Choosing a Perfume That Works For You

Most women absolutely love perfumes. Many have their favorite scent from the famous Chanel Number 5 to Est&eacute,e Lauder’s Beyond Paradise or Calvin Klein’s Euphoria. There are some perfumes that are meant for day wear while others are meant for the evening or night. But despite all the varieties and endless concoctions of scents on the market, sometimes women are baffled by the fact that a perfume smells much different on them than it did in the bottle. Or how it smelled on a friend. The question is why? Follow along as we give you a few answers to help you to understand this strange phenomena and how you can choose a fragrance that is all your own.First of all, it’s important to remember that many of these fragrances are very delicate in nature and in composition. It’s very important that you keep your perfumes in a cool, dark location once you take it home and you open the bottle. Fragrances can be easily affected by extreme temperatures or by sunlight. Sunlight and high temperature can easily upset the chemical balance of your perfume and change or even ruin the original smell, without you realizing it. Secondly, it’s important to realize that perfumes will actually smell differently on the skin of different people. Perfumes mix with the natural oils and acids on your skin and, since each person is unique, the way the perfume reacts on the skin will be unique for each person. And each fragrance you try on in the store will react differently to your own unique body chemistry. This is an important point to keep in mind as you try out each new perfume. Always give yourself about 10 minutes to let the scent react with your skin. Don’t rush it. Let the perfume and your body work together to give you a true reading on how the scent will work for you.Sometimes women also find that a perfume that seemed to work well for them at one point has started to smell differently after a period of time. You need to realize that there are other body chemistry factors that can come in to play that can actually change how a perfume reacts on your skin. Diet,for example, can play a large role in the differences you detect in a fragrance you wear. Eating too much garlic or too many onions can create a problem for people who have a tendency to have these foods come through their pores. Having onion or garlic mix with your perfume can definitely change the smell. A diet that is high in fat, or a spicy diet, can actually increase the intensity of a perfume due to the change in body chemistry that shows up in the essential oils of your skin that mixes with the perfume. A return to a previous diet may return your previous favorite scent.You also have to realize that hormonal changes in your body will show up in your skin chemistry as well. Going through puberty, menopause or even pregnancy can easily change how a perfume reacts on your skin. Health problems like diabetes can create skin problems and changes in your natural oils that will affect your favorite scent as well. Even the variations and changes in blood sugar levels that a diabetic goes through will in turn effect a perfumes scent. Even a small change such as having dryer skin then you normally have can easily effect the scent you wear as the essential oils in the perfume will be absorbed into your skin and change the composition of the fragrance left behind. There is really nothing to be worried about health wise in any of these cases, but it’s good to know why your favorite perfume doesn’t seem to smell the same as it once did. Or why a certain fragrance that everyone else enjoys doesn’t seem to work on you. Each and every one of us is a unique individual, with differences in the natural oils and acid composition that we have on our skin. Body chemistry and health may also play an integral role in how a particular perfume reacts on a woman’s body. Just take your time. Find a fragrance that works for you and your body chemistry and you will have a unique scent that is all your own.

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