Every single woman in the world has a unique scent to her – a personal fragrance that comes from her own bodily chemistry and pheromones. So how do you go about selecting that signature scent, the lasting fragrance that leaves an air of glamour when you leave a room? Follow this guide on choosing perfume to find your ultimate aroma.
When choosing your perfume, it’s important to remember that a scent will smell different on you than it would on anyone else. This has many reasons, including body temperature, your diet, the weather and, of course, your natural scent. Choosing your signature scent is no easy feat. For every unique individual, the perfect scent has to mix well with you. There is nothing better than a woman who has a distinctive fragrance to her, so use these tips when choosing your perfume, which will make sure you leave a lasting impression.
|Fruits||Orange, lemon, peach, apple||Clean and light||Emporio Remix for Her – Armani|
|Flowers||Rose, carnation, jasmine, violet||Natural and fresh||Pure Poison – Dior|
|Aldehyde||Powdery notes||Pure||Chanel No. 5 – Chanel|
|Woods||Bergamot||Warm||Hypnose – Lancome|
|Mossy Woods||Oakmoss, amber||Rich||Mitsouko – Guerlain|
|Dry Woods||Leather||Rich||Eau Parfumee au The Rouge – Bulgari|
|Aromatic herbs||Sage, lavender||Aromatic and fresh||Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca – Guerlain|
|Spicy||Incense, amber, musk||Musky and sensual||Opium – Yves Saint Laurent Opium|
|Woody oriental||Sandalwood, patchouli||Warm||Mediterranean – Elizabeth Arden|
|Gourmand||Caramel, vanilla, chocolate||Sweet and rich||Blue Agave & Cacao – Jo Malone|
|Water||Sea breeze, mountain air, clean linen||Fresh and modern||L’Eau d’Issey” – Issey Miyake|
|Citrus||Grapefruit, watermelon||Sweet||Mitsouko – Guerlain|
|Green||Pine, mint||Airy and rejuvenating||Envy – Gucci|
Depending on your personality type, here are some ideas to accentuate what you’ve got going naturally.
Wild and untamed:
Try the more spicy notes such as Chanel Coco, Sonia Rykiel Belle en Rykiel, Estee Lauder Youth Dew and Yves Saint Laurent Opium.
Refined and elegant:
A soft fruit with a powdery finish is the most elegant fragrance. Try Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue, Yves Saint Laurent Paris, Dior J’Adore, Bvlgari Pour Femme, Gucci Envy Me, Ralph Lauren Romance, Serge Lutens Fleurs d’Oranger, Frederic Malle Lipstick Rose, Diptyque Do Son, Serge Lutens Datura Noir, Serge Lutens Un Lys, Miller Harris Geranium Bourbon
For more conservative people, soft floral fragrasnces can’t go wrong. Use Vera Wang The Fragrance, Diptyque Do son, Tocca Beauty, Serge Lutens Louve, Miller Harris Coeur de ete, Coco Mademoiselle, Susanne Lang Lotus Blossom, Filles des Iles Sensuel
Sweet and bubbly:
Sweeter notes like floral or citrus are good for sparkling personalities. Try fragrances like Badgley Mischka, Clinique Aromatics Elixir, Givenchy Amariage Mariage, Chanel Chance and Donna Karan DKNY Be Delicious. You can also try the marine notes, including Issey Miyake L’Eau de Issey, Sage Machado Turquoise, Creative Universe Mare
Dark and mysterious:
Sensual wood oriental will be perfect for you, for example Hanae Mori Magical Moon, Givenchy Hot Couture, Serge Lutens Cedre, Hermes Eau des Merveilles, Shalimar
Down to earth:
Use earthy or woody fragrances such as Bulgari Eau Parfumee au The Rouge, Lancome Hypnose, Thierry Mugler Alien, Guerlain Samsar and Molinard Habanita.
The World’s Top Selling Fragrances
If you’re looking for an exclusive brand of pristine quality for your fragrance, use these. The world’s most popular fragrances, to name a few, include:
- Chanel No 5, Chanel
- Guerlain, Shalimar
- Poison, Christian Dior
- L’air Du Temps, Nina Ricci
- Euphoria, Calvin Klein
- Opium, YSL
- Daisy, Mark Jacobs
- Angel, Thierry Mugler
- Cashmere Mist, Donna Karen
- Tommy Girl
When choosing your perfume, it’s important to remember that a scent will smell different on you than it would on anyone else
The general rule of thumb is to use your pulse point when you spray your perfume. These are located at the top of the inside of your wrist, behind your earlobes and at the centre of your neck. Experts suggest that, for making perfume last longer, apply it to clean skin and jab a bit of petroleum jelly (Vaseline) on your wrists before spraying, as it will lock the scent into your pores. You can also enhance your smell by having your hair down when you spray as the indirect particles will lock into your hair and give you a fragrant aroma all day long.
Most importantly, when you’re in the perfume store, have a scentsational time picking up your new fragrance!
Sources: Designmom.com, Fragrantica.com, Theperfumedcourt.com, Thepostpeasant.com
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