Scents of Self: What Your Favorite Essential Oil Says About You
Did you know your nose can recognize up to 300 trillion different scents? When the nose knows, it just knows. And, with its inherent smell-depicting capabilities, we’re bound to be fascinated and magnetized by certain scents, and, well, revolted and polarized by others. And, it’s different for everyone. No two noses are alike. What is yours telling you? We’ve done some sniffing around to find out what our favorite essential oils say about us.
Since our sense of smell is directly correlated to the memory banks stored in our brains, imagine a distinct aroma from childhood. It may conjure up some not-so-comfortable recollections, like a scary incident on the school playground or an ominous movie-watching moment, while another – completely different – scent may be a pleasant, sweet reminiscence of the first time you met your significant other or graduated from college. And, while most scents share common likes and dislikes among the discerning masses, there are scents that undeniably hold a deep-seeded, personal peculiarity or particularity for each and every individual. One may love the scent of patchouli, while another may downright despise it. And, most always, it’s linked to a dormant memory stored in our databanks, and says a lot about who we are, what we gravitate towards, and who we wish to become. For instance, the floral, summery scent of rose combined with sweet-smelling vanilla makes me yearn for my soul mate, my grandmother, who had passed away many years ago. The scent of the rose makes me immediately feel safe, loved, and secure, while the vanilla takes me back to the scent of her clothes when she hugged me and her bed sheets that I fell into many a deep slumber upon. Is there a particular perfume or essential oil that invokes a certain mood, emotion, attraction, or outlook, whether pleasurable and bittersweet or unsettling and melancholic, for you? Let’s get introspective with some of the planet’s most evocative essential oils.
If you tend to favor the sweet, floral fragrance of lavender essential oil, you are a kind, gentle being who tries immeasurably to avoid awkward, hurtful confrontations at all costs. You enjoy the quiet,” low-key” kinda life – are not so much a party person – and unequivocally value quality over quantity in all aspects of life. You’re persnickety when it comes to the people and things that mean the most to you – your time, your solitude, your loved ones, your family, your fantasies, your passions – for which you don’t part very easily from. Friends and those closest to you often regard you as a pillar of strength and a comforting shoulder to cry on. You’re as soothing and consoling as your own very beloved bedtime pillow mist. Diffuse your bathroom during a bubble bath or spritz your comfy, cozy bed linens with the Kashmere Kollections Oils by Kim Bulgarian Lavender Essential Oil.
If you’ve got a proclivity for the fresh, “pep-in-your-step” scent of peppermint, you’re a natural-born healer. You’re always there when friends, family, or loved ones need a mental “pick-me-up” or pep talk or just a kind, honest ear to listen. You’ll go to the ends of the earth for those you adore and cherish and have no qualms with speaking up for what you so ardently and passionately believe in. You’re like a ball of fire wherever you go. Try Kashmere Kollections Oils by Kim Peppermint Essential Oil.
You love, appreciate, and yearn for a home that is clean, with an uplifting aura that is invigorating, energizing, and inviting. You relish in entertaining guests and making home-cooked, extravagant meals for anyone who enters your home, your sanctuary. You have a natural zeal and zest (much like lemon) for life that are inspired by and gravitate towards. Your bubbly personality and sunny disposition is characteristically magnetic and infectious. Stock up on those vivacious, #feelgoodvibes with Kashmere Kollections Oils by Kim Italian Lemon Essential Oil.
If you are arguably drawn to the unmistakably medicinal and earthy aroma of tea tree essential oil, you’re most likely an outdoorsy, woodsy one with an equally earthy persona. Being naturally medicinal – boasting a bevy of antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiviral properties – tea tree essential oil is one of the most gentle and efficacious oils you can use on the body, which makes you a healer, the inarguable personification of a “walking” medicine cabinet. You’re also very grounded and mindful, bluntly speaking, you’ve got your s*** together in all areas of your life. Not only do you have an unrelenting propensity for balsamic scents, you dutifully exercise a high level of awareness and exude an even higher level of sentience. Get grounded with Kashmere Kollections Oils by Kim Tea Tree Essential Oil.
A lover of this unforgettable, distinct floral fragrance is a hopelessly true romantic – of everything! You value the finer things in life and exude impeccable taste in material possessions. (But, hey, we’re not judging!) You love admiring art, people, places, things, and have a particularity for all things lavish and luxurious, no matter how over-the-top. And, you’re unapologetic about your admiration for such. You long to travel the world and lovingly marvel at the world’s most idyllic, breathtakingly beautiful landscapes, have a deep appreciation for the arts, and deeply resonate with your inner fierce, feminine power. Girl, get unleashed by dropping some rose essential oil into your iconic, one-of-a-kind Kashmere Kollections Diffuser Jewelry and channel your inner Aphrodite.
Sharp, menthol, healing, soothing, and medicinal – eucalyptus lovers are as razor sharp, focused, and sensual as their favorite fragrance. Admirers of eucalyptus often look at any situation in life with the highest of clarity and are often venerated for being valuable, dependable, indispensable members of any team – at work or otherwise. Those who love the relaxing, soul-soothing, body-benefitting essence of eucalyptus are naturally fond of finding homeopathic remedies, so you may not find them roaming the aisles of the local 24-hour pharmacy anytime soon. Turn your shower into an insta-sauna with a few drops of our Kashmere Kollections Eucalyptus Essential Oil.
If the mere whiff of the elegantly distinct, citrus scent with aromatic under notes of bitter-sweet freshness makes you melt, or you routinely indulge in sipping copious cups containing the classic Earl Grey black tea, you are a lover of the inimitable bergamot essential oil. The attraction to the simultaneously uplifting and calming essences of beguiling bergamot means you have a very endearing and alluring “elusiveness” that equally captivates and confounds those around you, much like your favorite fragrance. Intriguing and intellectual, calculated and cool, pragmatic and poignant, yet vivacious and free-spirited, bergamot enthusiasts are the complete package, if you will, multi-faceted and live for adventure and life’s unexpected moments. You see obstacles as opportunities and positivity in adversity. Those who enjoy the satisfying complexities of bergamot are usually thrill seekers, adrenaline junkies, and like to wonder along the road less traveled. You are emotionally-balanced, deservingly content, diplomatic, and possess admirable traits and tendencies of the mysterious variety. Keep them all pleasingly bemused with our Kashmere Kollections Oils by Kim Bergamot Essential Oil.
Do you have a preferred perfume or essential oil you can’t live without? We’d love to know! Share your scents of self with us in the comments below or tag us at #kashmerekollections.