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Party Tips: How to Choose the Fragrances to Match Your Personality
Are you ready for the Christmas and New Year parties? It’s probably time to choose your fragrance the way you select your dress, hairstyle and make-up. Think of the fragrance of a way to enhance your mood and to accentuate your personality. The key to fragrance bliss is finding scents that express different sides of you.
Probably 90% of having great time at a party is your perception, so make sure your feel absolutely irresistible if you want others to see the same. So the first step is to explore the different scents and experiment which one makes you feel like a goddess! The proper way to test a perfume is to apply it to clean skin, preferably on the inside of your wrists, and allow it to evolve. The scent you smell initially won't be the one you end up with.
One of the most important factors to consider is how the scent makes you feel. The sense of smell is linked to the brain's limbic system - which affects sexual behaviour, emotion and even memory – and that scents can trigger different responses in different people.
A fragrance can be chosen according to various criteria. A well chosen perfume can lift our mood, highlight the aspects of our personality we want and it can give us the sophisticated allure or it can show our youthful, playful nature. Try to determine which of your personality traits you would like to highlight. When choosing a perfume it is important not to try on more than two fragrances at once as you will not be able to make an adequate judgment.
If you are a mysterious, sophisticated and seductive woman you should choose oriental alluring fragrances like patchouli, vanilla, sandalwood or musk. To get a stronger touch of your personality you can also choose a mint or eucalyptus sent as long as they match your body chemistry and they don't come on as too strong especially when it comes to your professional setting or a first date.
To highlight your classic, elegant and sophisticated nature you can choose vanilla based fragrances. They will you compliment you and they as well as emphasizing your warm, soothing side. If you prefer an earthy scent choose cedar, sun bleached cotton or deep wood fragrances. They are the best options if you are a nature loving girl who embraces an eco friendly lifestyle.
Nothing emphasizes a feminine, romantic and bohemian nature more than floral scents. Roses, white flower, jasmine or freesia are good choices that will emphasize your sensitive, romantic side. If you are a shy person make sure you choose a delicate perfume that will give you a sophisticated allure without being too strong.
Fruity fragrances are perfect for emphasizing a youthful, bubbly and playful nature. Studies have shown that women who wear citric based fragrances are perceived as younger than they really are. Choose it when you want to be perceived as optimistic and glamorous or when you want to instantly lift your mood and boost your energy.
You could create your own homemade perfume by selecting from a wide array of essential oils – delicate floral scents or spicy resins or a host of fruity, fresh citrus oil. Use clear 80% vodka as a carrier as it’s unscented and would best blend with the essential oils you would add.
For freshness: Oils from the skins of a variety of citrus fruits provide the perfumes fruity, fresh note. Lemon, grapefruit, bergamot and bitter orange oils are used as light scent oils. They give a refreshing top note and also provide the perfume with its delicate, invigorating scent.
For warmth and spice: The addition of lemongrass, cypress, neroli and verbena oils gives the perfume a mild spicy, slightly woodsy scent.
For fullness and harmony: vanilla, cinnamon and cedarwood oils give the perfume a lasting fullness. They bind the mixture of essential oils together and harmonize well with the fresh citrus oils.
Jojoba oil for a perfume base: This medium weight, golden oil is a liquid plant wax. Produced from cold-pressed jojoba seeds, it makes an excellent carrier for natural perfumes since it has a very long shelf life, is easily absorbed by the skin and is non-greasy.
Citrus oil for refreshment: Gently uplifting and soothing citrus oils, such as neroli and bergamot, provide a fruity, floral freshness to a perfume's fragrance.
Jasmine oil for intense richness: Used to make fine perfumes, jasmine flowers are picked before dawn to prevent any of the soft and sensuous oil from evaporating.
Geranium oil for harmony and balance: This delicate, rosy fragrance is very effective in treating stress, fatigue and anxiety, and it is an inexpensive alternative to genuine rose oil.
Ylang-ylang oil for relaxation: Possibly the most erotic aroma on earth, this sweet, tropical scent is a reported aphrodisiac. It calms the senses and relaxes the muscles.
Patchouli oil for prolonging a fragrance: This warm, earthy fragrance acts as a fixative, slowing evaporation and prolonging the scent.
(Information from the following sources has been used in this post: montrealgazette.com, widbox.com and a1-natural-beauty.com)
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