For many, fragrance is the finishing touch to grooming. It’s a spritz of perfume or cologne before we walk out the door. But how do you choose your aroma?
Fragrance allows you to express yourself. It identifies you. You may decide on one perfume that will be your signature scent. Great for embedding yourself in the heart of someone.
Some designers say your signature fragrance should match your clothing style. If you favor feminine designs, your perfume should be floral. If your style is simple and classic, go with citrus. If you are edgy, look for oriental.
Even businesses are getting in on the signature fragrance. I was in a hotel recently that all the public areas had a most delicious scent. I loved the lobby and I think it made me appreciate the rest of the decorations there. This is referred to as “scent branding”.
Ignore the trends. They are set by manufacturers based on what they are selling. They essentially MAKE the trend.
FRAGRANCES ARE SEASONAL
In the spring, we see the beginning of flower blossoms and budding trees. April showers wash our earth, cleaning off dust and grime. This brings us feelings of freshness and a light spirit. Likewise, we favor a bouquet of mint, lilac, peonies, and violets.
In the summer, we find ourselves at the beach or the lake. We savor cold, fresh fruits of melons, berries and citrus. We find joy in the aroma of sweet orange blossoms, mandarin, tangerine, raspberry and peach. Fruit dominates, but blends well with bergamot, rose and jasmine.
By the time fall arrives, we are ready to rest and return to routines. We seek serenity. Our world has turned to colors of orange, dark green, brown and gold. We cuddle up with deep, warm fragrances of sandalwood, amber, oakmoss and vetiver.
Winter is the best season of all for wearing perfumes. The cold temperatures allows our fragrances to marinate and they are least effected by environmental odors and body odors. Vanilla, cinnamon, cardamom, sage, and clove surface. Frankincense and myrrh are used in remembrance of the birth of Jesus Christ.
All I can say is —YES, YES, YES
Oh, the essence of a great smelling man (my hubby, of course) is such a turn on! When I get a whiff of my man, I feel like I could just sink right into his body. I can’t get enough of him!
Josette Bath & Body uses certified essential oils and phthalate free fragrances. We also carry most items in unscented. Our signature line of soaps are the best selling soaps year-round. Each season, we bring on new fragrances for the season.
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