A woman who does not wear perfume has no future- Coco Chanel

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A woman who does not wear perfume has no future- Coco Chanel

I couldn’t agree more with Coco Chanel for sure. A scent of a woman is always remembered and helps a lot in understanding her personality. The perfume is by far one of the best inventions and everyone should use it! It is definitely a great investment too and that’s what brings me to my laptop to share this post on one of my favourite perfumes of 2015 – Chloe Love Story. This post is also primarily for those who want to know all about fragrances, their types, compositions, tips and myths!

By far one of the most flirty, youthful and long lasting perfume of 2015 is the “Chloe Love Story”. It is one of those rare fragrances that packs a punch yet is light enough for day wear. Despite being marketed as an evening fragrance Chloé Love Story Eau de Parfum is clean with fresh floral notes of jasmine, orange blossom, cedar and neroli. I can see this becoming my go-to Spring fragrance and it surely does not disappoint!

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Love Story claims to be inspired from the city of love – Paris where the token of affection is lined across the bridge of the Pont des Arts by the lock lovers. The bottle itself is a pretty padlock. To my nose it feels like a light cocktail of white flowers accented with elderflower cordial – bold flavours yes, but handled with a slight of hand. The result is sweet and fresh composition up top, over a warm and green musky base, and it’s ever so pretty, one can’t help but fall for this tale of amour.

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Types of Perfumes

Perfumes come in all different shapes and forms. The most common and popular types are:

  • Balm perfume
  • Eau de cologne
  • Eau de toilette
  • Eau de perfume
  • Parfum

Balm perfume

It’s quite compact and fits easily in your purse. Its great to use a balm perfume but according to me not quite fun! I mean the whole feel of spraying a perfume is what makes it exciting for me. When the cold misty perfume touches your skin you automatically feel good and refreshed. Applying a balm perfume is definitely more long lasting as it is less heat and light sensitive but it’s like applying a really thick moisturizer (very little quantity as compared to a moisturizer). Balm Perfumes are sure very travel friendly but I feel that because it’s a compressed version the smell does get a little altered. A plus point about the balm is that it’s the most easy to use in public. No one will ever notice that you’re applying a perfume. You can be extremely discreet about it yet smell fantastic!

Where to apply the balm perfume:

  • Below the ears on the side of the neck
  • Inner sides of the wrist
  • Back of the knees

 

 

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Eau De Cologne

It’s one of the most lightweight types of perfume. Most of the men’s perfumes are Eau De Cologne, off course there are plenty of options for women too. Since this has a very low aromatic compound you can be quite generous while using this.

Where to apply the Eau De Cologne:

  • Below the ears on the side of the neck
  • Back of the neck
  • Inner sides of the wrist
  • Elbows
  • Back of the knees

 

 

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Eau De Toilette

This is a little heavier in texture as compared to the Eau De Cologne but lesser then the Parfum. You need to apply this every 4-5 hours. But it again depends from person to person. That only you can gage based on your body type, your natural oils, hormones etc. Personally for me I need to re-apply perfume almost every 5 hours to feel fresh and smell terrific at all times. This type of perfume is usually better for day use.

Where to apply the Eau de Toilette:

  • Below the ears on the side of the neck
  • Inner sides of the wrist
  • Back of the knees

 

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Eau De Perfume

This is the most common form of fragrance you can find in the market. The scent lasts for around 6-8 hours and sometimes the scent does change after 4 hours so its smells like a completely different perfume. This type of perfume is usually better for the night.

Where to apply the Eau De Perfume:

  • Below the ears on the side of the neck
  • Inner sides of the wrist

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Parfum

This is the bomb! It has 20-40% Aromatic compounds, which is almost half the composition. No wonder it usually comes in small bottles and is very expensive. It’s like a luxury to apply it. A little dab on the pulse points will last you the whole day as it has the highest fragrance concentration.

Where to apply the Parfum:

  • Below the ears on the side of the neck
  • Inner sides of the wrist

 

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Common mistakes and Tips for best results

1. The best time to apply a perfume is immediately after a shower. The skin is fresh and clean from all the dirt, sweat and body oils which helps the perfume stay on longer.

2. If you want your fragrance to last from dawn to dusk “Moisturized skin keeps fragrance lasting longer.” Perfume holds better onto moisturized skin as opposed to dry skin so make sure once you come out of the shower you apply your favorite moisturizer, let it seep into the skin and then on top of that apply your perfume for the best results. This is because the fragrance then has something to hold onto for longer results.

3. The best places to apply perfume is on all your pulse points as that is the warmest part of your body

4. When applying perfume maintain a distance of about 20-30 cm and allow the mist to fall onto your skin and not form a pool of liquid. By doing so you will not be distorting the smell and also saving a lot of the product

5. Post the application on your wrist please DONOT rub it against each other. The wrists are a pulse point and it is already warm so by rubbing it against each other you are over heating it and almost bruising it.

6. Avoid mixing scents

7. “Feel free to spritz on your hair occasionally” You can spray a little perfume on your hairbrush to give your hair a soft scent.

8. Perfume can stain fabric, and fabric fibers can make perfume smell unpleasant. So avoid spraying it on your clothes.

Until Next Time,

Love

Bella Karisa

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