When it comes to choosing the right perfume for yourself, there is a pressure of its own to follow. This is probably because there are so many scents and fragrances to choose from. Whatever the reason, picking the perfect perfume has historically been a trial and error, which can be intimidating and difficult. But wonder no! Just like every lock comes with a key, every problem has a solution! And we have just the solution you need. We reached out to Akanksha Bisht, Master Perfumer & Founder of Azzah Perfumes and asked her to list two things to keep in mind when choosing the right perfume.
Pay attention to the notes
Each perfume contains different notes that determine the overall scent. These notes consist of three different layers called base notes, top notes or top notes and middle notes or heart notes, and all of them come together to create a particular scent. For example, some perfumes will be considered floral and contain different scents such as rose, gardenia or geranium. Others can be a bit more fruity, with undertones of citrus or apple. Exotic perfumes contain spicy notes like anise or even cinnamon. You can learn more about the different notes used to make perfumes and perfumes to better understand the type of note you think would suit your taste.
Perfume comes in four different concentrations. When the concentration is higher, the price is also usually higher. Usually, perfume or perfume with a high concentration has a stronger scent and lasts longer. The highest concentration is simply called perfume or parfum, which lasts all day. The next lower level is eau de parfum, which can usually last about six hours after application. The third level is called eau de toilette. It usually requires more than one app throughout the day to make it work. The fourth and lowest fragrance concentration is eau de cologne, which lasts only about two hours.
These two factors play a key role in determining the scent of your perfume. But it should also be noted that while trying different perfume samples, skin testing is most important as our skin itself has certain hormones and pheromones that can slightly alter the fragrance of a certain perfume.