10 things you need to know before buying perfume

you need to know before buying perfume

Things you need to know before buying perfume

“No elegance is possible without perfume. It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory” COCO CHANEL

You are never fully dressed without perfume and therefore wearing it becomes a must if you want to create a lasting impression. But getting the right perfume which truly matches to your style is surely a pain in the neck but the returns are greater. In our today’s post we will tell you about meaning of different terms most prominently used in the world of perfumes.  We will also talk about various do’s and don’t one needs to follow while wearing perfume. So keep reading 10 things you need to know before buying perfume.

 

10 things you need to know before buying perfume

 

1. EAU DE TOILETTE or EAU DE PARFUM:

You will find words like Parfum, Eau De Parfum, Eau De Toilette, Eau De Cologne, Body mists clearly mentioned on the fragrance bottles. The lasting property of their fragrances follow the same order with 6-8 hours in parfum, 5 hours in eau de parfum, 2-3 hours in eau de toilette, 2 hours in eau de cologne and less then an hour in body mist. Perfumes are made up of fragrance oil and solvent which acts as a preservative. The ratio of concentration of perfume in the solvent decides its price and long lasting properties.

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This one is Skinn by Titan which is Eau De Parfum for men and stays quite longer.  It has top notes of citrus, heart notes of floral tones and base notes of beautiful woods. So this perfume has beautiful balance of fresh with the bold which makes it perfect for hot summer days.

 

2. Where to spray:

Perfume works best on warm skin and body parts which frequently moves. So, pulse points are the first place where you need to spray it. The base of the throat, behind ear lobes, in the chest, behind knees and inner elbow. In these parts the perfume will react with your body heat and emit fragrances. Don’t spray it in your clothes as it may create permanent stain in your clothes. You can spray it in your hair but remember perfume contains alcohol which may dry out your hair strands.

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3. Make it last longer:

You can make your fragrances last longer by following few simple tricks. After taking a shower moisturize your skin with either a no-fragrance moisturizer or one with the similar fragrance. You can also apply petroleum jelly to the points where you would be spraying the perfume. It helps in clinging the perfume to your skin and it doesn’t get quickly evaporated.

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4. Cheap and expensive:

The cheaper fragrances have less concentration of perfume oils as compared to expensive one so they don’t stay longer. The cheaper fragrances are much about the top notes and lack the heart and the base notes. The cheaper fragrances are made up of easily available essential oils or synthetic fragrances. However sometimes, the price of the expensive perfumes are more about their brand and packaging. So we advice you to properly research about the perfume and what it will deliver before you shed your hard earned money.

 

5. The three notes:

Checking the three notes of your perfume will help you in figuring out what it will smell like. So we have one top note which is the smell that immediately comes after spraying the perfume. Most of the time people smell the top notes and select the perfume. So many of the brand works more on this head note to attract their customer. This opening note gets quickly faded away. Common fragrance top notes include citrus (lemon, orange zest, bergamot), light fruits (grapefruit, berries) and herbs (clary sage, lavender).

Fading up of the top note gives the way to middle notes. It is called the heart of the fragrance and has a stronger and longer influence on the end notes. Common fragrance middle notes include geranium, rose, lemongrass, ylang ylang, lavender, coriander, nutmeg, neroli and jasmine.

If first impression is created by top notes then last impression is created by base note. These end notes evaporate in slower rate therefore stays for a longer time. Common fragrance base notes include cedarwood, sandalwood, vanilla, amber, patchouli, oakmoss and musk.

So a perfume is made up of various fragrances which strike your nose just at the right time.

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6. Floral scents:

These perfumes have a beautiful blend of fragrances like rose, lily of the valley, orchids, jasmine, lavender and orange blossoms. They are sweet and romantic fragrances dominated by the fragrance of flowers.

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7. Fruity floral scent:

They are very much loved these days and if you are going for an uber chic look then try fruity floral perfumes. Some of the most popular fruity fragrances are apricot, pear, praline and raspberry. These fragrances can be used for an everyday wear.

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8. An oriental scent:

When you want to play mysterious then go for the oriental notes. Spice up your style with cinnamon, clove, vanilla, pepper, mace and nutmeg etc. Oriental notes are intense, mysterious and sensual which makes them a perfect wear for an evening out.

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9. Woody scents:

Men love to wear woody scents which feels so masculine as they are earthy, warm and dry smelling. These notes are made from sandalwood, cedar wood, oak and patchouli, musk and amber. These woody notes are mostly used as a base note in men and women perfumes.

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10. Right way to smell your perfume:

People often select a perfume based on its top notes. However,  the heart notes and base notes are equally important. So the best thing is take your own time and smell them for a day and then decide which one matches with your style. So buying few samples is the wisest way to shop for perfume. Also prefer small bottles for the bigger one as their shelf life is quite less. Lastly, keep them in cold and dark places.

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For summers citrus notes feels quite refreshing and therefore are the perfect partner for every day wear. For ladies who love laces and flower, for them fruity floral scent are the one. The fruity floral notes are pleasing and quite common fragrances which has a familiar sort of smell. For dates and evening out oriental and woody notes will make the mark. Do share your views about these 10 things you need to know before buying perfume.

 

Chetana Joshi
Chetana Joshi
The passion for writing and the love for fashion has made her to join lets get dressed and explore this area. From science to the business she has a quite diverse educational background. Feel free to contact her at [email protected] Follow her at Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chetnajoshi8/

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