How to Find the Perfect Signature Scent

How to Find the Perfect Signature Scent

Finding a perfume that you reach for over and over again, that you never tire of is no easy task. But there are a few tricks you can learn to help find your signature scent.

What’s The Difference Between EDP And EDT?

It’s not that complicated really. Here’s what you need to know: ranked from the strongest, longer-lasting to the lightest, perfumes can be divided in Parfum, Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette and Eau de Cologne. Parfum is the most expensive and is the richest in terms of fragrant oils and the most commonly worn is EDT, which lasts up to 3 to 4 hours.

How Do I Know It’s The Right One For Me?

Try to forget the pretty packaging, the cool designer and the perfect model fronting the campaign. We know, that’s part of it and makes you feel fabulous too by association but avoid getting influenced. If you love a smell, don’t analyse and just go for it. A fragrance is very physical so if it is love at first spritz, it means you have found your confidence-boosting scent.

It’s All In The Application

Apply your perfume to the warm spots of your body: wrists, neck, décolleté, behind your knees and to your ankles. The perfume blends in with your own natural oils faster and If your fragrance tends to evaporate too fast, mix a couple of drops to a scent-free moisturiser and apply all over your body.

Build A Fragrance Wardrobe

Marilyn was sleeping in Chanel 5 and nothing else. Fast forward and Kate Moss has embraced at least 5 iconic juices in recent years. All of them expressing a new image and setting a new mood each time. The signature scent has morphed into suit-my-life signature scents. You wear perfume to boost your confidence and to suit your shifting moods so going from one to another is perfectly normal. Just try to restrain yourself to a selected few.

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