Smell is one of the oldest and most developed senses, which is essential for our basic survival. From feeding, choosing mating partners to avoiding danger, different smells can influence human behaviour by increasing attentiveness and pain threshold, improving mood or stress response, and even evoking nostalgia. A smell can also sub-consciously communicate the quality of a potential mating partner. It’s no surprise that smell plays a significant role in many aspects and decisions in our lives without us even realising it!
So, can a perfume make you more appealing? The answer is not so straightforward, since different people perceive different smells differently. But perfumes are neither a recent human phenomenon, nor are they limited to one cultural background. They have been used for more than 3,000 years as a way of masking unpleasant odours (like body odour). During this time, people would use spices, flowers and other aromatic plants in order to make themselves smell nice and delightful. They also had medicinal properties and were used to treat various illnesses.
Today, perfumes are mostly used to enhance one's natural odour or simply because they smell so good. They are typically worn by women to improve their attractiveness, but it is not uncommon for men to wear them as well. Perfumes can be made from natural or synthetic ingredients and can come in a variety of scents, ranging from feminine and sweet-smelling floral notes like jasmine, magnolia and hyacinth to masculine and earthy odours like cedarwood, maple and pine. So it is likely that there is a perfume that appeals to every taste and personality. You can even get unisex perfumes designed for all genders.
How much of a difference does a perfume make?
In most cases, using the right perfume type can make you more attractive, especially when used in the right context and setting. But it can sometimes have the opposite effect, since appreciating different scents can be a personal thing, which can even differ between and among genders.
There are also many different types of perfumes available on the market, which makes it even more difficult to choose the one that suits your needs and apply it to get the desired effect. Imagine sitting close to someone with an overbearing, potent perfume on a hot summer afternoon. Now picture yourself sitting close to someone with a light and fresh, subtle perfume on a hot summer afternoon. It’s likely that both left a different impression on you!
Therefore, choosing the right scent that is suitable for the right occasion, time and setting can make a big difference in improving your attractiveness, whether you plan to use it as daily wear or for evening and special occasions.
What are the best perfumes?
Perfumes are a very personal thing. So getting the best ones may involve experimenting with different scents and determining which ones suit your personality and style. It should also match your budget, as perfumes can be quite costly, especially those with high fragrance oil concentration and long-lasting intensity. Nevertheless, some of our favourite perfumes include:
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You can also try out different fragrance samples from our range of branded perfumes if you’re unsure what to buy, or want to avoid making expensive purchases.