We all want to smell good, but with so many different perfumes available, it can be tough to know which one is right for you. Here are a few tips to help you choose a perfume that suits you:
– First, figure out what type of scent you like. Do you prefer floral, fruity, or something more musky? (read Vanesa’s post “Do you speak perfume?” to understand more on this topic)
– Once you’ve narrowed down the type of scent you like, pay attention to the notes in each perfume. These are the different scents that make up the overall smell of the perfume. Some perfumes have top notes, middle notes, and base notes. Top notes are usually the lightest and most refreshing scents, while base notes tend to be heavier and more intense.
– When you’re trying out a new perfume, don’t just spray it on your wrist and walk away. Perfumes evolve over time, so give it a few minutes to settle into your skin before making a decision. And don’t feel ashamed to walk out on a perfumery store and return later!
Now what can you do concretely you ask?
1. Get the basics right
There are many factors to consider when choosing a perfume, including the type of fragrance, the occasion, and your own personal taste. But perhaps the most important factor is whether or not the perfume suits you.
Unfortunately, there is no surefire way to know if a perfume will suit you until you’ve actually tried it on. However, there are a few things you can keep in mind that will help increase your chances of finding a good match.
First, pay attention to the types of fragrances that you generally like. Do you prefer fresh and floral scents? Or do you prefer something muskier and more woodsy? Once you have an idea of the types of fragrances you typically like, you can narrow down your choices when choosing a new perfume.
Another important consideration is the concentration of the fragrance. Perfumes are available in three different concentrations: eau de toilette, eau de parfum, and parfum. Eau de toilette has the lightest concentration of fragrance, while parfum has the heaviest concentration. Again, personal preference will play a role in which concentration is right for you. If you tend to prefer lighter scents, go for an eau de toilette; if you like stronger (and mostly also longer lasting) scents, choose an eau de parfum or parfum.
Finally, keep in mind that your skin chemistry can affect how a perfume smells on you. This means that even if a perfume smells great in the bottle, it may not smell so great once it’s applied to your skin and sometimes also the other way around. For this reason, it’s always best to test out perfumes before making a purchase. So, if you’re looking for a long-lasting scent that is worth the investment, go for a Eau de Parfum or Parfum.
On this note, if you really want to try our perfume (s), reach out to us individually. We at Peïthō want to share our love for perfumes and are certain to find a solution to let you try it out!:-)
2. How to test if a perfume suits you
The best way to find out if a scent suits you is to test it on your skin. Apply a small amount to your wrist or neck and wait for 15 minutes. If the perfume has disappeared, it wasn’t the right scent for you. People tend to do some of the following mistakes (don’t!):
a) spray from to close – perfumes need to have a certain distance to be applied onto your skin to distribute better and on a larger surface area
b) rubbing wrists to warm up (?) in massage (?) the perfume into your body (?) – honestly, you can see our questionmarks here, just don’t
c) smell immediately after spraying – the first thing you will smell is alcohol. That’s by definition not the nicest experience, however the main issue with this is that your nose will get numb for a short while. You will have difficulties experiencing the full panoply of the perfume
d) deeply inhale – try to take very small sniffs. Your sensors are build in your nose, there is no need (and even goes away from the general purpose) to inhale deep into your lungs. We are no doctors, but as far as we understand your longs won’t be able to judge any fragrance:-)
e) do not try too many at once. Trained noses can go on for a while but others might experience headaches and nausea.
e) there are tons more of don’ts but let’s leave it here for now.
At the end, all comes down on how this perfume makes you feel! For this reason, when we develop a perfume, we get inspired by certain scenes from our day-to-day lives that left us feeling good (read more here).
Want to read more on a similar topic? Read my post on why wearing a perfume that suits fits your character is important.
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