Choosing the right perfume is more than just a way to improve how you smell. It is an extension of you. It is a physical signature that leaves an impression on the people that you meet. Finding the right scent can give you confidence and help you feel better about yourself.
Where to Buy Perfume
The perfume you need might not be found in just any corner drug store. Expand your search to include more specialty type stores. Larger department stores, such as those found in malls, are a good place to start. The problem with department stores is that the sales people might be more interested in making a sale than finding just the right scent. If you choose to use a department store, look for one that has a perfume counter with many different brands. There are also perfume specialty stores.
Know What Works For You
Walking into a department or specialty store blind might result in a less than perfect choice. There are literally thousands of perfumes out there, so just walking in to wall to wall perfumes will certainly be overwhelming. Think before you shop, and determine what kind of scent you want. There are a lot of different scents to choose.
- Musky: Woodsy and deep, often considered sensuous.
- Floral: Notes of different flowers, from roses to jasmine and everything in between.
- Fresh: Clean scents that are reminiscent of a fresh breeze, citrus, or even soapy.
- Exotic: Deep, spicy scents.
There are a few things to keep in mind when searching for the right perfume. Use this list to help you narrow down your choices.
- Application: Do you prefer a spray on perfume, or a dab on cologne?
- Strength: Be very aware of how strong a scent is when you are wearing it. As a general rule, you don’t want to wear anything to overly strong or obnoxious. You want to enter and leave a room with a faint scent, not carpet bomb it.
- Personality: Your personality will come into play a lot when choosing a scent. Are you a flirty, sensuous person or are you a free spirited energetic person? A clear-minded focused type? There are so many personality traits that can have a big effect on what type of scent fits you.
Notes: There is more to a perfume than just smelling good overall. Each perfume can be broken down into “notes”. For example, maybe you are looking for something floral (the top notes), with clean undertones.
With this information in mind, you have a basic idea of what scent you would prefer. Take this information to a sales person in a specialty store and they will be able to pair that information with their inventory and help you find the right perfume for you. If nothing you see in a store stands out, you can also have perfume made to your specifications. Your scent would truly be unique for you.