Imagine life without perfume. No lingering scents and no memories coming back to life when you catch a whiff of a scent as you walk past someone. Imagine a world without the fragrance of flowers and the beautiful scents that surround us.
I have been a lover of perfume, especially floral scents, since an early age. I remember the days of using flower petals as a child and mixing them with my mum’s expensive perfume without her knowing- those were great times. Until she caught me!
I quickly realised that I could create my very own fragrances, even if it meant mixing a few weeds in with the petals.
At the age of 9/10, I thought my creations were amazing, and I also became a very fast runner…
My late mum had a wonderful collection of expensive perfumes, and I’m sure she didn’t get to wear half of them.
The expensive bottles sat on her bedside table and inside her wardrobe for years. One day, I thought I’d help her out by using some for my very own creations.
She would surely appreciate how creative I was, and there was even a chance that the fragrances I created might have been used by her.
The 1970’s and perfume
Back in my childhood days in the 1970s, petal pressing was a popular activity for girls. We created our albums filled with ‘flattened’ flowers, and the friend who had the most ‘exotic’ flower pressed was delighted with their ‘win’. The neighbours’ garden flowers took a battering while these creations were happening, but it was all part of growing up and experimenting with different perfume scents.
I grew up wearing perfume daily. It became part of my morning routine – a daily spritz to make me feel good before leaving the house, and it soon became a daily occurrence. Every day is special so why not wear perfume even when we have nothing planned? If it makes you feel better and happier, it’s the perfect excuse.
Fast forward to 2015 and at the age of 43, I had the opportunity to work with a perfume company. I love the freedom we have today to choose what suits our skin type the best. Not everyone can wear the same perfume as our skin reacts differently.
Helping others choose their perfume
Having worked in the fragrance industry for the past 8 years, I thoroughly enjoy helping others find the perfect fragrance for their skin. With such a wide array of fragrances available, we can choose one that suits daytime ear in the office or workplace and opt for a stronger fragrance for a night out.
We all cherish the feeling of smelling gorgeous, and a fragrance that compliments our skin is like an added accessory to our outfit. Even when we’re just pottering around at home, wearing a daytime scent can still be delightful. It’s good to wear a daytime scent.
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Perfume has the power to lift our spirits, and in today’s world, we are truly spoiled for choice when it comes to feeling good about ourselves.
Fragrances come in a wide range of prices. Nowadays, most people prefer to shop online because it’s the easiest way to purchase products. They are delivered directly to your door, saving you from endless walks from shop to shop. Shopping online often allows us to find products at lower prices, and everyone loves to save money without missing out on life’s little indulgences.
We often search for price comparisons online and shop on trustworthy websites to ensure we’re getting the best quality.
It’s easy to overlook the purchase of counterfeit brands accidentally so we must exercise utmost care in selecting our purchases.
Life without perfume
Perfume has been a go-to product for both men and women for many years, and with the fragrances available today, they just keep getting better. There are so many new perfumes to try these days that we are spoilt for choice. The list keeps growing as more fragrances are created. However, wearing a scent isn’t everyone’s choice. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of not wearing fragrance.
Reduced Sensory Overload Perfumes can be overwhelming for some individuals, especially those sensitive to strong scents. Living without perfume allows such individuals to avoid sensory overload and enjoy a more subtle and natural environment. There are also alternative options such as body lotions that give a subtle scent on the skin.
Allergen Avoidance: Many perfumes contain synthetic chemicals that can trigger allergies and skin sensitivities in some people. By avoiding perfumes, individuals with fragrance allergies can minimise the risk of adverse reactions. I have a few friends that don’t enjoy wearing perfumes for this reason and it’s only now that I understand why. I have learned so much about how perfumes work that I can appreciate their choice.
Environmental Impact: The production and disposal of perfumes can contribute to environmental pollution. By choosing not to use perfumes, individuals can reduce their ecological footprint.
Authentic Personal Scent: Without the influence of external fragrances, a person’s natural body odour becomes more apparent. Some individuals prefer this authentic scent and find it appealing.
Cost Savings: High-quality perfumes can be expensive. By not using them, individuals can save money and allocate it to other priorities. There are lots of different articles within my website that you can read which will show you that there are affordable options available. We don’t need to spend large amounts on the right scent. Smelling gorgeous can be affordable
If you need help or have any questions, feel free to get in touch or comment below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
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