How do you know how to choose the right perfume? (Photo: ShutterStock)
Is the Great Shrab over? The truth is, summer is just beginning and if there is anything that can improve mood between the high temperature, humidity and sweat, it is the possibility for all of us to feel light and fragrant throughout the day. And in summer, perhaps more than ever, it is important for us to feel refreshed and clean even when the atmosphere is a little less fresh and clean. And what is the product that makes us feel this way the most? Perfume, of course.
First, let's start by saying that good, high-quality perfume really doesn't have to be expensive. We all already know that the great wisdom is to make a correct and smart purchase and this is the place to note that if you have a flight planned soon, you should wait for duty free, where you can enjoy the benefit of two perfumes for only $ 100, or two perfumes for only $ 120.
But how do you know how to choose the right perfume? We've collected some rules of thumb to help you choose the right perfume for the season, for storage at high temperatures and most importantly, for your skin.
All perfumes in one place. Duty Free (Photo: PR)
Lightness is the name of the game
Sure, the heat is heavy, but that doesn't mean we should be too. So maybe the Israeli heat and the term "lightness" do not feel related in any way, but we definitely recommend that you prefer perfume in the eau du toilette version rather than eau de parfum, since it is usually considered heavier on the skin and therefore less suitable for summer. The eau de toilette version contains the exact same scent, only in a lighter and more subtle way.
Save the sweet for winter
If we're talking about lightness, then it's important to know that sweet and complex smells can, combined with the weather and humidity, make a heavy impression and leave a strong cloud behind. This is exactly why you should prefer fruit-based scents, for example, even more sour ones like citrus fruits, for the element of freshness. Versace Bright Crystal is a prime example of this, along with Givenchy Pie Edt Spray as well as Azzaro Chrome United. Another fragrance that fits in with this weather is the scents of soap, laundry, cotton and everything that makes us feel kind and fresh.
We've skimped on every squirt
true that we all want to leave a trail of amazing and unforgettable smell behind us on the street, but we really don't want it to be memorable for the wrong reasons. Therefore, be sure to spray only two or three squirts, which will not give a heavy and burdensome atmosphere to everyone who will be with you during the day. And here is something you may not have known - the skin of the body is oilier in the summer and therefore, the perfume is perceived on it better, which allows us to save unnecessary squirting.
It's worth waiting for duty-free (Photo: PR)
Cleaning during the "measurements"
When you arrive at Duty Free to experiment and choose your perfect perfume for the summer, it is important that you arrive as clean and completely fragrance-free as possible. It's best to hold back until after you've chosen your "one" (or in this case, "two") for the upcoming season. When choosing, it is important not to smell more than three perfumes in one after that because the sense of smell may become blurred and confused. Another tip is to wait a few minutes after spraying to let the aroma of alcohol evaporate.
experimentation It is recommended to try the perfume on the skin and not on scented paper because each perfume blends differently. It's also important to experiment with the perfume on your skin before deciding whether you like it or not. By the way, if you happen to have trouble concentrating between all the people and the hustle and bustle, just close your eyes and smell the perfume - the sharper your sense of smell will be and you will be able to fine-tune your feelings about the fragrance you tried.
Sun wise Big Head
Have you purchased your new perfumes for the season? Be sure to spray in places that are not exposed to the sun as the combination of sun rays and perfume on the skin can cause pigmentation. It is recommended to spray the perfume on the inside of the garment or in areas of the body that are not exposed to the sun, such as pulse points under the earlobes, in the inner folds of the elbow, wrists, and even behind the knees. By the way, if talking about sun - it is recommended to store the perfume bottle in a shaded and dry place, which is away from the sun or from any heat source.
So in short, choosing a perfume is not only a favorite fragrance, but a certain concentration that is suitable for the season and real thinking about what you want to transmit and especially feel, at the current temperature.
So have a hot, fragrant summer, huh?
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