How To Choose The Perfect Perfume For You

April 15, 2013

Looking for a new fragrance but overwhelmed by the choice? We’ve got some expert tips to help you narrow down the choices and find the perfect perfume for you!

Fragrances fall into four main families – Floral, Fresh, Woody and Oriental. To choose a fragrance that suits you, check out this easy guide and pick your personality to match.

Fresh fragrance scents are characterised by fruity, zesty and clean fragrances such as lemon, lime and grapefruit, sea breeze and fresh dew, and give a feeling of effervescence through refreshing, cool and uplifting aromas.

Our pick: Issey Miyake L’eau D’Issey. Whimsical and pure, awakens a feeling of total beauty.

Personality: Fresh, warm, sparkling.

Floral fragrances are the most popular scent. Either pure and flowery or warmed with a touch of spice or fruit for a soft and powdery finish, floral scents consist of mixed bouquets of rose, white peony, gardenia and jasmine with end notes of musk and amber often being popular.

Our pick: Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue. A stunning and irresistibly overwhelming fragrance.

Personality: Joyful, luxe, romantic.

Oriental scents are the most intense family, made from fragrance notes such as vanilla, spicy cinnamon and pepper and can be warm and spicy or soft and powdery.

Our pick: Bvlgari Jasmin Noir. A luminous and sparkling fragrance.

Personality: Mysterious, captivating and feminine.

Woody scents are nutty and spicy with sensual notes of amber, sandalwood, cedar wood and a touch of patchouli.

Our pick: Calvin Klein Euphoria. A favourite, and signature scent for many.

Personality: Sensual, alluring and sophisticated.

What to look for when choosing your perfume…

1. Perfumes are made up of three different notes; a top not, a middle not and a base note. You should always make your fragrance choice according to the base note, as is the scent that lasts the longest.

2. Climate can change the strength and longevity of a fragrance. When it’s hot, opt for eau de toilette, as perfumes will be over powering and when it is cooler choose eau de parfum or essential oils so you can be sure your scent will stay fragrant.?

3. Moisturising your skin will also help your fragrance last longer.

Find your perfect perfume at Cosmetics Fragrance Direct at Uni Hill Factory Outlets in Melbourne.

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