Find the perfect perfume can be challenging and annoying sometimes. So many choices and not knowing where to start. But finding the right perfume can be all in the way you try them. Not many know how to properly test a fragrance. And unfortunately many people end up having to smell hundreds before giving up or luckily finding the right scent.
#1 - You decide on a fragrance by how the cap smells: Smelling the cap of the fragrance will smell like the top note only of the perfume. Also this is not a proper way to see if you like the fragrance as you can no smell it on your skin and see how it reacts. Never pick your fragrance this way.
#2 - You smell your wrist right after you spray the perfume: Everyones skin reacts differently to perfumes; the same perfume can smell completely different on you as it does on someone else. After testing the perfume on your wrist, allow it to settle into your skin for at least 20 seconds.
#3 - You smell the perfume for the first time and already have your decision about it: Just as the saying goes; don't judge a book by its cover, don't just a perfume at first scent. To fully get an idea about a fragrance, you need to let it bloom over a 30 minute period. Find a couple that you like and try them on your wrists. After 30 minutes, smell them again and decide. Many times I have people tell me that they love the perfume when they bought it but when they wore it, it was horrible.
#4 - You sample too many perfumes at one time: Trying too may perfumes at one time can be overwhelming. After about 3 they all seem to smell the same. If someone offers you coffee beans, this may help temporarily, however 3 is the maximum you should smell at one time.
#5 - Men can only wear men's fragrance; Women can only wear woman's fragrance: Just like clothing, just because it says for men does not mean that you cannot wear it! If you love a smell, try it on and see how it reacts with your skin. I personally love the FCUK for mens fragrance and wear it occasionally.
#6 - Less is MORE: One to three spritz of a perfume should be the maximum when wearing them as over spraying can be overwhelming. Most people wear perfume, yours isn't the only one. Try applying the perfume to pulse points: behind the ears, wrists, ankles or behind the knees. You can smell your perfume when you first spritz it, however our olfactive systems shut down after a while as a defence mechanism. But that does not mean that no one else can smell it!
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