So you’ve noticed your perfume or cologne has run out or you simply want to change to something else. Whether you are a beginner to fragrance shopping
So you’ve noticed your perfume or cologne has run out or you simply want to change to something else. Whether you are a beginner to fragrance shopping or you’ve been at it for quite a while, there are some things you need to know before you make your purchase. You might have made some bad choices in the past or had some lucky guesses, either way this is the right article for you to get your fragrance game up.
Know Why You Need a Perfume
This might sound redundant but the fact is that people buy perfumes for different reasons. Some people have a body odor problem and others just want to smell nice wherever they are. Some people prefer to let their natural scent stick for a while and only resort to perfumes when in the company of other people.
Knowing why you need perfumes will help you decide which concentration or tone to go with. There are three different tones, depending on what you need. The top tone is the one people notice first, but it doesn’t last as long because its concentration is low. It could be a Eau de toilette or a cologne, and in both cases you might require to touch up every so often.
If you need something heavier to last you much longer, then consider a Parfum or Eau de parfum, which have higher concentration of perfume oils and therefore will last longer. This is great for people with sweat or body odor problems as it will easily mask any other scent.
Always Test Your Preferences
So, you’ve found something that has great reviews but you still don’t know what to do next. Well, you can start by testing it either at the store or at home. The good thing is most fragrances come with testers and therefore if you are at the store, you should dab a little bit on your wrist and take a 5 minute lap around the store to see how it feels. Some perfumes may create an immediate impression whereas other may slowly adapt to your skin and come out after strong after a bit.
If you are ordering online, then the best plan is to order the small tester first. Usually if ordering from a store that already has your details, the tester will come free of charge to your home. Try out the tester for about a week, by taking it outside and dabbing it on your nodes to see its concentration and just how long it lasts.
If you are buying for someone else, then consider putting the tester on yourself and asking them about it. If they rave about it, then you know you have the right gift for them.
Keep it Simple
Nowadays, perfumes come in various complex scents, some of which are lab developed and don’t have any similarities to anything in nature. So you don’t need to mix different notes to come up with something entirely new because you just don’t know how they mix and match.