How To Choose A Perfume That's Right For You

We feel good when we smell good but choosing a perfume can be challenging. There are many things to take into consideration. If you don't normally wear perfume you may not know where to start. This is where this guide can help you. Let me guide you through ... how to choose a perfume that is right for you. 

A Subjective Experience 

different perfumes

Firstly choosing a perfume is a very subjective and personal experience, so it can be hard to recommend perfume to others, however, there are some points to help guide you through the process.

Think About The Aromas And Scents You Enjoy

The best thing you can really do here is to browse the perfumes in stores. Pick a time of day when it's quieter, the morning is often good, and have a good sniff of different types of fragrances. 

Perfumes are often classified into families of scents, such as woody, citrus, floral, oriental and fresh and if you know you like a specific type of scent then look for those with these notes. For example, floral perfumes such as those from Parfumdreams, at Parfumdreams are often worn in the day whilst heavier scents with notes of musk and woody fragrances are worn in the evening.

Where And When Will You Be Wearing It?

woman sniffing fragrances

Are you looking for a day fragrance or an evening fragrance? Lighter fragrances with fresh notes are often better for daytime whilst heavier fragrances can often be more appropriate for the evening.  Do you want to wear it out with your partner,  to work or for cocktails in the night? 

If you are looking for a fragrance for a certain occasion then you need to think about this too. A fragrance for your wedding day may have more floral and lighter notes than a fragrance for an evening celebration. Think about where and when you want to wear the fragrance and choose accordingly. 

The Season 

Think about the season when buying your fragrance. Lighter fresher perfumes can work better in the Spring, tropical fragrances in the Summer and fragrances with woody, spicy or sensual undertones can work better in the Autumn and Winter. 

Consider Your Personal Style


Your personal style and preferences can also influence your choice of fragrance. If you prefer minimalist and simple styles, you might want to choose a fragrance with fewer notes, while if you prefer bold and dramatic styles, you might choose a fragrance with more complex and intense notes.

Test The Perfume 

Before you buy perfume, try it on a test card first. If you think you may like it then spray it on your skin and see how it smells on you. Apply a small amount to your wrist or inner elbow and let it dry for a few minutes. It's important to test the fragrance on your own skin as each person's body chemistry can react differently to scents.  

Perfumes have different notes and these may develop over time so allow time for the fragrance to develop. You should wait a few hours before deciding whether you like the scent or not.

Sometimes You Have To Go With What Feels Right

Ultimately, choosing the right perfume is a personal decision, and you should choose a fragrance that you enjoy and feel confident wearing. Only you know what you truly like, so enjoy choosing a perfume that reflects your personality and style.


1 comment

  1. I went to a perfume workshop once, it was great fun and I came out with a fab perfume