Did you know that smell is the sense most closely linked to memory? That’s because our olfactory receptors are directly connected to the hippocampus, a part of our brain responsible for storing and recalling memories. That’s also why it can be so hard to find the perfect perfume: Everyone has individual scent preferences and what smells great on one person may not smell as pleasant on another. That said, there are general guidelines when it comes to selecting a perfume based on your specific personality, and personal style.The best niche perfumes will make you stand out in a good way — not in an “eeww” way — when meeting new people or going on first dates.


How To Find Your Scent Profile

The easiest way to select a perfume with a good scent retention is to first find your scent profile. There are three main fragrance types: floral, musk, and woody. Look at your existing perfume collection, and consider which scents you already own. Alternatively, you can take a more scientific approach and try out a few different fragrance sampler kits. Fragrance sampling kits are a great way to test out scents before committing to a full-size bottle. With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to find the right perfume. However, with a little patience and knowledge, selecting the right perfume will be as easy as ABC.

But if you need a helping hand, Les Vides Anges has created an algorithm that can help you whittle down your choices. Ask the Concierge!


Tips To Remember When Finding The Right Perfume

As we’ve discussed, finding the right niche perfume requires some effort. You need to consider your personal style, your lifestyle, and what scents you actually like - not the easiest thing I know. Here are some additional tips to keep in mind when selecting a perfume:


What is your lifestyle? If you’re very active, you may want to choose a scent that is long-lasting and won’t fade away. Alternatively, if you’re more relaxed and lead a more laid-back lifestyle, you may not want to spend a ton on an expensive designer fragrance. Similarly, if you lead a more professional lifestyle, a lighter niche scent may be more appropriate.

Is the scent gender-specific? While most niche perfumes are unisex, certain designer scents are considered to be more feminine and others more masculine. If you’re purchasing a perfume for a significant other, it’s a good idea to learn about these differences.

How much are you willing to spend? Fragrances come in a range of prices and can cost anywhere from $5 to over $200. There are a number of factors that affect the price, such as rare aroma ingredients, extra packaging, and obviously bottle size. While a higher price doesn’t always indicate a better perfume, it’s a good idea to decide how much you’re willing to spend before shopping for a scent.


You’re an edgy person with bold taste

If you’re an edgy person with bold taste, you’re likely an adventurous, explorer type with an appreciation for bold scents. You love to travel, try new things, and aren’t afraid to stand out from the crowd. You’re a unique individual with bold tastes, and you can reflect this with a bold niche perfume. Try a woody, spicy scent with a hint of vanilla, like Les Vides Anges' Bonjour Madame. Vanilla scents are bold and sweet, but with a hint of woody undertones, it’s the perfect scent for adventurous people who aren’t afraid to be a little different. If you want something a bit more unique, try a bold, citrusy-woody scent like Surréel by Les Vides Anges.


You’re a foodie who loves some comfort scents

If you’re a foodie who loves some comfort scents, you likely enjoy home-cooked meals, warm beverages, and baked goods. You appreciate the little things in life like a fresh pot of coffee or a fresh-baked apple pie. You’re also a sensual person who loves to document your everyday life. You want a perfume that is sweet, warm, and comforting to reflect your personality. Try something with a sweet, warm sensual scent like la 1e. Aquatic scents are warm and lightly sweet, but they can also be a bit luscious, making it the perfect scent for sensual people who love home-cooked meals and baked goods.


You’re a person who likes scents that are musky and woody

If you’re a person who likes scents that are musky and woody, you likely enjoy natural scents and a rustic lifestyle. You love the outdoors, long hikes, and having fireside chats with friends. You’re a sentimental person who appreciates the little things in life. You may have a number of photos and mementos displayed in your home. You want a perfume with a warm, woody scent to reflect your personality. Try a musky, woody scent with a hint of spice like the limited-run extrait de parfum Cirrostratus. Ginger scents are warm and woody, but with a hint of unique spiciness. It’s the perfect scent for people who enjoy nature and want a scent that reflects their rustic lifestyle.


You’re a person who likes floral fragrances

If you’re a person who likes floral fragrances, you’re likely a warm, kind person who appreciates soft scents. You love spending time with friends, watching movies, and sipping on a warm cup of tea. You’re a sentimental person who loves to celebrate life. You want a perfume with a floral scent to reflect your personality. Try a floral scent like Fleur de Nuit. Floral scents are sweet, soft, and long-lasting and make great fragrances for warm people who enjoy sipping tea with friends and watching movies.


The Bottom Line

Choosing the right perfume can be tricky, especially if you’re not sure what scent you like. Luckily, there are a few guidelines you can follow to help select a perfume that’s right for you. Whether you’re an edgy person who enjoys bold perfumes or a foodie who loves some comfort scents, there’s definitely a perfume for you!