But how do I choose the right fragrance for me?
Have you ever tried a fragrance in a store, loved it , bought it and then gone home only to discover that the smell had changed to a scent that made you want to empty your stomach?
This is regular occurrence. Here is a quick and easy tutorial to help you understand how to choose a fragrance that really does suit you.
First it is important to understand the art of scent. A fragrance has 3 phases: birth, life and death. It evolves over time and does not leave the same scent at the moment we apply it as it does a few hours later. Fragrances are like a brilliant (or not so brilliant) book that we open (Top Notes), discover and read (Heart notes) and that we finish, feeling either fulfilment or disillusionment (Base notes).
How many times have you started reading a book and hated the end? The same can happen with a fragrance and you need to research it thoroughly before making your purchase.
Next time you are shopping in the House of Fraser or John Lewis try a fragrance on your wrist and have a walk around the store. After 2 to 4 hours the fragrance will have reached its “hearted state “and you will be able to assess whether or not you like it.
For my part, I love almost all fragrances at first but after a few hours I hate almost every one of them!
Try this out and tell me your experiences.
Posted on April 4, 2011, in Elixirs & Fragrances and tagged base, beauty, cosmetics, cosmetiques, debenhams, essence, fragrance, heart, house of fraser, notes, olfactive, parfum, parfums, personality, purchase, scent, shopping, spring, stephanie, story, top, triangle, tumba. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.