With so many perfumes doing the round in market, you must be fogged at most times what to buy. Often it happens that what smelled good on your girlfriend may just smell like naphthalene balls on you. Every counter you go to, the sales person in her overzealous way will try convince you that every perfume you look at is ideal for you. While they are trained to help out the customers choose the right one, most often they fail in their job and it is left to you to understand what will work best for you.
Before you go to buy your scent you must understand that every perfume smells different on different people. The way perfume smells on your skin depends on your skin type and the chemical reaction between your skin and the fragrances in the perfume.
You will be surprised to know that your perfume gets affected not just by the climate you live in, but also the kind of diet you follow. Your diet can also have an effect on how long your scent lasts. For instance a high fat or spicy diet can intensify your fragrance. Also if you have a dry skin then your fragrance will vaporize faster from your skin as you lose moisture as compared to person who has normal to oily skin.
Another factor you should take into consideration when buying your fragrance is the ratio of perfume to alcohol. For instance Eau De Parfum has maximum percentage of fragrance oil about 33 percent and above, while an Eau De Toilette will have about 20 percent and less and Eau de cologne will have 10 percent and less of the fragrance.
With this in mind you should go into the store to buy your true scent. Once you enter the store resist the temptation of getting every perfume sprayed on your wrist. For if you are not sure which one to go for, then very soon you might be swamped with conflicting scents that can leave more confused than before. It is best to spray different types of colognes on different cards. Then move away from the counters to smell them and start eliminating the ones you don`t like.
According to experts from fragrance companies, taking a sniff of coffee between each whiff of perfume can help you clear your nose and get the full effect of each scent. Also give your nose some respite before going back and making the full purchase.
In fact a good idea would be -after you have whittled down your list of scents to say about two- to get the sales person to spritz each scent on your wrists. Then just go around the store to let the scent settle on you and bring out its true effect. This will let you know how your perfume will finally smell after about an hour or two. It might sound like a very long process but this way you can make sure you smell great through out the day and also get your money`s worth.