Start by identifying your preferred scent family (e.g., floral, woody,
citrus, oriental) and considering the occasions when you'll be wearing
the fragrance (e.g., casual, formal, day, night). Reading product descriptions and customer reviews can also be helpful in determining which fragrances might suit you best. You can also consider trying a sample or discovery set before committing to a full-sized bottle.
The primary difference is the concentration of fragrance oils, which
impacts the longevity and intensity of the scent. Eau de Parfum has the
highest concentration (typically 15-20%), followed by Eau de Toilette
(5-15%) and Eau de Cologne (2-4%). As a result, EDPs tend to last longer
and have a stronger scent than EDTs and EDCs.
Fragrance notes are the individual scents that make up a perfume's
composition. They are typically divided into three categories: top notes, middle (or heart) notes, and base notes.
Top notes are the initial scents you perceive and are usually lighter and more volatile.
Middle notes emerge as the top notes dissipate, and they form the heart
of the fragrance.
Base notes are the longest-lasting and provide depth
and longevity to the perfume.
Perfume can smell differently on different people due to our unique
body chemistry. If you have dry skin, you may want to opt for a
stronger, more concentrated perfume as fragrance tends not to last as
long on dry skin. If your skin is oily, a lighter concentration like eau
de toilette may work well for you.
Typically, lighter, fresher fragrances are suitable for daytime and
warmer months, while heavier, richer scents are more appropriate for
evenings and colder months. However, the best perfume for any occasion
is the one that makes you feel comfortable and confident.