GLOSS Issue 3 ( September / October 2017 ) - Page 68

B E A U T Y How to Buy Perfume? Here are a few tips to keep in mind when buying a scent for yourself. Never buy a perfume just because you liked how it smelled on someone else. Remember that our signature scent is uniquely our own, so what may smell good on others may not be as good on our skin. Never be in a rush when buying perfume. The best way to test a fragrance is to spray some on your wrist and let it linger for 30 minutes. It usually takes a scent to display all its three notes within 30 minutes. If you like what you smell on yourself after that time, go ahead and buy the fragrance. Always get a scent that expresses your personality. You should always think of the fragrances you wear as extensions of yourself. Always remember that the chemical makeup of a perfume is delicate. Therefore, never store your fragrances in extremely cold or extremely hot places. Never hoard your perfumes or else they will just evaporate. 62 68