What is your scent story?
The way we choose to scent our lives can say a lot about our nature and personalities. Fragrances give a sense of self, championing recognisability, and set us apart from others. Whether we’re a fan of all things sweet or prefer woodier notes, scents are everything.
Creating mood through scent isn’t anything new and has been practised for many years.
Aromatic candles have been popular in the home since the 1980s and it is said that Estée Lauder sprayed her favourite ‘Eau’ onto lightbulbs to fragrance her home. Diana Vreeland also injected perfume into her pillows using hypodermic needles.
Scents & Nostalgia
Not only can scents conjure up a sense of ambience, but they can also produce nostalgia.
Chanel No 5 and warm lavender will forever remind me of my late grandmother, an incredible Spanish woman, who was never anything short of sophisticated. Musky scents and clean cotton will always remind me of my mother, a glamorous woman, whose perfume always reminds me of home.
Since a young age, I have always been partial to fruity tones topped with sweet, floral notes. So much so, that if I ever steer from this norm, friends and family comment on the change.
There are so many ways to conjure up our own ‘scent story’.
Try Room Sprays
Room sprays are an easy way to inject scent without the flames. Try different fragrances for different rooms to give a sense of separation and a different ambience for each.
Floral and fruity scents will always work well in a bathroom. Whereas warmer, woodier tones will amp up the cosy factor and create a relaxing environment for a living room.
Light A Candle
Sometimes there’s nothing quite like the warm illumination of a flickering candle.
A candle in the bedroom will increase the tranquillity and soft scents will help the mind to rest.
The scent of Byredo’s ‘Burning Rose’ is incredibly unique. As smoky as it is floral, it’s the perfect balance between a harsher scent with the soft.
Scents For Us
When it comes to perfumes for us, everyone has their choice. This may take years to discover the scent that is ‘ours’.
But if there is any uncertainty, Escentric Molecules 01, is a clever Eau de Toilette that is different on everyone. Compelling and captivating, it is simple, yet beautiful.
Our scent stories are all unique. Regardless of whether we may use the same fragrance as others, it can smell differently person to person. Perfumes are personalities.
Scent is a power that must be wielded carefully.
Choose accordingly and the home will forever be a space true to us.
This Is Our Scent Story
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