You know by now that first impressions mean everything, but did you know that they way you smell can actually play a big part in how people perceive you? Read on to learn how your perfume may be giving people the wrong impression!
It’s a stereotype, but floral notes in a fragrance tell people that you’re a girly girl. You’re feminine and have more traditional tastes, and don’t be surprised if your friends call you a “romantic.”
Citrus or Water:
A fragrance with heavy citrus notes like orange and peach, or marine notes, tells people that you’re a neat freak, and possibly a germaphobe. You come off as a clear communicator and to-the-point, and you tell it like it is.
Musk or Incense:
Besides being extremely mature, people assume you’re likely to be successful at whatever you do. You probably also have a strong work ethic. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to wear a musky scent to a job interview!
Flirt much? Your friends assume you get invited to all the parties because of your fun-loving attitude, and you love making new friends. You’re approachable because you strike people as happy and nonjudgmental.
PS – Buying a new bottle? When you’re shopping for a new fragrance, DON’T use the jar of coffee beans to reset your nose between scents (this is shown to actually make the problem worse by mixing the coffee scent in with the perfumes!), but instead, inhale through a piece of fabric – preferably wool. This will help your sniffer sniff more accurately.