Can Skin Type Change the Way Perfume Smells?
Fragrances are an essential part of dressing up to impress the outside world. However, choosing your fragrance well is crucial. Not all perfumes will suit you. You may have noticed that the intoxicating and tempting perfume on your friend smells awful on you.
An important reason is that perfumes are available in different forms:
- Eau de Perfum
- Eau de Toilette
- Eau de Cologne
They all carry the same name but have different concentrations and smell slightly different.
Perfumes Interact With You
A fragrance from a top perfume house will be a complex concoction. It will contain several notes mixed together to fulfill the perfume creator’s vision.
The notes are all organic compounds that settle on your skin. They affect your skin and are affected by your skin. Oily skin exaggerates some notes; dry skin suppresses them.
The acidity or pH of your skin, the fats in your skin, and the cosmetics you have applied also affect the perfume. Each note is affected differently, so the same perfume smells quite different.
The Effect of Food
Many ingredients in your food have distinctive aromatic components. For example, garlic, cloves, cardamom, and many other spices and foods have their aroma.
When you apply perfume, the fragrances from your food and the perfume mingle. This unplanned fusion creates something different and unexpected. Since you don’t eat the same food every day, the same perfume smells somewhat different from day today.
Your hormones can also affect the way a perfume smells on you. The human body produces several hormones, and they all have different effects.
No two humans have identical hormones. Therefore, perfumes smell different on different people.
Does your favorite fragrance smell amazing on you one day but insipid or terrible on other days? It’s your skin, your food, or your hormones playing games.
If you want your perfume to smell the same every day, apply it to the fabric. Spray it on your sleeves or your collar, preventing contact with your skin.
Once you’ve removed the effect of your skin, your perfume will smell the same every day.
Try Before You Buy
The perfume that you loved on your co-worker or cousin may not be suitable for you. Trying it on is sensible, but remember that a quick spritz is not enough. The way the perfume smells on those paper blotters in the store is also not a good guide.
Apply the fragrance on the inside of your wrists, and allow it to interact with your skin. After about ten minutes, hold it close to your nose and breathe normally.
Does it smell great? The perfume loves you back, too! So go ahead, buy it and charm the world!
Perfume Tips for Long-Lasting Fragrance by Susan Yara
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Dalia is an experienced makeup artist and a skincare expert that owned different high-end beauty centres in some of Europe's sought-after countries, such as Switzerland, Spain, and France. One of Dalia's goals is to share her knowledge with her audience to help them get all the information they need while getting inspired.