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How to Find the Best Types of Perfume

Are you trying to find the best type of perfume for your lifestyle and body? Are you lost when it comes to the terminology and all of the different types of scents that are available to you

It’s not as difficult as you think to choose an excellent perfume that you’ll love smelling all day long. We’ve got all of the information you’ll need to pick a perfume that you’ll love today.

Find the Best Types of Perfume
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Know The Different Types of Perfumes

First, you’ll need to know what the different types of perfumes are, so you’ll be able to figure out what exactly you’re looking for. These different types are mostly differentiated by their strengths.

Eau de Cologne contains only 2% to 4% alcohol, which means it doesn’t last as long as other types of perfume. That can be good for special occasions, like a night out on the town.

Eau de Toilette is one of the most common types of perfume and contains between 5% and 15% alcohol. It’s popular because it tends to be cheaper than Eau de Parfum.

Eau Fraiche, like Eau de Cologne, lasts less time than other types of perfumes, and also generally contains only 2% to 4% perfume. However, it contains water rather than alcohol. That means it could be a better fit for people with sensitive skin or any allergies.

Eau de Parfum contains between 15% to 20% alcohol and tends to last around five hours, making it a happier medium between shorter and longer-lasting types of perfumes.

Parfum has the highest concentration of fragrance of all of the different types of perfume, which you could have guessed from the name! It can have between 15% to 40% fragrance.

Parfums contain less alcohol than most other types of fragrances, which means it’s a better choice for people with sensitive skin. It’s also probably the best for everyday use, although it tends to be a little more expensive than the other options listed.

There are could be other elements you may want to make sure you’re not sensitive to in your perfume, so make sure you read the ingredients before purchasing. For example, benzoic acid is sometimes an ingredient in perfume.

Pick a Scent

You also need to know what types of scents you prefer when picking a perfume. It can be difficult since there’s a lot to choose from! However, there’s an easy way to narrow down your choices so you can make a decision more quickly.

There are a few basic major categories that scents can fall into, so let’s go through the categories with some examples:

Floral: violets, orange blossoms, roses, daisies, pomegranate blossoms geraniums, irises, goldenrod, orchids, poppies, sunflowers, heather

Oceanic/Marine: salt, algae, seaweed, sand, white wood, seashell, ozone, water lily, coconut milk, transluzone, ambrette seeds

Gourmand: Sugar, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, bubblegum, cookies, coconuts, dulce de leche

Spicy: pepper, cardamom, incense, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, tamarind, star anise

Fruity: watermelon, mango, red apple, peach, pear, acai berry, banana, apricot, grape seed, kiwi, sour cherry

Woody: patchouli, bergamot, oak moss, redwood, eucalyptus, mahogany, spruce

Citrus: tangerine, lemon, lime, grapefruit, kumquat, blood orange, clementine, pomelo

Green: leaves, grass, juniper, oak leaves, reeds, vine, wheat,

Oriental: musk, amber, orris, suede, heliotrope, bergamot, benzoin, myrrh, cereus, mandarin leaf, agarwood

These categories generally encompass most of the scents available for you to purchase when it comes to perfume. Of course, there are tons of other perfume scents that fall into these categories.

If none of these scents appeal to you, do some research into what you like to smell and look for a perfume to match!

Know Your Notes

Next, it’s time to figure out what notes you’re looking for in your perfume. Let’s go through the different types of notes first. The notes are the different types of ingredients that make up a perfume, but they are categorized in different ways.

The top note of a perfume is known as that because it’s the first thing you smell when you apply it. These usually last between five and fifteen minutes. Some scents that can be used as top notes include bergamot, lemon, jasmine, grapefruit, clary sage, lavender, ylang ylang, orange, passionfruit, ginger, black currant, and pepper.

 

 

A heart note is the part of the fragrance that transitions between the top note and the base note, and usually last between fifteen minutes and an hour. Common heart note scents include nutmeg, rosemary, lemongrass, coriander, black musk, cinnamon, basil, lily of the valley, red currant, and orange blossom.

Base notes are the last part of the fragrance, and the longest lasting. You can usually smell the base notes of a fragrance for up to six hours. Base notes that are popular in perfumes include sandalwood, vanilla, cedarwood, patchouli, tonka bean, civet, leather, clove, honey, and incense.

Now that you understand the different types of notes, it will be easier for you to understand perfume descriptions and pick a perfume with a combination of notes that you’ll absolutely love.

The Best Type of Perfume for Your is a Personal Choice

Are you set on what type of perfume is best for what you’re looking for? You should be all good to go out and find a variety of amazing perfumes that you’ll never get sick of.

It’s not like you have to stick with just one perfume after all; You can always buy a bunch of different perfumes so that you can alternate depending on your mood!

Are you interested in more beauty tips and other, related topics? Check out some of our other blogs today.


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