Are you looking for a new fragrance and do not know which one to choose? The best perfumer masters give you the 10 infallible tricks so you can choose the best perfume for you.
The vast majority have our fragrance or favorite aromas, although sometimes we like to experiment. To help you choose well when buying a new perfume (both for gifts and for you), we have spoken with the best perfume masters and these are the tips they have given us :
1.GO ALONE TO BUY IT
The choice of perfume is personal because you are the one who will use it. If you are accompanied by a friend, your tastes can influence your final decision. Nor should you be pressured by the opinion of the saleswoman. You’ll know you’re on the right track if smelling it causes you an immediate sense of well-being.
2.CHOOSE THE MOMENT WELL
The ideal time to choose a fragrance is when you are happy when you feel good. Studies show that the adrenaline you release at that time refines the sense of smell, making it easier for you to get it right with the choice. Stay, on the contrary, away from the perfumery if you go through a bad time. Sad people have anhedonia (or inability to experience pleasure) at the olfactory level. If you choose a moment in which you are psychically low to choose a new perfume, its aroma will leave you indifferent and, therefore, you will not know which one to decide on.
3.AVOID TESTING THEM ALL
As much you can try at the same time 3 perfumes because from there the smell is already saturated. You can explain your preferences to the clerk to make a pre-selection. To be sure, if you like spicy, fruity or floral, bet on the same olfactory family.
4.QUESTION OF PERSONALITY
The preferences of women when choosing a perfume have to do with their character. The vitalists usually bet on fresh notes of citrus fruits and fresh flowers. Passionate women love intense florals and warm aromas (musk, amber). And the most sophisticated are usually inclined by oriental notes (patchouli, vanilla, sandalwood).
5.BEWARE OF REFERENCES
Do you want to identify the perfume with you when you smell it or do you want it because you identify yourself with the model, actress or singer who announces it? The master perfumers say that we should only let ourselves be carried away by the emotions that the aroma provokes.
6.SMELLING THE PERFUME ON THE SKIN
Do not smell the perfume directly from the bottle, because you will only perceive the alcohol and the exit notes. Try it on the paper strips that are usually in the perfumeries (to discard the one you do not like) and then on the wrist. Think that the same fragrance can smell different in each person because it reacts differently on the skin.
7. DO NOT RUB THE WRISTS
Vaporizes the perfume 4 or 5 centimeters from the skin and lets the alcohol evaporate, without rubbing one wrist against the other. This gesture modifies its structure and, therefore, its real aroma.
8.TAKE THE NECESSARY TIME
Wait for the perfume to settle on the skin to assess the middle notes (appear after several minutes) and base notes, which are those that remain for hours. If you doubt among several, try one on the wrist and another on the inside of the other arm; and watch how they evolve throughout the day.
9. IS IT FOR DAILY USE OR ON SPECIAL OCCASIONS?
A very intense perfume is better to use at night or in celebrations. If it is going to be used daily, then it is better to resort to less concentrated fragrances, such as eau de toilette, fresher and lighter.
10.LEAVE A MARK FOR HOURS
It is what the consumer demands the most, that the perfume stays on the skin for hours, although we must take into account that our own sense of smell adapts immediately. That is why it is advisable to change the fragrance every so often. A curiosity: the aroma stays longer in oily skin than in dry skin, so be careful with the amount you use.