Finding the right fragrance for oneself can be a bit confusing as there is no dearth of fragrances available in the market these days. A perfume that a person decides to wear is a personal choice which can be different from that person’s friend or anyone else in the family or his social circle. A lot of factors contribute the choice of perfume that one makes such as whether the fragrance that one wears wins compliments or critical appraisals, whether the perfume can be worn on regular basis or confined to special occasions or the fragrance is worth purchasing again.
Perfume descriptions are useless for determining whether a smell suits a person or not. Some scents have what fragrance experts often refer to as "monster sillage" and some are so low-key they're almost tailless. The desirability of one or the other depends largely upon the personality of the wearer. If a person arms him or herself with proper knowledge, then shopping for the right fragrance won't be such a daunting task.
Fresh Fragrances: Fresh fragrances usually include “green “notes, associated with outdoor vegetation and that feeling of freshness. Typically green fragrances include anise, fennel, lavender and basil among which Basil is considered the most widely acknowledged green fragrance. If you simply love the outdoors then fresh fragrances are an ideal option for you.
Floral Fragrances: Counted among the most popular of all fragrance categories, floral scents encompass myriads of options ranging from a single rose petal to an assortment of floral bouquets. These essential oil fragrances have stronger notes even when mixed minimally in a concoction of natural oil.
Woody fragrances: The woody scent is sinfully indulgent as you just cannot get enough of it. Also called Oud, Agarwood woodyscents are hard to replicate. Many masculine fragrances fall into this category, given the richness of woody scents.
The tedious task of deciding upon the best fragrance for oneself can be made easy by previewing the list of fragrances that correspond to particular personality traits of a person.
Outdoorsy or sporty –If your idea of weekend fun is camping in the great outdoors, you may prefer fresh citrus fragrance which is invigorating and light, thereby complementing your personality.
Examples: Jo Malone Grapefruit, Dior Eau Savage, Yves Saint Laurent Y
Elegant and modish: Rich and opulent, oriental fragrances stand out and linger for hours for people who engage in high class dinner parties during weekends.
Examples: Dolce & Gabbana the One, Yves Saint Laurent Opium, Shalimar by Guerlain, Calvin Klein Obsession
Sophisticated, Modern Man- Fresh, crisp fragrances are perfect for you, if you keep yourself updated with the latest clothing trends and prefer your fitted trousers to Euro-shoes to jeans any day.
Examples: Acqua Di Gio Pour Homme by Giorgio Armani, Sean John Unforgivable, HM by Hanae Mori, Banana Republic Republic of Men
The list of fragrances that best suit your personality makes it easier for you to avoid trying too many fragrances at one go. It’s advisable to start with lighter fragrances and not sniffing more than three fragrances at a time to avoid confusing your senses.