FEW GROUND RULES ON CHOOSING YOUR PERFUME

How to Choose the Right Perfume
A FEW PERFUME GROUND RULES FOR TESTING, USING AND CHERISHING YOUR DREAM SCENT.



If you inhale perfumes for too long while testing at the store, you'll exhaust your scent receptors. The traditional trick of sniffing coffee beans jolts them back into action, but it's a little overkill. Do as the perfumers do and sniff a neutral area, like the crook of your elbow (where, presumably, you haven't been spraying anything); it will give your nose a break to recover.


How to Choose the Right Perfume


It's a waste of good perfume!

To prevent the scent from overwhelming, choose one pulse point instead - the neck, behind the ears, or wrists - where your skin will warm the scent and gently diffuse it around you.

Allowing it to evaporate naturally on the skin keeps the scent pure.

How to Choose the Right Perfume


Treat a perfume like a fine wine; the juice can degrade quickly when exposed to light, heat or air. Keep it anywhere but not in the bathroom. The temperature and humidity fluctuation in the bathroom quickly ruins your scent. Store on a vanity or shelf away from light, and with good care, perfumes can last for a year or more.



xoxo, Blair



124 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. I love perfumes but I use the sparingly. Thanks for the tip about keeping outside of the bathroom. Luckily I have never done that. I don't have a favourite scent. What about you?

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    1. My recent favorite is Allure by Chanel which was a gift from my friend in France.

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  2. Haha I always spray in the air and walk through...but now I will stop. But I havent used any parfume ever since I got pregnant and now she is two years old. I smell like milk nowdays but eventually I will soon enough smelling like spring flowers!

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    1. That's awesome Dada! We should always be smells good, even at worst times.

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  3. I keep my perfumes in the bathroom, had no idea it ruins the scent. I will put them somewhere else now for sure.

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    1. That's good! I'm glad that this post helps you.

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  4. The tips are just on point, thanks for sharing. I normally use my elbow joint while testing a new fragrance. I have also a separate shelf for my perfume collection.

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    1. That's great! Giving a right care for perfumes helps it last longer :D

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  5. I'll keep this in mind. I never know what perfumes I should use. I never want anything super strong.

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    1. Hello Dear,

      You can visit the beauty store and there are perfume stores that could assist you on choosing the right perfume for you.

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  6. What a fun post. I have sprayed scents on me and in the air. I will remember the elbow trick! Thankfully I'm at least doing one thing right as my perfume is not in the bathroom!

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    1. That's right! Well just noticed that you'll never see perfumes being displayed in miniature bathroom shelf whenever you visit the store.

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  7. I keep my bottles in the bathroom, guess I better go take them all out now. Thanks for the tip! I don't wear perfume often so my expensive bottle often go to waste, I need to get better with that.

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    1. Oh you should wear it!

      Some women I know seldom wears makeup, however wearing perfume is a must. You'll never know you will you bump into.

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  8. Those are such useful tips, especially the one that we shouldn't put perfume in the bathroom. Besides, now I know how I can keep the smell last longer. Thanks for your sharing.

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    1. Another tips is, don't throw the box!

      You can store the bottle in its box to shelter it again the direct lights.

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  9. Thanks for this great blog, love the tip about keeping perfume out of the bathroom so it lasts longer! I will definitely be doing this! My fav scent at the mo is Chanel Noir its gorgeous Fab blog

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    1. Oh thank you Jade!

      Mine is Allure by Chanel.

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  10. These are some really good tips, I have to admit I keep my perfume in the bedroom out of the light so I'm doing good there at least.

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    1. High five on that Sarah :) What is your favorite scent recently?

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  11. I love your tips! I have a bad habit of keeping perfume in the bathroom, but I am going to rethink that decision. I love how you mention not to spray the air and walk into the perfume, this is something I never thought made much sense.

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    1. Yeah, I saw many women doing it. I mean if you keep on doing it, then better spray your perfume to all over your house and make it as home freshener :D

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  12. I use a lot of roller balls because of the easy portability, so spraying in the air and walking through isn't much of an option for me, lol! I have a special dresser in my dresser where I keep my perfumes so they last a long time.

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  13. I really like the tips on sniffing a neutral area. I'm going to try it next time when I shop for perfume.

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  14. Less is best. My teen puts on too much scent and it makes me sick to my stomach.

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    1. Hahaha yeah, maybe they though it was a cologne :)

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  15. We definitely know how to treat a wine! We're one step closer to taking care of perfume ❤️

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    1. I agree, they both have similar principle regarding storing.

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  16. This is great advice - good thing my cologne is kept in a cool place not in the bathroom! I tend to just spray my cologne on my clothes and not on my skin because I get a mild allergic reaction to it. It works well for me this way!

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  17. Some great tips there. I definitely go spraying perfumes whenever visiting sephora. And then I smell pretty funky because of all the scents mixed in. Best to just try few and walk around before deciding.

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  18. great tips u got there! im not really a perfume wearer as my lotions are already well scented but knowing this info is always helpful! i wonder if the same goes with cologne? www.crayonized.com

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    1. Hello Patricia,

      Yeah still the same. Although cologne can easily evaporate the scent due to more percentage of aqua.

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  19. this is actually some good advice for choosing a perfume for my wife. I've often been at the airport sampling many bottles, sort of similar.

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    1. Yeah, that's good.

      And if you are not sure what is her favorite scent, you can buy those sample packs, and let her decide which is her favorite most. At least you wont spend much on huge bottles, that would end up not using.

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  20. I know a few people that store their perfume in the bathroom. I had no idea it lasts longer if you do not keep it in there. I like to have a few different scents to wear depending on my mood.

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    1. Thanks for visiting Claudia. Currently, what scent are your favorites?

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  21. Great tips! I love perfume and it's not cheap. I want to be able to enjoy each bottle as long as possible.

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    1. Yeah its not cheap, but every women must have at least one perfume for her life.

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  22. I have not worn perfume in years! However, I always spritzed it on my wrists to check the scent first.

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    1. That's a good way! Have your own perfume even just one scent. You deserve to have one.

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  23. My sense of smell is super sensitive. It's easy for me to get overloaded with perfume smells, I will try this great tip you shared, thank you!

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    1. Instead of spritzing the perfume, just dab a little to your wrists :)

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  24. My sense of smell is super sensitive. It's easy to get overwhelmed with the scent of perfume, I will try this great tip, thank you!

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    1. Hello Christel,
      Instead of spritzing the perfume, just dab a little to your wrists :)

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  25. My favorite perfume is from Victoria's Secret. It's really hard to find though because they stopped making it - boo!

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    1. Oh that is awesome. Maybe its time for you to look for alternative.

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  26. That's a great advice! I need to move my parfumes out of the bathroom.

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    1. Yeah that's right. You that you can still enjoy their scents.

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  27. thanks for advice. I like the way you put them and take picture.

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  28. I never even considered this! I also loved your tip about not storing perfume in the bathroom. I always have kept mine on the dresser for this very reason!

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    1. That's a good way. Our bathroom always changes it temperature which affects the consistency of our perfumes.

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  29. I am honestly allergic to perfume so I don't know any of these. But thank you for the tips!

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  30. I'm not very fussy with my perfume, hence I don't have a favourite scent. I do like trying different brands, though.

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    1. What is your recent perfume purchase, Emily?

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  31. When It comes to perfume my cousin is a big perfumist designer in the city. She makes all the name brand and has worked with celebrities. I receive full size samples so that makes me thrilled. !!

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    1. OMG you are so lucky! Share us some of your perfume tips!

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  32. Lol I never knew these rules on choosing a perfume. My perfumes are always in the bathroom. Now i know what to do with them. Thnaks

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    1. We need to give them much care as well, because perfumes are not cheap.

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  33. I learned about spraying perfume in those designated areas from my colleague and indeed its true. For the storage, thanks goodness I dropped by reading this. Glad to learn something about it.

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  34. Awesome advice! I like to smell parfumes, but sometimes I get sick of them when I wear them. :)

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  35. I'll share this with my gf for sure! Btw love your site layout -- awesome website!

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  36. I always sniff my husband's shoulder. The first time I did it I got the look like I was an alien, haha!

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  37. After reading your post yesterday, I check out if I have some in the bathroom and I realized I have some over it. Have already removed it and replaced. Thanks again for this information.

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  38. I've been using Bvlgari Amethyst and Crystalline for years. I haven't found a new scent that appeals to me. My perfumes are all in the bathroom! I better keep it inside my closet then.

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    1. Good idea! Perfumes are expensive so it is wise to take care of them. Just like how you take care not to messed-up your favorite MAC Collection :D

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  39. I usually will spray on my wrist and the rub on my neck.

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    1. That's good. In my case, sometimes I just dab the perfume to my pressure points.

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  40. I love your tip about not storing perfume in the bathroom. I used to store all of my expensive perfume in bathroom drawers until I visited a perfume factory in Europe and found out that I was reducing the potency of my perfumes by storing it in a damp climate.

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    1. Exactly. Better to pay attention on perfume storage because they are not cheap.

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  41. Long time Blair .Loved all the tips.Smelling the crook of my elbow should help while choosing

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    1. Thanks Amrita!
      What's your latest favorite perfume?

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  42. I had no idea about the testing part that it exhausts our sense receptors. Some great tips about storage and application.
    Thanks for sharing!
    XO
    Shreya

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    1. You're welcome Shreya. Keep on exploring my blog for more helpful tips!

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  43. These are great tips! I didn't know the one about not keeping them in the bathroom, now I do!😊

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    1. Keep it away from the bathroom!
      You can't see stores displaying it in their miniature bathrooms :D

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  44. i always laugh when i see someone spray the air and walk through it. i dont know why, it just looks too glamorous. I have so many perfumes but never wear them. Well now i know how to use them properly i sure will!

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    1. You must wear them even you are at home. Perfumes adds character to a woman.

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  45. I wore boucheron, a Paris perfume for years. My husband has allergies, so I cannot wear perfume any longer. :-(

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    1. Ohh that's a bummer. Why you have to sacrifice your perfume need?
      So what scent do you wear now?

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  46. I tend to keep my perfumes in my bedroom but I had no idea that if you kept it in the bathroom it could affect the scent.Now I know ti definitely not put scents in the bathroom x

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    1. Hello Ana,

      You can let it sit on your vanity table!

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  47. Great tips for perfume shopping. I just cant have perfume smell overload.

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  48. I love perfumes but I hardly use them because I get allergics which is such a pity. Btw nice pictures, love em!

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    1. Thank you Lee! What is your substitute for perfumes?

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  49. I never knew about not keeping perfume in the bathroom because the temperature can fluctuate so much and cause it to lose its scent! These are awesome tips, thanks for sharing!

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    1. You are welcome Nicole. Keep on exploring my blog for more beauty tips.

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  50. i love perfume.. it makes us more confident when we look and smell nice... it is amazing...

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    1. Exactly Miera!
      Ohh I bet an influential #taitai like you have awesome perfume collection!

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  51. oou... dun leave at bathroom is it because of the mist? - Racheal

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    1. Its a no no to leave your perfumes in the bathroom. Store it in your cabinet away from lights and frequent change of temperatures.

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  52. Great perfume tips. I had no idea perfume only lasts for a year, I guess I need to throw everything out.

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  53. wow, I learned a lot today. Thanks for sharing these tips. I always leave my perfumes in the bathroom. Totally not a great idea.

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    1. If you want to make your perfume last a bit longer, when don't store in the bathroom.

      I am happy to know that you learn a lot from my blog.

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  54. Those are some great tips! I used to be such a perfume junkie when i was younger but nowadays not so particular about it. I am more into shower gels and oils these days. This is good for reminding me to finish some of my old perfumes off..

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    1. That's good Farena. A woman should wear her signature scent.

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  55. I've never heard of spraying in the air and walking through the mist. It's actually pretty funny imagining it. I keep my perfume in my little parlor. These were really cute tips!

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  56. I am into perfumes but I love to have them in my bedroom.

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    1. Isn't it nice to have your own perfume counter in your bedroom? :) My boyfriend loves it, he finds it sexy.

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  57. Thanks for the tips about where to keep perfumes. I never keep mind in the bathroom.

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    1. You can start moving your perfumes in your bedroom.

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  58. you know...I have never understood why would anyone spray the air..then walk right into the 'cloud'...so thank you for clarifying that my thoughts were right all along..hahhaha...oh and I shall keep a reminder on not bringing in the perfume into the bathroom...

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    1. I think I saw a Hollywood movie about that scene, were the perfume was spray in the air.. Ahh! there was also a scene in Sex and the City. Its hilarious!

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  59. Thanks for the great tips, especially the one with the light :) I will keep my perfume safes from now on.

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  60. Thanks for the tips!From now on I will store my perfumes inside the cabinet.

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  61. Thanks for the tips. I remember one of my favorite brands of perfume, told me to sniff some of the coffee beans in a container after testing 5 different scents, and that worked. My sense of smell worked better and it also prevented me from suffocation. Marcelo Pareja

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    1. Thank you Marcelo,

      Yeah that's one of the awesome tricks :)

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