Have you ever fallen in love with a certain fragrance and you couldn’t figure out why?
Psychology has proven that there is a strong connection between smell and memory.
The scent of roses or wildflowers gets me every time! There’s a reason why there are certain scents that hit close to home or stimulate us.
We prefer aromas that are reminiscent to strong memories and this affects the fragrances we are drawn to (or can’t stand)! Yup, straight facts. There are 3 aromatic notes to consider when trying to find a perfume that’s closest to your most beloved memories.
Top notes are like a first impression on a blind date: they’re instant and commonly don’t change after the first encounter. So, the next time you spray perfume on yourself, breathe in and let your olfactory organ do the work. The first thing that came to mind once you smelled it is your perfume’s top note!
This component of a fragrance is said to be “vibrant and volatile.” Pear, aldehydes, peach or bergamot are some of the few scents that are used in top notes.
This note is really important because it’s the core of a fragrance. It’s the overall essence, feel, purpose, and identity! Heart notes are like seeking your soulmate. If you’re not feeling it after the first date, then it’s not the one for you. Remember how I mentioned that we connect to aromas that remind us of strong memories? That’s why it’s important to connect to this note the most.
Jasmine, gardenia, rose or orange blossom are aromas that are usually found in heart notes.
This last note finishes the beautiful scent story of a perfume. Base notes are like the everlasting feelings for the soulmate you’ve finally found. It comes later and lingers the longest. So when friends or coworkers tell you, “o-m-g you smell good, what perfume are you wearing?” they’re smelling the base notes of the fragrance you’re wearing. This is the note that solidifies your final olfactory memory of the perfume.
Regular base notes consist of amber, sandalwood, vanilla or gourmand. Paris et Moi by P. Courtière
is an all-time favorite in lingering scent and overall smell.
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What are some of your favorite JAFRA fragrances that tug at your heartstrings? We want to know! If you haven’t found your fragrance soulmate JAFRA Beauty, I hope these tips lead you to the one that’s meant for you.