The right way to discover the ‘true you’ with perfume…

How do discover the ‘true you’ and know if a perfume fits you? This is likely one of the most ceaselessly requested questions we get at PSHQ, and to be sincere, it’s one of many causes we launched (extremely, 9 years in the past, now!)

One of many one of the best methods to essentially faucet into that ‘true you’ and uncover what you want from a perfume on any given day is the way it resonates with you – the way it makes you really feel, not simply what it smells like.

Private Preferences:

From childhood, we’re all conditioned to have particular person odor preferences, and our response is predicated partly on our particular person genetic make-up (our DNA), and partly on our life experiences. So: that crushed tomato leaf observe that reminds you of a beloved grandmother and her greenhouse – or the jasmine that was rising spherical a door whenever you have been poorly on vacation, and which you’ll be able to hardly abdomen. Technically, all of us have an ‘olfactory fingerprint’, which is exclusive to us: it’s our life’s experiences all locked away in our odor reminiscence. In the identical means that we every reply in another way to completely different smells, we don’t all like the identical photos, or the identical music. (And wouldn’t life be boring, if we did…?)



Your DNA:

Your bodily make-up can have an effect, however there are a lot of, many exceptions… Please keep in mind it is a very broad rule-of-thumb, and may also change with hormone ranges…

  • Blondes with truthful pores and skin might discover they’re happiest with wealthy florals, as their pores and skin might generally tend to dryness, and refined/citrus fragrances will evaporate rapidly.
  • Brunettes / black hair usually have medium/darkish pores and skin which tends to comprise greater ranges of pure oils, permitting scents to last more; they might discover Ambreés (deeper, extra resinous) notes work effectively.
  • Redheads are likely to have truthful and delicate pores and skin, and typically this seems to be incompatible with perfumes dominated by inexperienced notes.

The right way to Discover a Perfume You Like:

We’ve beforehand printed a bit on tips on how to discover a perfume, the place you can see all the guidelines and tips you should get your palms (and nostril) on a choice of scents



However… Does it Swimsuit Me?

Ask your self this query, solely, at first: Do you actually prefer it? In that case, then sure! We will by no means hope to please everybody with our scent decisions, so our recommendation is, don’t even attempt.

Generally, although, when folks ask this query it’s as a result of the perfume is out of their consolation zone. It’s fully true that some fragrances – notably the bolder or extra complicated and strange ones – can take longer to fall in love with. An important factor is to present fragrances TIME in your pores and skin – not only one spray on someday, then strolling away if it doesn’t instantly seize you.




In the event you’ve smelled the scent in your pores and skin on multiple event and also you’re nonetheless unsure, ensure you test our tricks to attempt earlier than you write it off as a particular ‘no’.

Different instances, folks ask this query in the event that they merely can’t odor a perfume on themselves very strongly. This may be since you’re ‘anosmic’ (unable to odor) a few of the notes. This may occur with massive molecule notes (like musk), and amazingly, scientists presently nonetheless don’t know why we are able to odor some issues however not others. Or, it may be since you’re so used to smelling the identical ‘signature’ scent that your nostril has ‘switched off’, and doesn’t register it anymore.


One of the simplest ways to search out the ‘true you’ with perfume…

…is to attempt a number of – attempt scents you’d by no means usually take into account carrying, even people who really feel so completely different they may be somewhat difficult at first. That’s why we began doing our Discovery Packing containers 9 years in the past, and so love curating them to this present day!

Actually get to know the brand new perfume samples – and your self – by contemplating what it’s you do or don’t like about them. It’s simply as helpful to study what we dislike, at instances, relatively than sticking with one thing secure however boring. Do you would like they have been brighter, lasted longer, have been bolder, smoother, softer…? Now somewhat of what you want, what the ‘true you’ requires, and you may ask an assistant in retailer, or seek for these key phrases on-line.

It’s a place to begin, and the start of a beautiful journey. Subsequent, you might need realized of a model you’d prefer to discover extra of. And you then’re already within the midst of a beautiful journey…

Written by Suzy Nightingale