Have you ever recognised someone walking into a room just by your memory of the fragrance they use? Have you ever wished to find just the right perfume for yourself to make it your signature so that you are the one who is recognisable just by your fragrance? Here are some tips for you Boddesses to help you in your journey of picking out the perfect scent for yourself.
- Perfume Vocabulary 101
Here are some handy tips for the next time you browse around the fragrance aisle. A fragrance is divided into three categories- top note, middle note and the bottom note. The first smell you get is the top note which is the strongest and fades within 15 minutes, giving way to the middle note or the heart note which is the body of the perfume and lasts for hours. The middle note dissipates to the bottom note which is the heaviest scent and lasts till the end of the day.
- Concentration Hierarchy
Boddesses, we’re here to teach you perfume concentration hierarchy. Ranging from highest concentration to lowest, Parfum lasts 12+ hours, Eau de Parfum (EDP) lasts 8-12 hours, Eau de Toilette (EDT) lasts 6-10 hours, Eau de Cologne (EDC) lasts 4-6 hours and Eau de Fraiche (EDF) lasts 2-4 hours.
- Perfect Perfume Application
Get efficient with your perfume applications. Our body has a few known “warm spots” which help the perfume to blend faster with your own natural oils. So the next time you’re spraying your favorite perfume, make sure you focus on the wrists, neck, décolleté, behind your knees and ankles (Strange right? But yes!). Make sure to not rub the perfume in order to avoid molecular breakdown and ensure the fragrance lasts longer.
So Boddesses, go out there and explore various scents in order to learn which ones are your favorites and based on that pick a fragrance which you think suits you best.