Here are a few guidelines to consider when purchasing a scent for normal, everyday use:
· Scents must be dependent on season. If it’s summer, strong and musky scents might be too overpowering. Likewise, if it’s chilly season, don’t think of wearing aqua or fruity scents for these are too weak to be noticed. Crisp, sweet, and floral scents are my best choices for everyday wear.
· One of my pet peeves is a real-life walking air freshener or the person who you can smell despite the ten-meter distance between you. Some people have different scent preferences from you so don’t make these people cringe by bathing yourself with perfume. Be discreet. Scents react to body heat so it’s best to apply them on the “palpitating” areas such as wrists, backs of the ears, and chest.
· Try to collect a variety of perfumes so that it will be easy for you to mix-and-match depending on the occasion. However, keep a few bottles of your signature scents. In my case, I love sweet and food-scented fragrances such as rose and vanilla.
· Lastly, when buying a perfume, ask yourself if it suits your personality. Do you see yourself wearing the perfume often? Visualize before you buy because the perfume might remain untouched on your dresser. I had an experience before wherein I bought a whole set of YSL perfume (bath cream and lotion included) because of the free bag. I convinced myself that I liked the scent because the bag’s very stunning. Now, the whole YSL package remains unused (except by my mom) because the scent’s too strong for my taste.
Here are few of my favorites: