7 tips to choose best perfumes for women
Signature scents are a calling card to everyone you come across. Finding the best perfumes for women is no mean task.
Understand the perfume basics and follow our top 7 tips to choose the one that suits you best.
The Perfume Basics
Before you decide on the best perfume to buy for women, it’s important to understand the basics of the perfume world.
Absolutes: These are pure natural oils and extracts from flowers and other natural materials. They are highly priced for a small amount.
Note: This is the odoriferous element in every perfume and cologne. The top notes fade into the fragrances of the middle note, followed by the base notes, which is what lingers.
Eau de Cologne: Eau de Cologne has three to five percent oil with a mixture of alcohol and water and is light and refreshing.
Eau de Toilette: Has about the same amount of perfume oil or a little more and is mixed with alcohol instead of water.
Eau de Parfum: Has a higher percentage of perfume oil and since it is mixed with alcohol, it’s more expensive than Eau de Cologne and Eau de Toilette.
Perfume: 15 to 30 percent perfume oil mixed with alcohol and is more costly than Eau de Cologne, Eau de Toilette, or Eau de Parfum.
Fragrance Families for Women
There are four families that most feminine fragrances are made up of. The four basic fragrance families are Floral/Sweet, Citrus/Fruity/Fresh, Oriental/Spicy, and Woody/Chypre.
The best perfumes for women will be citrus, fresh, floral, oriental, sweet, spice, or wood.
Swiss Arabian has an expansive collection of perfumes for women. Miss Edge comes with top notes of green leaves and bergamot which melt your heart in muguet, lily, and gardenia with a delicate touch of musk, amber, and vetiver.
Another offering from Swiss Arabian is Royal Mystery which starts with the aromatic notes of pear and melon giving an elegant hint of rose and freesia along with the tempting base notes of musk, patchouli, and amber to dive deep in hearts.
Swiss Arabian has an extensive collection of Oriental fragrances for women as well. One among them is Sehr Al Sheila that is all rich in its texture crafted with premium ingredients to make you glow with the charming aura.
Never decide your perfume unless you smell the base notes. Don’t commit to a scent until you smell the final notes.
Always have a collection of perfumes from different fragrance families. It’s always ideal to change your perfume according to seasons,
occasions and the time of the day. What works well during days and nights like Wild Spirit that beholds the charm of floral and woody finish.
Its opening of bright citrus notes embodies women’s zest for life seizing the hearts into a bewitching floral accord of heady tuberose and jasmine.
For a date night with a special one, you should wear a perfume with Oriental and Spicy notes. During cool climes, you can wear
stronger perfumes, as it won’t be too strong and it’s always best to opt for lighter fragrances in summer.
Always consider your skin type as well before committing to a perfume. Perfumes dissipate quicker on drier skin tones and
so a Concentrated Perfume Oil like Swiss Arabian’s Private Musk will have more effect on you rather than an Eau de Toilette.
Understand which fragrance family is the one that you love the most. Your perfume will be with you for very long time, so make sure you enjoy it!
Go perfume shopping in the evening: Our sense of smell gets sharper in the later part of the day and also in warmer weather. So go shopping in the afternoons and evening to really smell the perfumes.
Always spray on a card first. After the initial ten minutes, smell it once more and only if it appeals to you, should you spray it on your skin.
Never try on a whole range of perfumes at a time. Make a few excursions to the perfume counter, take a whiff from the jars of coffee beans placed on the counter and take another sniff. It cleanses your olfactory perceptions in between testing various fragrances.
The job of choosing the best perfumes for women can seem too daunting a task. You can always walk into the Swiss Arabian showrooms and ask the help of our expert sales staff to help you choose the best perfume brands for women.