Long gone are the days when perfumes were viewed as an accessory. Nowadays, perfumes are a trend, and something that helps to set you apart from others. Unlike accessories which merely complement your dressing, perfumes are an entire embodiment of style and their variations will show you just how much versatility they can add to your overall appeal, mood and personality.
Understanding Perfume Scents
Different perfumes have different scents depending on what source scent they used. For example, perfumes made from wood essence will have a woody scent, just as those from flowers will have a flowery scent. The science of deriving scents from objects is a complicated one, but what you need to understand is that nature offers all the right scents to go for whatever mood you are looking for.
The extracts that give women perfume their scents also affect the overall cost of the perfume. Therefore, simply because a perfume is expensive doesn’t necessarily mean it is the right scent for you. Choosing your scent may require a bit of introspection to understand your personality and what you need to project.
Choosing the Right Perfume
One major consideration you can make when choosing a perfume is the weather. You feel different during winter as compared to summer. During summer, you need something freeing and floral. Those citrus notes do a lot to uplift your mood and enhance freshness all around you. In winter, you might go for something rosy and calming to get your mood warm and uplift your spirit.
One other consideration when choosing perfumes is your body sensitivity. Some people have a higher sensitivity to scents and therefore a strong scent will have them sneezing and wheezing all over the place. So if you have any intense sensitivities or allergies, consider something laid back, but top it off with deodorant to keep the sweat off.
Skin sensitivity is another major issue and to avoid weird rashes, you should first check whether the perfume is strong by dabbing just a bit of it on your skin. If you feel some sensitivity that lasts longer than usual, then you can opt for weaker, subdued scents.
Choosing the right perfume is a lot more than just going to the store and selecting something with a great packaging. If you are buying the perfume for someone else, then you should consider what you think would smell nice on them even as you factor in other considerations such as weather and their personality.
If you look at the most popular brands, you will notice that their masculine brands feature a lot of musk, woody and citrus scents and female brands have more floral and rose scents. This phenomenon is largely a result of consumer preferences and has nothing to do with science, so don’t let this get to your head and influence which scent to go for. In the end, choosing your perfume is a very personal endeavor and one you can make even more enjoyable if you involve your best friend or lover in.