To understand the importance of fragrance in grooming, it is important to consider that the significance of using fragrances for grooming dates back to ancient times. It is not a modern-day invention.
In earlier times, fragrances were widely used predominantly by royalty. One can trace it back to ancient Egyptian high society where as per mythology, the god Nefertem was attributed as the lord of fragrance, depicted carrying water lilies which were the main component of ancient fragrances. Similarly, in ancient Persia, King Xerxes was depicted with Lily of the Valley Flowers, an important ingredient in fragrances. In ancient Rome, the cult of Aphrodite used fragrances to honour the goddess. The fragrances were a major part of the public baths. In ancient India, fragrances were part of temple rituals.
It paints a clear picture then that fragrances were highly important to honour the divine as well as grooming the self and celebrating one’s persona. It was held in high esteem and had an aspirational value added to it.
Come to the present times, fragrances signify beauty and power as they stimulate the mood and amplify the individual’s grace and charisma.
Here are the top reasons why fragrance is important in grooming
It makes you attractive
The fragrance you wear can give off the image you want to portray. It can make you ooze your masculinity, femininity, splendour, sensuality, and help in image-building. Depending on how intense or sociable you want to be perceived, the fragrance you wear can add to the kind of quality you want to embody and exude.
It boosts your confidence
It is not enough to appear your best. You have to feel that you are your best and wearing a fragrance elevates that inner spark. When you feel beautiful, you instantly appear beautiful. Therefore, knowing your fragrance and wearing it empowers you to believe in yourself and that reflects on your outside personality too. It thus gives you the edgy personality you want to possess and feel confident.
It says something unique about you
An important part of grooming is to make you stand out. And wearing a fragrance tells something unique about you, it distinguishes you from the crowd. This makes your individuality stand stronger and more appealing. As a result of this, your uniqueness becomes more pronounced and public for people to identify you as YOU in all your elegance and sophistication.