Tips for choosing the right perfume or cologne
Choosing a scent can be very difficult - everyone has their own unique tastes, and with so many options out there, it can be difficult to narrow down the scent that works best for you. There's no one right way to choose a perfume or men's cologne, but there are some things you can do to make the process easier. Here are some tips for choosing a great signature scent.
Consider the notes
When initially shopping for cologne or women's perfume, you may have trouble narrowing down your options. A good way to do this is by looking at the notes in the perfume. Perfumes have base, middle, and top notes - the top notes are most obvious right away, while the middle and base notes will come out as you wear the perfume throughout the day. Some common categories of perfume notes include floral, fruity, spicy, musky, and woodsy, although there's plenty of variety to choose from within that. If there are notes you really like within a perfume, that's a good indication you should try it on.
Test it on your body
If you can, you should always try to test the perfume on your body in-store before you buy. This is because your body chemistry can actually affect the way a perfume smells when you're wearing it. Spray a little bit on the inside of your wrist, let it set, and then give it a sniff to see how you like it. Scents are very intuitive, which is why it is so helpful to try to smell the perfume in person, even if you're going to order perfume online later.
Look at the concentration
The concentration of the perfume is another important factor to consider when shopping. Eau de toilettes are much lighter than eau de parfums or eau de colognes. Some people may only want a light scent, while others may prefer something bolder that stands out and lasts all day.
If you're unsure of what scent you should buy, you can use these tips to make the final decision. Perfumes West has an extensive selection of scents available for both men and women, including all of your favorite designer brands. Come visit our store in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, or order your favorite scent online with us today.