Fragrances How to Choose the One

Who doesn’t love to feel a pleasant aroma which awakens our senses? Perfume has been in our lives for thousands of years and it reveals its importance in our identity, a perfume can reveal our preferences or our style and even induce our state of mind.

Each person can react differently to an aroma, there are multiple possible combinations of substances that, in their result, translate the desired perfume.

1. DON’T TRY TOO MANY FRAGRANCES IN ONE GO

Even if you have made it your mission to find your new signature scent, it’s worth limiting the amount you try at one time to a maximum of three. Test your chosen fragrances on different areas of your skin for at least 24 hours before you make a decision. This way, you can really appreciate and understand how the scent will develop on your skin.

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 2. DON’T RUSH THE PROCESS

When you first spray perfume, the notes you will experience are known as ‘top notes’. These will linger for a while, but then they will develop into heart notes. Then finally, this will dry down into the longer-lasting base notes. Never decide whether a perfume is the one for you from the first spray, as you have several hours of developing a scent to experience after the first spritz.

3. UNDERSTAND FRAGRANCE NOTES AND FAMILIES

Do you already have a collection of perfumes? If so, what do they say about you? Do you favor florals? Are your scents bursting with warm, Oriental notes? Or perhaps you adore the crisp, freshness of citrus? If so, you can use this knowledge as the basis of your search for a new perfume. Alternatively, you can explore fragrance families which are the opposite of your usual go-to if you are in the mood for something totally new.

4.  SHOPPING ONLINE? TRY THESE SERVICES

If you cannot get to one of our Perfume Shop stores, it doesn’t mean your journey to finding the right scent for you has hit a dead end. Why not try one of our online services created to help you buy a perfume when you can’t test it in person?

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First, we have our Fragrance Finder. You will be asked a few questions, and based on your answers, the fragrance finder will suggest some perfumes you may like.

Then there is our Try More Service, where you can select up to three 1-2ml samples to be delivered to your door

By Sara Khan

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