You need a new perfume, you
have no idea what you want, how do you choose?
you follow fashion and go with the newest
designer perfume, no matter how awful it smells,
or do you be brave and try and find something
you like, something that will match you and your
Prepared to be overwhelmed.
With the average perfume shop carrying 500+
fragrances, choosing is not a trivial
experience. So here are some tips that might
just help ...
Your sense of smell is
most acute in the morning. It's the
best time to shop for fragrance. And try to
avoid spicy food or alcohol the night
may be pretty, but remember you are picking
Spray samples onto the
strips, not onto your skin. You'll soon
run out of wrists, arms, ankles if you do.
Body chemistry plays a part in how you wear
a perfume, but that comes later.
Your nose will start to
lose clarity after 5 or 6 perfumes. If you
carry a small sack of coffee beans
with you, you can cleanse your palette. If
you forget the beans try sniffing the inside
of your elbow to reset your senses.
Perfumes take time to
settle. Allow it to go off for 5-10
minutes to get an idea of the underlying
tones. Those are the one that will be with
you most of the day when you wear it.
Try and set an agenda.
How do you want your perfume to make you
feel? Sexy, sultry, summery, strong,
solitary, sophisticated, sunny, seductive,
stunning, shocking, seasonal? Perfume is as
much about mood as smell. Set your scene
and stick to it.
When you are sniffing, sniff
gently like you smelling a delicate
flower, not like you are taking your last
If you can't find
something you like, walk out empty
handed. You can always come again.
you can narrow your choice to two or three,
that's the time to try on your skin.
If you are warm or have oily skin, the
fragrance will be more intense.
Finally, buy the highest
strength you can afford, extrait over
EDP over EDT. The higher the strength the
longer it will linger, the brighter it will
smell, the less it will react to your
chemistry, and most importantly the more you
will be remembered.
Bon Chance x!