With the abundance of perfumes out in the market today, choosing your trademark perfume can be a difficult task to make. Here are two tips on how to narrow down the choices among the plethora of perfumes available out there:
Know the perfume that best suits your personality.Scent is divided into four major fragrance families. The floral scent is easily the most commonly used and recognizable among women and is noted to be very sweet. Examples of this kind of scent are rose, lavender, and orange. Think of how a bouquet of freshly-cut flowers smells likes. If you have a very feminine personality, go for this one.
The citrus/fruity/fresh scent is for the simple, girl-next-door type. Think lemon, lime, and other citrus fruits. Fruity scents include apple, apricot, and peach. The smell of freshly-laundered linen, or of someone who just got out of a shower. These scents are lightweight, easy on the nose, and are perfect for summer.
The oriental/spicy scent is for the exotic, mysterious woman who wants to stand out in a room. Think vanilla, amber, musk and other spices. The scent is reminiscent of the Mediterranean or of the Far East or some other exotic locale. Scents like this are heady and heavy to wear. Absolutely perfect for date-night.
The woody/chypre is for the girl who loves the outdoors. Examples of these are earthy scents like bergamot and patchouli.
Once you have chosen what fragrance family you want to buy into, the next step would be to know the composition of a perfume. A perfume is composed of three notes. The top note is the first thing you smell on a perfume, it has the strongest scent but it also fades the quickest. The middle note or the bouquet is what you would smell the next, and 30 minutes after you have spritzed on the perfume, you are left with the base note. The base note is what will stay with you the most. Important tip: don’t buy a perfume based on what you smell right away; let it settle first on your body and then decide until after you have smelled the final note. Perfume sniffed from a bottle might smell differently when placed on your body, so you should take into account of how the perfume smells together with your body chemistry. So don’t buy a perfume based on impulse. Let it linger first on your body and then see how it smells.