Fragrances give us a creative way to express our personalities, moods and idiosyncrasies. And many times, we tend to fall back onto a fancy fragrance expecting it to turn into an aromatic portal that transports us to a specific memory. On a special occasion, like your first day at a job or your tenth anniversary with your high school sweetheart, a fragrance’s presence contributes to the exceptional nature of that event.
But buying fragrances is not an easy task. Combine it with the seasonal shifts and changes in weather, and you’ve lost yourself in a labyrinth of fragrant smells. Spring 2023, upon its arrival, calls for a reinvention. Change is in the essence of spring. Seize the moment, and you’re rewarded with the newness that everyone craves.
Here is a guide that will assist you in demystifying the process of spring fragrance shopping. No, it’s not merely luck, or by chance that you find a suitable fragrance for yourself, it takes basic knowledge and a bit of patience to get there.
1) Choose your notes
Now, you could very well pick something off a rack in a mall that is packaged beautifully and smells nice. But, the best way to pick a fragrance based on a season is by taking into account the fragrance notes. When it comes to breaking down the scent profile of a fragrance, there’s a top, a middle and a base.
Since, spring is associated with a burst of energy and a start of something new. You should lean towards picking perfumes with citrus and floral notes.
Your fragrance is allowed to just be a reflection of your personality so if you’re outgoing, playful and lively then going for brighter scents such as the ones that include Bergamot and Lemon would be a great choice for you. On the flipside, if you’re someone who is more reserved, then your best bet would be to go for subtle and understated scents.
3) Consider the occasion
Although, there are no rules that one cannot break when it comes to trying fragrances, it is widely accepted that lighter and fresher scents work better for daytime.
If you're going out for a romantic evening, you might want something more seductive and alluring. And if you're just looking for an everyday scent, something that's not too overpowering is a good choice.
Now, you are armed with all the information that is required to pick a spring perfume. Make sure you are well-versed with spring fragrance trends as well. Apart from choosing the notes, considering your personality and occasion, another way would be to browse through the trends to get a whiff of what's new and in demand. Remember, at the end of the day you can always pick something random but being deliberate in your choices will never make you regret a fragrance purchase.