Scent is one of the most powerful of the ﬁve senses, it not only triggers memories, evokes emotions or helps us ﬁnd love, but it also offers us an opportunity to highlight a part of our personality that some people may not even know about – whether it’s daring, playful, or seductive… It sends an unspoken message. However, getting your perfume on point and getting the right communiqué across can be a mineﬁeld.
Already a whopping 224 new fragrances have landed on our desks in 2019 alone; add that to the existing creations available, along with all the marketing ﬂuff, and even hardened beauty aﬁcionados might be in a spin. We wonder if it’s something to do with that famous study on the ‘Paradox of Choice’ where the idea that too many decisions can lead to some sort of shopping paralysis (this translates as either coming home empty-handed or buying the wrong thing altogether).
Thus, we’ve waded through the hype and ﬁgured out a fail-safe guide to ﬁnd your signature scent – and The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, is a pretty good place to start. Read on for the complete l’eau down.
Enlist the help of a pro. Penhaligon’s is the cult British fragrance house with a rich history. The brand’s ﬁrst foray into fragrance was in 1870 when founder William Penhaligon was inspired by the Middle East and created Hammam’s Bouquet, based on aromas from the Turkish baths next to his London store.
Fast-forward to today, and the company is also offering a thoroughly modern take on how to choose a spray with its scentproﬁling service. It’s an entirely immersive experience where an expert will take you on a tailor-made journey and offer suggestions on what really reﬂects your fragrance personality, narrowing it down to a couple of well-chosen bottles for your perusal.
Jo Malone also offers a layering masterclass in its boutique and can help you create your very own concoction, with notes unique to you. There may be over 400 combinations to choose from, but the gurus effortlessly guide you through and streamline the whole process so ﬁnding an L’eau de You is easy. Read our tips on finding your signature scent here.
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