bride applying perfume on her wrist

SCENT MATTERS:

Since the beginning of recorded history humans have attempted to mask or enhance their own odour by using perfume; maybe not in the form we have today, but early humans too appreciated having sweet-smelling aromas around them.

From the very early days man has used naturally available products like vanilla and cinnamon as the base for creating fragrances. Aromas have always attracted humans and we strive to find smells that make us more attractive. During the late 18th century perfumes and fragrances had a more practical use as bathing was not popular during that period. It was not an easy task to draw a bath and many thought bathing lead to illness. As a result, flowers and perfumes were used to mask the less than pleasant smells that emanated from people.

Today, we still appreciate the smell of a good fragrance and it has become part and parcel of our attire. It is almost inconceivable for us to feel dressed without a hint of perfume to make it complete.

PERFUME CAN BE YOUR MESSAGE

Scent has always been attractive to humans. The nicer the smell the more attractive we find the person. Of course, the aroma must be subtle and not overpowering. That is the secret to modern perfumes which now combine long-lasting power with subtle aroma. Thanks to new techniques quality perfumes are now available which retain their scent right throughout the day. As with everything, smells too are individualistic.

The types of smells that individuals prefer vary from person to person. Some people prefer lighter floral or fruity smells, while others prefer stronger musky smells. However, there are no hard and fast rules and people are free to experiment. Normally people prefer lighter smells during the day and stronger scents for the night. As with designer clothes or expensive cars, a high-quality perfume can also send a message of wealth and importance to others. A timeless fragrance such as Chanel No.5 is known to be classic yet costly but can signal to others an air of prestige. Fragrances can also be a sign of trend setting and being up to date with style trends or a sign of heightened charm and awareness of personal hygiene.

Each of the 30ml fragrances are beautiful in their own right when worn individually, but are also uniquely “single note” scents that can be worn together to build a customized and personalized fragrance. Collect them all and create endless new combinations.

ENJOY EXPERIMENTING WITH PERFUMES

Because of differences in body chemistry, temperature and body odours, no perfume will smell the same on any two people. It is also not recommended to judge perfumes simply by sniffing from the bottle or a tester. Perfumes or scents react differently to different skin types. It is always wiser to dab a little from a tester to the inside of the wrist and check on the smell from time to time. If after a few hours the smell is still appealing, then this could be the perfume for you.

Have fun experimenting with various fragrances until you find the scent that is perfectly suited to your personality and style.

HOW TO SELECT A PERFUME!

TAKE YOUR TIME:
Sample no more than three fragrances at a time.

WEAR IT:
Make sure you try it on your skin, not just the testing strip.

WAIT:
Allow the fragrance to fully develop and evolve on your skin.

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