There are some unique things that can tell our story without uttering a single word. Undoubtedly, perfumes are one among such things. These are the wardrobe must haves and its the reason why i have come up with the list of top 10 best perfumes for women here. Every perfumes listed here rules the world’s fragrance chart right now.
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Generally, our personality is measured through what you wear and how you wear. Now, when i say the word “wear” — it is an umbrella term that encompasses everything, right from your clothes to accessories like perfumes, watches, bracelets, earrings, finger rings, nose rings, chains and so on.
How To Choose The Right Perfume
Perfumes are an extension to your unique personality and are reflection of your taste. The scent you spread around is going to tell a tale about yourself to even a stranger who passes your way. So just imagine how much important it is to educate yourself on choosing the right perfume. To be frank, just a whiff is not enough. It needs a basic knowledge on the fragrances so that you can come up with the perfect scent that creates your identity. To become a pro, all you need to do is just learning the 4 golden rules. Ready? Here we go….
Golden Rules To Come Up With Your Signature Perfume
Rule No 1 : Learn To Speak The Perfume Language
Most of the people who are out there are not well versed in scent speak. If you are one among them here is a quick guide.
Fragrances can be categorized into 4 major groups as given below.
- Out of all 4, it has the highest percentage (i.e., 15% to 30%) of perfume oil which makes the scent more concentrated. So no wonder why a small bottle of perfume comes with a hefty price tag!
Eau de Perfume
- When compare to perfumes, it has only less percentage of essential oil (i.e., 15% to 18% ) but it has more than what Eau de Toilette and Eau de Cologne has. As it goes without saying, its scent is bit lighter than perfume but stronger than those two. These are less expensive than perfumes.
Eau de Toilette
- 8 – 15% of essential oil mixed with alcohol results in Eau de Toilette. It spreads a mild odor which makes it more subtle for the business environments.
Eau de Cologne
- As it contains only 2 to 5% of essential oil with a blend of alcohol and water, it seems as the weakest version of perfumes and are suitable to be used as a body spray.
Rule no 2 : Identify The Scent Family You Are Most Connected With
The Scent of perfume can be categorized into anyone of the following 4 major groups. In order to pick the best perfume for yourself, identify the notes you are most likely to be connected with
As the name indicates, this scent brings up the blossom of either one flower or bouquet of several flowers. It is the most used scent in the feminine fragrances.
Examples of floral scents: Lavender, orange blossom, rose, violets, carnation etc
2.Citrus/ Fresh/ Fruity
It evokes a clean and fresh scent of orange, apricot, lime, grapefruit, fresh grass or peach. This scent will make you feel light and inspiring.
These scents are earthy & musky. The feel you get when you step into the forest is what the exact feel you can expect from woody scents. Perfumes come under this category are sometimes mixed with citrus or spice. It evokes the scent of oakmoss, cedar, think pine and sandal wood.
Perfumes fall under this category evoke the scents of spices like cinnamon, glove, incense resins, musk, vanilla and amber. These scents are irresistible, warm and sexy.
Rule no 3 : Go With The Season
Just as summer reminds of fresh cut grass, winter reminds of cinnamon, your scent should also vary from season to season. Reason is, some scents last longer in warmer months than they last in winter. It’s wise to opt for the heavier ones in winter and lighter ones in the warmer months.
Rule no 4 : Test The Fragrance On Your Skin
If you are shopping for a scent, never ever apply a perfume or scented body lotion/ moisturizer(you can use unscented products though). Go bare with a blank canvas.
Remember, smell of the fragrance is sniffed from the bottle will never be the same when it is sniffed from your skin. It even differs from skin to skin. Fragrances smell differently based on few factors like body temperature ,weather and your diet condition. It’s the reason why fragrance that works magically on your mate, fails to work on yourself.
What Is The Right Way To Test The Fragrances?
- Spray or tab a little inside your wrist.Do not rub it.
- Allow few seconds so that your skin can absorb the fragrance and react in its way.
- Never sample too many fragrances at a single stretch because your nostrils will get a confusing sensation. So give a little smell break. Take a deep breath and sniff either a coffee beans or cuff before you sample the next one.
Now with these in mind and of course based on the popularity I have devised top 10 best perfumes lists of the following. Just hit on the link and jump into your desired list.
Best Perfumes For Women To Wear On Summer
When it comes to perfumes, summer motivates a different kind of scent. Summer days call for lighter and fresh scent that will overpower you in the hot weather.
No 10 : Oriens By Van Cleef & Arpels
No 9 : Love Sweet Love By Philosophy
No 8 : Kate Moss Lilabelle
It can stay and spread the fragrance around you even after 8 hours. Definitely it’s not a kind of “Look at Me” perfume but it will mark your presence politely. In most of the perfume reviews you can hear the voices of people claiming ” D& G is my signature perfume”.
Top Notes : Apple, Cedar, Bell flower, Lemon
Heart Notes : White Rose, Musk, Jasmine, Bamboo
Base Notes : Amber, Musk
No 6 : Prada Candy L’EAU
Followed by the launch of candy after couple of years, Prada has unveiled the summer perfume with the name of Prada Candy L’EAU. It is a zestier, fresher and brighter fragrance. Enriched with the concept of fantastic young female nature, Candy, this seductive fragrance is modified with the citrus and floral notes.
Top Notes : Citruses
Middle Note : Sweet Pea
Base Notes : White Musk, Benzoin, Caramel
No 5 : Lavin “Me”
The bottle itself is designed like the collector’s item and packed like a gift with a golden tie. Lavin Me, eau de parfum opens with the notes of sparkling blueberry which evokes the addictive sensuality.
Top Notes: Citrus fruit, Blueberry
Heart Notes: Licorice, Tuberose, Rose
Base Note: Sandalwood
No 4 : Flora by Gucci Eau Fraiche
Flora by Gucci Eau Fraiche, Eau de Toilette is available in 2 different sizes 50 ml and 75 ml.
Top Notes: Citrus fruit, Peony
Heart Notes: Roses, Aquatic additions and rare Osmanthus flower
Base Notes: Pink pepper, Patchouli and Sandalwood