The Right Perfume
that essence of luxury and pleasure, is a very important
aspect for a woman. Choosing the right perfume to suit
your style and needs is challenging, but rewarding and
fun. Your perfume is a way of expressing your personality.
Like quality fashion accessories, good perfume adds
a finishing touch to what you're wearing. However your
choice of fragrance in a perfume is limited only by
your own personal taste. There's Fresh & Floral - a
sweeter smell, feminine and flowery, or Light & Cool
for active or sporty ladies and Warm & Sensual for a
musky, sexy and heavier scent. Thus whether it is musk,
spice, floral, woodsy, or a combination, every woman
wants her own personality to be reflected in her choice
of scent. But you also need to consider the type of
ceremony, gathering or occasion.
Remember that it is easy to be convinced by the jazzy
advertisements of the perfume industry, but don't commit
the mistake of deciding what you want without first
trying a perfume out properly. It is very important
that when you wear your perfume you should feel great,
desirable and confident.
Steps you should take while
choosing a perfume:
1. The first step is to think about what kinds of smells
you find most attractive. Do some research and the smells
which appeal to you is best suited for you.
2. Don't hesitate to ask the person wearing a lovely
perfume the name of her perfume.
3. While selecting a perfume always take the help of
the salesgirl but only trust your taste.
4. Apply the perfume on the pulse points and wait for
10 minutes before actually deciding to but it.
5. You can try out two perfumes, one on each wrist during
one trip to the mall, but not more than two as your
nose will start to get confused and you will end up
smelling like a perfume factory.
6. Don't sniff the perfume immediately after you spray
it. If it has alcohol in it this will assault your senses.
Wait a bit. Most perfumes will go through three stages
called the top, middle and base notes. You cannot judge
a perfume simply on its top notes.
The six main categories of perfume are:
1. Floral - with flowers as the dominant theme, sweeter
smell, flowery, very feminine and romantic.
2. Fruity- spicy and fresh with fruits used as part
of the formula
3. Oceanic - modern perfumes that use synthetic elements
to smell strongly of the ocean.
4. Greens- fresh energetic perfumes that remind you
of the outdoors.
5. Orientals- sexy exotic and intense perfumes that
smell of musk, vanilla, spices and opulent heavy flowers.
6. Woody-Perfume that smell like bark, moss and other
things you might find in the forest.
Perfumes though make a persons appearance lovelier and
infact adds a finishing touch to what you're wearing.
But different perfumes are suitable for different occasions,
and age groups. A green perfume is especially suitable
for a young girl with lots of zest and full of energy
while an oriental may be too sophisticated for a teenager
and perfect for dates and dinner parties. Orientals
are intense and tend to be more suited to eveningwear
and special occasions while greens are more appropriate
for casual wear. Lighter perfumes are refreshing during
hot weather while heavy perfumes are comforting in the