It’s important to separate yourself from the pack. You need to stand out, and there are a number of ways to accomplish this goal. Many people show off their unique personality through dress, hairstyle, or shoe selection. For something a little more understated, but just as powerful, consider selecting a scent that will immediately identify you to the people you come in contact with everyday. At first, they won’t quite know why they’re having these powerful, memorable feelings. After all, scent is supposedly the sense most strongly linked to memory. With time, however, they’ll come to associate that certain wonderful fragrance with you. Once that connection is made, it won’t easily be forgotten.
How can you figure out which scent best matches your style and personality? A large part of the equation is a simple “smell test”. Go into any local department store, and try on a number of different perfumes. Pick the one that you like the most, and give it a trial period. Wear it to work, out to the bar, and in other social situations where you’ll be in close contact with others. It’s wise not to mention that you’re trying a new perfume. Let their opinions come to you. That way, you’ll know that you’re getting honest feedback instead of superfluous compliments.
This first perfume doesn’t have to be the signature scent that you’re wedded to for eternity. Now it’s time to think about the other aspects of the scent. What does it represent? You would be surprised by the subconscious thoughts and ideas that perfumes can trigger in others. A strong perfume will immediately take another person aback, demanding their attention. This could have a mixed result; do you really want to create such a strong impression before you’ve even had the chance to introduce yourself? Perhaps you’d be better served by something a little less powerful, a scent that flies under the radar until the prey is within reach. Likewise, are you after a more fruity scent, or something that is a bit more masculine?
The scent alone shouldn’t be the only consideration for deciding on your signature scent. Perhaps equally important, what is the price tag attached to the bottle? You don’t want to get addicted to a perfume that you’ll only be able to use sparingly. Consider that your signature perfume is just that: a statement that will make people think of you, and you exclusively. That’s why picking something out of your price range is shortsighted. Instead, consider a slightly less expensive option that won’t break the bank each month.
Choosing your signature perfume should be a fun process, and an expression of exactly what makes you an individual. Remember that you don’t have to settle on the first scent that you come across. Take your time, and experiment with different options that best express your personality. As months turn into years, this scent will become a lasting part of your image to the world, and one that people will look to for evidence that you’ve graced the room with your presence.