The choice of a perfume is generally very personal. Our perfume guide is here to help you! For example, you can choose a perfume to wear every day, to take on vacation or for a special evening. As far as taste is concerned, there are no rules and everything is allowed! However, we explain how to understand a perfume to avoid disappointment when choosing your perfume!
A perfume has an architecture in 3 parts. First of all, the top notes are the ones that you smell as soon as the perfume is sprayed. They are the first fragrances, the notes that catch you. Then come the middle notes which appear only at the end of a few minutes. They remain a few hours to make way for the base notes. The bottom notes are the heaviest and make the perfume last for a long time. They can stay all day long, they are the most tenacious of the three notes. It is important to succeed in smelling these three notes before making the choice of the perfume, not to be mistaken. This is why it is advised initially to smell it on a touch of paper. Do you like the perfume? Try it on the inside of your wrist. If the charm works, resist the temptation to buy it immediately and let it evolve for a few hours to smell all the aspects of the perfume. As the hours go by, the perfume reveals its heart notes, which you can smell up to 4 hours after spraying, and the base notes, which sometimes persist for several days.
And yes, we only know the real smell of a perfume after a few hours, when all the notes have been revealed... And it doesn't smell the same on different skins! And even less on a touch of paper.