One can find thousands of blogs when it comes to dressing and styling but not enough has been said on the subject of fragrances and the protocol of their use. This is why most of us tend to ignore the do’s and don’ts when it comes to shopping for fragrance. However, it is something very crucial to one’s fashion and style statement. Also, perfume is the one thing that one cannot change every day. What you buy once tends to stick with you for months.
And eventually, it becomes the fragrance people used to identify you with. Therefore one should be extra careful while picking his or her next scent for the coming months. Otherwise, you will end up being the person that used to get irritating and frustrating reactions out of people. You also might have encountered many people whose extra strong and vibrant fragrance might have triggered your whole mind whenever they crossed you.
Therefore to avoid being that person, make sure to stick with us till the end and find out the expert advice in the form of some useful tips when it comes to acquiring a certain protocol while shopping for perfumes. Whether you are looking for women’s perfume online or male fragrances at a store, a little bit of research will help you make a smart purchase. Because if you have done your homework, you can find the aroma you are looking for with ease. Additionally, if you have not done any research and are not familiar with the brands as much, then make sure to keep these simple things in consideration:
CHOOSE AROMA NOT THE BOTTLE:
Keep this fact in mind that a fragrance needs to be good itself, not the bottle only. As sometimes brands design very fancy bottles but the fragrance that is inside it is not up to the mark. For example, some fancy perfumes like CoCo Chanel Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette Chanel Chance, Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau de Toilette, Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue, and so many others have a very elegant appearance but its not necessary that you will like the aroma as well. Therefore avoid looking for fancy bottles and make sure to choose the fragrance that suits your personality.
KEEP USING COFFEE BEANS:
Fragrance shopping becomes very confusing as one is supposed to check the number of bottles in a small amount of time. And after checking two to three fragrances you start losing your track and all the aromas start getting mixed up. Therefore fragrance shops keep coffee beans at the table so you can cancel the effect of aroma and can check the new one most effectively.
AVOID WEARING ANY FRAGRANCE WHILE SHOPPING FOR NEW ONE:
This is a very useful tip, because if you are already wearing a strong fragrance, then most probably the new one you are trying will be overwhelmed by the effects of the one you are already wearing. On another hand, if you are not wearing any perfume, you will be able to judge the new one more efficiently.
This is a very simple tip but it can save you from making a useless expensive shopping decision.
SHOPPING TAKES TIME:
Keep patience as shopping is a very time-taking job, especially, when it comes to fragrance shopping. Because it requires you to examine each fragrance in detail while keeping the price value in check. This is important otherwise you will regret your decision every morning when you are forced to spray yourself with the uncomfortable scent.
DO NOT FORCE YOURSELF INTO BUYING NEW FRAGRANCE:
Buy the fragrance not just because you have no other good option and your perfume stock is going to end in a few days. But make a purchase when you are sure about the product even if it requires you to
visit again and again.
MAKE SURE TO BUY FRAGRANCE ACCORDING TO SEASON:
Buying a new fragrance and updating your wardrobe is essential, especially when the new season is setting in. Because what you use in winters cannot go with the vibe of summers. As summer is light, breezy and sunny and requires something that mirrors it exactly. Fragrances that have a lemon, citrus, ocean, and sand texture are highly recommended for the summer season as they add a refreshing feel.
However, for winters, make sure to use a heavy, firey and woody kind of an aroma. Because it will make you warm in the cold winters.
USE YOUR WRIST OR PAPER BLOTTER TO CHECK THE NEW FRAGRANCE:
To check the aroma use your wrist or make sure to spray the perfume on the paper blotter to check the right scent. However, the use of the wrist is highly recommended because it makes you able to check the scent on your skin. As each person has his or her aroma and due to this fact perfumes do smell a little different on each one of us.
IT SHOULD MAKE YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE:
We all have smelled some perfumes that make us feel dizzy and uncomfortable. Each one of us appreciates a certain kind of aesthetics when it comes to different smells. Some people find the smell of petroleum ingredients very attractive and tend to inhale them as it offers them a sense of comfort.
However, some of us cannot even stand it for a second though. And it irritates us to the core. Similarly, all perfumes are not for all and sundry. However, the bright side is that one can easily find out his or her perfect scent. Because just after taking a sniff one gets a clear idea that whether it is good for oneself or not. Because if it is not arousing any strong irritating reaction out of yourself and soothing your nerves while applying it then it can be bought.
MAKE SURE TO CHECK THE FRAGRANCE CONCENTRATION:
Most of us complain that our perfume does not last for a long time. And after one to two hours you don’t feel like wearing one. Therefore if you need your fragrance to last long then make sure to check the concentration level. As the perfumes that have 1-3% of concentration level will only last for 2 hours, concentration level up to 2-4% lasts for 3 hours, similarly, perfumes that have a concentration level of 5- 15% can last for 4 hours. Moreover, with 15-20% of the concentration level, you can store your fragrance for almost 6 hours and lastly if you wanted to have all day fragrance then consider buying perfume that promised to have a concentration level up to 20-30%.
These are the most common mistakes we make while shopping for a new perfume. Whenever we apply perfume on our wrist we rub it which is a complete no. Similarly, avoid spraying a large amount of perfume because it cannot make it last longer than its capacity. But if you wanted to prolong the effects of your scent, then make sure to moisturize your skin and choose the more concentrated perfume.
Also, there is a certain protocol that is attached to the usage of perfume. It should be applied to the folds of the body, not at the exposed area of your skin. And if you prefer spraying perfume at your neck, then the carotid artery is the place suggested by the experts.