Perfumes are scents that we wear to enhance beauty, lift a mood, evoke fond memories, or just simply help us smell really good. They linger on clothes, in rooms and over the air. The perfume you wear is the final touch in your overall demeanor. You put effort into your body, hair, clothes, makeup, and your signature scent is able to top it all off, wrapping the entire package together. Your signature scent is a statement to the world that you know who you are and it presents your individuality to the world. So how do you know which smell will match your unique style and personality?
Each perfume consists of different "notes" that determine the overall scent. These notes consist of three different layers called base, top, and middle notes, and they all work in synergy to create a specific smell. Some perfumes, for example would be considered floral and contain different scent notes like rose, gardenia, or geranium. Others may be a bit fruitier, with undertones of citrus or apple. Exotic perfumes contain spicy notes like star anise or even cinnamon. Musk scents have a heavier, more masculine tone, while others may have smells like pine or even leather-based notes. It is always a good idea to determine which types of perfume you prefer and then see which base notes they contain. The idea is to find a perfume with a base note that smells great on you and a top and middle note that you wouldn’t mind wearing.
Now that we’ve got your interest piqued, it’s time to get in the mood for oud and take a look at these musky must-haves to try out:
Now that you have an idea in finding your ideal scent, you might want to think about tailoring the fragrance to the season. When it comes to fragrance, trends come and go on a seasonal basis in the same way as hair, makeup and fashion. If you were looking forward to piling on warm, woolly layers, smother your wrists in an oud scent. Warming, deep and a little bit spicy, oud scents for both men and women make the perfect, cosy winter fragrance. The warming scent that it gives off holds a lot of depth and naturally lingers on the skin. It also has the ability to hold other scents in place which makes all combining notes last well too. Unlike other typical ingredients in fragrances, oud stands out above the rest. It’s rich, animalic and combined with slightly spicy or floral notes, will make the ultimate winter fragrance. It’s not just for men, either. Many women love to wear the oud scents so much that they are classed as unisex. From feminine florals to crisp citruses and heady woods, whatever your perfume preference, there’s an oud for everyone.
It’s fascinating how in today’s fast-paced, visually chaotic world this intentional act of slowing down to apply perfume resonates so deeply. Add the smell of your chosen fragrance to that, and you can instantly be transported to another time and place, or even just a little closer to your happy place.