Mornings are the perfect time to sniff a scent if you are testing it on a strip or cloth like silk/satin.
This is because our senses are most heightened and the smell receptors most active in the first half of the day.
However, later half of the day is actually better to test perfumes directly on your skin owing to the fact that skin secretes body's natural oils which create an olfactive alchemy with the scent sprayed thereby creating one's individual scent profile as well as individual performance in terms of longevity, silage and so on.
Don't commit to a scent because the sales exec said so!
Or because they're offering a pretty pink make-up bag free!
Remember knowledge is POWER! and only when you know what works for YOU is when you must commit to buying that beautiful scent.
DID YOU KNOW....there are over 12 different fragrance typologies classified into 4 broad families - floral, oriental, woody and fresh.
There are hundreds of combinations that exist that blend ingredients from various families to create unique scent profiles in each fragrance. Though as a consumer you need not memorise each and every olfactive categorisation, you just need to know the families you wear well.
MY TIP...Try out fragrance from only one particular family on one trip to the store so you may understand the chemistry your skin creates with that fragrance family, as well as which scents you love within that family.
Niche scents are not meant only for the self confessed fragrance snobs/fanatics (me)!
What are niche scents you might ask?
Its a term occasionally thrown around in perfume banter....these are the scents you might likely find at a perfume specialist or high-end fragrance boutique.
Do not be afraid to try scents that are not "designer" or "mainstream" because afterall who does not want to smell unique and unlike anyone else.
Shop for fragrances like you shop for clothes!
In certain cultures Perfumes are as much a part of the culture as food and wine and clothing.
The french and the arabs are most known for their true devotion to the noble art of perfumery however it is certainly not culture specific or region specific. Our malls in our very own neighbourhoods in our cities are now flooded with a sea of options to choose from.
Everything from high-end designer scents to more commercially popular, the idea is to keep smelling fresh and great! So go ahead and try out newer and more exciting scents to go with your personality, moods, occasions, and fashion preferences just like you would for your clothes and NEVER settle for what everyone else is wearing or recommending!
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