I know perfumes can be so expensive so here are a few tips to help you.
- Do not buy a perfume unless you’ve tried it out on your skin a few times – perfumes smell differently on different people so what might smell so amazing on someone else might not appear to have much of a scent on you or even worst – not smell as you expected it to.
- Ask for sample sizes of perfumes so you can try them out and don’t be shy about it, perfume sales people rarely ever say no.
- When you’re finally happy with the perfume you want ask someone to buy it from the airport as most perfumes are sold in duty free and they’re much cheaper.
- Only spray perfume on parts of your body where you have a pulse – your wrist or neck, as these places hold the perfume the best (apparently).
- Before applying perfume, spread a little petroleum jelly (vaseline) on the area and don’t spray more than one spray. Having vaseline traps the perfume and keeps it there all day.
- Never pack your perfume with you on holiday – it’s heavy and delicate, and honestly, I don’t want mine to break in my suitcase and have to deal with that. Instead, when you’ve finished packing, spray 5-6 sprays onto your clothes and then shut the suitcase immediately. Whatever perfume you spray, it’ll smell like that but a bit muskier and to be honest, I love that.
- If you live in the US, try http://www.scentbird.com, a $15USD a month service where you can try different perfumes every month.
I hope you found this post useful. In case any of you were wondering, I swear by Narciso Rodriguez’s perfume.