Perfume can be a fun, glamorous item. It can lift your mood, stir your memory or soothe a racing mind...all in a matter of seconds. But you already know that. Research reports that by the age of fourteen, almost three in five (58%) girls use perfume. Doesn't matter if you're enchanted by the scent of green-oriental fruits or roses, jasmine or vanilla, grapefruit or musk, it's guaranteed there is a perfume out there to please you. But even if you know how to find the right perfume for you, here are some things about perfume you might not know!
The sniffing mammals do during courtship was a clue to scientists that scent is the chemical equivalent of a peacock's plumage or a nightingale's song, a gift with which to attract the opposite sex. Fragrances smell different on different people due to the wearer's natural body scent, their diet, and their skin type. Body chemistry can change the scent drastically. Experts suggest that three sprays of eau de parfum and five sprays of eau de toilette should be just enough. After you find a perfume, remember that perfume should be applied to pulse points only, where your skin is warmest, holding the perfume bottle at arm's length. Another hint is to try spraying the perfume into a cloud in front of you and then walk through it. There'll be a gentle mist of scent all over your body rather than being concentrated in one or two spots. When you find a perfume you like, do not apply perfume behind the ears. The sebaceous glands are located there, and there's a danger your scent might go over the top. In Victorian England, a nice-smelling young lady could earn some bucks selling handkerchiefs scented with her body odor. While trying to find a new perfume, a coffee bean under your nose will clear out your sense of smell. Ask for one. Really. Spray enough so that people know you're there, not so much that people know you're coming. If you are unsure of a person's taste, you are better off getting her an eau de toilette or a mist rather than parfum that is more concentrated. In order of highest to lowest concentration of oils, also the most to the least expensive, there's perfume, eau de parfum, eau de toilette, eau de cologne, and body splash. The less you expose perfume or cologne to air, the longer it will last. Citrus and light smells are the first to evaporate. In general, women believe that cleaner, citrusy smells are best for casual wear and save muskier fragrances for special occasions. At least 60% of guy's fragrances are sold to women and about half of those are worn by women.
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