Finding the perfect fragrance isn’t only about detecting an aroma that you adore, it’s also about discovering a scent that doesn’t mask over who you are, but instead compliments your personal style. Here’s some of our favorite fragrance finds:
You love whimsical bows and pink girly clothes, so try a floral scent such as Taylor Swift’s new perfume Wonderstruck, 3 piece gift set $21.99, available at Target. niNe. adores the fragrance about as much as we adore Taylor Swift. Juicy raspberry and fascinating freesia create a sweet and flirty bouquet aroma synonymous to Taylor’s fantastic and luminous life.
Glamour radiates upon you and you find it necessary to be put together at all times. So, the allure of an opulent musk such as White Musk, $17.50, available at The Body Shop, corresponds with your lavish desires. Treat yourself to this extravagant fragrance with a luxurious velvety signature.
What’s in a Name
Fragrances come in various intensities. The more intense the fragrance, the longer the sent will last. The more potent the formula, the less you’ll need to use. To make your perfume purchasing experience easier, here is the naming system for the most potent formula to the least potent:
- Perfume or perfume extract (lasts up to six hours)
- Esprit de Parfum
- Eau de Parfum, Parfum de Toilette
- Eau de Toilette (lasts two to four hours)
- Eau de Cologne (lasts about two hours)
- Perfume mist
- Splash or aftershave
Keep in mind that the concentrations are not synonymous between various perfume houses. For example one brand’s Eau de parfum may be as potent as another brand’s Eau de Toilette.
Retro and vintage styles inspire you and make you feel beautiful and unique, which is why a woody sent with classic flair such as Gucci Premiere Eau de Parfum Spray, $63.00-$105.00, available at Macy’s, may be perfect for you. Luxurious leather and powerful wood create a vintage celebration of sparkling feminism with a warm indulgent glamour.
Classic, conservative and creative, is how your friends describe you, but you aren’t ashamed of your ability to resist baring it all, so a clean, fresh and soft fragrance perfectly compliments your character. Herve Leger Femme Eau de Parfum, $34.00 available at Avon.com, is enticingly fresh, with soft florals and wood notes. This fragrance is clean-cut just like Max Azria’s sophisticated couture.
You’re bright, bold and bubbly! You have an electric personality that quickly becomes contagious, which is why Someday by Justin Beiber, 3 piece set $29.99, available at Target, may compliment your character. Justin Beiber has captured the hearts of many young ladies, as do you, so his fruity concoction of sparkling pear with juicy wild berries and mandarin fused with exotic jasmine flatter passion and confidence.
Adventure is calling and you hear it loud and clear! You’re carefree and always full of life and vibrance, so an oriental fragrance full of exotic and animalistic tendencies pays tribute to your inclinations. niNe. loves Kiehl’s new fragrances highlighting exotic ingredients from around the world, especially the Vanilla and Cedarwood Fragrance, $40.00 – $75.00, available at Nordstrom.
With incredible strength, you approach all of life’s ups and down with courage and fortitude. Balenciaga Florabotanica, $50.00 – $125.00, available at Nordstrom, is an enchanting fragrance full of blossoming botanicals with twists of exhilarating greenery creating a fresh yet intense allure.
You’re a romantic at heart with great passions and affections for those you love. With luscious desires and intensions, Guerlain La Petite Robe Noir Eau de Parfum, $57.00-$115.00, available at Nordstrom, consists of exquisite almond, delicious berries and black cherry, radiant rose, sweet licorice and black tea making it irresistibly edible. Sugary, dessert-like qualities make this perfume exhilarating, mischievous and captivating, much like someone in love!
With an energetic personality, always set on the objective to win, your athletic, fit and very active. You need a perfume that can keep up with your dynamic personality and that is as playful as you! Princess by Vera Wang, $18.00-$75.00, available at Sephora, has sheer floral notes, accented in delectable dark chocolate and vanilla and robust in healthy mandarin meringue and golden apricots.
How to Apply
Many perfume companies encourage you to layer your fragrance with a body lotion, shower gel, and body splash. It is true that the fragrance will last longer if you layer, but using all the different types of products at the same time can be a little intense, especially for your friends who may be allergic to the particular scent that you love. So, instead of layering all at once, consider layering your fragrance throughout the day, making your scent last all day long! Start in the morning with your shower gel and body lotion. Then, at lunch spritz on an eau de toilette, and if you’re heading out to a big event in the evening add a dab of perfume to your pulse points. Your pulse points will warm the perfume and release fragrance continually. Your pulse points are located behind your ears, at the nape of your neck and inside your wrists, elbows and knees. Do keep in mind that dry skin does not hold fragrance as long as oily skin. So, if you have dry skin in the winter, you may need to reapply your fragrance more often than you would in the summer.