Fragrance

Perfume: Picking Substance Over Style

Perfume: Picking Substance Over Style

Are celebrity endorsed perfume brands better than natural and synthetic perfumes? Walking into the local department store will have you literally bombarded with those wishing to test a fragrance on your wrist. Many of them have no real suggestion what is in them but they are sure to tell you just who is underwriting them. As a consumer, you should know a little more about the cosmetics you are applying to your body before you put them on. And, you should discover the quality of the product far more so than the name on the label. Celebrity Perfume: Worth It? Celebrity perfume is one of the utmost selling kinds of perfume. From Celine Dion’s to Jennifer Lopez’s, each celebrity these days is putting their name on a bottle of the stuff. But, don’t think that they really have much to do with actually creating the fragrance themselves. In the most ideal case scenario, they may smell a large number of options and then choose the one that fits their tastes the best (and that doesn’t mean they will wear it all the time either) In fact, Glow, the fragrance that JLo herself has chosen along with a good amount of other in the family bring in about $100 million a year, which gives her a cut anywhere between five and ten percent of it. Organics Instead? While it is stylish to wear celebrity perfume, it isn’t necessarily the best way to get the smell that you will love. Instead, consider the fragrances of natural products such as lavender and vanilla. The nature-based products are more of a nature-based smell, one which is lighter and often more powerful that what you would get through a bottle of perfume. It is also safer to wear if you have reactions to this...

How To Choose Your Personal Perfume

How To Choose Your Personal Perfume

Choosing the right perfume can never be an easy task. There are a lot of factors to consider. But it can be rewarding and a lot of fun, too. Your fragrance reveals a lot about your personality, or what you want it to be. Remember also that certain ingredients in perfumes affect or arouse different kinds of emotions and feelings in people. For instance, spicy scents like musk are believed to be aphrodisiacs, while fruity scents are calming, fresh, yet sensual. You must be able to choose the right kind of perfume that will fit your style and your purposes, as well. The first thing to consider when selecting perfume is that you must not get influenced by what perfume advertisements are telling you. It’s a big mistake to buy perfumes without trying them out first. Never trust a perfume’s description in a magazine or on TV. You have to try out and smell the scents yourself, to make sure that you’re getting the right kind of perfume that suits you and your personality. When testing new scents, think about how you would describe them. If you try out a perfume and you think the words “sexy”, “fresh”, or “fun”, then these are the messages that you’d be sending to people as well. Try to think about what kinds of scents or smells you really like or are attracted to. Research can be a very valuable tool. Lots of perfumes, especially those that are coming out nowadays, are based on the scent of vanilla. Do you like the aroma of a cake being cake? Or perhaps you prefer the scent of the ocean? If so, oceanic fragrances will work well for you. You may think that you wouldn’t want to smell like tea leaves or apples, but these preferences...