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Choosing your signature scent

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Women’s perfume is an essential part of an everyday routine.

A spritz of your favorite scent is the ultimate accessory. It can tie an entire look together and make you feel ready for whatever the day brings. If you don’t have a signature scent or are looking to try something new, you may be overwhelmed by where to start. Because everyday life is full of different aromas and notes, it can be hard to tie down your favorites. Here is what you need to know about choosing your perfect signature scent:

Narrow down your options

Your signature perfume is a must have beauty product, but finding your favorite it isn’t always easy. The first thing to take into consideration is the type of scent you want. There are plenty of different categories to choose from like floral, fruity, spicy, woody or fresh – just to name a few. Ponder the kind of scents that you gravitate toward. Do you enjoy the aroma of fresh flowers in your home? An earthy or floral scent could be what you’re longing for. Do you buy vanilla candles to light around the house? A sultry, warm perfume should be more your speed. Or do you enjoy the more masculine notes in the world? A deep, forest-like perfume might be up your alley. Determine what smells you take a liking to so that you can narrow down your search.

Test everything

Much like the old adage about books, be sure not to judge a scent by its bottle. Even though you may gravitate toward a luxurious purple bottle, that doesn’t mean you’ll love the scent too. Be sure to try everything in the store no matter what it looks like on the outside. Your perfect signature scent could be in an utterly boring container, but you’ll never find it if you don’t give everything a shot.

Be sure not to overdo it, though. Smelling various scents without breaks can affect the organic nature of the smells. To combat this, give your nose a pallete cleanser. A whiff of coffee beans can offset this so that notes don’t blend together.

Give it time

You may fall in love with perfume upon smelling it in the bottle, but don’t be fooled. Scents can smell different on various people because of our bodies’ pheromones. If you’re testing scents, give yourself the time to smell it on your body. Wear it around all day. The general rule of thumb is to walk around with it for about eight hours. That should give you enough time to determine how it works with your body.The best way to go about this is through the use of samples. That way, you won’t have to commit to something fully until you know it’s a smell you adore.

Place it right

An important element of wearing perfume is where it’s placed or sprayed on your body. Most people spray it directly onto their clothing, but this is wasteful and can make the scent too overwhelming. Instead, the main body parts you should be dabbing your fragrance on are: your wrists, your neck and behind your ears. You might not be able to smell the scent but everyone around you will.

Take chances

You may consider yourself someone who doesn’t like sweet or spicy scents, but perfumes are very subjective. You never know what could appease your nose. Try not to look at what the ingredients are before smelling. it could potentially change your mind before you know it. If you like something, take the leap and purchase it. Approaching wearing a new perfume with confidence is the only way to go about it.

Here is what you need to know about choosing your perfect scent.

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