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Six tips for choosing the perfect spring fragrance!
Now that the warmer, sunnier months of spring are here, your favourite winter fragrance probably seems too warm. Not to worry! No matter if you’re a woman or a man, you’ll find a perfect, lighter spring scent with these six essential tips.
SAY GOODBYE TO WINTER
Winter is the perfect time to wear heavier scents. Our body temperature drops and we produce less oil, so our bodies must work harder to carry a fragrance. Lighter perfumes can seem muted and underwhelming, which is why we tend to gravitate towards stronger fragrances.
Spring brings sun and warmth. Body temperatures increase and skin moisture improves. Suddenly, winter fragrances become even stronger, projecting further and evaporating more quickly. For those reasons, it’s a good idea to adopt a lighter scent that leaves you smelling fresh and airy, not heavy or spicy.
KNOW YOUR NOTES
Understanding fragrance notes will help you make the right choice. Every perfume is made of three classes of fragrance notes. The scent you smell first comes from the top notes. Once that wears out, you smell the heart notes. The base notes are what remain and linger.
CLASSIC SPRING NOTES
Spring scents are green scents. We associate freshness, happiness and blooms with this time of year. Classic spring notes include Bergamot, Lemon and Mandarin and romantic floral notes like Iris, Jasmine and Rose.
REAWAKEN THE SENSES
April is the perfect time to indulge your olfactory impulses with an uplifting scent. Temperatures are rising and so is your mood. Select a fragrance that reflects the flowery, fruity qualities of spring as well as your new energy and state-of-mind. Think soft and floral if you are a woman, citrusy and fresh if you are a man.
CONSIDER YOUR ENVIRONMENT
Even though spring scents tend to be lighter, your surroundings, diet, and even the weather can impact how a fragrance “wears” - how powerful it is and how long it lasts. It’s always a good idea to experiment to find out if your new fragrance is better suited for a night out or the office.
GET READY TO CELEBRATE SPRING WITH THE PERFECT FRAGRANCE!
We’ve curated four of our favourites for women and men sure to help you strike a lighter note in the coming months.
I Am (for women)
Raspberry, Black and Pink Pepper and Magnolia notes
– floral and fruity with a bit of spice.
Love Affair (for women)
Pink Pepper, Rose and Sandalwood notes
– romantic, delicate and sweet.
Diabolique (for men)
Yellow Mandarin, Iris and Vetiver notes
– crisp and citrusy with a touch of powdery floral.
Secret IV: Rituel d’Orient (for men)
Lemon, Agarwood and Palisander Wood notes
– soft, woody and refreshing.