Choosing The Perfect FragranceColognes and perfumes enhance beauty and they can evoke memories and lift moods apart from making you smell good. There are thousands of scents and fragrances out there in the market and you would need to try a few before deciding what fragrance works best for you. But it can be disappointing, especially when you buy an expensive perfume only to find that you do not like the fragrance. So how then do you manage selecting a fragrance that you are bound to love and one that matches your personality and unique style?

Scents

Every perfume is made up of notes. The overall scent is determined by the notes and they can either be base, middle or top notes. They are what work together to create the smell. Floral perfumes for instance, have sent notes like gardenia and rose while others are fruiter with undertones like apple and citrus among others. Spicy notes are used in exotic perfumes and they can include cinnamon and star anise. When thinking about scents, think floral, spicy or oriental so you start at a place where you are most likely to find a fragrance that you will love and one that suits your tastes.

Concentrations

Generally fragrances come in different concentration levels. The higher the concentration the higher the price of the perfume; the highly concentrated perfumes are more powerful and last much longer compared to those at lower levels of concentration. Parfum or perfume is the highest concentration and one application lasts all day. Eau de parfum is the next level and an application lasts for around 6 hours. Eau de toilette is the most affordable, but only lasts for a very short time and you would have to do more than one application in a day. Eau de cologne is the lowest fragrance concentration and last for as short as 2 hours.

Testing

Now that you know the scents and concentrations, the next step to getting the perfect fragrance for you is to try it. If you are buying from a good cosmetic or a department store, then you most probably will be provided by testers. You can do sniff tests or if possible skin tests for perfumes that you find most appealing. Spray a small amount on the wrist, then allows sitting for a few moments before smelling the fragrance to see if you like it. A skin test is important because your chemical makeup, hormones and pheromones can diminish or enhance the smell. If you are buying online, then use sites that can offer you a simple buying guide so you are able to choose the most suitable fragrance even without the luxury of smelling and testing it first.

When you smell good you will not only feel better, but you will also be very confident around other people. Nothing can be as breaking as a well-dressed person with smelly underarms. Choose the best fragrance for you and boost your moods and confidence throughout the day.

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