Cosy Corner Blog

26th December 2020

How to choose fragrances

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If you have just been gifted your first Scentsy warmer for Christmas, or already have one but feel a little overwhelmed by all the choice there is, you may need a little help when it comes to choosing Scentsy wax bars.

That is understandable – we have almost 100 fragrances to choose from! – plus where previously you could have attended parties with your local consultant where you could have a real-life-sniff, that’s obviously not possible during the pandemic. So, do you just take a stab in the dark?

It can be difficult to know where to start but luckily there are some tricks to help focus your choices:

Think about fragrance families

Fragrance families group scent ‘personalities’ together. They are Fresh, Floral, Citrus, Fruity, Bakery, Spice, and Woods. This is a great place to start refining your preferences. If you like zingy, clean, revitalising scents then take a look at Fresh or perhaps Fruity. If you prefer earthy, deeper, complex scents then have a browse around Woods or Spice. If it’s summer meadows and spring bouquets you love, head to Floral.

How about fragrance categories?

Fragrance categories are similar in concept to families but they’re more about the type of product and who they might appeal to. This includes Kids, Men, Best Sellers, and New Fragrances. This can help if you know you’re buying for a child or a man or you want to see the most popular fragrances and go with the masses!

Try a keyword search

Some Scentsy bars have a very descriptive name that makes it pretty clear which fragrances are present, for example Fresh Cut Daisies. However, some are a little more obscure, eg Honeymoon Hideaway. All bars have a full description on the site but if you don’t fancy reading them all, and you have a few favourite fragrances, why not do a simple keyword search using the search field at the top of the page? For example, ‘lemon’ or ‘lily’. This will bring up everything that not only has this scent in its name, but in its actual fragrance too.

Ask your consultant

That’s right: ask me! My job is literally to help my customers so I’m more than happy to have a chat about the kinds of fragrances you love and make some suggestions based on my knowledge of the range. I may not have sniffed all 100 fragrances personally but there really will not be many that have not passed under my nose and if I haven’t smelled it myself, chances are one of my team has. I have been doing this for a long time now and I pride myself on being able to make very insightful suggestions and really learn about the preferences of my customers. Believe me when I say that if I don’t think a fragrance is suitable for you, I will tell you – pushing bars that won’t bring you joy for the sake of a sale is counter productive for me and a waste of money for you.

Learn from experience

The more fragrances you try, the more you can hone your choices. When you find a scent you love, see if there are others with one or two of the same notes. For example, if you love Aloe Water & Cucumber, there’s a really good chance you will adore Iced Citrus as they both contain notes of pineapple.

Scentsy addiction is a well-documented phenomenon (I have this condition myself) so the chances are you will keep wanting more. The more you try, the better you will get at identifying the ones you love. We all come across ones that turn out to be a bit of a stinker (to us, others will love it as scent is so subjective), but that’s all part of the Scentsy experience and don’t worry, the stinkers are few and far between if you use these methods to find your fragrance!

If you need a helping hand, please get in touch. Otherwise, happy fragrance foraging!

 

 

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