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Women Perfume That Works Best For You?

Fragrances are as much part of the fashion industry as clothing and anything else a woman would buy to enhance her presence. Perfumes are glamorous, exciting, explosive, and of course romantic. But you already knew that - so let's get to the point.

Let's tackle personality, as a match for the right perfume. If you consider "one woman one fragrance" to be true - well, you're wrong. There is no proof that a certain personality would use a specific category exclusively. A woman's mood will overshadow her personality when it comes to selecting the right fragrance - Lamb and Tigress - Mr. Jackle and Mr. Hide - you understand where I'm going.

The seasons are a major influence in selecting perfumes - and it has to do with temperature. Yes, temperature will affect what you wear - in winter the cold will prevent the alcohol in the perfume from evaporating - while in summer high body heat will burn it out in no time. That means that you'll have to refresh your fragrance more often in summer.

Occasion. If "one woman one fragrance" would be true then you'd wear the same perfume regardless if you go to a wedding or a ball game. But, that's not the case. I don't know what you'd wear at a ball game, but at a wedding your fragrance should scream your presence. No, don't pour a gallon of perfume all over your body - just pick the one that matches the occasion, and for sure it will be a woody or oriental scent.

You've learned how to take in consideration the season, occasion, and mood before you decide what to wear - but did you? Let's say it is summer in Los Angeles, 100 degrees Fahrenheit outside, and you're going to the gym. What women's perfume would you wear? I'll say wear nothing - just deodorant and maybe a little light body cream - anything else will heat up on your skin as you work out and chances are you'll drive everyone out of the gym.

But, if you didn't know that, let's talk about fragrance potency. Women's Perfume is the most intense form of fragrance and it lasts the longest on your skin - followed by eau de parfum (perfume), eau de toilette, and eau de cologne. The more essential oils in the fragrance the longer it last and the more expensive it is.

Eau de Cologne with just 4% essential oils and Eau de Toilette with 8 to 15% oils are the least concentrated and last about 2 hours. They come in larger spray or splash bottles and are meant to be used liberally all over the body as the first layer, or first line of defense if you wish.

Eau de Perfume (Parfum) with 15 to 22% essential oils lasts about 3-5 hours. As it has more essential oils it becomes a little more expensive, so use it on the warmer points of your body (wrist, neck, etc.)

Perfume or Parfum Classic is highly concentrated to up to 30% of essential oils and lasts 6 hours or more. Due to its higher concentration of oils it be-comes very expensive and should be used for maximum effect. A smaller bottle of perfume will last longer than a larger size eau de perfume if used effectively, but in the end using either fragrance is just a matter of preference.

In case you didn't know, a pound of rose essential oil costs $5,000 and up, while jasmine essential oil can exceed $25,000 per pound.

Beauty products go mainstream.

Most people have a preferred fragrance that they wear every day – like a hit song on the top ten list played over - and over again until it becomes too familiar but not exciting anymore. That’s called olfactory fatigue.

Perfumes are meant to match personality, season, occasion, and mood – let alone more subtle arguments like time of day. There’s no substitute for refinement – so here’s where your scent education starts.

What do men wear?

Cologne for men? Let's get this straight - until recently men used to wear only after shave and deodorant, period. Most still do, but colognes are slowly getting into the mainstream.

Men shave every morning, and there are as many shaving styles and rituals as there are men. Some use blades - others use electric shaving machines, but they all use some type of after shave or cologne at the end.

But, you'll be amazed to know that most men don't know the proper steps to a "clean shave". Basic scenario - wake up, take a shower, dry up, apply shaving cream, shave, splash water on the face, dry up, apply after shave or cologne to finish. Well, that's wrong.

Men keep forgetting about harmful bacteria build up on their shaving utensils. When you apply a blade so close to the skin you're opening up all possibilities of getting infected.

The correct scenario is - wake up, take a shower, dry up, apply alcohol (yes, alcohol) on your unshaven face (no stinging there) and onto the shaving blade - that will kill the bacteria. Apply after shave or men's cologne to finish. Men don't have to apply cologne to certain points on the body - so applying it on the face is ok. You may also want to spray a little on your body.

Most men a fairly unpretentious when it comes to wearing fragrances - contrary to what most experts recommend - and I'm referring to layering. Men don't usually use perfume, body lotions, powders, or creams as a base - in most cases a good after shave is enough. One thing you should not try to negotiate is the scent of the after shave or cologne.

Men prefer fresh sporty scents, or deep masculine tobacco and musk scents. Men will not wear women's fragrances, but the reverse is true for women. "One man one fragrance" is a true statement, so if you want to surprise your man with a new fragrance be sure to select one in the same tone line, don't try to switch a man from tobacco to musk, or the other way around - it won't work.


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