Perfume: What Scent is Right for You? - Ami Ahuja

Perfume: What Scent is Right for You?

Choosing the right perfume is one of the most personal choices you are ever likely to make, apart from choosing who you get married to. It needs to reflect your great personality, tie in to your lifestyle, and suit the chemistry of your body. You also need to pick the right fragrance, depending upon whether you want to be feminine, naughty, or sexy.

Perfumes range from cheap to exorbitant, and can smell of everything from musk to strawberries. How do you pick the one perfume that is as unique as you are? You often experiment a lot, and try on a multitude of fragrances, until you find one that hits the jackpot. Spray some perfume onto your wrist, and wait for about half a minute before taking a sniff. You could either love it, or hate it, but this really is the most time-tested way of sampling perfume. Try not to sample too many scents at the same time, as their mingling fragrances will confuse you, and most likely, give you a headache.

Always look to the ingredients to make sure that you aren’t allergic. These are also a basic indicator of whether the perfume will suit your tastes or not. Most popular are floral, musk and citrus. However, you can find a large selection of entirely unique fragrances with a little effort. All perfumes are classified as either classic, or sensual or delicate. You don’t have to go by this yardstick and try and define yourself as classic, sensual or delicate in personality when you try and buy a perfume.

There are certain standards that you can never go wrong with, so if you are really getting confused while trying to purchase perfume, give the classics a try. Chanel No. 5 or Diorissimo are perfumes that will suit any occasion. Whether you’re clubbing, at a fashionable party, in the workplace, or with your significant other, these fragrances are just right. Whether it is your favourite perfume or not, a classic perfume is a must have.

Floral scents are far more delicate, and are classy in their own way. Jasmine, rose, carnations, herbs and spices are generally the ingredients used in these perfumes. Nina Ricci’s L’Air du Temps is an excellent perfume, but there are thousands of more fragrances that are as compelling, and often, much less expensive.

If you like being sensual, Giorgio Armani’s Elle has a sexy, sultry fragrance. It gives the wearer an air of passion, mystery and desire. Often, these perfumes can be overwhelming. If you find that your choice of perfume is too strong, use it in small amounts. Always wear perfume on your neck and on your wrists, and spray some on your clothing. Cologne is the same fragrance that is less overwhelming, so you can opt for this, as well. You can take hours, or even years to find the perfect perfume for you. However, it is always worth the effort, and is a lot of fun in the process. You might find a range of perfumes that take your fancy, so all you have to do is be bold, and try them on.

One thought on “Perfume: What Scent is Right for You?

  1. Great article! Every single person in the world has a different biochemistry than every other person. Amazing when you consider how many people there are in the world. The same is true for fingerprints.

    Not too much and not too little, but just right is the balance. Just like you said it may take years to discover the right scent for you, but it can be fun and rewarding. Thanks for the post.


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