Ascent to Bliss: How to Choose the Perfect Perfume for Your Mood and Intentions
As a beauty brand founder with over 25 years of experience in the beauty space, I know that choosing the right perfume for you can be a daunting task, especially when you're buying online. With so many different brands, scents, and notes to choose from, it can be overwhelming to figure out what works best for you. However, with a little bit of knowledge combined with your gut instinct, you can find the perfect perfume to suit your personal style and preferences. At the end of the day, it takes a bit of trust in what resonates with you, and this blog is all about how to do just that!
First and foremost, it's important to understand that perfumes are made up of different notes, or the ingredients / key scents that make up the fragrance. Notes of the perfume are grouped into three main categories: top, middle, and base (or dry down). Top notes are the scents that you smell immediately upon spraying the perfume. They're the hook that brings you in, but they don't last as long, typically lasting for around 15 minutes. Middle notes, also known as heart notes, develop after the top notes fade and typically last for a few hours. Finally, base notes are the scents that linger the longest and provide the foundation of the perfume.
When choosing a perfume, consider what kind of scent you prefer. Are you drawn to light, floral scents? Or do you prefer more musky, earthy scents? Also, what are your intentions for wearing perfume? Is it to feel confident, attractive, empowered, enlightened, or uplifted? Are you looking to calm your stress levels so you can navigate through your day and sleep better at night? Or are you looking to feel empowered for interviews, big meetings, or some projects that require big energy? Perhaps you're looking to feel seductive and would like to feel magnetic? Knowing your intentions can help you narrow down your choices and find the perfect perfume for you.
Another important factor to consider is the occasion for which you'll be wearing the perfume. Are you looking for a signature scent to wear every day? Or do you need a special occasion perfume for weddings, parties, or other formal events? If you're looking for an everyday scent, you may want to choose something that's light, refreshing, or musky, while special occasion perfumes can be more complex and luxurious. Good rule of thumb: if you're perfume is big and strong, a little goes a long way. Spray your perfume in a cloud and walk through it. This way it's evenly distributed on your person and you're not overloading the scent to repel others causing them to stand 8 feet away from you.
It's also important to consider your skin type when choosing a perfume. Certain scents can smell differently on different people, so it's important to test the perfume on your own skin before committing to a purchase. If you're unsure, always opt to purchase the sample kit, that way you can test drive the scents to see which ones you love before you make your decision on a large size bottle.
Finally, don't be afraid to trust your gut. Things don't happen by chance but always with a purpose. Think about what drew you in to begin with. Sometimes you may surprise yourself as to what you're attracted to.
Let me help guide you on which ASCENTION perfume is best for you based on your intention, emotions, manifestations or colors that may resonate with you:
Green: Money, Success, Abundance, Stability Gratitude =
Ascent to Prosperity with Green Aventurine
Sunny Yellow: Confidence, Courage, self-Belief, Abundance, Empowerment = Ascent to Courage with Citrine
Pink: Love, self love, compassion, healing, abundance, magnetism, seduction = Ascent to Love with Rose Quartz
Purple/ Lavender: Serenity, Protection, Freedom, Letting Go, invigoration = Ascent to Peace with Amethyst
Gray/brown: Grounding, Protection, alignment, release, cleanse = Ascent to Detox with Smoky Quartz