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How to Choose the Right Perfume

With so many fragrances on the market, it can be a bit daunting to choose the one that is a perfect fit for you.  One that would speak to your personality, taste, or even an occasion.  Take a look at the following basic tips that you may find helpful when choosing your special scent.

1. What’s Your Budget

From luxurious designer brands to inexpensive colognes, there's a large price range for perfumes. Determining your budget before your purchase will help narrow down your choice as well as save time. Even essential oils vary in price depending on the botanical, quality, and whether or not it's organic.   

 2. Know What Scent You Want

Decide on what type of scent you want based on what use the perfume would be to you. For instance, is it for special occasions? Is it to wear at work? If so, then perhaps something light and airy. Should it have a floral, vanilla ,or citrus base?  

If you plan to please someone, make sure to research on the particular fragrances they like. If it’s for big parties and formal events, choose a perfume that makes a stronger impact by blending well with your body chemistry.

Consider other factors such as the weather or season. For instance, if you live in a humid setting, floral fragrances with a woody or musky base will often compliment it. If you’re often surrounded by a lot of people in near proximity, keep it light. Citrus, sea breeze, and other herb and floral fragrances are often fresh and rejuvenating and there are several natural perfumes to choose from. If you will be out on a date, choose a scent that is a bit stronger but not overpowering. Oriental scents project sophistication.

 3. Examine Before Buying

When you’ve narrowed down your choices and you’re ready to go to the shop, note that your nose can only handle so much. Before you start spraying perfume on your wrists, arms, back of hands, or your friend's arm, spray it first on a paper card and decide if you like it. If not, move on to the next. Once you find a scent that you do like, test it on your body. Apply a small amount on your wrist or at the back of your arm to see how it works with your body chemistry. Wait for a few minutes because fragrances start to grow on you and smell different as time passes.

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