Getting to Know My Fragrances

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Has it ever happened to you, that you went shopping for a perfume, tried it in the store, loved it, then got back home and found out in a couple of hours or days, that you just can’t wear it? What were you even thinking in the store? Has your sense of smell gone nuts? Or have you? Anyway, I don’t know about you, but it sure does happen to me. So, I’ve been thinking how I can get to try those perfumes and get acquainted with them closely and see, if we’ll work together. Just recently – I don’t know why it took me so long to figure it out – I realized I could get fragrant products from body care lines by brands, that do perfumes. The choice of the products you could try your fragrance in is pretty big: deodorants, body lotions, body creams, body washes, soap, hair and body mists. IMG_0257IMG_0263IMG_0261 The concentration of fragrance in these products is generally smaller, than in perfume. So, even if you don’t love it, you can wear it for a while and think about it. Also, these products are cheaper than perfumes themselves, so this kind of mistake with a fragrance – if that’s what it will prove to be – will cost you less money. And I do use these products anyway, so why not multitask and kill two birds with one stone – say, shower and try out the perfume you think you might like? This is how I discovered I actually would like to wear J’adore perfume by Dior (I learned that by having bought a deodorant), and Chance eau tender perfume by Chanel (body cream). And I’m going to keep it up. This conclusion I’ve made about not going straight to fragrances, but using their counterpart body line products first, gave me a great road map in the perfume world.

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