What scent best suits you? The answer is often hard to sniff out in a sea of scents. Walk into any department store and the walk down the perfume aisle can seem daunting when so many salespeople want to spray you with a variety of perfumes. Some of the things you want to consider when choosing a fragrance are your mood for the day, the impression you want to make, and the occasion you will attend. If you are in a fun flirty mood, your scent should express that. The same goes for where you’ll be going. Heavy strong scents are typically not ok; you do not want to make the people around you gag. Remember what smells good to you may not smell good to others around you.
Here are some things to take into account when selecting the right fragrance when in a store.
- The amount of money you can spend
The cost of perfumes varies. They can be overly expensive, or inexpensive. Knowing your budget is a good way to save you time when you go shopping for your choice of fragrance. Scents are always priced higher when they first come out. So if you are in love with a scent and it is too much money, it might be worth it to wait until the price drops. Buying online and when stores have sales is also a great way to get your favorite fragrance cheaper. This way, it will help you save money but you won’t have to compromise your brand of choice.
- Think of a particular fragrance you want to purchase
Having a scent in mind will help you shop. Often we smell so many brands we end up with a headache and a very confused mind. Smelling those annoying perfume ads in magazines may actually be worth your while. Also, think about where you will be wearing the scent. Examples are: at school or at work, use a light scent; if you won’t attract the opposite sex, wear something that is more appealing and musky; for a party or formal events, use a perfume that would suit your mood for the day. Knowing beforehand when the type of scent will save you time and frustration in the store. Also, look for paper slips around the perfume. Spray on these rather than up and down your own arm.
- Be a wise shopper
Your mind is already made up and you decide to go to a perfume shop to finally purchase the product. Do not just buy the product; scrutinize it before you make your way to the counter to buy it. When you decide what fragrance you want to purchase, that’s the time you spray it on your body. The back of the arm or the wrist is preferable. Perfume may smell different on different people. The body chemistry of perfumes varies individually. It will be best if you try it on yourself. Give it a minute or two for the alcohol to disperse and the true scent to come out. Some other things to consider when shopping and things like the current weather for the day. For humid area, use floral fragrances. For a crowded environment, you may refrain from wearing strong scented perfume. If you are on the go, herbs and floral fragrances such as citrus or sea breeze will do the trick. When you are with someone special, the strong perfume will do just fine. If you have a sophisticated personality, apply oriental spices.