Most people use of one kind or another, whether its function is to cover up potential body odour or just for fun. When I say 'fun', I mean 'pleasure' or to attract admirers, whether you aim to do anything about them or not. There are literally thousands of scents to choose from and they are priced from cheap to exorbitantly expensive. So, when there are so many choices, how do you know which ones are suitable for you?
There are a few rules of thumb that you can use as guiding principles to help you choose which perfume is right for you. First of all, you will have to know a little about the basic varieties of perfume available, before you can find out which brand of perfume will suit you the most.
So, you can begin by taking a look at the ingredients on the bottle. From these ingredients you can determine what type of fragrance is in the bottle. The basic types of fragrance are: light musk, natural fragrance, loud heady scent, floral fragrance, warm scent, bright cheerful scent and a few others.
You should get a small note book and make notes when you test perfumes in various department stores. Maybe you will find musk too overwhelming for you or perhaps you do not want to smell like a garden flower. It is all very individual and personal. No one can say that you are right or wrong.
One's body chemistry plays a huge role in why a scent will smell lovely on your friend, but not so well on you. It is just a fact, that you cannot go by what smells good on someone else.
Perfumes that are made from natural substances such as flowers, herbs or spices and even fruit tend to smell warm and soft. Examples of this type or fragrance are rose and lily of the valley. Musk, however, may be made to produce a light fragrance that lingers softly around you, but it can be strong and heady too.
You may discover that you like a scent, but that it is just too overpowering for you. If that is the situation, you may be able to get it in Eau de Cologne or Toilet Water, which are weaker in dilution. Other than that, you could use less or dab it on the underside of your clothing where it might not be subject to so much body heat and so will not disperse quite so quickly.
If you go about selecting the right for yourself methodically, it could take quite some time to find something that is 'Essence De You', but it is well worth it. What is a year, when you can wear the perfume for forty years? This is why I suggested getting a little note pad to keep in your bag before doing the rounds of the free trial counters in the department stores.
The salesgirls won't mind, they will be pleased to show off their knowledge and be pleased that someone is taking a real interest in their merchandise. Then, once you have one, you could begin all over again, if you enjoyed finding the first perfume, but next time you will have a notebook full of pointers.
Owen Jones, the writer of this article, writes on many topics, but is currently involved with men's perfume
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