Article by Mamuna Arshad – Aesthetic, Lifestyle Specialist & COMPS Lecturer

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