Everyone interprets smells in their own way, and the same fragrance can smell totally different considering we all have our own unique body scent. There are so many scent and fragrance choices and with the thousands of fragrances in the market today, it is indeed challenging to choose the one that is perfect for your taste, personality, the occasion, amongst other factors.
As our body chemistry plays a role, what smells great on one person may not smell as good on another. Let’s explore some of the basic categories of perfumes and fragrances.
Florals are the “all-around” choice. That doesn’t mean, however, that using a cheap version will do. High-quality ingredients count for a lot, particularly when the consumer is searching for a distinctive feminine fragrance.
Fruity perfumes and fragrances are different from their floral cousins in that they are best for warm weather. Also, the lady who likes tradition, yet a difference from the classic floral will enjoy the spicy, fruity difference.
The oriental varieties have a strong spicy scent. A choice of this variety is usually very personal as they are usually reserved for special events
A pleasant refreshing choice is brought out by the earthy types of perfumes. They are traditional and less bold making these a preference to the older generation
Finally, the “green” varieties are a lighter fragrance that goes well on less formal, casual occasions.
Perfumes that are natural tend to smell warm and soft, such as Rose or Lavender. Musk can produce a light fragrance that lingers softly around you. It is not too strong and may be pleasant to smell.
There are more potent scents too. If you like the perfume but not the loud smell, try using a minimal amount or spray your clothing instead of your body. The fabric helps to take in the fragrance leaving a lighter version to smell.
So what to choose? Open your mind, expand your horizons and try something different from the same, time tested category.
Perfumes prices vary, from cheap inexpensive colognes to posh designer brands. Determining your budget you are prepared to spend beforehand will help narrow down the choices and will save you a lot of time.
Look at the ingredients on the bottle before you buy. You need to analyze what type of scent you want to get out of perfume; a light musk, natural scent, loud fragrance, floral scent, warm scent, bright cheerful scent, and more.
When you choose a perfume, it’s you and not someone else. When you breathe in the scent, picture yourself in it, wear it, like an imaginary dress, and look at. You will find the one that best suits you after several tries.
When using perfumes it is important to take to account the period, the clothes and the place where you are planning to go. It is known that day perfumes are subtler and more transparent than evening perfumes which are considered as darker and richer in their aroma and mysteriousness.
At work at the office or just on a walk, it is better to use day perfumes; they are softer and lighter. In the evening, going to the theatre, it is essential to emphasize the luxury.
When you are preparing for a date, avoid using perfumes that include lavender, wood, cumarine and bergamot. Your secret goal is to tempt your man, to shock his senses, to give him a hope, not to demonstrate proud independence and unavailability.
Here is an advice of an old Russian perfumer who had worked for many years for a famous brand: “At night, use perfumes with fruity scents- they evoke the taste (flavour) sense. These odours turn a woman from a flower to a lustful fruit that promises pleasure”.
For a sunny country like ours, sweet-honey and flowery perfumes make a woman feel like a blossoming fresh flower. Never be excessive with perfumes. We won’t be able to sense our smell, but people around us experience them very well ending up an underserved object of irritation.
If you understand the smell of your body correctly and use perfumes properly, it will have a positive effect on your personal and professional life. You will be more energetic and optimistic in your life.
Choosing the right perfume for you may take some time. Stop and smell different fragrances to find the right one for you. It will be worth all your time and effort.