Like a second skin, your perfume reveals your personality, your tastes and your state of mind. To find your perfect fragrance, you’ll need to be guided by its notes. Not sure where to begin? We’ve got plenty of advice on how to choose the right scent.
Perfume, a very specific olfactory structure
We talk about an “olfactory pyramid” when describing a fragrance’s composition. As such, a perfume is made up of three notes that correspond to different scents, from the shortest to the longest-lasting:
Olfactory families: let your senses do the talking!
Olfactory families can be used to categorize perfumes, based on their specific olfactory characteristics. Let us explain:
How should you choose a perfume by notes?
A fragrance’s top notes appear as soon as you spray it. If you instantly fall in love with a fragrance, slow down! These initial scents are particularly volatile and fade over time. To ensure that you really are attracted to a certain fragrance, it’s best to wait a few hours for the heart notes and base notes to appear.
Before deciding once and for all on a fragrance, remember that a perfume’s notes vary from person to person: spray it on your wrist and wait a moment to get a glimpse of it in all its glory!
Choosing a perfume by notes is the ideal way to reveal your personality. Be inspired by a fragrance’s scents and accords to find the perfect perfume! Don’t trust your nose? Find out information about perfume layering, how to choose a perfume for the season, for your age, for your personality or even a perfume for a wedding.