10 Amazing Benefits Of Using Perfumes

The enchanting fragrances can do more than make you feel confident and smell great.

By Tanya ChoudharyTanya Choudhary, ISSA Certified Specialist In Fitness & Nutrition  • 

The perfect perfume can boost your confidence just before the big meeting and keep foul body odor at bay. But regularly using perfumes and deodorants benefits you in more ways than smelling great. Floral and fruity scents reduce your stress, give you a morale boost, and help you get the sleep you have been missing out on. In this article, we take a deeper look at the top 10 benefits of using perfumes every day. Scroll down to read more!

Fun Fact
The art of making perfumes, also known as perfumery, was prevalent in the Indus Valley civilization as well as in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. Taputti, the first recorded-chemist as per notes on a tablet dating back to 2nd millennium BC in Mesopotamia, is also amongst the first known perfumers.

Benefits Of Using Perfumes

1. Fragrance

Well, this one is quite obvious. Perfume has been historically used primarily for fragrance. It helps keep unwanted body odor at bay and ensures that you smell good throughout the day.

2. Enhances Mood

Woman spraying perfume to enhance mood


One of the main benefits of wearing perfume is enhancing the mood. Perfume helps lift your spirits. You can also wear a perfume that reflects your mood, to project it better. Whether you feel playful, mischievous, timid or even reserved, perfumes offer many different kinds of smells for different moods. Select and wear a perfume as per the occasion so that you can get in the apt mood for it (1).

3. Boosts Confidence

Young woman smiling happily with a perfume bottle


Just like a pretty dress, a good perfume can boost your confidence and ensure that you get through the day without feeling conscious of your body odor. A dash of fragrance can work wonders to your personality. Choose a scent that suits your personality and which, can boost your morale to fight against all odds (2).

4. Makes You Attractive

Sense of smell is one of the most important of the five senses. Sometimes, you can simply get attracted to someone because of the way they smell. Perfumes are rich in pheromones and make you attractive.

Stylecraze Says
Wear warm and invigorating scents such as patchouli, rose, vanilla, cedarwood, bergamot, or sandalwood as these tend to smell soft and animalistic, making you irresistibly attractive when you are going for that vibe.

5. Aphrodisiac

Many perfumes sometimes function like a natural aphrodisiac. Certain types of perfumes contain pheromones, which have aphrodisiac properties. It explains why you get attracted to someone because of their perfume (3).

6. Boosts Health

Woman preparing perfume at home


There is no scientific evidence to ascertain the efficacy of perfume’s health boosting properties. However, perfume helps enhance the mood, which can keep stress and other anxiety related issues at bay. You can use your favorite fragrance to beat your anxiety blues and lift your spirits.

7. Triggers Memories

Vintage perfume bottles kept together


Perfume can also be an important trigger of a happy memory. One tends o associate people with particular fragrances. Many women who wear their mother’s signature scent do so to revive memories.

Try and buy new perfumes every time you travel and wear them. The different perfumes will remind you of each vacation and help you relive those moments.

8. Aromatherapy

Perfume has many relaxing and therapeutic benefits. Citrus fruit, floral and winter spice perfumes help calm the mind and soothe the body. These perfumes ensure your stress levels are in control (4).

9. Treats Insomnia

Another one of the therapeutic effects of perfume is that it helps you sleep better at night. Perfumes, which contain essential oils, can help you relax and enjoy a peaceful slumber at night (5).

10. Cures A Headache

Glass perfume bottle kept with seashells


This one is a surprise! It is another therapeutic effect of perfume. Wearing a perfume can help you cure that nagging headache. However, this isn’t true for perfumes that contain essential oils that compound headache.

Infographic: 6 Surprising Reasons Why You Should Perfumes

Perfumes can make you smell divine and while that should be reason enough for everyone to try this magic-in-a-bottle on their bodies, there are some surprising benefits of perfumes for anyone who needs more convincing.

Check out the infographic to know about some great, and lesser-known, things that perfumes can do for you besides making you smell like a million bucks.

6 surprising reasons why you should use a perfume [infographic]

Illustration: StyleCraze Design Team

A good perfume not just provides fragrance but also enhances your mood. There are several benefits of using perfumes. It may boost your confidence, make you attractive, act as an aphrodisiac (a substance that arouses sexual desire), control your stress levels, and treat insomnia and headache. Hence, start using your favorite perfume today. You can start with light fragrances if you are very sensitive to stronger ones.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should you rub in perfume?

You should spray your perfume instead of rubbing it into your skin. Rubbed perfume breaks down into smaller molecules and loses its scent.

Does perfume stay longer on clothes or skin?

Perfume stays longer on clothes. Alcohol evaporates from fabrics much more slowly than it does from your skin.

Can I spray perfume on my hair?

No. The alcohol present in perfume may damage your hair or dry it out.

Should perfume be kept in the fridge?

Not necessarily. While storing perfume in the fridge helps it stay fresh, especially in the summer, all it really needs is a cool, dry place. Consult its label for storage instructions.

How does perfume affect the brain?

Fragrances highly affect brain function. They can help boost mood and memory and induce sleep (6).

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