Saturday, 19 September 2015

Answering Those Nagging Questions about Using & Buying Perfumes

Fragrances add freshness to our lives and are an important part of one’s style statement. However, with so many options available in the market these days choosing the perfect fragrance sometimes becomes something of an uphill task in itself. While some people prefer perfumes with pungent, long-lasting aromas others are a fan of more subtle fragrances. When it comes to actually going to the outlet and buying a perfume, there are some really nagging questions that might arise in the mind. Let us start by discussing the major ones out of them. The first issue that most folks worry about is:


How many perfumes should I try at a time?

It is true that the beauty store is bombarded with an array of perfumes, each fragrance enticing in its own sense. But you should not confuse your senses by trying too many alternatives at the same time. Ideally, you should not be trying more than two perfumes at a time, one on each wrist. Perfume shopping is something that shouldn’t be rushed but since we all live extremely busy lives take the liberty of trying one more on the inside of an elbow as the elbows also happen to be good pulse-points. Trying more than three scents at one time is a complete no-no because firstly you won’t be able to remember which perfume you applied on which pulse-point and secondly you will confuse your senses with too many scents.

Can I wear a men’s fragrance as a ‘perfume’?

The answer to this one is absolutely yes! Of course some perfumes are more suited to a particular gender, but it is all about personal choice.  In fact, it is only in the last 150 years that distinctions have been made in male and female fragrances.

Are there some specific fragrances for daytime or evening?

Some perfumes have ‘Night’ or ‘Nuit’ in their titles that clearly indicate that they are intended for evening wear. However, when it comes to personal style there are no hard and fast rules to be followed. What you can do is choose a lighter concentration of your favorite fragrance for daytime and apply the more intense version at night.

If you have made up your mind to own a great perfume try living with the fragrance you have chosen before parting with the cash. This might mean getting a sample of the perfume if it available in the store or spraying it onto a scarf or pashmina so that you can have a feel of the fragrance later. When you’ve fallen in love with a particular scent, then go back and make your purchase.

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