Use Perfume to Enhance Your Outfit and Portray Your Mood

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

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Years ago, women chose one perfume and wore it daily to embody their personal identity. Now, however, women often have several perfume bottles on their vanity to choose from — wearing perfume more like an accessory that changes from day to day. Women can choose to wear a different scent each day to match their outfit or their mood. So, here are some tips to help you choose the right perfume for how you’re feeling.

Scents to Match Your Mood
There are six different types of perfume scents — floral, citrus, chypre, fougere, green, and oriental. The following list explains these scents and shows you which ones will best match your mood.

  • Floral: This is the most popular perfume scent. It is created from flowers, like roses, carnations, orange blossoms, jasmine, gardenias, and more. You should wear floral scents when you want to feel feminine and pretty. Floral perfumes are great to have in your collection because they are suitable all year long. 
  • Citrus: This type of perfume is made from citrus fruits, like oranges, lemons, limes, and tangerines. It is one of the most common first scents that women try. This means citrus scents are great if you don’t want to wear an overpowering fragrance. Citrus scents also make you feel young and invigorated.
  • Chypre: This is a woodsy scent that has aromas from oak moss and citrus. It is a step up from citrus scents and is great for women that want to portray mysteriousness. It is sweet with a bit of earthy mixed in. 
  • Fougere: The scent of fresh herbs and mossy ferns make up this scent. It is most typically worn by men, but it is a great scent for women that want to exude a sense of power and decisiveness. 
  • Green: This is an outdoorsy scent that is made up of grassy smells, like juniper and pine. It is great for athletic women that like to spend a lot of time outdoors. 
  • Oriental: This perfume is a mix of heady scents, like amber, balsams, spices, and resins. It creates a sense of exotic pleasure that is luxurious and musky. You should wear oriental womens perfume when you are going on a date and want to have a seductive scent that gives you confidence.
With so many scents to choose from, you can show off whatever mood you are in. You’re no longer required to choose one scent and stick with it.