Finding the Right Scent

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Finding the right scent isn't just a matter of choosing celebrity you like best. It can be quite complex with the thousands of scent available in the market. Perfume styles come and go just as fast as the fashion trends. Nowadays attitudes are changing about scent, and with those changes are come genuinely new trends.

Perfume is a paradoxical business. Sometimes it seems as if it’s all about fancy packaging and overwrought marketing. The truth is, perfume is much more complex than just the packaging and the marketing. It is a work of art, perhaps even more so than fashion. Perfume can contain hundreds of ingredients in one packaging just to produce a unique desirable scent ie. Beautiful by Estee Lauder has 700 ingredients to create its sensual scent. How amazing.

A scent itself can be artistically complex so understanding the notes is very important. A scent has top notes, what you smell immediately; middle notes, the scents you pick up after a few minutes; and a base notes, which remain after what the industry calls “dry down”. To find the right scent you have to keep an open mind when you go shopping. Do not assume you love florals or don’t like orientals until you actually smell some.

Generally fragrances come in different concentrations: eau de perfume, eau de toilette, eau de cologne and body splash. eau de perfume has stronger concentration than others so it tends to be more expensive.

When you try on a scent, spray it on a pulse point. Try to pick up the top notes, middle notes, and bottom notes. Remember to leave about 20 minutes for dry down before you try another scent. Do not try more than three or four fragrances per shopping trip cos you will easily lost touch of how each scent smells.

It is very common that people want uniqueness; they don’t want to smell like anyone else. You don't have to spend thousands of dollars to custom made fragrance that suits you and just to feel different from others, there are thousands of scent available in the market for you to choose from. You just have to take it easy and take your time to find the right fragrance for yourself. It doesn’t have to be perfect choice, but it definitely should be a choice that makes you feel good about yourself and perhaps, the people around you. Normally people like to wear lighter scents during the day or during warm weather and heavier scents at night.

 

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