Perfumes and colognes are scents that men and women wear to enhance their beauty or even attract a potential mate. They can lift a mood, evoke fond memories, or just simply help you smell really good. There are literally thousands of different perfumes and colognes available on the market today. In fact, wearable scents have become a multi-billion-dollar-per-year business. Thanks to new marketing, new brands, and designer lines, more people than ever before are choosing and wearing different types of perfume and cologne. So how do you know which smell will be the best fit for you? There are several different ways you can decide how to choose the perfect scent that will match your own unique style and personality.
Choosing The Right Sent
Each perfume consists of different “notes.” These notes determine the final scent. These notes consist of three different layers called base, top, and middle notes, and they all work together to create a specific smell. Some perfumes, for example, would be considered floral and contain different scent notes like bergamot, lavender, or patchouli. Others may be a bit fruitier, with undertones of sweet apple or citrus. Exotic perfumes contain spicy notes like cardamom or even cinnamon.
Men’s scents have various notes as well. Musk scents have a heavier, more masculine tone, while others may have scents of sandalwood or even tobacco-based notes. It is always a good idea to determine which types of cologne or perfume you prefer and then see which base notes they contain before making a purchase decision.
Fragrances come in different four levels of concentration. As the concentration gets higher, the price usually gets higher as well. Typically, perfumes with high concentration have a more powerful scent and last longer. They can be a bit pricey, but some people feel the higher price is all worth it. The highest concentration is simply called perfume or parfum. This level usually will last all day with just one application to the wrists or pulse points. The next lower level is eau de parfum, which typically can last about six hours after application. The third level is called eau de toilette and is usually fairly affordable and easy to find in retail stores. It typically requires more than one application throughout the day to get it to last. The fourth and lowest fragrance concentration is eau de cologne, which only lasts about two hours.
Our skin has its own unique code of hormones and pheromones that can slightly or even extremely alter the way a fragrance smells, so before you decide to purchase any fragrance, you should definitely do a few simple tests to make sure that it is something you will want to wear and that you will enjoy. Try to spray a small amount on your wrists, wait a few moments, and then smell the scent on your skin. Sometimes, depending on your own chemical makeup, it can enhance or diminish the smell. It can also be altered if you have a certain chemistry that does not match the scent’s mixture.
So why not visit our store in Derby where our member of staff will be happy to advise you on the right fragrance for you.