About Perfume

 

If the perfect shoes complete your outfit, the right perfume seals your beauty. Your choice of fragrance represents your inner self - your sensuality that the world doesn't know. Too often people neglect the significance of their perfume choice, not knowing that simply smelling good is not enough. In fact, showing the uniqueness of your character by wearing the scent that best describes you matters.    

Just as women hold many facets, our moods are as varied. You want to convey strength? Go for intoxicating combinations of wild grasses and exotic flora. You want to appear light-hearted? Jasmine mixes well with soft notes of flowers that create a powdery scent perfect for those light moments and outdoor fun. You want to shroud yourself with mystery? Heavy scents of Bergamot, vanilla and other exquisite flower extracts can do the trick. Regardless of how you want to project yourself to the world, never leave your home scentless.  

Perfume is the invisible dose of confidence that declares a woman's fine taste. It is the silent grace that adds up on your appeal meter. It is a quiet force that leaves an imprint in one's memory. So take time deciding what perfume to buy.

Being beautiful is not just about the face or the body - it's how you smell too. Leave them a beautiful memory to remember you by. 

Shop now at LUXURY PERFUME and let our accommodating staff provide you with just the right fragrance. 

Smelling clean and fresh isn't always enough. There are times when we need something more to elevate our scents. Most often the use of fragrant flowers and spices gets the deal done but as humanity evolved, so does our preferences. As more sources were found,  variety and change have begun to flourish.

The chemicals found from the different sources convey the subtle power of each unique scent. These are being discovered and rediscovered every day, to the benefit of the perfume industry. 

Perfume is a very interesting smoke. During the ancient times, smokes are only for the gods. The burning of animals and even human sacrifices for pleasing the gods are very ancient practices that gave birth to perfumery. The use of incense and myrrh later on is no different. These scents have graced millions of altars all over the world.
 
When the world discovered the use flowers for perfume making, from the sweetest to the foulest, alongside a variety of fruits that later turned to the discovery of almost every part of the plant to create perfumes, the golden age of perfumery have begun. Later, the discovery of animal scents like musk and civet which can hold the sweeter and softer notes longer opened a much greater spectrum for complex fragrances. 
 
Almost every feeling is now captured by modern scent. Chemists, as they really are, create characters out of these molecular combinations. They seal them in beautiful bottles, place tags and labels and finally they sell it. It is a long and winding trial and error process, highly chemical at that, before it reaches the market. However, at the heart of it all is the same as what humans try to achieve when they burn sacrifices at the altars for the gods--- it is to please. Primarily that is what you want to get when you open to sniff a bottle. 
 
No wonder why we try so hard to find the perfect scent. 
 
 

With so many things happening around us today and how fast life seems to be going, there are certain things we cannot take for granted. Our appearance is one. Keeping yourself looking pleasant is not vanity, it is self-respect. How you smell comes second close to that. So your choice of perfumes is important. It can supplement your style and personality.

You might wonder what exactly you should look for in choosing perfumes. With numerous choices inside a store, it is challenging to decide which perfume to buy. The tendency for most of us is to just smell as many as we can; thinking that by doing so we can decide from those options what’s best for us. But just as our brain gets confused with matter loading, our sense of smell loses its sharpness if we try more than 3 samples at a time. Remember, anything that is worth it cannot be rushed. So if after 3 samples and you still cannot decide on what perfume to buy, just come back in an hour before trying on some more.

Here are the things you need to remember before hitting the shops.

It helps to keep in mind that fragrances have 3 notes. This is basically the general anatomy of your perfumes.

  • TOP NOTE: How perfume smells upon application is what you call the top note. It consists of molecules which evaporate quickly.
  • MIDDLE NOTE: This is also called the heart note. After the top note dissolves, the heart note develops after 10 minutes. It stays on for up to an hour.
  • BASE NOTE: This is the final stage and what lingers on after the middle note has lapsed.

Now that you are aware of the notes, you will have a clearer idea of how your perfume works when it is sprayed. But it doesn’t end there yet. We still have a way to go. I’ve got some tips to help you look around:

Pick the right perfume according to your personal preference: Most people tend to choose only one perfume brand, a signature scent they say. This is okay because having a signature smell makes you identifiable but when we limit ourselves to a single perfume for as long as anyone can remember, it may become like a uniform. You are not expressing yourself with your perfume anymore if that’s the case. So it’s better to change it once in a while. Though it may be a relief and time-saver to know your all-time go-to smell, having options can be good too. Keeping three bottled brands is ideal. You have choices ready for any occasions.  

One important reminder when buying perfume is your skin type. Dry skin cannot hold the fragrance too long. So it is advisable to spray on immediately after shower while skin is still damp, or apply moisturizer before putting on perfume. It will hold the scent longer. Those with oily skin, on the other hand, are lucky because the ingredients of the perfume will stay longer to their body. For those with sensitive skin it is best to consult your dermatologist before using perfumes.

Picking the right perfume based on location and type of event: Venue of an event does not only dictate what you can wear – it can also suggest the kind of perfume you should use. Indoor and small rooms do not require highly concentrated perfumes. The number of attendees and their own scents can cloud the cramp area and cause an unpleasant mix of odor after a while. Opt for lighter scents instead. 

Outdoor events or activities, on the other hand, offer just as wide an option as the space.  You can wear any kind of scent and in different concentrations because the air and the space outdoors give you the freedom to do so. Just don’t forget that too much exposure under the sun can affect your body temperature and as you sweat the fragrance starts to fade. 

While in the store: Buying perfume is exciting for most aficionados. Do not let the excitement mess with the discovery process though. Hastiness in choosing perfumes is not a good practice. As Christian Dior said, “your choice of perfume says a lot about you than your handwriting.” So take your time when buying or even when considering.  

Sales associates in stores always have on hand fragrant paper strips to distribute around people along their area. Do not hesitate to try it out. It can give you an idea what to buy but make sure you test the product directly on your skin prior to your purchase.

If a certain smell appeals to you, ask for the sample on the bottle, not on a plastic container where sales attendants usually transfer an amount and use it as a tester. The container of any liquid fragrant products can affect its scent and concentration. Spray directly on your wrist and wait 10 minutes before smelling it. This allows the fragrance to really surface and you will have a better scent of it to help you decide.

Application & storage: The next best part after your purchase is the application of the product. We all can get too excited to try it on once we’re home. However, in order to get the best of your perfume there are a few things you need to remember prior and during application.

  • Clean skin: It’s ideal that after shower or bath you apply moisturizer or lotion on areas where you would later apply on the perfume. Moist skin holds the scent longer.
  • Application: To get the best out of your perfume and for maximum result it is better to apply directly on your pulse points. It is where your blood flows strongest so it’s warmer than all the other parts. Dab lightly and allow it to dry on your skin. Try not to go on a spritz-frenzy as well. The right amount will do just fine.
  • Applying on clothes: Some fabrics have sensitivity to certain chemical components used on some perfumes. Be cautious when applying perfume on your clothes and keep a distance of 5-6 inches from the fabric so each spray can cover a bigger area.
  • Storage: Keep your perfume in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight or other heat sources. Doing so will help make it last longer. Be mindful of the bottle caps too. It limits the contamination of your perfume and slows down evaporation.

If you find these helpful we are very happy to have served you. Now you’re all set for a perfume hunt. Happy shopping! 

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