How To Choose A Perfume
|Beauty : Cosmetics|
There are lots of things to consider when you are choosing a new perfume. Certain key ingredients are said to release certain feelings in people when they smell them. Spicier fragrances like musk are said to arouse sexual feelings and vanilla is also believed to be an aphrodisiac by many people worldwide. Fruit and floral scents are seen as calming, fresh and sensual.
How to test a perfumeIt has also been advised that when you test a variety of scents, you should think how you would describe it to yourself, and remember that is the message you would give out to people; "sweet", "fresh", "sexy/sensual" etc.
Perfume scents and skin typesNever assume that because a perfume smells good on your friend it will smell exactly the same on you. Everybody's skin reacts differently.
Always spray the perfume onto your skin rather than just sniffing the bottle, as again it changes when it meets your skin. Leave it to develop for about 10 minutes to get a proper idea of how it will smell.
How to apply perfumeTry not to test more than 3-4 fragrances at once, because your sense of smell will become confused and they will blend together. Apply one to each wrist at the pulse and one in the crook of your elbow.
Fresh, floral and fruity fragrances are often more appropriate in the summer, whereas spicier and warmer scents are more suited to the colder months.
Perfume is best applied to pulse points: the inner wrists, behind the ears, and lower neck. If you spray a bit on your hair from arm's length, the scent will float into the air everytime you move your head.
Perfume your linenAnother way of making your mark with your perfume is to lightly spray it on your mattress as you make the bed - the fragrance will subtly remain on the sheets.
Reapply your perfume throughout the day as the smell will fade after 4-6 hours.
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