Perfumes, body sprays, oils, lotions, and creams that are rosy, citrusy, and/or flat out mouth-watering. What you may not have are the basic tips to create your own signature fragrances.
Tip #1 Know your scents.
Florals (jasmine, tuberose) work well together. Think flower garden.When considering fruity fragrances, just relate to realism. The scents of a Red Delicious apple or Blood orange are easy to recall. Try pairing it with a musk like sandalwood for a bright, deep combination. Like the name implies, Greens are all about nature, if an ocean sea breeze and palm trees is a delight, take it with you.
Orientals are bold and often spicy. They can be earthy like amber or heavily floral like gardenia. The key is to combine scents with a common note. Orange blossom and patchouli could be an olfactory assault but amber and vanilla is a sensual, feminine fanfare.
Rihanna’s tuberose hinted fragrance called “Reb’l Fleur”. (Photo Credit: Soulful Beauty)
Tip #2 Layer. Layer. Layer.
If there’s a fragrance you love as a perfume, use the body wash. The key to a perfect “smell good” combo is tying every fragrance together from shower to showtime.
Victor & Rolf Flowerbomb fragrance spray, roll-on perfume, lotion, and deordorant. (Photo Credit: Bergdoff Goodman)
Tip #3 Location.
Place different scents on various body parts. Leave heavier scents for pulse points (like your wrists) and lighter scents for areas like the top of your shoulders and your earlobes.
Wrist pulse point. (Photo Credit: The Fashion Foot)
Tip #4 Know the difference.
Eau de Parfum. Eau de Toilettes. Perfume. What’s the difference? The answer is the concentration of essences or aromatic oils they contain. The order from highest to lowest concentration (and theprice) is Perfume, Eau de Parfum, & Eau de Toilettes.
The general rule is the more concentrated, the more expensive, the longer the scent lasts, & the LESS you need to apply. Tip 4 Test drive your blend but not on the skin.Use tissue or cotton balls to try out combos. Spray the scents in a small room, walk away, & return. That way you can detect which scents are dominant.
Jimmy Choo “Eau de Toilette” (Photo Credit: Sephora)
Keep these tips in mind and not only will you look good enough to eat, you’ll smell like it too. Your daily fragrance is just as important as the fashion jewelry and accessories that you wear. They speak personality!