The olfactory system is astounding. Science has shown that the human nose can discern over 10,000 different smells. It has also shown that smell is intrinsically linked to memory. You’ve probably met a handful of people in your life whose scents have stayed the same for so long that they’ve somehow become part of their very essence. The science historian Diane Ackerman wrote that: “A smell can be overwhelmingly nostalgic because it triggers powerful images and emotions before we have time to edit them. When we give perfume to someone, we give them liquid memory.”
Signature scents are your calling card to everyone you meet and comfort for everyone you love. Finding yours is our goal today. We have broken down four main categories of scent in our product line and linked them to perfumes that just might be, your signature.
Four Categories of Inesscents Perfume Scents
- Floral/Sweet: Think bouquet of freshly cut flowers or the beach on a sun drenched day. Floral fragrance is very sweet and easily recognizable to us as we often find it in our very own back yards. Uplifting, sexy and calming - Rose, Jasmine and Vanilla are all considered floral scents. Summer is a popular time for these energy boosting aromas. Sudanese Coconut & Vanilla, Lavender Vanilla, Jasmine and Rose are all perfect options for floral lovers.
- Resinous/Exotic: Frankincense, Myrrh, and Amber would all be classified as resinous scents as they are derived from trees by the process of “tapping”. Through this process, the tree will secrete resin which is then used for perfumery or incense. Frankincense & Myrrh, Tunisian Amber and Persian Amber are resin derived perfumes. These scents can be worn year-round, and are known for their grounding and cleansing properties.
- Woody/Earthy: Sandalwood is a dominant wood scent in the perfume world. Its magnificent fragrance come from the wood itself and is admired for offering cleansing, medatative qualities. Our Golden Sandalwood and Sandalwood Amber are great choices if you enjoy earthy wood tones.
- Spicy/Warm: Our very top selling perfume Egyptian Musk is reminiscent of warm, sweetly quenched summer nights, and holds the revered, alluring scent of traditional musk. All of this and it is and 100% botanically based. Patchouli is a staple for many and is said to be one of the first perfumes ever used. Our Patchouli and Patchouli Amber will leave a beautiful and memorable impression on those around you.
You can evoke wonderful emotions and memories with your own aroma. We hope these tips will help you find your signature scent! Keep in mind that it’s great to have a few different perfumes around - don't be afraid to switch it up according to season, occasion, or mood that day!
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