With literally thousands of individual fragrance notes to choose from, the process of selecting a new scent can sometimes seem daunting. There are various ways to approach this olfactory challenge: you might choose a fragrance that matches the season or one that enhances the atmosphere you hope to create. Or, you could look for a scent that speaks to your very personality, one that reflects your hobbies and interests.
Intrigued? Lumira founder Almira Armstrong shares the best way to find a home fragrance that’s utterly, perfectly you...
YOU’RE A NATURAL BORN LEADER
“Studies have shown that ambitious people, the so-called type-A personalities, gravitate towards citrus scents, which are themselves naturally strong and uplifting,” says Armstrong. Sicilian Citrus is ideal for this type of person, as it’s made with both orange and tangerine for a zesty effect, as well as beautiful orange blossom, another feel good scent.
YOU CULTIVATE AN AIR OF MYSTERY
Used in the Middle East for centuries, oud oil is derived from precious agarwood, and is distinguished by a rich, almost animalistic scent. Although now widely found in the west, oud still has a heady, exotic air that lends a slightly mysterious quality to those who surround themselves with it. Armstrong calls Arabian Oud “an exquisite, rare scent, perfect for those who keep their cards close to their chests”.
YOU DON’T RUSH INTO THINGS
If you believe in taking a slow and steady path, and hate rushing into things without proper reflection, a rose-based scent is right for you. “Research tells us that people who love rose are more considered and less likely to throw caution to the wind,” Armstrong explains. “If this sounds like you, Persian Rose – with its delicate notes of rose absolute and rose water – could be your perfect match.”
YOU ENJOY THE OUTDOORS
Inhale, and allow the notes of rich conifers and fir balsam to transport you immediately to the magnificent forests of Tasmania, home to some of the oldest and tallest trees in the world. “This awe-inspiring destination was the inspiration for my new scent Dubh by LUC,” says Armstrong, “which instantly brings a slice of the Australian outdoors to wherever in the world you may find yourself.”
Written by Michelle Bateman