Fragrance 101

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On the hunt for a new fragrance? With so many on the market, we asked style expert Liv Judd for her expert tips on choosing and wearing the right fragrance.

Fragrance 101

How to Find A Scent

Take your time to select an ideal scent; it’s not going to come to you in five minutes! Foolproof trick: get a sample and spray it on before bed. If you still love it in the morning, that’s the one for you. If you get a headache, forget about it.

Location On Your Body

Certain areas of the body are better suited to fragrance than others. Aim for pulse points, like the insides of your wrists, elbows, nape of your neck and décolletage.

Where to Keep It

If you keep your perfume bottles in the bathroom, you need to find a new home for it. Humidity, heat and light are the scent's worst enemies. Store them in their original case in a box in a cool dry place.

Mix with Care

Deodorants and scented body lotions can alter the smell of your fragrance. Opt for odourless product so your fragrance takes centre stage. Or use body products in the same scent as the fragrance if available.

Does It Suit You?

Listen to what people around you say about your fragrance. If they say you smell strong, it’s not a good sign. If you’re getting compliments – great! Other people’s reactions to our fragrance are a good indication of whether or not it's working for you.

 

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