How To Pick The Right Fragrance For You

Are you bored with your current fragrance, and considering purchasing something new? The type of fragrance you wear can say a lot about you, so it is important to put some thought into what you buy. But, with so many hundreds of different fragrances to choose from, how do you go about discovering the perfect one for you? It can be easy to get lost in the fragrance section, with no idea how to tell the difference between them! In this article we will discuss the best ways to pick the right fragrance for you. Fragrances are broken down into a few basic categories. These are floral, oriental, woody and citrus. These four categories are what most fragrances will fall into. So the trick is to work out which category suits you best – then you have cut your choice down by 75%! This will make it much easier for you to make a selection.

Feminine and girly

If you are the sort of girl who likes flowing summer dresses, long walks on the beach, and receiving big bunches of flowers, then you fall into this group! If this sounds like you then you will more than likely enjoy floral fragrances. These are the quintessential feminine scent! A floral fragrance will utilize ingredients derived from all types of flowers, such as roses, lilies and lavender. Using this sort of fragrance will give you an air of romance – perfect for a first date or a romantic getaway!

Sexy and mysterious

Are you a sex kitten who likes to flirt and have fun? Do you like exotic escapes and private beaches? Then you should look at oriental fragrances. These are an exotic, mysterious scent, and utilize ingredients such as oriental woods and exotic flowers to give them a distinct fragrance. If you wear this sort of fragrance you will be likely to have men chasing you and beating down your door! It is the type of scent that attracts attention, especially from the opposite sex. Use it wisely!

Fun and fresh

Do you love the outdoors? Enjoy a game of tennis on the weekend, or like to hang out at the beach? Girls who are active and love summer will love citrus fragrances. These are very clean and crisp, using ingredients such as orange, lemon and peach to create a fun, fruity smell. Perfect for girls who do not like their fragrances to be too strong or overpowering, a citrus fragrance will leave you smelling beautiful, but subtle at the same time. Ideal if you want to make that man lean in closer to catch your scent!

Strong and powerful

Are you a lion in the boardroom? High-flying executive? Women who have power, or who crave it, will likely be drawn to woody fragrances. This sort of fragrance conjures up the image of old leather chairs and gentlemen’s cigar lounges. This sort of scent combination is usually reserved for men’s fragrances, however there is a selection of woody fragrances that cater to the strong woman with authority. Be careful with this type of fragrance! It can be overpowering and intimidating – perfect for some situations, but disastrous in others.

Making your fragrance work for you

Once you have discovered the perfect fragrance to suit your personality, you need to know how to make it work for you. There is more to wearing your perfect fragrance than just splashing massive amounts of it on several times during the day! The first thing to pay attention to is how much of your fragrance you are using. You definitely do not want to wear too much, as you will overpower the people around you and possibly make them sneeze or feel nauseous - this is not the effect that you are looking for when you choose your fragrance! You should aim for a few well placed sprays, which you can refresh once or twice during the day. Remember that just because you can not smell the fragrance any more, does not mean it is not there. Your nose will become accustomed to the scent during the day, but others will still be able to smell it very easily. A good tip for keeping your fragrance properly is to store it in the refrigerator. This environment will keep your fragrance for much longer than if you store it at normal room temperature – in this case it will only last you for a couple of months before the scent starts to distort. The last tip for making your fragrance work for you is to layer the scent. This means to use other products that compliment your fragrance. This can include body wash, body lotion, deodorant, and any other scented product you wear. This will provide are more complete and complex scent than if you simply wear the fragrance alone.