The science behind choosing a fragrance and finding your signature scent

ByJohanna Trupp Localish logo
Monday, July 12, 2021
How do you find your signature scent?
Did you know the same perfume can smell completely different on each person? There's a science behind choosing a fragrance. Here's how to find your signature scent

BABYLON, New York -- I've never had a "signature scent" because I've never picked out a fragrance myself. The only perfumes I've spritzed on are fragrances I've received as gifts.

The whole experience overwhelms me; shopping in a department store full of scents, I can barely tell the difference.

Plus, with such high price tags, I don't want to pay for a perfume unless I'm certain I'll like it.

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Turns out, there's a science to finding your signature scent and I learned all the best tips while trying one of Bvlgari's fragrance collections.

The Allegra collection is a personalized experience starting with a quick online quiz to determine your main eau de parfum, then adding a magnifying essence to make it uniquely yours.

This makes a lot of sense considering your sense of smell is different than someone else's and your body chemistry will change how a scent smells on you.

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So, Bvlgari created a system that allows you to mix, match and customize!

Not only did I finally find my own signature scent but I learned how and where to properly apply eau de parfum (I've been spraying it wrong my whole life).

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