Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Why Wear Perfume?


I've always wondered why women wear perfume.  I never got into the habit of wearing it because I didn't like the scent of most.  They were either too heavy or didn't smell right.  I prefer scents that are light and barely there.  I don't want to leave a trail saying "Look at me!".  I am fully aware that many people now have reactions to perfume but sometimes, it is nice to feel a bit special. 

There are some reasons to wear perfume but it is important to wear it properly for the maximum benefit. The perfume needs to be applied directly to the skin because the oil molecules in the perfume attach to the oil loving properties of the skin so the scent unravels.  The heat of the skin warms the oil so the scent is released. 

When you wear perfume, it can boost your confidence when you head off to a meeting, your first date with someone, because when you smell good, you feel good.  However, it is important to choose a scent that you love and shows your personality.  In addition, it can help make a good first impression.  It is the scent that completes the whole picture.  It adds that finishing touch like those earrings or necklace you chose to go with the outfit.  If you are dressed up to go out, the scent makes you smell fresh and awesome. It lets people know that you care about your appearance and you take care of your hygiene.  Again, you need to make sure you select the correct scent so you aren't wearing one designed for a night time adventure when you are headed off to work.

In addition, scents are connected to memories and emotions.  For instance, you might connect a certain aroma to your mother and every time you smell it, it brings back memories of her.  Scents can bring forth feelings of love, hurt, grief, or sorrow.  Furthermore, many women have a signature scent they always wear so when you smell it, you associate it with them.  The signature scent is like when you smell fried chicken, you know your grandmother is cooking.  

Wearing perfume can also lift your mood, remind you of happy events, making you feel better.  The correct scent can make you feel energized, uplifted, and happier.  This psychological booster works great during the pandemic when you can't get out of the house or go visit friends and relatives.  It is a way to improve self-esteem and well-being. This is because our olfactory system has ties to the part of the brain that triggers memory and fear.  This is why when I smell a rose based perfume, I think of my aunt and the scent of baby powder reminds me of a niece. 

So wearing perfume boosts your confidence, evokes memories and emotions, boosts your mood, improves self-esteem and your well-being.  I'll discuss how to apply perfume on Friday because you do want to wear it properly.  It should hint, not hit everyone over the head or announce your arrival two miles away and remind people you came by for another two miles.  

Let me know what you think, I'd love to hear.  Have a great day.

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