THE PERFUME EVERYONE COMMENT ON
Hi, I don’t have many perfumes in my life and to be honest, I think that I’ve only written around 3 blog post on perfume in all the years the blog has existed..!
Well, now it’s time for one of those rare posts, because I have got myself a wonderful Diptyque eau de perfum named Do Son. It smells extremely good, it’s sweet, airy and hazy at the same time. The key notes are Tuberose, Orange Leaves, Pink Peppercorn and Musk. Tuber rose is said to have a quite seductive fragrance and perhaps this is why so many comment when I wear it, everyone from friends, colleagues even taxi drivers!
You might begin your “Scent Journey” with a simple thought. “I want to smell nice” or “I want it to invigorate my senses”. This is a good place to start, but today’s fragrance market is saturated with all kinds of options that can make it a daunting task to even know where to begin in choosing a perfume that suits you.
As a professional perfumer, Sherri Sebastian, the founder of Provision Scents, knows the struggle on the consumer’s side – but she also knows the industry inside and out and can say what is worth looking for – and what isn’t.
Here are some tried and true methods to learn how to begin your scent journey and find your individual preferences.
How to Choose the Right Perfume for Your Body Chemistry & Lifestyle
There are a plethora of things to take into consideration when learning how to choose a fragrance. Here are 5 things to keep in mind:
1.) Trust yourself—don’t read “notes” to decide what you like.
Most of the time, notes are marketing descriptions and not ingredients. Even if these notes are actually in fragrances, it is the entirety of the scent that gives it a unique fragrance profile.
2.) Get in touch with how a scent makes you feel.
Decide how you want to feel and then choose a scent that checks off the boxes. You can go to your local perfume shop and sample different scents and make notes of your reaction to them. Did it make you feel happy? Comforted? Was it an assault on your senses? You can begin to build a familiarity with different scents this way. Make sure to check the latest reviews for the most popular perfume.
3.) Notice how a fragrance ‘wears’ on your skin.
First impressions are not everything when it comes to fragrance. Perfume may smell one way in the morning, another in the afternoon, and make one last change in the evening! This depends on many factors, like the fragrance portfolio of the perfume as well as your own special body chemistry. The oils on your skin can change the scent.
4.) Spray fragrances on the outer forearm as opposed to the wrist.
Think about how many times a day you wash your hands. The soap may have a scent that lingers and affects your fragrance. Your watch/jewelry might affect the scent of fragrances. To get the most out of your scent avoid any area that might be exposed to other lotions, soaps, and heavily fragranced items.
5.) Consider your lifestyle and activity when choosing a scent.
If you work in close quarters with many people, you might go with a lighter scent. Whereas for the weekends or after hours, a heavier scent might be more to your liking. Your scent projects and sends a message about you so think about what your scent is saying!
We recently got our first Diptyque store in Copenhagen (inside ILLUM) and I have a feeling this won’t be my last perfume from Diptyque.