People have been adorning beautiful fragrances for millennia. Why? Well, because they make you smell great.
Perfume is often seen as just a luxury item. At Dolma, we believe perfume is a necessity. We believe fragrance is an integral part of your wardrobe, your outfits, and your identity.
Fragrances embody who we’re. They tell others and the world who we’re. Most importantly, they reaffirm who we’re to ourselves and become a part of our identity.
1. Perfumes Evoke Feelings
Have you ever walked past someone who just smells amazing? Can you remember the thoughts and feelings that were evoked as a result?
Perfumes are much more than just a smell. They have the power to evoke feelings of love, energy, power, happiness, awe, sensuality and peace.
One of the most common feelings is lust. You know the story. A man walks past a woman, he picks up her scent and instantly he is intrigued and excited about her.
You may have had moments in a bar where you bump into a guy, and the same thing happens. You pick up his scent and instantly want to get to know him better.
Scent is extremely powerful at evoking feelings and can be used to tremendous effect.
2. Triggers Memories
Perfumes trigger memories that can send you back in time. Have you ever got a whiff of someone’s perfume and it instantly sends you back to a specific moment in time?
Perfumes are powerful in this way. Humans link smell to memories much more powerfully than say, sound or taste. Maybe your mother wore Chanel No.5 and every time you get whiff of it you think of your mother.
Scent literally has the power to send you and others back in time. Well, not really. But it can make your brain remember the feelings you felt at a particular moment in your life. That’s a bit like time travel, right?
3. Smell Fresh
Yes, you can bathe and you can shower to smell good. But, that fresh smell of bathing doesn’t last long, does it?
Perfumes allow you to go out into the world smelling fresh for longer. Perfumes linger and they last. They make you feel like your best self.
You can’t take your shower or bath with you. A bottle of perfume fits right in your handbag so you can top up throughout the day.
Some perfumes can even fit in your pocket. This way, you can always smell great no matter where you are or what you do.
4. Your Perfume is Your Identity
Did you know that Persian kings had their own personal scent? This scent would be exclusive to them for which they were renowned throughout their lands.
Having your own “signature scent” is no longer easy to get unless you make your own fragrances. However, the way you smell can form a part of your identity if you stick to one scent.
You probably know someone in your life with a “signature scent”. You can sometimes smell them before you see them. This isn’t always a good thing, your auntie Sue and her overpowering musk comes to mind.
You can make your perfume a part of your identity. Just find your perfect beautiful vegan perfume and stick with it until people start smelling you before they see you.
5. Boost Your Mood
Perfume can act as a superpower. Much like putting on your metaphorical superhero cape when you need to take on the world, perfume can work just the same.
Some people can’t even leave the house without their bottle of super perfume. Their scent fills them with confidence, boosts their mood and prepares them for the day.
Your perfume can be a magical potion that helps you to take on the world. Next time you’re faced with a company presentation or an exciting date, make sure you take your super perfume with you. You won’t fail.
6. Become More Desirable
We’re sure you’re already highly desirable, but a little help can’t hurt. Perfume does a beautiful job at evoking feelings of lust and love for those who get a whiff of you.
Just like some wild animals emit pheromones to attract mates we humans like to bathe ourselves in fragrances to attract attention. Perfumes act as pheromones making you more desirable to others.
Some perfumes contain pheromones, but these are pheromones taken from animals. Always buy cruelty-free perfume.
7. Make an Impression
Humans are highly sociable creatures. We meet lots of people every day and to make a unique impression on others is no easy feat.
Your perfume is a great way to make that unique, memorable impression. Why? Because our memories are heavily linked to our sense of smell.
This is why certain smells can trigger your memories in an instant. Memories you thought you had forgotten.
When you combine your awesome personality with a bold fragrance, you can be sure to make that memorable impression with anyone.
An increasing number of vegan perfumes are using natural ingredients. Some of these ingredients hold unique benefits to those who inhale them, harnessing the aromatherapeutic power of natural fragrance.
Citrus fruits, floral and winter spice can all help soothe your mind and evoke feelings of calm. Lavender and jasmine oil can even improve your sleep at night. Great for anyone that works in a stressful environment and is struggling with their beauty sleep.
Certain smells evoke feelings, and those feelings can actually give us access to certain states of mind. Smells that help you enter states of alertness, calm, or even success can improve your overall well being.
Rosemary has been shown to improve alertness, apples can treat migraines and even lower your blood pressure. Peppermint has been shown to improve your speed, strength and accuracy. Orange can reduce anxiety and lemon promotes concentration.
For this reason, many people around the world have favourite types of natural air fresheners, incense, and potpourri that they use in their home. The smells allow them to enter states of mind that fill them with joy and happiness.
9. Boost Health
Ok, so there is no scientific evidence for this claim. But, if you consider that some perfumes can reduce stress, boost your mood and improve your sleep, then scents can help improve your overall health.
The key reason we and many others believe perfume boosts your health is due to its mood-enhancing abilities. Never underestimate the power of boosting your mood and building self-esteem. Both have profound effects on your overall health and wellbeing.
10. Match Your Outfit
Your perfume is every bit as important as your dress or shoes. Learning how to match your fragrance to your outfit is an art that many fail to get right.
The beautiful outfits that you invested money in deserve a great scent to go along with it. Use the guide linked above to help pick the best fragrance for each of your outfits this summer.
Your perfume should not only compliment your style but the materials you’re also wearing. For example, jasmine and cucumber are a perfect match for linen.
Don’t be afraid to get experimental. It’s all just a bit of fun!