Floral, aromatic or aquatic? There is always something primal, intimate and seductive to our sense of smell- the right sort of scent can immediately trigger nostalgic memories of childhood and effectively bypass any form of rational thought. It is natural then to choose a perfume that appeals to our soul and personality, or even going one step further to create a signature scent for yourself! Indeed, when it comes to perfumes, most working class adults often don’t know that we can customise our own scents too.
It probably isn’t surprising to note that perfume houses around the world offer bespoke options, and a personalized scent is one of the best ways to express one’s personality, sensuality and style. With so many permutations and combinations about what one can distil, it truly is exciting to create a perfume that sits well with the person. From herbal or spicy scents to woody or floral notes, more and more people want to distinguish their own uniqueness from the rest of the crowd.
Enters Maison 21G. Interestingly, the 21G comes from the popular belief that the weight of the human soul is 21grams. This is linked to the notion that we should always wear a scent that our soul desires. Pretty cool, isn’t it? I received a customised bottle with my name imprinted on it too.
Perfume aficionados can finally put together perfume concentrates directly to create their very unique scent. Every perfume concentrate at Maison 21G is made with high-quality and natural ingredients from cruelty-free sources. Talk about sustainability!
At Maison 21G, a customer can first choose to take the perfume personality quiz provided in store to uncover the perfume recommendations and combinations of scents for three different occasions. Then, the system would recommend a profile for the user to provide an anchor point for consideration. The possibilities of the alchemy are truly magical and endless! Check out some of the other reviews here.
Here’s the formulae of the scents I’ve picked:
I also liked the interior of the store very much! Interestingly, they also hold perfume workshops for couples from time to time– I thought it was a good way for couples to bond and deepen their understanding of each other.
All in all, creating a personalised fragrance is a rather reflective experience, as it allows the person to look inwards and contemplate on why he/she desires and chose those scents. The self-discovery process is one that isn’t rational and more sensual really, so it is a good opportunity for any busy or stressed-out executive to take a break. It’s also a good learning journey to learn how to define one’s olfactory preferences.