What’s your signature scent?
Are you sniffing around for a new fragrance to call your own?
As a millennial American woman, your perfumes are part of your persona. Millennial women are the driving force behind fragrance sales, with the average woman buying a new scent each month.
Whether you’re shopping for yourself or someone else, choosing a niche perfume for women is a work of art rather than a simple purchase. Here are some tips on buying and wearing a new perfume.
- Buying Perfume for a Special Occasion
Don’t reinvent your signature scent to justify marking a special occasion with a new fragrance. Perfumes are like characteristics; you’re allowed an abundance of them at the same time.
So what kind of scent blends well with your special occasion? Consider these factors:
- Is it indoors or outside?
- Is the gathering small or large?
- Is the occasion intimate or romantic?
If the special event takes place outside, follow your nose when considering options for a new perfume. You’re free to wear scents as strong and musky or as light and fresh as you like.
When you’re partying indoors, choose perfume that’s not overwhelming. Go for a fruity floral rather than a woody musk. A fruity floral will blend in to the environment, and it’s less likely to irritate someone’s allergies.
- Fragrance Families
How can you pick a new favorite perfume if you can’t pinpoint your preferred scents?
Sure, you can go to a store and sniff each perfume until you find something that tickles your fancy. But why not learn to name the type of scent you’re looking for?
Get familiar with the fragrance wheel. It categorizes scents into groups with similar fragrance notes. Though most perfumes belong into multiple categories, the main fragrance families are:
- And fresh.
Floral scents are powdery and smell like spring. They blend well with fresh scents, which include notes of citrus, water, and sweet tropical fruit.
On the other end of the scent spectrum, both woody and oriental perfumes smell warm and spicy. Scent connoisseurs describe them as musky or exotic.
- Choosing Perfume for Women According to Strength
Once you know your scent profile, focus on how strong you want your perfume to be.
How long should it last on your skin? Do you want perfume that wafts through a space, covering all other smells, or are you more comfortable with a scent strong enough for your own nose?
The most popular perfume brands offer their scents as eau de parfum and eau de toilette. Eau de parfums have a higher concentration of the fragrance blend ( 15 to 20 percent), while eau de toilettes have a scent concentration of 5 to 15 percent.
the longer you want your fragrance to last, the higher the scent concentration should be.
If you’re buying perfume online, make sure to check the website for clear labels stating EDT or EDP. Eau de parfums and eau de toilettes come in similar bottles if they’re from the same fragrance line.
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