Beyond Smelling Good: Why Do Women Wear Perfume?

Perfume is as much a part of many women’s everyday routine as brushing their teeth. One study found that most people wear perfume daily, with women (81%) more likely to do so than men (56%). Why do women wear perfume? Today’s blog from The Essence Vault details the real reasons women wear perfume, from feeling desired to feeling fresh and the benefits of aromatherapy.


What is the Purpose of Using Perfume?

Typically, perfume is used to give oneself a pleasant and desirable scent. Most perfumes are made up of essential oils, aromatic compounds and solvents that, when combined, produce attractive-smelling scents when applied to clothing, objects or particular areas of their bodies.

Amongst its primary purpose of producing pleasant scents, it can also bring out a woman's emotional side, be self-expressive and spark physical desire. 

Wearing perfume goes beyond simply smelling good; a dash of fragrance can emulate feelings of lust, leave women feeling positive, and provide them with aromatherapy-based health benefits.

Image of the same woman in a green jumper looking happy and positive after using a perfume from The Essence Vault, Beyond Smelling Good: Why Do Women Wear Perfume

Why Do Women Wear Perfume? 

Perfumes have undeniably become a staple part of many women's day-to-day lives, and our Essence Vault team has yet to meet any woman who does not have at least one signature perfume they enjoy. Wearing perfume is so versatile and can boost a woman's confidence whilst also increasing their attractiveness to others. 


Feelin' Fresh

One of the main reasons fragrance was invested was to simply help people to smell good. More notably, perfume has been around longer than regular bathing and deodorant. Humans were known to wash occasionally, but putting perfume on themselves was a preferred way of altering body odour and feeling fresh scented.

Perfumes allow women to give themselves a distinct smell throughout the day. It is no secret that body odours can fluctuate throughout the day, leaving women self-conscious or paranoid, and spritzing on perfume could be the difference between those nervous feelings and smelling fresh and feeling confident. 

Feel Desired

Wearing perfume is widely considered a sexy and attractive trait and can undoubtedly boost how someone is perceived physically. Statistics show that the most seductive scent a woman can transmit is a floral scent, with 85% of men identifying floral as the foremost aphrodisiac in a woman’s aroma. 

Further research has shown that the scent of roses can increase confidence and libido, which makes perfect sense when you remember that roses are the most common flower gifted on Valentine's Day, the day of love. 

Smell Good, Feel Good

Research has shown a 40% improvement in mood after exposure to pleasant scents, which means good perfume equates to good vibes. 

The scientific study of aromas' psychological benefits (aromachology) dissects the effects of perfume on the brain. 

It concentrates on how and why certain fragrances trigger a human physiological reaction. For example, your choice of perfume can stimulate a release of neurotransmitters, including serotonin, dopamine and other positive endorphins, which can result in happiness, lower stress levels, relaxation, or even arousal.


Image of the same woman smelling a perfume from The Essence Vault on her wrist, Beyond Smelling Good: Why Do Women Wear Perfume

Be the Moment

Good fragrances have the ability to create a long-lasting impression on the people around us. Humans are incredibly sociable; we pass people on the streets, bond with friends, see colleagues, and are around others daily. Statistics show that 69% of people reported forming a first impression of someone before they've even had a chance to speak, and perfume can contribute to that.

We've all encountered someone and been stunned by their choice of perfume. I strongly remember working in a bar, and my colleague came in smelling unbelievable, and it lingered throughout the day.  

The French word for a trailing perfume scent is 'sillage', which is pronounced 'see-Yahj', and means 'wake', and it describes how someone can walk past you and leave their scent lingering.  

She told me she was wearing a black orchid-esque scent, and I was hooked; years later, it has remained a staple fragrance within my perfume collection. 

TEV Tip: wear the perfume. Don't let the perfume wear you. To leave a long-lasting impression through enchanting fragrances, you must be as captivating as your scent. Be confident, hold your head high and be the moment. 


Aromatherapy Benefits

Aromatherapy is the belief that specific base notes within scent can influence women’s moods, reduce feelings of stress and even alleviate physical ailments.

In recent years, research has shown that many fragrances utilising natural ingredients hold unique benefits to those who inhale them. Whilst signature scents such as wood and citrus can help evoke feelings of calmness, more fragrant scents such as lavender and jasmine can have therapeutic effects on women and help improve their sleep.

The Essence Vault creates long-lasting perfumes inspired by designer fragrances at an affordable price; see our luxury range of women's perfumes and find your perfect match today. Happy spritzing!

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