“Your fragrance is your message, your scented slogan.” – Maurice Roucel
Like your outfit for the night, fragrances too have a relation with your personality, age and the way you wish to be perceived by others. Accordingly, we also expect to get certain scents from certain people. Most commonly, citrus-based fragrances are more appropriate for the youth and project a statement of being energetic and sporty; while such fresh and sporty scents might be perfect for hanging out with friends for a movie night but one will certainly need a scent with much deeper characteristic for a formal event be that a royal wedding or meeting with top investors for the company.
In Bangladesh, very few people are aware of this “fragrance specified for occasion” situation and use one or two perfumes throughout the year for all and any occasion.
But it is amazing how some scents can compliment you more as you get older and have to move to rather mature notes in fragrances that fit the time and personality and are not limited to fresh and marine based perfumes. We're talking earthy scents like sandalwood, patchouli, musk, amber, rosewood, the citrus family, floral lavender, orchid, tobacco, oud, balmy leathers or smoky woods and tuberose.
Basically, a person should wear the scent that reflects his or her own personality and think about what the fragrance tells about that person. There are plenty of choices that are available for a well dressed person which supports their equanimity, at the same time being bold with the cloud of scent they are carrying.
The following five are classic fragrances that stand the test of time. These perfumes contain a lot of the notes stated above and give a strong statement of presence:
Royal Oud is a stylish and warm fragrance with beautiful woody, aromatic green and spicy nuances. Unlike majority of Oud fragrances, the presence of Oud is not predominant in this perfume. However, it plays a very subtle role for maintaining a balanced equilibrium with other notes. The scent is sophisticated and rich, but not overly heavy, rather majestic and round.
This award winning perfume can be worn by any woman with confidence. It projects a classy citrusy and bergamot opening and has a wonderful tonka bean, patchouli, vanilla, vetiver with white musk on the base notes. This is one of the most versatile perfumes and can be carried with elegance and style.
Tom Ford’s Tobacco Vanille is warm with the scent of smokiness carried by a creaminess and slight sweetness. Tobacco Vanille is a unisex eau de parfum which Fragranticacategorizes as “Oriental Spicy.” On his website, Tom Ford describes it as “A modern take on an old world men’s club.” All in all, its a beautiful fragrance with a lot of character.
This unique and subtle fragrance leaves a nice touch of mysterious personality. The scent opens with cheerful notes of pink pepper and zesty burst of orange with deeper notes of red tea, walnut and musk lying underneath making it all together an exquisite composition.
Green Irish Tweed is a classic gentleman fragrance. According to Creed, the scent was created by sixth-generation master perfumer Olivier Creed for a client in the film industry. Years later, it was offered to the public, and now is one of the signature scents of the house of Creed. The blend of sandalwood, ambergris, violet leaves, verbena and iris is described as a “walk through the Irish countrywide,” and is still a favourite of many celebrities.
In Bangladesh all these perfumes can be bought from a shop called UK Shopping from BD (USB) through their Facebook page. Some other companies such as Buy Perfume in Bangladesh (www.buyperfumeinbangladesh.com) and Perfume-BD (www.perfume-bd.com) also sell authentic perfumes and some of the perfumes from the list can also be found on their websites.