How to Choose the Right Perfume

Some choose them based on their personalities and preferences but there’s more to that than just sniffing the scents you prefer. Just like the clothes and makeup shades you wear, it’s important to choose a scent that complements you. The scents vary when applied on different individuals. All scents change according to our skin, body heat and inherent body odours. Some blends leave you smelling wonderful while others may be unpleasant.

Everyone should have a signature scent that they can wear with pride, whether it fits their mood or style. Be it one signature scent or more, you can colour up your senses like you do with your wardrobe. All you need is some serious soul searching and your job is done.

Here’s one good tip: Don’t rush into buying any perfume, wait for the scent to settle on your skin. Also, smelling too many fragrance at once may cause a headache so you may want to avoid that.

This is the reason why most people develop an allergy towards some of the best brands by constantly putting their nose, quite literally, into such things without realizing that perfumes have effects that have to be felt and not anything else.

Get Fresh

If your personality is bubbly, you’re always on the go and you’re always full of excitement, you’ll need a bursting fresh and fruity fragrance to suit. Choose perfumes with notes of mandarin, grapefruit, bergamot, lemon or fresh sea breeze and aqua to open up your senses.

Stay Feminine

If you’re hopeless romantic, you’re naturally gentle at heart and you like pretty things then a floral scent is best for your sweet and feminine appeal. Pick scents with floral notes like lilac, jasmine, rose, narcissus and everything that falls under the floral family.

Into The Woods

If you’re outdoor lover, free-spirited, casual yet classy, your scents should definitely be made up of woodsy blends. For women who daring and more adventurous, these mossy scents with a heavier with blends of rose wood, sandalwood and cedar wood will make you feel like you’re admist the greens.

Oriental Cravings

If you’re confident, sophisticated, craving for something more exotic and like to be noticed, you’ll need a rich oriental scents to spice up your life. Oriental scents are slightly stronger yet with a whiff of floral or fruity notes. Go for perfumes with notes of mandarin orange, vanilla, green tea, musk and amber. These dominant scents also exude sex appeal.

Learn Your Notes

It’s good to know the three different notes your perfume contains. The first note or the Top note is the first smell you get when you apply your perfume. It then fades quickly to the Middle note, which only comes after a few minutes as soon as the top note mellows. The final note known as known as Base note has the richest smell and is the true fragrant that will finally settle onto your skin. Once you’ve mastered your notes, here are some things you should be mindful of while applying perfume:

– Never spray too much perfume. Overdoing it will leave your scents too overpowering and leaves people headache. A whiff on your pulse points is all that’s needed to keep you smelling fresh all day long.

– It’s best to not mix your fragrances and especially if you perspire a lot, the scent will react in a way it’s not going to be unpleasant.

– You can soak in your favourite scent but avoid splashing your perfume directly on your clothes. It may ruin your best pieces and stain them. Also don’t spray perfume on your pearls or any jewellery as the alcohol infused will only damage.

– Shop for your perfume in the afternoon because this is the time our sense of smell is at its peak and remember to always test it on your skin first then leave it for a few hours to see how it reacts on your skin.

– Spray your scent on your pulse points but don’t rub them together with your wrists after spraying. This only damages the molecules of your scent and affects the three notes of your perfume.

Eric Desiree is a graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Communication. He started his career as a Public Relations Officer in a law firm in Los Angeles California. Currently, he is the managing editor of ANCPR.