How To Choose The Right Perfume For Different Occasions

Published: Jan 19, 2023 • Last Updated: Jan 24, 2023

When was the last time thought someone wore too much cologne or felt like someone's fragrance was stinking up the whole place? We've all experienced this. It doesn't really hurt to wear fragrances appropriate to the setting you're in. When choosing a perfume for a specific occasion, it's important to consider the setting and the desired impression you want to make. It is no secret that different fragrances can evoke different emotions and create different impressions. For example, you don't want to wear a polarizing fragrance to your date as the other person might find it repulsive. Similarly, it is not a good idea to wear spicy woody fragrances to work, four sprays of an oud-based can easily make you the center of attention and disrupt other people's workflows (unless you want that)!

In this blog, we discuss fragrances that are perfect for different settings and give you recommendations that you simply can't go wrong with.

For work, it's best to choose a fragrance that is subtle, professional and not overpowering. Opt for clean, light, fresh scents with notes such as citrus, lavender, or green tea. Avoid anything too strong or polarizing, as it can be distracting in a professional setting. Stay away from spicy, woody, leathery and boozy notes.

Recommendations for work fragrances

Masculine: Creed Aventus, Versace Dylan Blue, Hermes Terre D'Hermes

Feminine: Juliette Has A Gun Not A Perfume, Marc Jacobs Daisy, Gucci Bloom

When we are out on a date, we all want to create a lasting impression. You dress up for a date, so why not also match your fragrance to your outfit?  You may want to choose a fragrance that is more seductive and romantic. Look for scents with notes of vanilla, oud, leather, musk, or jasmine. These scents can help create a more intimate and sensual vibe and one thing is for sure, your will definitely call you back.

Recommendations for date scents

Masculine: D&G The One EDP, Tom Ford Ombre Leather, Dior Homme Intense

Feminine: Armani Si, Viktor & Rolf Bonbon, Carolina Herrera Good Girl

For formal events, choose a fragrance that is refined, elegant and sophisticated. Something James Bond would wear, something out of Audrey Hepburn's collection. You ideally want a fragrance that matches your suit or that classy black dress. In feminine fragrances, look for fragrances with notes of rose, lily, sandalwood. Gents should look for fresh spicy, citrusy woody or even woody vanilla combinations. These scents can help create a sense of luxury and refinement.

Recommendations for formal fragrances

Masculine: Mancera Cedrat Boise, Armani Acqua Di Gio Profondo, Creed Green Irish Tweed

Feminine: Marc Jacobs Perfect, YSL Libre, Maison Margiela Replica Flower Market

For everyday wear, you don't have to think much honestly. The number one rule is that there are no rules, you can wear whatever you want! Choose a fragrance that you love and can wear comfortably all day. A fragrance with good longevity and a moderate sillage is the best. But again, as we said earlier, take all the liberty you want and wear whatever floats your boat.

Recommendations for casual fragrances

Masculine: Rasasi Hawas, Carolina Herrera Bad Boy, Acqua Di Parma Colonia Pura

Feminine: Jimmy Choo Blossom, Versace Bright Crystal, Prada La Femme

Another factor to consider while choosing your fragrance is its longevity, as you want the scent to last throughout the entire occasion. It's best to apply perfume on pulse points, where the heat of the body will help to release the fragrance.

Ultimately, the key is to experiment and find the scent that suits you best and makes you feel confident. To make your life easier, we at ScentGod have over 400 amazing fragrances for you to sample and eventually find your best match. Click on the link below to take a short quiz and find a scent that matches your occasion.

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Preet Singh

I have always been enamored by the power of perfumes to evoke emotions and capture memories. This profound love for fragrances led to the creation of ScentGod, a platform designed to allow everyone the luxury of discovering and wearing premium scents without the commitment of a full-sized purchase. My vision for ScentGod is more than just offering fragrances; it's about sharing passion, creating experiences, and helping people find their signature essence.

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