Once you discover your signature scent, two things will happen. The first is that each time you wear it, you’ll feel more confident and more beautiful. Second, other people will notice that you smell fabulous. But how do you decide which perfume is the right one?
Odors elicit emotion, so that’s how to begin searching for the best women’s perfume. What scents inspire you? Which fragrances cheer you? Do you love the floral aroma of roses, gardenias, and lilacs? Or do you feel drawn to freshly mown grass and the woody essence of a peaceful forest?
Perhaps you love cheerful sweet orange and tropical fruits. Or maybe it’s sultry and spicy that moves you. But don’t forget the fresh clean smell of sun-dried clothes.
Once you’ve considered the odors that evoke positive emotions in you, it’s time to go shopping. Take a whiff of everything that fits into your favorite scent group. There are floral, fruity, woody, fresh, and Oriental fragrances to experience.
Once you find a perfume that gives you a good first impression, that’s not the end. Put it on your skin and wait at least an hour to see what happens.
That first sniff at the counter revealed the top notes. But over time you’ll discover the middle and base notes, too. As each layer evaporates, the fragrance will alter.
Middle notes appear within minutes or as long as an hour after you apply the perfume. But some base notes will last until the next day.
What did you notice about the perfume you chose? Did it work well with your body chemistry? Did it continue to please you for hours after you used it? If so, you’re on the right path.
Don’t worry if you can’t decide on just one fragrance. You might want one perfume for work and another for fun. Moreover, some will smell better in the winter and others in the summer. In the end, what makes it your signature scent is that you enjoy it.