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What’s your delight? Vanilla and bergamot, lemon and pepper, or jasmine and rose? Choosing a single perfume seems daunting. So, why stop at one?
However, with hundreds of brands to choose from and a global worth of over $45.6 billion, how do you know where to start with building your fragrance collection?
Keep reading to get a full insight on how to build a catalog of scents that shows off who you are, inside and out.
The Foundation of Your Fragrance Collections
When considering fragrances and how we define them, we need to consider that there are two major categories. These are eau de toilette (EDT) and eau de parfum (EDP).
The differences lie in the concentration of their materials, which affect the overall longevity of the scent. EDPs have more concentrated raw materials, making them more intense and long-lasting.
EDTs are less concentrated and have a shorter lifespan. You may ask, why get an EDT if the scent will not last as long? Well, sometimes the scent of EDPs can be too overpowering, and most situations call for something more subtle.
Types of Scents
There are roughly eight different scent categories, but don’t let that fool you. Your choices are not limited. These categories can stand alone or be blended with each other. The possibilities are truly endless and entirely up to individual taste.
The distinct scents available in perfume are:
Some scents are self-explanatory while others need a bit more consideration. What counts as a fresh scent? How do you define a green scent? We can start simple and say that green scents smell like the earth after rain or the scent of freshly cut grass.
Fresh scents resemble mountain air, ocean breezes and often have a ‘soapy’ undertone that invokes feelings of confidence and refreshment.
The best thing you can do is to explore what fragrance notes and scents work best for you and your lifestyle.
Take Your Lifestyle into Consideration
When building your collection, you want to make sure that you’re choosing a fragrance that suits your lifestyle. While we have all mostly been locked down in the last year or so, consider what you used to do on a day-to-day basis.
Did you spend most nights out and about, hitting up clubs and bars, or are you an avid exerciser? You may want a special fragrance for those nights out and something light for working out.
If you spend most of your time at work, you don’t want something that is going to be overpowering, so opt for something classic that can become a staple in your wardrobe, like the versatile Jimmy Choo collection.
When buying perfumes, you want to reflect on every aspect of your life and buy fragrances you know will fit into that.
Find Your Individuality
Your individuality is very much going to be reflected in what you consider your signature scent. Do you like pairings of fruit and spice? Or perhaps something fresh and citrusy?
Maybe on special occasions, you want to wear florals or something rich and oriental in nature.
A signature scent defines you.
Perhaps your goal is to build a strong luxury perfume collection that can stand the test of time, or perhaps it’s to invest in two or three staples. We know you have the power to embrace your individuality.
Collect With Instinct
At the end of the day, your fragrance collection must be built on a foundation of strong instinct. You know what you like and you know what you’ll wear.
Don’t be swayed by fads and what you think is popular. Take the time to consider what is going to make you feel powerful and confident, as any good perfume collection should.
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