September 22, 2023


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Buying Perfume 101: Finding the Right Fragrances For You

Isn’t it just the best compliment in the world when someone tells you that you smell good? And it’s even better when you spent some time and effort searching for the best perfume for you and you got it right! Victory!

But searching for and buying perfume that’s perfect for you and your body composition isn’t the easiest thing to do. In fact, it takes a bit of shopping online and trying out different luxury fragrances. Let’s read on to see how you can find the best fragrance for you.

Don’t Be Afraid to Try Out Different Luxury Fragrances

Smelling good takes work. It isn’t as easy as taking a shower with a body wash that smells reasonably good and then going about your business. When you are at a perfume store, it’s all about trying out different fragrances to see what you like.

Remember that your nose will get used to fragrances after a while of trying out different ones. So you will want to give your nose a break in between trying out designer fragrances.

You could also go for luxury fragrances that are quite popular to see if they appeal to you, like Bvlgari (pronounced bul-ga-ree). They are popular for a reason, right?

Tell the Sales Person What Notes You like or Don’t like

Another thing to do when buying cologne is to tell the salesperson what scents you like, so they can recommend some designer fragrances to you. If you like floral scents then you will want to figure out exactly which flowers resonate with your nose – is it jasmine or frangipani or ylang-ylang? If you like the more musky or subtle scents, then do you prefer sandalwood or patchouli?

The salesperson has seen or dealt with dozens of different fragrances, so they will be able to give you a better idea of what will suit your nose and senses.

Let the Fragrance Sit On Your Body for a Bit

Not only does your nose get used to scents or have olfactory fatigue (also called fragrance fatigue) after smelling lots of scents, but scents react differently to different people’s bodies. The chemicals that are naturally present on your skin are different from someone else’s skin.

This is because of a wide variety of factors. You eat different foods, live in a different environment, have different genetics, and more.

You have to let the fragrance sit on your skin for a few minutes to truly see what it will smell like. The first whiff of a particular fragrance isn’t usually what it will smell like with your skin’s unique chemical configuration.

Buying Perfume Is Both a Science and an Art

As you can see from above, buying perfume isn’t just about trying out scents and working with your nose likes. It’s about knowing the science behind fragrances and how they interact with your skin’s unique chemical composition. With a little bit of time and effort, you will be able to find the best fragrance for you as well.

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