For me, putting on a fragrance is a quick thought process. Fragrance represents not only who you are, but what you are about. It’s an extension of you; it’s just as important as what you are wearing. Fragrance is how people remember you.
For example, when I was a freshman in college, in the dorm apartment next door lived a blind classmate. Whenever I walked in the room she would know it was me because I had a signature scent. That year I was constantly wearing Heavenly by Victoria’s Secret. This example is proof of the statement, we are what we wear.
In my PERSONAL opinion what fragrance you sport depends on the season. For example, in the summertime you don’t want to wear robust and deeply scented aroma like Very Sexy by Victoria’s Secret. However, what you may want to wear is Pink by Victoria. Pink is a very light yet sexy fragrance that is great for late spring and summer time. Very Sexy is more of a Fall/Winter scent that you would typically wear in the evening or on the weekends. Vice versa, you don’t want to wear Pink in the winter time if you want to be noticed. Unless someone is in your personal space, no one is going to notice how great you smell.
Basic Rule of Thumb:
- Deep strong scents should be worn in the Fall & Winter.
- Soft subtle scents should be worn in Spring & Summer.
Everyone’s PH level will be different because we each have different skin types. Our skin has different amounts of oils and water and that plays a key role in how perfume and body spray smells when coming in contact with your skin. What may smell great on you may not always smell the same on me. So it’s very important for you to experiment with different scents to see what works with your natural PH levels.
♦Applying Perfume ♦
When applying perfume place the scent at pulse points. These points include wrist, crooks of your elbow, back of your knees, the neck, and cleavage When placing perfume on your wrist, don’t rub them together (as you may see on the movies) because it will defeat the scent of your fragrance.
♦Fun Facts ♦
- There are 3 notes in perfumes: Top (is the first smell to evaporate), Middle (develops later), and Base (the scent that develops during time and is the most true scent of the perfume)
- Perfume expires 3 years from the date it was bottled. By keeping it stored in the fridge will extend the life of the product
- Do not spray perfume next to pearls or costume jewelry: the alcohol base can strip the coating and ruin jewels and chains.
Feel free to go to http://blogs.smarter.com/beauty/2009/12/22/perfume-making-sense-out-of-fragrances-and-scents/ for additional fun information on perfume.
Prices I Paid at the Semi-Annual
The Victoria’s Secret Fragrance Collection
Dream Angels Heavenly Enchanted
Peace Love Hope Pink
Pink Everything Refreshing Spray
Berry Kiss & Love Spell Hand Wash
Berry Kiss Room Spray