01. Knowing the olfactory families
02. Testing on your skin and letting the notes evolve...
With a very wide choice of fragrances, it is sometimes difficult to know which type of perfume to choose. Don't worry, it's perfectly normal to have trouble finding your signature perfume!
Many criteria can help you to find THE perfume made for you, it is custom-made in a way. Whether it is our age, our look, our tastes, our desires, or our memories, all these criteria have an impact on our personality. The type of perfume we wear is a subtle way to bring out an aspect of our personality or to highlight a mood, a desire.
Knowing the olfactory families
The first thing to know when choosing a perfume is the fragrance family. In theory, there are 7 olfactory families. At Bon Parfumeur, we have created our own families to be closer to reality and offer you fragrances always adapted to your mood! Our olfactory families are all different from each other while each one has its own specificities. For example, if you like light and fresh perfumes with citrus notes, you will turn more to the olfactory family of cologne perfumes. This family contains fragrances with fresh notes, which sometimes remind us of the colognes worn by our grandparents.
On the contrary, if you like stronger fragrances with character, you are more likely to like woody perfumes, amber or even chypre scents for a sensual finish. And yes, pronounced notes will put you in the spotlight and are likely to attract attention or even sometimes exclamations... In short, they will be ideal notes for the extroverts who read us!
For an often soft and powdery fragrance characterized by a soft mix of flowers, such as jasmine, rose, ylang ylang, floral perfumes could be your best bet. Orientals are perfect for the most enigmatic, sensual and seductive among us, while aromatic are a nod to energetic, tonic and extroverted people.
Testing on your skin and letting the notes evolve...
For optimal adherence, you need to know what type of skin you have. The hold and smell of a fragrance can vary from one skin type to another. Small complementary reminder to how to choose your perfume: a perfume always holds better on hydrated skin!
It's worth reminding that choosing a perfume must start with the right notes. Keep in mind that perfumes evolve with time on your skin. The real smell of a perfume often appears about an hour after its first spray, precisely when all the perfumes notes are revealed. It's important to be patient and let the perfume evolve on your skin before making any decision! Don't worry, at Bon Parfumeur we like to keep it simple and all our perfumes have their 3 main notes written on the label. You can also read more informations on how to choose a perfume per note.
Have you been wearing the same perfume for ages? Know that over time, your skin changes, just like tastes and personality, it adapts to its environment. This is also the case with perfume! Sometimes, something as simple as changing fragrances and picking from a new fragrance family can really make you feel like a different person. Human nature is well done, isn't it?