How To Test Perfume
The hardest part involved in picking a fragrance is sorting through the perfume counter in a department store with all of your olfactory senses in one piece.
Applying a scent to your skin is the most vital part in testing a variety of fragrances.
You should always remember to apply the fragrance on one of your pulse points
Right afterwards, leave the location or go do something else for about twenty minutes. This will give the fragrance ample time to react to your body chemistry and mature.
This is important in how to shop for a new perfume because there are times when you may find the top note of a fragrance appealing however as it reacts with your body chemistry.
The middle and base notes may change greatly and become un-appealing to you.
If however you still enjoy the aroma of the fragrance after you after done this, you may classify it as a potentially new scent for your collection.
You should also note that it is not a good idea to test more than two or three fragrances at any given time.
Always apply the fragrances to pulse points however make sure they are not near one another.
This is so that the fragrances do not mix, making it so that you can not make a sure decision on which if any are to your liking
Perfume Shopping For Gifts
Choosing a fragrance for another person and determining what they will like is not always an easy task.
The most important thing you can do is to ask perhaps their spouse or someone else close to them what their tastes may be.
You can also determine a new scent they may like by finding out what fragrance they currently wear.
You could always opt to purchase them a complimentary product in the same fragrance they already wear or to buy them a gift set.
The gift sets typically contain cologne, lotion and at times a body powder or shower gel.
You could also try telling the salesperson at the store the fragrance your friend wears and ask them to suggest another perfume in a related scent.
If you are unable to find clues as to what your friend may prefer in a fragrance, you may look towards their personality traits for help.
Who a person is can really clarify what their signature scent might be.
There is such a wide variety of scents and fragrance families, that having a clue to your friends personality may be exactly the insight you need in determining what scent is for them.