How to choose perfume? Tasting
We discussed various ways to select your own flavor and explained the disadvantages of these methods. For some reason, everything described turned out to be “wrong”. So what should I do? Isn’t there a sure way to determine whether a fragrance is right for you — or should you choose it blindly?
The most successful option to choose a fragrance is to choose a perfume with the help of an experienced consultant. It can quickly tell you the direction of your search, determine which family of scents would suit you best, and help you evaluate perfume products correctly.
But this is at best. If the consultant is not available to you, you will have to work on your own. So, so that you do not have to regret the next day about the money thrown away, wasted on an expensive, but completely unsuitable bottle, you should adhere to the following simple principles.
Go to choose a perfume that is specifically tuned for this. No right choice is possible if you drop into a perfume shop “on the way”, burdened with pood bags and tired of running around the surrounding markets. Choosing a fragrance is a meditative process to a certain extent, so you should not fuss, rush, make samples “in between” — so you will not choose anything good, you will only waste money and time.
Decide in advance: today I will go for perfumes! – choose a time and go. Not after a busy day at work — what a choice, if all the thoughts of how to crawl to the sofa and collapse on it…
In any case, do not choose perfumes after drinking alcohol, after excessive Smoking, after sharp, spicy food-pepper, garlic, and other strong seasonings change the perception of both taste and smell, you will get exactly what you need. Even after coffee, pause for at least half an hour.
Avoid the hustle and bustle. Find an institution where you will be offered to sit down, where there will be no crowding and hubbub of the crowd of customers, the situation should be semi-intimate-the good, in cities there are already quite a lot of perfume stores, there are plenty to choose from.
If you feel unwell, have a cold, or have a headache, postpone the purchase, or you will not be able to correctly assess the smell.
Be independent and responsible, do not make a choice just because your girlfriend tells you or your boyfriend advises you. Maybe he’s just tired and wants to get home to the TV as soon as possible. Remember-you will use the perfume, not someone else, and only you can choose. And in General, try to go shopping alone, without advisers and assistants. Cheerful company is a bad help in such a responsible choice.
In a serious store, you will be offered scented strips of paper – “probes”. If you are stuck in the nose of the cork from the bottles — you should not buy here. But keep in mind-on paper you will hear the third “base” note, the one that will sound the longest.
When you decide on the “base” note, go to the crucial tests-apply perfume on your wrist. Yes, if the store does not allow you to apply perfume for a test — go to another store.
In any case, do not RUB the applied perfume! So you will only spoil the composition! Let them dry themselves!
Do not sniff immediately — sharp odors of alcohol and volatile components can distort the impression. Wait 15-20 minutes, let the smell ripen and open the second, “heart” note.
Apply perfume only on clean skin, without cosmetics (such as creams and lotions). The places where the perfume is applied should be sufficiently separated from each other. The following places of application are accepted: the inner sides of the wrists, the inner sides of the elbow bends.
In any case, you do not need to apply more than three varieties at a time, you will not be able to estimate the greater number!
Do not choose from too many flavors — you will get confused, tired, and quality selection will not happen. First evaluate 5-7 paper test strips and choose from 2-3 scents on the skin.
Here you would need the help of a consultant who, after talking with you, would determine your preferences, your prevailing perfume “image” and would offer the same 5-7 strips-probes, would help you apply skin samples correctly and would entertain you with a conversation for 20 minutes while the smell Matures. A good consultant will not evaluate the smell — it is up to you to decide whether you feel good or not.
In the absence of a consultant, you will have to repeat the selection procedure several times (if, of course, you have seriously decided to choose a holiday for yourself), and the selection of your best perfume may take months or years. Therefore, we strongly recommend using the services of consultants. In serious stores, this is completely free, so to speak, included in the price of the product…
And in order for you not to lose face alone, we publish these articles. Next time, read about common mistakes made by perfume users.