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How to choose a perfume ?

How to choose a perfume ?

There are many misconceptions about perfume, and it is sometimes difficult to know what is true and what is not. Here you will find the answers to the questions you have always asked yourself about perfume!

How to choose your perfume and build your olfactory wardrobe?

Some people choose a unique perfume and make it their signature scent. Others like to wear different perfumes depending on the seasons, the occasions or their mood.

Even though there is a tendency to get warm enveloping perfumes for the fall and the winter (Woody, Oriental, Gourmand…) and rather fresh light fragrances for the warmer seasons (Green, Floral-fresh, Colognes…). There are no rules when it comes to wearing perfume. Choosing a fragrance is extremely personal and is closely tied to our emotions and our personalities.

Does this perfume fill your heart with joy? Does it give you a magical aura that makes you feel like a better version of yourself? Does it move you? Is it love at first sniff? These are all elements that can guide you. Choosing a perfume is first and foremost a matter of instinct and emotion.

Should you choose your perfume depending on the PH of your skin?

Certain notes like citrusy notes are volatile and less steady, but you must know that before a perfume is launched, it goes through numerous long tests to make sure it is stable and that the composition will not be altered when in contact with your skin. It is very unlikely that a perfume will dramatically change on your skin, even though your body temperature, for instance, can emphasize certain aspects of the fragrance. This is why it is necessary to try the perfume on your skin before you buy it, this way you can figure out how you feel wearing it.

What is the best moment of the day to smell perfume?

In the evening, your nose is saturated with all the smells you have accumulated throughout the day. Thus, the best moment to be able to smell a perfume with all its subtleties is in the morning, because after a good night sleep, your nose is “reset”.

 
Visit us at H Parfums, we would be very happy to take you on an olfactory journey and make you discover wonderful perfumes! Our address is 1031 Avenue Laurier Ouest in Outremont (Montréal).
Article: Gabrielle Badach for H Parfums
Translation to English: Léonie Chainé