Tuesday May 10, 2011
Fragrance can be the finishing touch to your everyday routine and can be a subtle way of expressing your individuality. The true art of a perfume's creation is when it comes in contact with the skin; this is when a fragrance takes on its true signature personality.
How to Test a Fragrance
How to Test a Fragrance
- Start by making sure you are not wearing any fragrance that day. It is best to start with a clean slate.
- Spritz the inside of your wrist once.
- Immediately drop your hand by your side.
- Wait 20 seconds for the scent to settle.
- Bring your wrist up and gently wave it under your nose. Inhale. This will give you a good indication of the top notes.
- Wait 30 minutes before you smell the scent again. You want to see how the scent interacts with your particular body chemistry. If after 30 minutes you still love the fragrance, buy it. It's the right one for you.
- Limit the number of scents you test per day to three (3). Your nose is sharpest with that number.
- To make your fragrance last longer, layer the scents. For women: Use scented shower gel, body lotion, body powder, deodorant, etc. For men: Use scented body wash, aftershave, deodorant, cologne, etc.
- To extend the life of your fragrance keep it in its original box and store in a cool, dark, dry place. All fragrances are delicate and will deteriorate on exposure to air, heat, moisture and sunlight.
Fragrance Do's and Don'ts:
- DO spray fragrance from at least 10 to 12 inches away to diffuse the scent.
- DO apply fragrance right after showering to make it last longer.
- DON'T smell a fragrance from the bottle. Apply fragrance to the skin to allow your individual reaction to the scent to develop.
- DON'T judge a fragrance by the way it smells at first because only the alcohol and most volatile top notes are present. Smell the fragrance 15 minutes after application when the heart of the fragrance is developing. This will give you a true idea of its character, how well it develops, and how likely it will suit you.
- DON'T rub your wrists together after applying fragrance. This friction will "bruise" the oils and chemically alter the scent.
- DON'T be influenced by the way a fragrance smells on somebody else. It won't smell the same on you.
Check out pages 44 - 67 in C-13 for a great selection of fragrances - all at great prices.
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