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GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE RIGHT PERFUME OR COLOGNE

Perfumes and colognes are used by men and women to enhance their beauty and sometimes, even personality. They try to catch the attention of a potential mate through their attractive smell. Sometimes, they wear a particular scent in order to make an impact. In fact, there are people who prefer to wear a powerful scent. That type which attracts powerfully even if the smell is coming from as far as your wooden garage door. This only implies that smell matters seriously for many people.

Given this, it is important that you know how you will be able to choose the best type of scent that fits you.

CHOOSING A SCENT

Each perfume or cologne consists of different “notes.” These notes determine the overall fragrance. These notes consist of three different layers known as the base, top, and middle notes.  Some perfumes, for example would be considered floral and contain different scent notes like rose, gardenia, or geranium. Others may be a bit fruitier, with undertones of citrus or apple. Exotic perfumes contain spicy notes like star anise or even cinnamon. Men’s scents have various notes as well. Musk scents have a heavier, more masculine tone, while others may have smells like pine or even leather-based notes. It is always important that you know how to determine which base note you prefer. It would help you make a good decision on which scent you would purchase.

CHOOSING A CONCENTRATION

There are four levels of perfume concentration. The higher the concentration, the longer its scent will last. Of course, this quality might come with a great price tag. This scent of perfume lasts for all day even when a little amount was put on wrist or pulse. Another level of concentration lasts for 6 hours after application. What we usually find in retail stores are considered to be the 3rd level of concentration. To last a day, it has to be applied for multiple times. The fourth level is the lowest. The scent of the perfumes with this level of concentration only lasts for about two hours.

TEST THE FRAGRANCE

Of course, this sounds very basic but this is actually one of the most important steps on choosing your perfumes. You have to do a little sniff of the bottle first to get the idea on how it really smells like. If you already like the smell of the perfume from its bottle, there is a great possibility that you would like its fragrance entirely. When you get to choose the scent you like, try a little amount of it on your skin. Our skin is very sensitive and it has a different set of unique hormones. There are chemicals that are generally safe for others but might seriously irritate you once you get close contact to it. Since perfumes directly contact our skin, it is important that you consider which is safer to you. Try a little amount on your wrist and see how your skin would react. Do not be deceived by the smell. If you love the smell and yet it is not safe for your skin, consider switching to another scent. Always remember to put your safety first.

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THE MOST POPULAR FRAGRANCES IN THE PERFUME INDUSTRY

It is worth noting that one of the basic steps in choosing the perfume that fits you is of course choosing your scent. Perfumes come in different notes and you have to be very careful in determining which you really prefer. The perfume industry already expanded and even evolved into something that it is today. The poplar musky and floral scent have been replaced by others. But although there have been changes and evolutions, the perfume industry remains a big deal for many people as fragrance really matter for almost every one.

So what are the different notes of scent that are currently present in the industry today?

FRESH CITRUS NOTES

-They provide sweet and fresh aroma that is very popular in the perfume industry. Many perfume enthusiasts search for this type of scent. In fact, there is an increase in the production of this kind of scent as they seem to be “timeless”. Manufacturers claim that the demands on this note of scent are really high. They are commonly made from lemon, lime, and orange. Most of the time, the smell of perfumes with citrus note can leave you a refreshing and cooling feeling.

FRESH GREEN FRAGRANCES

-This is a unisex note of perfume scent. They are commonly made out of freshly cut grass or herbaceous aromas, rosemary or basil. This is becoming popular mostly as part of the men’s colognes. They leave a strong impact on perfume enthusiasts.

FLORALS

This note has been the most popular ever. However, the traditional floral fragrances such as rose and lily have largely been overtaken by more exotic floral fragrances such as jasmine and freesia. Although consumers are still into the traditional types of floral scent, there are perfume manufacturers that give these scents a new twist. They tend to combine one or more types of floral notes. One of the most popular combinations today is the lavender and lemon. They give a sweet and refreshing fragrance. These fragrances are successful in gaining attention from the consumers.

THE MOST POPULAR FRAGRANCES IN THE PERFUME INDUSTRY

It is worth noting that one of the basic steps in choosing the perfume that fits you is of course choosing your scent. Perfumes come in different notes and you have to be very careful in determining which you really prefer. The perfume industry already expanded and even evolved into something that it is today. The poplar musky and floral scent have been replaced by others. But although there have been changes and evolutions, the perfume industry remains a big deal for many people as fragrance really matter for almost every one.

So what are the different notes of scent that are currently present in the industry today?

FRESH CITRUS NOTES

-They provide sweet and fresh aroma that is very popular in the perfume industry. Many perfume enthusiasts search for this type of scent. In fact, there is an increase in the production of this kind of scent as they seem to be “timeless”. Manufacturers claim that the demands on this note of scent are really high. They are commonly made from lemon, lime, and orange. Most of the time, the smell of perfumes with citrus note can leave you a refreshing and cooling feeling.

FRESH GREEN FRAGRANCES

-This is a unisex note of perfume scent. They are commonly made out of freshly cut grass or herbaceous aromas, rosemary or basil. This is becoming popular mostly as part of the men’s colognes. They leave a strong impact on perfume enthusiasts.

FLORALS

This note has been the most popular ever. However, the traditional floral fragrances such as rose and lily have largely been overtaken by more exotic floral fragrances such as jasmine and freesia. Although consumers are still into the traditional types of floral scent, there are perfume manufacturers that give these scents a new twist. They tend to combine one or more types of floral notes. One of the most popular combinations today is the lavender and lemon. They give a sweet and refreshing fragrance. These fragrances are successful in gaining attention from the consumers.

WOODY

This note of perfume scent is still popular among perfume enthusiasts. Popular kinds are the aroma of cedar or pine. They have been widely popular as they can be used in a number of innovative ways. While traditionally masculine, a number of women’s fragrances are using woody base notes as well. This note provides a playful, vibrant and youthful aroma. With their unique scent, the perfume industry finds a way on how to use this note usually as there is a lot of room for these perfumes and colognes in the industry.

As mentioned, it is important that you familiarize yourself with the different notes in the perfumes that you prefer. They will help you in determining which scent you really want to wear. Getting to know your notes very well means getting to know what smell you really prefer.

This note of perfume scent is still popular among perfume enthusiasts. Popular kinds are the aroma of cedar or pine. They have been widely popular as they can be used in a number of innovative ways. While traditionally masculine, a number of women’s fragrances are using woody base notes as well. This note provides a playful, vibrant and youthful aroma. With their unique scent, the perfume industry finds a way on how to use this note usually as there is a lot of room for these perfumes and colognes in the industry.

As mentioned, it is important that you familiarize yourself with the different notes in the perfumes that you prefer. They will help you in determining which scent you really want to wear. Getting to know your notes very well means getting to know what smell you really prefer.

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