Choosing the right perfume

We all love to wear fragrance. It is something that makes us feel glamorous and is something some people can’t leave the house without wearing. Smell is our most important sense we judge people by the way they smell subconsciously, so it’s important that your scent is perfect. How do you choose a perfect scent though? In this blog, we’ll look at how to choose the perfect perfume.

EDP, EDT, Parfum – What does it mean?

There are multiple types of perfume available. The difference between these types is how much fragrance oil each has in it. From the concentration of the most oils through to least they go in this order; Parfum, Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette and Eau de Cologne. The most commonly worn type is Eau de Toilette. This fragrance lasts for around 3-4 hours.

 

How do I know a scent is right for me?

Only you know what scent is right for you, so the best advice we can give is to dive right in and try some scents. Ignore the bottle, packaging, the model and what celebrity has put their name on the bottle. What’s important is how it smells. If you don’t click with a smell straight away, chances are that’s not the scent for you. If you have to analyse a scent, it doesn’t have a visceral connection. Skip it

 

Try out scents in the shop. I know it’s difficult to get a proper idea at a cosmetics counter with hundreds of scents flying around, but this is the best way to choose. Bring someone you trust with you. If they think it works for you and you feel confident and fabulous with the scent, then go for it!

 

Creating a scent wardrobe

If you love several scents, each with a different mood, then you can choose your scents to match your wardrobe. I know people who have a selection of around half a dozen scents that they wear with different looks. This allows you to wear the scents you love at different times.

 

Perfume tricks

If you find your perfume scent doesn’t last then you can help it blend with your natural oils by applying it to the arm places of your body: wrists, neck, behind your knees and your ankles. Another trick you can use to help your scent last is to mix a couple of drops of scent into moisturiser. Moisturise as normal and you’ll end up with scented, soft skin.

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