As fashion inclined people, we go through the process of mixing and matching clothing pieces. We wake up in the morning go through our wardrobe to figure out what to wear for the day. Some of us find the process easy while the others, not so easy. The way we try to match clothing pieces is the same way we try to find our signature scents or scents that are right for our individualities. In today’s post, I’ll be giving you some tips for finding the right scent(s).
• FIGURE OUT WHAT SEASON YOU LIKE:
Yes, Season. If there’s something I’ve noticed it is that the smell of your favorite season activates your sense of smell. For me, it is the smell of rain falling on fresh grass. Seasons evoke strong scent memories. Like I read somewhere, Your fragrance preferences are also strongly tied to the memories you attach to certain scents.
• SWITCH IT UP NOT SO REGULARLY:
Switching your scent doesn’t necessarily mean you have lost touch of your signature scent. It just means you want to try something else. From what I’ve gathered, it’s advisable to switch up your scent every season because the skin’s reaction ( not allergic but how it smells, how long it stays, etc) to perfumes changes with the season.
• CONCENTRATION OF THE PERFUME IS KEY:
Ever wondered what the ‘eau de’ mention on the perfume bottle means? It basically just describes the concentration of the perfume. There is a difference in concentration between an eau de toilette and an eau de parfum. The latter is more concentrated than the former. So, if you have a very sensitive nose like me, stay away from the eau de parfum bottle.
• SELF EXPRESSION:
By self expression I mean personality. Personality can be associated with what ever scent you choose. Your fragrance should express who you are. It should give little tells about your personality and style.
You don’t have to be so straightforward with it though. You can work it to give a false perception of your personality or balance your personality.
• KNOW THE HOT SPOTS:
Because of their concentrations, eau de toilette develops faster than eau de parfum. If you want to decide which to go for, spritz a little on your wrist and put your other wrist on it to transfer some to it. Mind you do not rub it, it slows down the development. This also applies to using perfumes. Spritz some on places you can feel your pulse. The theory is that there’s more heat there and heat help in the development of the scent and help it last longer.
• SCENTS SMELL DIFFERENTLY ON EVERYONE:
Think of scents as chemicals in a lab. A can mix with B to give a positive reaction while the same A can mix with C to give not so much of a positive reaction. That’s the same way scents work on the skin. Because a scent smells well on someone doesn’t mean it would smell as well on you. It’s safer to sample it before deciding.
In summary, choose something that fits your fancy! Love it? Get it.
I hope these tips were explanatory and I hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know your thoughts on it in the comment section. Till next time!