How to choose the perfume: 6 tips to find the fragrance for you

Choosing a perfume is not always a simple undertaking: instinct is important but you also need to “listen” to your skin to find the best perfumes for teenage girls. Let’s see how to do it!

How to choose the best perfume? It is a question that can immediately prompt others: better a citrus or floral fragrance? Better to choose instinctively or think about it? The fragrance we choose must represent our personality but it must also fit well in the true sense of the word: in fact we must also deal with the PH of our skin, which will tell us if that perfume is suitable for us or not. The important thing is to feel comfortable with the fragrance we wear: let’s try it on the skin, even for a few days, before deciding. In these cases it is better not to use instinct but to give time to our nose and our skin to savor the base notes, the persistent ones that remain at the end, to understand if that perfume is for us or not.

How to choose the right perfume for you: tips and secrets

What should we evaluate to choose the right fragrance for us? There are elements that we just cannot underestimate, here are what they are:

Personality and style

Personality is one of the aspects to keep in mind when choosing a perfume because it is something that will have to represent us. In this instinct cannot always help us and neither can emotion, as a first step we can learn about olfactory families and, one way to do it, can be to get advice from the sales employee, expressing our preference for a certain flower, a citrus or a spice, or if we want to be seductive and sensual or more lively. Even our style can help us in the choice of perfume: energetic and sporty, romantic or refined, we will then have to see how it will adapt to our skin.

Olfactory families

We talked about olfactory families but, do we know how to recognize them? Knowing what we are talking about will also help us in choosing the fragrance by expressing, at the time of purchase, the fragrances we prefer most.

  •  Floral: they are the fragrances that concern a single flower (rose, iris, jasmine, lily of the valley etc …) but also several flowers.
  •   Citrus: in this case we are talking about cedar, lemon, bergamot, bitter orange, grapefruit.
  • Cipriata: a fragrance consisting of oakmoss, patchouli, rose, bergamot, labdanum and jasmine.
  • Woody: widely used in men’s fragrances: cedar, sandalwood, with citrus or spicy touches.
  • Amber: or oriental, it is characterized by the presence of vanilla, cinnamon, patchouli to which chypre, musky or spicy touches can be added.
  • Leather: also very masculine and used in men’s perfumes: leather, tobacco or nappa.

Matter of notes

The top, heart and base notes are part of what is called the olfactory pyramid and represent the three phases of the perfume:

  • top notes: these are the ones we hear as soon as we spray the fragrance;
  • heart notes: they emerge as the minutes pass and have a fragrance of flowers, fruit or spices;
  • base notes: they are the ones that remain, the most persistent, which can be felt after about an hour and which remain harnessed even on clothes, sweaters and scarves.

Try the perfume on the skin

The first step is to try the fragrances on the mouillettes, the small strips of absorbent paper that we find in the perfumery: wait a few minutes before approaching them to the nostrils, otherwise you would only hear the top notes, the more intense ones that last only a short time. Do not try more than three otherwise the sense of smell will become saturated and it will be difficult to understand something. Once you have identified the perfume you like, try it on your skin: it is the most important test that will tell us if that perfume is for us. Test it on the neck or wrist, preferably in the morning, and leave it on for at least half an hour. The skin must be clean and free of other perfumes. Your natural smell will determine if that perfume suits you.

Scented water, eau the toilette or eau the parfum?

The choice of the most suitable formula is also important: the difference between eau de toilette and perfume is in the percentage of alcohol compared to the raw material which makes them more or less intense:

  • scented water or eau fraiche, also ideal as body perfumes, are suitable in summer and for those who prefer a light fragrance;
  • the eau de toilette is preferable when you want to leave a little intense trail and is suitable during the day;
  • the eau de parfum is more intense and durable, suitable in winter and for an evening, but always without exaggerating.

Where to spray the perfume?

Once we have chosen the fragrance, where do we spray the perfume? In the hair and at the base of the neck if we want a discreet effect. If you want to feel it during the day, spray it on the décolleté, or on the neck, on the wrists or behind theears. You can also spray a little on clothes or vaporize it in the air a few centimeters from you, letting yourself be enveloped by the fragrance. Two or three sprays are ideal for staying perfumed all day long.