7 Tips for Choosing Your Signature Perfume Scent

7 Tips for Choosing Your Signature Perfume Scent

7 Tips for Choosing Your Signature Perfume Scent

Your signature perfume scent says a lot about how you present yourself to the world. That's a lot of responsibility for one hygiene product. So, before you buy, make sure that you consider all your perfume options.

Keep reading for seven tips on how to find your signature scent so that you always smell your best. 

1. Understand Scent Families  

There are four main scent families: florals, fresh, woody, and oriental, all with their own corresponding subfamilies. These scent families are nicely organized on the Fragrance Wheel, which was invented by Michael Edwards, a scent expert. Whether you want to smell citrusy or are looking for a more floral scent, you should try all four scent families to find which most appeals to you. 

2. Consider Scent Concentrations 

Many misunderstand perfume and body spray as being the same thing, but that is far from the case. You categorize perfume sprays by their amounts of aromatic oils to alcohol.

They come in three main types of concentrations: eau de parfum, eau de cologne, and eau de toilette. Body spray falls under the category of eau de toilette. 

3. Try Before You Buy

Because perfume reacts differently with the chemistries of our body, one perfume may smell good on a friend, but not on you. While shopping, use a tester or sample on your skin or a piece of paper to see what you think of perfume. 

4. Ask for Free Samples 

When it comes to buying personal hygiene items, perfume often comes with a hefty price tag. Before you invest in an expensive bottle of perfume, you should first ask for a free sample. Or, if you're trying a perfume for the first time, then you can buy a small bottle to avoid being stuck with a scent that you don't like. 

5. Trust in the Classics

When searching for your signature scent, it's easiest to start with popular brands, such as Paco Rabanne. If a certain perfume is regarded as a classic, then there's a good chance that it'll be a good match for you. 

6. Ask For Others Opinions 

When it comes to perfume, the most important opinion is your own. But, over time, you may grow used to a certain smell, which is why you may want to ask for others' opinions. 

7. Learn How to Apply Perfume With Skill 

The general recommendation is to spray perfume on your pulse points, such as your wrists, the inside of your elbows, and your neck. This is because the scent of perfumes releases when it interacts with the natural heat of your body. 

Find Your Signature Perfume Scent 

Your signature perfume scent is a long-running investment into your personal brand, so choose wisely. If you follow these seven tips, then you can find a perfume scent that you are sure to love for years. Remember, when it comes to finding your signature scent, it's your opinion that matters the most. 

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