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Perfume for Sensitive Noses

Perfume for Sensitive Noses

Everybody loves the fragrance of aromatic scents. There are lots of fragrance products available in the market. These have different aromatic components and compositions. However, all scents do not suit everyone due to the overpowering of perfumes.

Sometimes the powerful aromatic scent can cause problems for a person who wears or smells of that fragrance and can cause an allergy to that perfumery product. So, it becomes very difficult for a person to choose their type of scent.

Here in this blog, you will learn about the sensitivity of the nose due to perfumes and what kinds of fragrances can be used. Let’s get started!

What is the Sensitivity of the Nose?

When there is irritation in the nose due to some allergens which may be allergic or non-allergic. The nose becomes too sensitive due to inflammation called a sensitive nose. Itching, sneezing, and runny nose are caused by allergens.

How Does Nose Smell?

There are olfactory sensory neurons in the nasal cavity of the nose. When there is some fragrance in the air, then these nerve cells get stimulated. By diffusion process, molecules of scent move from the high concentration to the low concentration, this is how the nose smells the essence of perfume.

Which Aromatic Ingredients Cause Nose Allergy?

The U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) suggested the following components that may cause allergy, these are as follows:-

  • Oak Moss
  • Citronella
  • Geraniol
  • Benzyl benzoate
  • Benzyl salicylate
  • Lyral (hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde – HICC)
  • Tree Moss
  • Anisyl alcohol etc.

Perfumes for Sensitive Noses

People with sensitive noses cannot choose any kind of scent. The main reason is due to sensitive nostrils, which cause headaches. However, here is a list of the 10 best perfumes for the sensitive nose that you must try. These are as follows:-

1. Fancy Blue Lady:-

Fancy Blue Lady is a sweet and romantic signature perfume for women that can be used on date night. It has aromatic key notes of tuberose, ylang-ylang, violet leaf, plum, peach, African orange flower, musk, vanilla, amber, jasmine, vetiver, sandalwood, and narcissus. By wearing this scent, you will feel fresh, flirty, and more confident.

2. Clean Reserve:-

It belongs to the fresh fragrance family, which comprises salted praline, copabia oil, and fresh musk. These scent notes give the essence of milky, sweet, soft, salty, and with low sillage which may be an option for a sensitive nose.

3. Marc Jacobs Honey Perfume:-

Marc Jacobs Honey perfume was introduced in 2013. It has fruity floral notes, which is recommended for women. This fragrance has accords of mandarin orange, punch, pear, peach, honeysuckle, orange blossom, woody vanilla, and honey notes.

4. Cloud Musk Mix Bar:-

It comprises notes, such as cardamom and tonka beans giving the essence of light, floral, and warm whereas jasmine, cotton peony, iris, and pink peppercorn make a woody scent. It gives the touch of soft cashmere on the skin and can be worn by both men and women.

5. J’adore Eau de Parfum:-

In 1999, Calice Becker launched this perfume in the market. Due to its floral-fruity aroma, it is good for women. In 2007, this perfume received the ‘FiFi Award for Best National Advertising Campaign/ TV’.

It is the combination of various notes such as pear, peach, mandarin orange, bergamot, jasmine, lily, tuberose, rose, orchid, freesia, orchid, plum, vanilla, musk, violet, cedar, blackberry, and melon. The aromatic ingredients which are used in this scent are of high quality which is a good option for a sensitive nose.

6. Eau Rose Diptyque Eau de toilette:-

It has notes of centifolia rose, litchi, jasmine, musk, honey, ambroxan and damask rose. These floral fruity scent notes give you a smell of natural freshness and sweetness which is best for women. It can be worn in the summer season which will keep you freshen up all day.

7. Light Blue EDT:-

Light Blue Eau de Toilette by Dolce & Gabbana has key notes of apple, cedar, Sicilian, bellflower, jasmine, white rose, bamboo, amber, and musk. The floral fruity scent notes of this perfume give the aroma vibrant and fresh to women. It has a fresh bearable aroma for the nose as well and it is perfect for hot weather and can be worn at any time.

8. Shi By Alfred Sung:-

Shi By Alfred Sung is a classic and gentle aroma that is made for women. The shape of the bottle is like a drop of rain and its perfumer is Elias Ermenidis who introduced it in 2000. Frangipani, fig leaves, water lily, water musk, silver birch, and orange blossom notes give the essence of aquatic freshness, sweet and cool to Shi perfume.

9. Tam Dao By Diptyque EDT:-

Sandalwood, cypress, cedar, amber, white musk, and rose to give a velvety, smooth, and floral woody musk aroma to Diptyque Eau de Toilette. It can be worn by men as well as by women.

10. Vanilla Sky Skylar:-

It was introduced in 2000 and has a sweet gourmand and warm scent. Vanilla Sky Skylar has blended notes of pure vanilla, caramelized cedar, and cappuccino. All these notes give the fragrance of amber vanilla and sensual gourmand, which can be used by both men and women.

These all perfumes comprise soft, light, and natural aromatic ingredients that can be used by sensitive noses.

Tips To Keep In Mind

Before considering any perfume, you should keep these things in mind:- 

  • Be careful with notes such as cumin, leather, agarwood, vetiver, patchouli, black pepper, etc., because these can cause allergies.
  • Scent with low sillage means these perfumes are subtle and will stay around low. Hence, high sillage means with strong aroma.
  • You should prefer subtle notes like lavender, rose, vanilla, sandalwood, and orange.
  • Eau de Toilette should be preferred over Eau de Parfum because toilette contains 5 to 8 % of essential oils, whereas parfum contains 12 to 18 % of aromatic essential oils.


In conclusion, now, you do not need to worry if you are allergic to any fragrance. Here is the list of perfumes with ingredients that will suit the nerve cells of the nose and that will not cause irritation to your nose. These perfumes are not sensitive to your nose and are long-lasting and skin-friendly.

This blog has provided information about perfumes for delicate nostrils. After reading this blog, you can choose perfumes, which are listed above. You can choose light floral perfumes which will soothe your nose and can make you more confident.

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