How To Find Your Signature Scent

Your signature scent is more than just a fragrance; it is an extension of your identity. It has the power to leave a lasting impression and become a part of your personal brand. Just like your fashion choices or hairstyle, your scent can speak volumes about who you are.

Finding your signature scent is a personal and exciting journey. It's about exploring different fragrances, understanding your preferences, and embracing the power of scent to express your unique personality. So, join us as we embark on this fragrant adventure together and unlock the world of perfumes.

Finding a signature scent may take some time, but oh – it’s worth it!

Get ready to find your signature scent with Cremo, your men’s grooming and fragrance experts.

Incorporating a signature scent into your routine begins in the shower. Find a body wash to use that is fragranced to act as your base layer for scents.

Choosing your perfume scent preferences

Start by identifying the types of scents you enjoy and, ultimately, make you happy. Do you prefer floral, woody or citrusy fragrances? Knowing your preferences will narrow down your options.

Get to know scents that sit well on your skin

Perfumes can smell different on each person due to body chemistry, so it's important to test them on your own skin to see how they interact with your natural scent. The aroma in fragrances can interact with the pH level and oil production of our skin.

Our lifestyle and genetics can also have an influence on how fragrances react to our skin. All this really means is you may love a scent on your friend’s skin, but it may not have the same effect on your own. There won’t be a major difference, but it’s worth noting when choosing your signature scent.

Understand sillage

A perfume with good sillage will have a strong and long-lasting presence, leaving a noticeable and lingering fragrance trail. It essentially means the level of the scent’s ability to project and be noticed by others around the person wearing the fragrance. If you’d like to learn more about sillage, why not read our How To Apply Fragrance For Long-Lasting Sillage guide?

Think about the occasion

Consider where and when you'll use the perfume. Some smells are more suited for casual or daytime wear, while others work well for formal or nighttime settings. People often use their signature scent for more special occasions and find a secondary scent for daily use, such as in the office or running errands.

Consider your price point

Similarly to the above, your signature scent may cost a little more than your daily use scent. They can even be similar in notes and tones, although the quality of your signature scent is likely to be better quality.

When it comes to fragrance pricing, the difference in amount is often based on the ingredients. Perfumes can contain rare and expensive natural essences, such as flowers, spices, and rare woods. The cost of these ingredients can impact the price of the perfume.

There can also be a difference in price depending on the type of perfume you are looking for. For example, an Eau de Toilette is usually cheaper than an Eau de Parfum. This is due to the level of concentrated perfume oils.

There are actually five different types of perfumes, all varying in price range. These include parfum, eau de parfum, eau de toilette, eau de cologne, and eau de fraiche.

If this sounds like something you’d like to know more about, read all about The Differences Between Eau de Toilette and Eau de Parfum.

Let yourself alternate

We get it, a signature scent should be a scent we love ALL year. But what if you could have two? Yes – there’s no reason you couldn’t embrace two fragrances—one for spring and summer and the other for autumn and winter.

We recommend going for a light, zesty fragrance in the lighter and warmer months and choosing a woody fragrance with a hint of bourbon for those cosy, darker months.

Step away from the trends

Just because a perfume or cologne is ‘on-trend’, it doesn’t mean you need to follow the crowd. Choose a scent that fits your vibe.

Trust your gut

If a smell hits your nose, and you instinctively know it’s the one for you, find it and lock it in! The nose knows best, you’ll be surprised how much you will know when a scent feels right.

Discover the best fragrances for men with Cremo

Now that you’ve had our pearls of wisdom for what to consider when choosing a signature scent, let us give you some examples of some of the finest colognes for men available with us at Cremo.

Here are three of our favourite scents right now… We can confirm they’re long-lasting, they won’t overpower and are (if we do say so ourselves)... Astonishingly superior.

bourbon oak cologne spray

For a masculine scent, choose the Bourbon & Oak Cologne.

For an invigorating boost, choose the Citrus & Mint Cologne.

For a traditional scent with a luxurious finish, choose the Palo Santo Reserve Cologne.

Still stuck? Ask for help

If you're unsure, don't hesitate to ask for recommendations from friends, fragrance experts (that’s us!), or even online communities. They can provide insights and suggestions based on their experiences.

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