How To Choose Your Signature Scent

How To Choose Your Signature Scent

What's the best technique for selecting the perfect fragrance? In this new short video Matt, co-founder of British fragrance brand Thomas Clipper, explains how to get the most out of the best selling Thomas Clipper Discovery Set.

Plus read on to get our top tips on the best order to try our scents...

At Thomas Clipper we believe that the key to choosing a new signature scent starts with trying a broad selection of fantastic scents on the way you'd really wear them - not a piece of card, but on your skin and clothes. Enter the Thomas Clipper Discovery Set, a selection of small format scents for you to audition, one by one, until you've found your perfect match.

What's the perfect order for auditioning our range?

So you'll have seen above that we recommend trying two or maximum three scents in one sitting. But does it matter which order you try them in? The short answer is yes. Put very simply, we'd always recommend starting with a more subtle scent and then moving on to a bolder fragrance.

What does that mean for the Thomas Clipper lineup? We've had a go at putting together an example testing order for you.

Day One: Atlantic + Terra Firma

Day Two: Country + City

Day Three: Polaris, Coast + Mountain

Trying the scents in this order will help you to make some very basic decisions on what sort of fragrance styles you like, allowing you to eliminate those that you don't quickly and helping you get towards your signature scent.

Of course, there's no 'right' way to try scents. Improvise. Mix it up. Blend the fragrances together to create custom blends (this is something we particularly recommend - indeed our whole range was designed for blending and we offer a discount if you buy two full size scents).

Most of all, enjoy your Thomas Clipper Discovery Set!

Most of all, enjoy your Thomas Clipper Discovery Set!

Matt and the team



PS if you haven't already, you can get your Discovery Set here and if you're ready to upgrade to a full size scent, you can do that right here.

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