How To Choose A Perfume? – Perfumes 101 with Kelly Jones

How To Choose A Perfume? – Perfumes 101 with Kelly Jones

There is not an ultimate advice because everyone interprets scents in their own way, and the same fragrance can smell totally different considering type of skin, hair color, temperament and even the season of a year. There are a few important nuances to consider if you do not want to come across as lacking of taste.

First, when you choose a perfume, do not account on anybody except yourself. When you breathe in the scent, imagine yourself in it, wear it, like an unseen dress, and look at. Does it fit you? After some training, you will learn which of them best suits you.

Second, do not buy cheap perfumes in occidental places. When it comes to perfumes the saying “You get what you pay for” is 100% accurate!

Third, when using perfumes it is important to take to account the season, the clothes and the place where you are planning to go. It is known that day perfumes are subtler and more transparent than evening perfumes which are considered as darker and richer in their aroma and mysteriousness.

How To Choose A Perfume? – Perfumes 101 with Kelly Jones
How To Choose A Perfume? – Perfumes 101 with Kelly Jones – Photography by Maxwell Alexander – Duncan Avenue Studios – New York

At work at the office or just on a walk, it is better to use day perfumes; they are softer and lighter. In the evening, going out, it is essential to emphasize the luxury.

When you are preparing to a date, avoid using perfumes that include lavender, wood, cumarine and bergamot. Your secret goal is to softly flirt, and not to shock their senses. Perhaps give them some hope and not come across as too powerful and unapproachable.

In winter, cypress and other woody notes in perfumes are ideal. Their warm notes emphasize the luxury of furs and give a feeling of internal heat. By the way, in 1948 Rochas introduced a special winter perfume to use on furs only.

In summer, it is recommended to use sweet-honey and flowery perfumes. They make us feel like a blossoming fresh flower. Never exaggerate with perfumes. Psychologists have proved that our sense of smell stop reacting to odors we are used to, but people around us feel them very well. So it is not recommended to exaggerate if you do not want to become an object of irritation.

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