Just like how every man requires a specific scent to define who they are, every woman also deserves a scent that helps showcase their uniqueness. Of course, the other aspect of smelling good is also just as important, but finding that perfect scent to put on before the next girl's night out or any other event can be quite the trouble if you do not know what you are doing. Fortunately for you, we've compiled a few tips that you can follow in this article to help you get one step closer to figuring which scent it is that fits you best.
That said, here are three simple tips to help you pick the perfect perfume:
1. Pick a Scent You Like
What kind of smell do you like? Do you want something spicier, or do you like something fruity? Maybe you like something more flower-like, or something a little woodsy? This is vital to understand because if you don't, you'll end up with hundreds of different options to pick from, which can take you ages to go through.
As such, identify first what you like more versus others to make picking easier. If you like something earthy, smells like rainforests can work well. If you want something bolder, citrus and fruity scents are your go-to picks. If you want something more feminine, then floral scents are the way to go.
2. Understand Concentration Levels
Perfumes don't only come in different scents. They also come in different concentration levels, and the higher the concentration level, the longer the fragrance will last throughout the day. Such concentrations are dictated by the amount of oil and alcohol concentration found in the perfume, and the higher.
With that in mind, scents generally come in four different levels. These four levels are the Eau De Cologne, Eau De Toilette, Eau De Parfum, and Parfum—lowest to highest, respectively. Eau De Cologne can last up to two hours, Eau De Toilette up to four hours, Eau De Parfum up to 6 hours, and Parfum at up to 24 hours.
3. Try and Try Again
If you want to walk out of the perfume store with the perfect scent in your bag, you mustn't be afraid to try the perfume and try again. In doing so, you get a real sense of what the fragrance will smell like on your skin and whether the scent is exactly what you want it to be.
Keep in mind, however, that there are a few things to consider before doing this. For example, avoid using other fragrances on your body, and this even includes lotion. These products will affect the final result. Also, limit the number of fragrances you want to test. At max, we recommend six perfumes and no higher. Also, spray the scent in the air before you put it on the body to get the pure smell by itself. Finally, while spraying on your wrist, avoid mixing perfumes. This way, you know exactly how it smells on you.
All the above tips might feel like a nuisance, but they're efforts you need to implement if you genuinely want to pick the right scent for your skin. Everything from knowing the scents you like down to testing the fragrances repeatedly will help you thoroughly understand what scents work on you and what does not. This goes a long way in ensuring that the next scent you pick fits you perfectly, and this knowledge can be carried with you for the rest of your lifetime.
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