August 28, 2017
SECRETS TO CHOOSING THE RIGHT PERFUME
A perfume can more than just make someone smell good--it can also lift a mood, stir up fond memories, or bring out a unique personality. There are thousands of scents available in the market right now. So amidst all that, how do you know which scent best fits you? We'll let you into the secrets to deciding the perfect fragrance that matches your unique personality and also benefits your overall well-being.
FIND A FRAGRANCE FAMILY THAT SUITS YOUR PERSONALITY
Fragrances are categorized according to notes or accords, each having certain traits that match a personality. If you want something ultra feminine, you can choose the florals which include blooms like jasmine, carnation, orange blossom and rose. For something fun and youthful, opt for scents inspired by fruits like apple, watermelon or strawberry. If you are an outdoorsy kind of person, go for the greens, which are fresh and clean scents exuding the smell of light citruses, airy notes and anything sweet-smelling produced by nature. For something more sensual and romantic, you can pick the orientals, which are rich, bold and overall exotic, with notes like amber and vanilla. For men fragrances, the woods, which consist of aromatic wood and moss notes like sandalwood, cedarwood and oak, are a perfect fit.
KNOW THE JARGONS
Ever wondered what those Parfum, Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette and Eau de Cologne labels mean? These are actually classifications from the strongest, longer-lasting to the lightest and most evanescent, perfumes. Parfum is the most expensive as the richest in terms of fragrant oils (and of concentration of costly ingredients) and the most commonly worn is Eau de Toilette which lasts up to 3 to 4 hours.
TRY IT ON YOUR SKIN
Instead of just smelling the tester, try to spray the fragrance on your skin. Each skin has its own unique code of hormones and pheromones that can slightly or even extremely alter the way a fragrance smells. Spray a small amount on your wrists, wait a few moments, and then smell the scent on your skin.
AVOID THE CHEMICALS
You must watch out for synthetic perfumes which are laced with ingredients including parabens, phtlhates, allergens and neurotoxins, and contain up to 90% alcohol. Instead, look for natural variants made with pure essential oils that not only smell divine but also often have health benefits associated with them. Gemstone Organic's Gem Juice Hydrosols, are made from a variety of plants that can provide the most healing for your skin. They can soothe irritated skin, relax facial muscles and calms the nervous system, reducing stress and anxiety. Maroma's Aromatherapy Pulse Point Sprays, are also made with 100% natural essential oils and organic alcohol, providing incredible scents without the harm of chemicals. Sula NYC's Organic Body Oils, are abundant in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, leaving skin deeply moisturized and sweetly scented with botanicals long after application. Want to discover more chemical-free fragrances? Shop now on our website!