Arousing Olfaction

“A woman’s perfume tells more about her than her handwriting. ”
― Christian Dior


I would not say I am judgmental, but when it comes to perfumes, I like being judged. That absolutely amazing feeling when one passes through the perfume section of a departmental store is indescribable. Perfumes give an impression about a person way before his/her arrival and makes the presence felt long after departure.


So, this post is a tribute to my age old collection of perfumes (I have yet so many on my wish-list).

While choosing perfumes, how do we know which one works the best for us?
Choosing a signature perfume maybe a bit tricky, but once chosen, there’s nothing better. I have read before that in order to choose which perfumes work for you try waking up to the smell. But considering how expensive they are, I do not consider it very practical. Every perfume belongs to either of the following categories:

  • Floral: Fragrances dominated by a single or a bouquet of flowers
  • Green: Aroma with a pronounced cut grass,crushed green leaf and cucumber-like scents
  • Aquatic: Consisting of androgynous scents, they accent floral and woody fragrances
  • Citrus: Suggested by the name, this consists of citrus y flavors
  • Fruity: Consists of aromas of fruits other than citrus
  • Gourmand: They are the kind of aromas resembling food or desserts

Perfumes usually consist of three basic notes: the top note, the heart note and the base note. It is the base note which finally decides the category of a perfume.



As said by Marian Bendeth, “Fragrance should never be worn like a thick scented choker, where the scent emanates from the neck in strong blasts like a foghorn! Rather, it should sparkle like twinkling stars, where small bursts disperse here and there, they elude us, pique our curiosity and make us want more.”

Wear your perfume like your skin and get set to rule the world.

I’ll be back with another post. Till then stay gorgeous, stay stylish.



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