A signature scent serves as a personal memory to cherish friends and loved ones in an ideal world. A fragrance can linger on clothes, in rooms and remind you of the person. But there is something very daunting about picking a perfume according to your personality and preference, right? Well, no need to worry. Here’s a beginners guide that you can follow to select the right scent.
Try Out Only Three Fragrances At A Time.
Initially, especially if you don’t have any idea of which type of scent you like, smell everything. But limit your exploration to sniffing only three perfumes when you visit any shop because you wouldn’t want to confuse your mind with multiple fragrances.
Start With Lighter Scents First And Then Move On To The Stronger Ones.
It’s better to start with more aqueous or musky scents first. Muskier scents are clean-laundry-type scents; aqueous ones are fresh scents. You can follow musky to citrus to fruity florals into heavier woods when you plan to go for perfume testing. This way, you’ll be able to distinguish the aromas in a better way.
It’s Good To Rebound With A Fragrance.
Unlike rebounding with a bad boyfriend, if you keep returning to the same sample and liking it, then there is something about the fragrance that is drawing you in. You can probably get a piece of that fragrance and spray it on yourself, as body chemistry can affect how a perfume smells, you might hit the right chord with the one that draws you the most.
See How A Scent Evolves After Four Hours.
In scent nomenclature, people often talk about the “top note” and “dry down” of perfumes, just like the way they talk about the legs of wine. Treat fragrances like living organisms that evolve over time. A top note lasts about 20 minutes and is your first impression of the bouquet.
Understand Why Some Fragrances Are Cheap Or Expensive.
Cheaper fragrances tend to have notes that are initially very, very strong. They may smell a little “metallic-y.” The expensive perfumes dry down and tend to have longer-lasting power. Know which one suits you, and accordingly pick the best one from the slot.
Getting yourself a signature fragrance is all about sniffing, trying, and falling in love with the perfect scent. Once you’ve figured out your fragrance preference, look for scents in that family to narrow your options and pick the one that suits you the best. So, go forth and have a happy shopping!