Searching for your signature scent can be an overwhelming process—especially when it involves walking into a store and being attacked with spray bottles by sales people peddling their products. You’ll either go home with an allergy or you’ll probably swear off wearing perfume for good. But instead of thinking of scent shopping as a daunting process, consider it a journey. It’s all about discovering what matches your personality, suits your style, and makes you smell and feel amazing. Remember, it’s also important to build a scent wardrobe with an array of fragrances that will go well with your various outfits and moods, and smell appropriate for different occasions.
Ready to create (or expand) your fragrance repertoire? Scroll down to see our tips and browse our gallery to learn more about our suggested scents.
Try before you buy. Your body chemistry reacts differently to a particular scent. What smells great on your best friend may not necessarily work well on you. Before you finally take the fragrance plunge, consider wearing it first on your wrist for an hour. Give yourself time to discover the perfume’s final scent on you.
Trust your instincts. If you keep on asking yourself whether you really like the scent or not, then you’re most probably just trying to convince yourself that it’s a good choice. Put the bottle down and walk away.
Have fun with it. Although a fragrance can create a lasting impression, you shouldn’t take it too seriously. If you you’re not happy with the final scent, you can just wash it off.
Consider your personality. Whether you want to play up your girl next door vibe or show off a more feminine side, there’s a scent that will perfectly compliment your personality and match your mood. Start clicking through our gallery to discover the best perfumes for your style and personality.
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