Saturday, 18 May 2019

Tips On Buying The Perfect Perfume And Win A DKNY Gift Set

 As I worked on a fragrance counter for 5 years, I thought I would share a little bit of advice and some tips on buying the perfect fragrance. Every day we get people coming in to buy a fragrance and don't know how to start buying one. This is the advice we give them. A good salesperson will always ask you questions about your purchase, they will ask who the fragrance is for (male/female, mum/dad, partner/brother etc). they will ask the age of the person, they will ask what your budget is and also ask what the person normally wears or if they have expressed an interest in another fragrance, buying fragrance can be an expense and you want to get it right.
Don’t forget a perfume is made up of notes, the top note is the first hit of scent you smell when you spray it, the heart notes follow which makes up the main body of the fragrance, the base notes are finally released which add depth to the perfume.

The fragrances all have different 'families' that they belong to, below are the families

Floral/Fruity
From emotive rose to heady jasmine, floral fragrances are effortlessly feminine and are the most widely used scents, thanks to their diverse notes. A floral fragrance can either be a mixed bouquet or a single scent and are often layered with fresh, spicy and fruity notes to add more depth. Fruity scents work wonderfully with florals, creating light, optimistic scents. Notes include Iris, rose, jasmine, gardenia, plum, apple, pear, berry.

Energising/Zesty
Fresh fragrances are light and easy-to-wear. Aquatic and ozonic scents also come under this label and give a fresh and airy aroma. Citrus scents are one of the oldest fragrance families and create refreshing, zingy scents. Due to their light aroma, Energising/Zesty scents are less typically feminine and are often favoured by both men and women. Notes include Orange blossom, neroli, bergamot, lemon, lime, grapefruit, mint, basil and lemongrass.


Spicy/Oriental
The most sensual group of scents belongs to the Spicy/Oriental fragrance family. There is a warming feel to these fragrances, which have a distinct and exotic aroma. Spicy and Oriental scents are often mixed with floral scents to create lighter blends, as Orientals are renowned for being heady and rich. Notes include Resin, amber, musk, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, ginger and nutmeg.


Woody/Musk
This fragrance family is made up of more earthy, deep scents. These are definitely fragrances you either love or loathe. Wood and musk-based scents are intoxicating and rich, they're typically masculine in nature but are often softened with spices and florals. Mossy woods and Chypres also come under the woody family. Notes include Patchouli, sandalwood, cedar, pine, vetiver, oakmoss, amber, musk, agarwood, birch, juniper, leather and tobacco.


Tip 1: if your friend has a fragrance and you like it, don't rush out and buy it because of different smells. smell different on different people.

Tip2: for a long lasting fragrance, spray it into your hair, and the back of the neck. Also, spray your favourite scarf with your favourite scent

Tip3: For a long lasting smell, but a shower gel and body lotion of the fragrance. These can often be found in box sets at Christmas and on special occasions. Then take a shower with the shower gel, after you have showered and dried, you can apply the body lotion before spraying the fragrance. This is known as layering and makes the fragrance last longer.

Tip4: Always keep your perfume bottles out of direct sunlight, and avoid submitting them to extreme temperature.

Tip5: The base notes of a fragrance don't actually release until 30 mins after the fragrance has been applied so don't make a snap purchase on something you just sprayed as you may not like it in 30 mins. Always spray it and go away for a while. Also, make sure you spray it on your skin rather than a card because fragrances smell different on the skin because they mix with your natural smells.

We have a competition today to win a box set that has a 30ml bottle of DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom and a 100 ml body lotion so you can layer the fragrance like I wrote about earlier in the blog post. This fragrance is a light and feminine perfume that is as delicate as the apple blossom in Central Park. Here is how you do it. So who wants to win a DKNY gift set? You click on the rafflecopter and it tells you to leave a blog comment. That is your entry and the rafflecopter will record it for me. Then there are other options to gain more entries, you don't have to do these but if you do enter with the other options, you will get more entries into the competition and it means more chances of winning.



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