This week The Fragrance Foundation honours the history, passion, and innovation of perfumes with Fragrance Week. We’re joining the celebrations by sharing our expertise to help you level up your fragrance knowledge. Explore our tips below, and don’t forget to watch the video for more information from our friends over at COTY.
1. CHOOSE THE RIGHT CONCENTRATION
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2. TRY LAYERING SCENTS
Perfume isn’t all about just what you spray on your wrists, you know? You can get so much more out of your signature scent by layering it with complementing products, such as body lotions or body washes. Explore our extensive range of face and body products to find your dream layering combos. Don’t forget to read our top tips to help you master the art of fragrance layering.
3. BE EXPERIMENTAL
There is a whole world of fragrance out there waiting to be explored, so what are you waiting for? Get to know our latest arrivals, immerse yourself in timeless classics, and why not explore some vegan fragrance options too? Go and live your best perfume life!
4. LEARN THE FRAGRANCE FAMILIES
Do you know your fruity from your florals? Or your woody from your aromatic scents? The key to finding the right perfume for you is to have a better understanding of fragrance families. Want to know more? Head over to our Beginner’s Guide to Fragrance Families blog post.
5. TRY BEFORE YOU BUY
When you receive your samples or test a scent in-store, give the fragrance time to develop on your skin. The first notes you will smell are the top notes, but there’s so much more to experience! Let the fragrance linger on your skin for as long as possible before you decide it’s ‘the one’.
6. KNOW YOUR PULSE POINTS
If you want your perfume to last as long as possible, then get to know your pulse points. Pulse points are warm areas on the skin where perfume loves to be sprayed, think wrists, behind your ears and inside the elbow.
7. DON’T RUB YOUR WRISTS TOGETHER
8. DON’T OVER SPRITZ
When it comes to perfume, generally, less is more. You want people to say, ‘wow!’ and not ‘woah!’ when entering a room. So, stick to one to two sprays to showcase the beauty of your signature scent.
9. STORE YOUR SCENT IN THE RIGHT PLACE
As pretty as your perfume bottles may look meticulously lined up on your bathroom shelf, the best place to store them is actually in a dry, dark place. Leaving them out in bright, warm places will cause the notes to break down, leading to a bad-smelling perfume! Store your favourite bottles in a cool, dry place to enjoy them for as long as possible. Find out why the fridge might be your perfumes new home with our how to keep perfumes fresh in the fridge guide.
10. WEAR WHAT YOU LOVE
Perfume is one of the most personal, versatile beauty items you can own. If you don’t love what you’re wearing, switch it up! Match it to your mood, pick it for the occasion and don’t be afraid to try something new.
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