It is true that a person’s choice of perfume can reveal their inner self and say a lot about their taste. Consequently, the process of choosing the right perfume is different from person to person, depending on their age, sex and lifestyle. To get the selection right, most people put in a bit of time and effort into discovering their ideal perfumes.
While some people are quite happy to have just one signature perfume to wear all the time, others may prefer to have several types of scents in their fragrance wardrobe to wear on different occasions. For instance, a lady might prefer a particular fragrance to wear to work, another for general social outings and an extra one for special occasions. In addition, if you are the type that likes to be up to date with the trends and buy the new perfumes released by your favorite perfume houses, keeping up might be a real challenge. Likewise, choosing the right perfume from all the new releases may also be a bit problematic if you prefer to buy perfume online rather than visit the department stores to smell the fragrance before you buy it.
So, is there a specific way to go about deciding on the right perfume? The answer is no, there’s no perfect formula to follow, however here are a few tips to help you on your way:
The Fragrance Family
In case you don’t already know this, all Arabian Perfume actually belong to a ‘family or category’ of fragrance. The main categories are floral, chypre, woody, fresh and oriental types. Most people tend to have a favorite perfume family and veer towards it whenever they are looking to buy a new perfume.A good example will be someone who like woody type perfumes and only ever buy that family of perfume.
The best perfumes are not necessarily the most expensive ones nor do they have to be made by the most popular perfume brands. In short, the fact that a perfume is high-end doesn’t mean it is made with expensive ingredients. Yes, perfumes that are made with costly ingredients can produce amazing results, at the same time the end result might also be an expensive disaster.
When Is It Likely To Be Worn?
A lot of thought goes into the manufacture of perfumes. Perfume makers create blends that are suitable for different occasions, one perfume can be fresh and uplifting and another dark and sensual. Ultimately, perfume makers create their blends to suit the market requirement; what the consumers want. However, a general rule of thumb when buying a perfume is that lighter scents are great wears for the daytime and the deeper, more intense ones evening use.
The All Important Smell
It is very tempting when at a perfume counter to want to try out a whole variety of fragrances. This can in fact be counter-productive because you are likely to develop olfactory fatigue from smelling too many perfumes at a go. If the perfumes you’re sampling all start to smell the same, it’s time to take break.
Last of all, remember this, the best perfume for you is one that smells wonderful on you and doesn’t require constant re-application throughout the day. You shouldn’t need to top up your perfume five times within an hour for if to remain diffusive on you.
Remy Baker is a successful perfume maker/entrepreneur and the author of Scent2Riches; Making Perfume From Home Guide.
Remy loves everything about perfume making and enjoys showing others the tricks of the trade; especially how to make perfumes for less than $5.