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How to choose the right perfume for you

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There is a weird over-whelming feeling when it comes to finding the perfume that will suit you best. Maybe it is because of the wide range of scents that you have to choose from, from the cheapest to the most expensive ones, or maybe it is the fear of smelling like someone who has just discovered perfume samples for the first time. Regardless of the reason or reasons, shopping for perfumes has been a trial-and-error endeavor for many. However, that should no longer be a problem, in this article, you will be able to discover the way of choosing the right perfume without standing in a perfume shop for an hour trying to choose the right perfume.

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Here are some of the ways that you can decide on a perfume:

Learn the language

If fear is the biggest obstacle between you and your visit to a perfume shop, here are some things that you should know about perfume notes. First of all, there are three of them, the top, middle, and bottom note. The top note is the strongest scent that you will smell when you first spray the perfume and after 15 minutes, it will fade away, which is when the middle note comes. The middle note, also known as the heart note is the body of the perfume, which will stay bold and prominent for a few hours. When the middle one fades away, you will be left with the bottom note, which are heavy, rich scents that will stay on you until the end of the day. So, if you see a particular fragrance on the shelf that has a top note that you adore and a middle and bottom one that you hate, it is most likely that you will not like the smell right away. However, if you hate the top note, but love everything else you might end up loving it in general. Do not really think about it as individual notes, but how they all work together.

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Leave the store

Keep in mind that you should never smell a perfume at the shop counter, the smell of the shop will be overwhelming, so you might not be able to feel the right perfume scent. Instead of smelling it, spray it on a bunch of tester stickers and exit the store before you smell the first one. Amouage, a popular choice of perfumes recommend that you keep the tester sticks in order to help you keep track of your choices and if you want to see some of their products, you can visit here.

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Live with it

If you narrowed it down to a few choices, but cannot really decide on the one you really want, take the tester sticks, put them in separate pockets and continue with your usual daily routine. As you continue with your daily activities, continue smelling the fragrances, hence, you can check the scents as they go through the top, middle, and bottom note and you will be able to finally make a choice. If you are sure that you chose the right one, go back to the mall and try it on your skin. If you still love it after it goes through the notes, that is the right perfume for you.

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Conclusion

By following these steps, you will be able to choose a perfume that you like in an easy and time efficient way, and you will be able to save a lot of nerves when choosing a perfume.



Peter is a freelance writer with more than eight years of experience covering topics in politics. He was one of the guys that were here when the foreignpolicyi.org started.

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