On Instinct and Intuition | #ListenToYourInstinct | Aura Mugler

On Instinct and Intuition | #ListenToYourInstinct | Aura MuglerJust a few of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of receiving a new fragrance, Aura Mugler by Thierry Mugler.  The bottle is stunning; emerald green, with large facets all over and a silver M marking it as a Mugler fragrance.  The fragrance itself is beautiful, warm, and exotic, with floral and herbal notes from orange blossoms, wolf wood, bourbon vanilla, and rhubarb.

Mugler has always produced products with a powerful message that celebrated women, encouraged them that they could be whoever they wanted, and showed them through their own journey the art and ability of always being able to reinvent oneself.  All messages that have resonated with me and my story, as I went from studying law, to being a concert pianist and teacher, to now finally finding my passion in creating digital content related to fashion, beauty, and travel.

The most recent launch, Aura Mugler, embodies a woman who is deeply connected to her instinct, which allows her to live boldly and freely.  It challenged me to think on my own journey of learning to be intuitive and listen to my instinct…

On Instinct and Intuition | #ListenToYourInstinct | Aura Mugler

I’m not sure how, but growing up I seemed to have lost touch with my sense of intuition, and the results were:

-I over-thought everything, looking for the ‘right answer’.

-I was indecisive to a point where I was often handicapped.

-I was far from confident and felt a bit lost.

-I was easily swayed.

-I was a follower, listening more to others than myself.

-I often did things to please people, instead of because I wanted to or agreed with what I was doing.

In life, things aren’t always clear-cut or black and white.  You can’t always find a ‘right answer’ or find empirical evidence showing you made the ‘right decision’.  You also can’t rely on others to make your decisions for you.  That’s where your instinct comes in – it’s meant to help you bridge the gap between logic and action.

On Instinct and Intuition | #ListenToYourInstinct | Aura Mugler

While I’m still working on all of these things (life is a journey, and I don’t believe any of us will ever ‘arrive’ and have it all perfect and figured out!), I have learned a lot on how to listen to better your instinct:

1) Do your Research

You might not need to do actual research, or maybe you will if it is job-related, but as much as this sounds like the opposite of using your instinct, it’s is actually what allows you to use it well.  Learn what you can, seek out others’ advice, become as informed as possible.  Then…

2) Be Mindful, Especially of your Body’s Signals

Our body is often more in tune with ourselves than we are.  A knotted up stomach, sweaty palms, blurred vision, ect., are signs that something isn’t right.  Contrastingly, feeling safe, peaceful and calm are signs that they are.  Tune into your body and what it’s sensing, as it will often help you listen to your instinct.

3) Let it Sit, Even Sleep on it if You Can

If you have time, stepping away from a situation or decision often helps you clear your head and reset.  Often times, when you revisit it, you’ll have a clearer sense of your gut instinct on the matter and be able to make a better decision.  If you have the time to sleep on it, that’s even better!  So often we make decisions out of fear or pressure, instead of confidence, and time can change that.

4) Make Time to Escape and Be Still

It’s really hard to be in tune with yourself and your instinct if you’re constantly busy with no time to just sit and think.  You likely won’t even be able to identify what you’re thinking and feeling half the time, let alone be able to process it and make decisions accordingly.   Take time daily to sit, reflect, journal, and just be.  Going outside can also be great for this, and leave you refreshed and with a clear head.  As a Christian, I also try to stop, pray, and filter a situation through what I believe.  I often end up remembering things that encourage me, and I make better decisions that I can stand behind proudly.

5) Practice Listening to your Instinct Regularly

Practice makes progress, I like to remember.  Regularly practicing these steps and tuning into your instinct will allow you to do it faster and better in the future.

The results from doing so are amazing: peace, confidence, self-respect, and believing in yourself and your decisions.

This year, I’ve been challenging myself to live and gift more meaningfully, which is why I love Mugler fragrances.  Whether you’re gifting a friend, mother, or loved one, give a gift that has meaning.  Instead of just chocolate or flowers, how about a fragrance that is personal (you can even get a name inscribed!), symbolizes strength & individuality, celebrates femininity, all while reminding the woman you love to follow her instinct and live confidently?



This post was sponsored by Clarins, but as always, all thought and opinions are 100% my own.

On Instinct and Intuition | #ListenToYourInstinct | Aura Mugler

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  • Suzanne Spiegoski
    February 23, 2018

    Got to go with your gut, ya know?! This perfume packaging is so luxe! How does it smell?

    • bellebylaurelle
      February 23, 2018

      So true! And isn’t it!? I’m obsessed!! It smells amazing! Floral, vegetal, but sensual and a tad of sweet! A great perfume for early spring!


  • Open Kloset
    February 25, 2018

    Hey Darling:)
    How was your Weekend?
    So Beautiful Fragrance, Love the Packaging and Color is Gorgeous:)
    Definitely would try out:)
    Love, Kisses
    Open Kloset By Karina
    Happy New Week

  • Christine Kong
    February 26, 2018

    What an amazing and inspiring post. I always felt growing up I wasn’t as confident as I am now. I think it came a bit with age but also understanding and accepting myself. I love learning about you and how you grew into this beautiful, powerful, and confident women you are now. This fragrance is not only beautifully packaged, I love the sentiment behind it and the inscription! Thanks for sharing! xoxo, Christine

  • Helen
    February 26, 2018

    This is such a wonderful post and definitely so in line with the message of the new Mugler fragrance. I was unfortunately unable to attend the launch here in Sydney but will have to go smell it for myself.

    Definitely agree with you when it comes to letting something sit and sleeping on it before making decisions! So important!

  • Ting
    February 27, 2018

    What a well written blog here! I am so surprised to find out that so many of us growing up without the confidence we should have. I think it does get improved when you get older like me. The packaging of the perfume is so gorgeous and I bet you it smells so good. Thanks for sharing this.


  • marcy
    February 27, 2018

    OMG love this Mugler fragrance presentation and bottle. I have actually never heard of this brand but I have to say it really called my attention the bottle in a shape of a heart. Is so cute and this emerald color is gorgeous. Love the meaning behind this too. Thanks for sharing


  • Eva
    February 28, 2018

    I’m very inspiring from this post and this bottle of Mugler fragrance would be nice to try. I have other fragrances from T. Mugle and I love them all.

  • Diana
    February 28, 2018

    I always love how Mugler design their bottles, they always look elegant and luxurious.


  • Darya
    February 28, 2018

    Omg, I need to try this new Mugler fragrance.
    I love this green color and the whole presentation.
    Also, you describe it like a perfect fragrance to have for the spring, and now I’m really inspired!


  • Jacqueline
    March 1, 2018

    Such an amazing post. I am all about following my intuition these days. I seem to be right most of the time but you know we all make mistakes. Sounds like an amazing fragrance

  • Sheree
    March 1, 2018

    Thank you for sharing this post Laurelle! I’ve always admired at how much you do to grow your blog and grow as a person! Love the beautiful bottle for this perfume, it’s been a while since I’ve worn Thierry Mugler products, I was so obsessed with Angel when it first came out. I think its time to check this one out.

    xo Sheree

  • Madison
    March 2, 2018

    This post is just PERFECTION. So much yes, sister!! Learning to trust my instincts has been one of the most challenging yet rewarding experiences ever. And can we also talk about the gorgeous bottle for this fragrance? So so stunning. Thank you for sharing! xx

  • Vanessa
    March 2, 2018

    Hey love,
    How are you? Ahh I love this! The perfume is absolutely gorgeous. The packaging is truly to die for! It also looks like it smells truly wonderful. Perfumes are like my favorite product because there are a huge variety, and I love to try new ones. Thanks for sharing and I’ll totakly keep this one in mind, loved it!

    xoxo, vanessa

  • Tandya
    March 4, 2018

    First off, the packaging of the Aura Mugler by Thierry Mugler is absolutely stunning. The emerald green represents growth and reflections, so this post is perfect! I feel like we are all still growing and it never stops. I loved reading your tips on how to better your instincts. The best thing for me is meditation. It really allows me to be one with my body and just listen.


  • Jessie
    March 7, 2018

    I’m book marking this post!!! I love it!!!! Those are very wise recommendations. I don’t practice enough about ‘Listening to your Instinct Regularly’. Sometimes I have many voices in my head and I feel like the angels and devils are pulling my thoughts into the 2 extreme ends. How do you deal with situations like this and how do you define which voice is the right instinct. Sometimes I feel so lost in my own thoughts.

    xx, Jessie

  • Phyllis A Huebbe
    April 24, 2018

    Well written post, I think we have all gone through most of these feelings.