Perfume ponderings

Perfume ponderings

Q) “Why do perfumes smell differently on different people? Is it to do with age?” – Liv Smyler, NSW

A) “The same perfume will smell a little different on different people because each of us has our own ‘scent print’ that will influence its development. This odour-identity is the sum total of our genes, our skin chemistry, diet, medication intake, stress level and, probably the most important factor of all, the temperature of our skin.

It’s not as simple as saying that fragrances react differently on different people because of their ‘body chemistry’. The warmth of our skin is critical. Some people have more pores per centimetre than others do, or more layers of fat in their skin. These and other factors affect the warmth of skin, which in turn influences the scent of a fragrance. We are all created equal until we use fragrance.”

– Michael Edwards, author and publisher of Fragrances of the World

Fabulous fragrances launching this month:

Sunkissed Glow by JLO

Karl Lagerfeld Kapsule collection

Flowerbykenzo Spring

Island Michael Kors Bermuda


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  1. I have had someone asking what fragrance I was wearing say that the aroma was delightful. I told her the name and she said it did not smell nice on her at all, we put it down to body chemistry. I am glad my body chemistry has a good response with perfume.

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