The Fragrance Shop: What is a fragrance wardrobe and why do I need one?

April 10, 2023


When it comes to fragrance, it can often be overwhelming parting from your beloved signature and selecting a new favourite to indulge in. Not sure where to start? Discover our editors’ top tips on how to build your fragrance wardrobe at The Fragrance Shop.

What is a fragrance wardrobe and why do I need one?

Just like our closets, a fragrance wardrobe is a carefully curated selection of your favourite scents, that can be paired together, worn alone, and switched up depending on your mood, the seasons and occasion.
Creating a fragrance wardrobe isn’t just about stocking up on countless scents, it also can help to relive memories, elevate your mood and take you on an olfactory journey from beginning to end.

Step 1: Invest in fragrances for different occasions

When creating your fragrance wardrobe, a good place to start is tailoring your scents to special occasions. Events like weddings, holidays and anniversaries are perfect to select a unique fragrance to transport you back to your special day, time and time again.
Investing in a staple day time and night-time fragrance is also an easy way to switch up your signature trail. Working a 9-5? Opt for something sweet but subtle for the office. Date night on the horizon? Invest in a long-lasting Eau de Parfum they won’t forget.
To help you narrow down your special scents for every occasion, why not try our Fragrance Match quiz? Our experts have made it simple to find the perfect fragrances by answering a few simple questions.
You’ll then receive a curated edit of fragrance suggestions based on your answers, making it easier then ever to build your fragrance wardrobe!

Step 2: Narrow down your favourite fragrance notes

Just like fashion, fragrance can change with the seasons. Spring is all about fresh citrus, and with summer comes floral and fruity aromas. Autumn, we see a transition into woody scents and winter boasts warming, heavier spices.
However, a well-rounded wardrobe doesn’t always need to hit every fragrance family. If you’re a lover of floral scents, try branching out into notes of Rose, Jasmine, Peony and Daisy. If woody fragrances are more your style, delve into notes of Oud, Vetiver and Patchouli.
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Step 3: Know your ideal number

With the number of brands and variety out there, it can be easy to go overboard when building your collection (trust me, we’ve all been there). Most fragrances last between 1-3 years, so creating a handpicked selection of a few means none go to waste.
Try narrowing it down and create a capsule wardrobe around your desired number. We recommend starting at 5 and building it up if you need!

Step 4: Store your fragrances correctly

Whilst we’re on the topic of longevity, storing your scents correctly allows you to get the most out of your fragrance wardrobe for longer. Tuck away your olfactory treasures and keep them out of direct heat and sunlight.
Although it may be tempting to add your fragrances to your bathroom #shelfie, humidity can affect perfumes, causing chemical reactions to occur. Another place to avoid.

Building a fragrance wardrobe on a budget?

When it comes to investing in a variety of fragrances, depending on your taste, it can become quite expensive.
Our subscription service scent addict allows you to choose from over 700+ luxury scents, delivered straight to your door for only £12 a month. The perfect option if you’re looking to try new fragrances and build your collection!
Start building your fragrance wardrobe today and discover bestselling scents at The Fragrance Shop.

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