Perfume is a universal language. It speaks to everyone’s sense of smell and evokes memories of distant places and times. The way we use perfume reflects our own personal style. You might love wearing perfume to work to freshen up after a long day, or you might only wear perfume on special occasions. Whichever way you choose, there are still plenty of ways to use perfume in your daily life.
1. Scented candle
If you love candles and scented things, this is a great way to add a slight fragrance to your home. Choose your favourite perfume, light the candle, and let it fill your apartment or house with delicious smells. Not only will it scent your space, but it’ll also create a pleasant atmosphere. This is perfect if you live in a smaller space or are trying to cut down on your electric bill. It is even more beneficial if you have children at home as the sense of smell has been proven to be valuable for child development.
2. Classic perfume spray (for darker scents)
Spray your favourite fragrance in a traditional bottle and use it as a room or house diffuser. Its scent smells great, and it’ll also fill your home with a pleasant aroma. This is an excellent idea for when you have a cold or the flu. You don’t want to breathe in germs, but you still want to stay as comfortable as possible. Using a diffuser like this will keep your home smelling great and help you stay well.
3. Powder perfume
This is an excellent idea if you’re after a more subtle way to use perfume. Choose a light, delicate fragrance, and dust it in an inconspicuous area. This is great if you’re trying to stay under the radar. Choose a perfume that has no trace of alcohol, and you’ll be able to sneak it into places where you usually wouldn’t be able to. This is perfect for the office or when you’re at a social gathering. No one will be able to tell you’re wearing it.
4. Topical perfume
If you have a chronic illness or are constantly taking medication, you know that smells don’t always smell great. Perfumes can sometimes mask the scent of your medicine and make you feel a little self-conscious. Create your own topical scent by mixing Indian incense with your favourite essential oil. This is great for masking the smell of antiseptic or chemical odours. Just make sure to let the mixture dry before you put it in your bag or anywhere else you might touch it with your hands.
There are many ways to use fragrances in your everyday life. These are just some starting points! There is no end - you can always find more ways that perfume can be used throughout your daily routine, such as dabbing on it before bedtime so you wake up feeling fresh and smelling great.
There are more customisation options available. At Scentopia, we help create unique and fun perfumes for you. You can explore the plants and flowers that are uniquely Singaporean by attending our workshop to include in your ‘free things to do in Sentosa’ itinerary. We will provide you with all the ingredients to make your own perfume while enjoying everything about floral scents.
If you are ever in Sentosa, consider dropping by our gallery at Scentopia to experience a new kind of enjoyment. We offer everything mentioned above, team-building activities for friends and corporates, and even field trips for preschoolers!