Why Fragrances Fluctuate From Person To Person

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We all know that fragrances vary on different people. Body temperature, sweat glands, hormones and even stress levels can dictate how a scent will personally smell. However, skin is the largest factor when it comes to why a fragrances takes on a different scent when you wear it as opposed to someone else.

Specifically, your skin’s pH, texture and type will affect how a perfume smells on you. The drier your skin, the more likely it is to absorb the fragrance as a means of hydrating itself because fragrance is composed of oils. If your skin is oily, the oils in the fragrance will naturally react with your skin’s oils, altering the final scent and making it more intense.

Ultimately, when certain essential oils in a fragrance come into contact with the skin, it creates a unique imbalance, which is what makes a scent smell different from person to person.

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