HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT PERFUME FOR YOU
The glamour days of Hollywood were filled with scenes of Hollywood starlets walking through a room, and the men still thinking of her afterwards. Ever wonder why they were still thinking of her? It was the slight subtle trace of fragrance they remembered smelling or quite possibly still tickled their nose.
Most women want a perfume that does just that, but they go about it the wrong way. They pick the fanciest bottle or strongest smell hoping it will catch the attention of others. While this is good in theory, it doesn’t always give them the best scent for their body and personality, and it often overpowers others delicate sensibilities.
If you want to find the right perfume for you, start your search by deciding which scents appeal to you the most:
Musk: Usually when people think attraction or sex, they think musk. These scents have a darker or heavier scent base. Usually they are offset by really light flavorful upper tones that quickly dissipate leaving the musk base behind. If fires and bearskin rugs are inspiring, this set of scents is for you.
Florals: This category of scents are very light, casual, and romantic. If poet’s shirts and picnics are appealing to you, then floral based scents are right up your alley. Think roses, lilacs, and lavenders.
Spicy: Nonstop partying, exotic foods and lifestyles describe the lovers of spicy scents. Sandalwood, driftwood, and frankincense give these perfumes the intense flavor that adds spice to life.
Fruity: If you are a fruity drink person or enjoy lounging on the beach with a drink in your hand, chances are you are a fruity perfume wearer. These fragrances are energizing and invigorating, usually do to their orange, lemon, and grapefruit essences. Although smelling like your favorite fruity drink wouldn’t be terrible, these perfumes are far from Eau de O.J.
How to Choose
Perfumes are made of three scents levels. There is the base tone that lasts for hours after the first spray. There are the mid tones that linger for only ten to fifteen minutes, and at the top, there are the upper tones that dissipate within five minutes.
When choosing a fragrance, make sure it is applied to your body, preferably a pulse point, and let it set. You’ll never know if you truly like a perfume until you have smelled all of its tones. After applying the perfume, go shop or get something to eat. When you are finished, you will have been able to smell the perfume in all of its stages. If you still absolutely love it, that perfume is the perfect fit for you.
When selecting your perfect perfume, try to keep in mind that day wear and night wear is very different, much like your makeup. By having two perfumes, you can select the right one for the occasion. Day time perfumes and makeup are usually lighter and compliment the wearer easily. Night time makeup and perfumes are a little heavier and inspire more creativity.
How to Apply
Many men and women think pouring on layer upon layer of scent is the perfect way to wear a scent. However, this can easily create an almost toxic wall of scent. The best places to apply perfume are on the wrists, behind the ears and neck. These pulse points are warmer than other areas of your body. By applying the perfume to these points, the scent warms and carries around you.
For some people, even this is too much lingering scent. Instead, simply spray the perfume once into the air and walk into it. This allows the fragrance to spread throughout the area and about your body. Then, since it is not concentrated in on spot or two, it softens and leaves a tiny subtle trace that lasts.
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