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A woman’s guide to buying the right scent

Posted on : Thursday 27th of October 2016

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Different seasons have different fragrances. Summer and spring are all about light, floral fragrances. Come winter and it's time to go musky, woody and Oriental. While summer fragrances are meant to make a woman feel calm and cool, winter's all about sexy heat.

Fragrance professional, Fiona Caroline, says, "During the winters, heavy clothing and the fall in the temperature does not emanate the fragrance as easily as it would in the summer or spring season. Winter perfumes depend on one's body chemistry. If your skin is dry and dehydrated, your body needs a fragrance, which has an essence that is warm and intense, as compared to other seasons. Fragrances linger well on skin that is not dry and enhances the staying power of the fragrance."

Choosing what perfume to wear can be confusing. To make it easier, here's an option — if you have a carefree nature, opt for musky fragrances. It would match your mood. Romantics should go for the fruity ones. The effect of perfume works distinctly for each women. Select those perfumes, which remind you of the season. Makeup professional Amyn Manji, says, "The effect of perfume works distinctly for each woman. The same scent will produce a different result on each person. What smells good on one person may smell entirely different on your body." Test not more than three different brands at one go, else the different aromas may confuse your nose. When choosing a winter perfume scent, select those scents which remind you of the season.

Seasonal perfumes

Scents are known to evoke seasonal fragrances and moods. Manji, says, "Winter perfumes should have rich scents along with sweet notes like amber, vanilla and cinnamon. There are various perfumes, which combine sweet fragrances like oranges, caramel, lemon, honey and fruits."

The right fragrance for you

Woody: An ideal choice for cooler months and evenings, earthy tones are the feature of woody fragrances. These perfumes usually feature such scents as sandalwood, patchouli and cedar to give a rich and natural fragrance. Woody perfumes are easy to wear and versatile.

Oriental: These perfumes are the strongest of all. With sensual overtones and rich undertones, this scent makes for quite heavy blends, but they are complemented by the fine scents of sweet vanilla, musk, sumptuous flowers and Oriental resins. Most Oriental perfumes have a wonderful crossing-over of qualities from all the other categories from the spicy fruit tones to warm woody tones and this makes them a superb choice for corporate environments, evening events and special occasions.

Floral: These have strong overtones of flowery fragrances. Overtones like rose, jasmine and lavender work perfectly for the winter season. These scents are feminine without being overpowering and are suitable as a day wear.

Fruity: Fruity fragrances are spicy and fresh. They are quite youthful in their scent and apt for cool weather. In the winters, they invoke a sense of warm desserts and cider. They are an excellent choice for women who like classic fragrances but also want to add a little flair.

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