A Simple Guide to Finding Your Fragrance Soul Mate

This week is National Fragrance Week, but finding The One is tricky; it can take years of week- or month-long flings. Of course, you have to play the field to know what you like, but there comes a time when you’ll want to settle down with your fragrance soul mate (what did you think we were talking about?).

A fragrance soul mate is a little like your real-life human soul mate; you don’t always know straight away that they are The One. You might try them on, break up, and then get back together. Often you think you know what is 100% your type on paper (yes, we watched Love Island), but the scent you end up with won’t necessarily include any of the ingredients you thought it would.

To help you find your perfect perfume partner, we called on perfumer Tom Daxon to help you find The One—think of him as your very own fragrant Cupid. Keep scrolling for his top tips for finding your scent soul mate, plus the perfumes we’re loving right now.