On a day to day basis grooms are consistently asking us what fragrance they should wear on their wedding day. With so many options in the market it is important to have a better understanding on what to look for. Having worked many years in the fragrance industry I have picked up on some helpful tips that can really enhance your fragrance game.
TIP ONE - PARFUM, EDP OR EDT?
The difference between parfum, eau de parfum (EDP) and eau de toilette (EDT) is the concentration of the fragrant oils hence determining the strength and richness of the scent. However, it is important to highlight the strength of these concentrations do not necessarily reflect the quality of the fragrance. But if you particularly love a lighter, fresher scent EDT is generally a better option. EDP is perfect for heavier, richer scents and tends to have an element of warmth to it. Some EDP may also be available in a Parfum which is a perfect option if you want the same fragrance but with a heavier, richer scent that you already know and love.
TIP TWO - WHERE TO SPRAY?
There are several optimal areas to spray a fragrance to enhance its scent and extend its lifetime. You want to focus on pressure points because these areas provide warmth - this includes, your chest, inner wrist, back of your neck and ankles. Dry skin will not hold product as well so it is important to moisturise and stay hydrated to maximise its lasting effects.
TIP THREE - HOW TO MAKE MY FRAGRANCE LAST LONGER
Always keep it to one small spritz to avoid overbearing scents and NEVER rub your wrists together or blend the fragrance in with fingertips to avoid disrupting the scent. Let the fragrance settle into the skin and work it's magic.
TIP FOUR - DO NOT BUY IT YET!
All fragrances endure three phases where different notes will pass through. The first phase is the 'Top Note' - this is the initial spray and will fade within a few minutes to an hour. This is why it is crucial to wait for the second phase the 'Heart Note' to begin before purchasing a product. This is the longest lasting phase and will carry over for many hours and will be the best indication to how the product smells. The final phase is the last hours of the strongest base scents fading out.
Always spray on your skin and avoid paper cards when shopping for a fragrance. If your senses are confused from all the fragrances you are trying best to smell a fragrance-free area of skin than a handful of coffee beans as this will only confuse your senses further.