It's not just your clothes or your car that can highlight and express your unique personality. Your choices of scent can say a lot about your personality as well. Whether you express yourself with bold scents, subtle and soft scents or something in between, your personality can be expressed through fragrance.
In a post last week, I talked a little about the fragrance wheel and how four basic scent categories can jive together perfectly to create unique and more complex scents.
Perfumists are constantly working to create and imitate scents that replicate foods that we love and blend aromas that make draw us in.
All of this blending and mixing to create scents we love is done with the aid of the fragrance wheel, and with it, one can create a marvelous combination of fragrances that can truly invigorate and awaken the senses.
That being said...
Fragrances that most people enjoy will probably come from one or a couple of fragrance families.
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Today, many fragrance-conscious people are making use of the fragrance wheel as their basis when it comes to creating fragrance combinations. Bringing these notes together can be a natural process, meaning that the scents will naturally flow into one another on the wheel to become soft florals and floral orientals.
The other way they can be blended together would be more of a chemical process, where combinations are created from the endless possibilities of imagination (along with sparkling aldehydes).
The fragrance wheel is quite the inspiration in the making of candle fragrances. It allows us to come up with personalized scents that fit our complex personalities.
Through the fragrance wheel, we can create a huge number of floral scent combinations that give us those fragrances that we enjoy most.
What does that mean?
Think, first, about which scents you're drawn to the most.
Do you love the subtle scent of vanilla or the musks?
Is there a single floral note that seems to win you over?
What about those earthy scents, like the aroma of cedarwood?
Are you drawn to the aroma of tobacco or new leather?
How about something herbaceous, such as rosemary or a bit of citrus?
Just take a peek at the similarity of ingredients in your favorite scents. Your candles may follow an aromatic pattern, and from that, you can get a bit of a glimpse of what you're most drawn to.
But, if you can't get it from there, don't worry.
Some of us are a bit all over the place with our scent picks and it may take a little more time to grasp that one or two that we're really drawn to. Hopefully, by the time we're done with this series, you'll be able to narrow down your scents a little better.
As a start...
Start to think about the aromas in your home and even your perfumes that make you feel something, you know, like comfort, confidence, or even a bit flirty. Which of these states do you identify with most?
Then take a look at what's in those aromas, and you may just be amazed that even the scents that seem to be all over the place have some sense of common place when they're examined a bit closer.
So in summary, Perfumists have the cool job of creating great scents by combining bases with other complimentary notes to bring the complex aromas that we fall in love with. These complex fragrances are made up of hundreds of aromatic components, natural extractions and synthetic concoctions using a chemical process used to create limitless imitations of aromas we come into contact with routinely. The fragrance wheel is used to aid in blending aromatic notes to create beautiful compositions. The first step in finding the scents you're drawn to is to find the commonalities in the fragrances you love.
That's part one of this series on Finding Your Candle Personality.