With the hundreds, if not thousands, of perfumes out there, it can be hard to find the right fragrance for you. The following our 4 major categories in the fragrance industry. Knowing a bit more about these categories will help you narrow down your search for that perfect fragrance.
Floral fragrances are often thought of as a classic scent with feminine undertones. Fresh cut flowers, roses and lilies are a few of the floral aromas you can find in perfumes. Lavender, lilac and cherry blossoms are other options for that sweet floral scent you’re looking for.
If you want a fragrance that is clean and fresh with a summery-feel, consider citrus scents. These types of perfumes have an organic, lemon or lime aroma to them. They are often paired with floral undertones.
When you smell perfumes with a wood scent, you may get visions of campfires, leather furniture, cedar or tobacco. Wood fragrances are common in products designed for men but are starting to get more popular in women’s and unisex perfumes.
Perfumes with chai, vanilla bean and jasmine flowers are a member of the oriental scents category. These types of fragrances are usually lighter than the wood scents. With that said, oriental and wood scents pair well with one another.
Tips on Choosing a Fragrance
Samples are a great way to find the perfect fragrance. While most perfume stores have trail bottles out on the counter, you may have to ask a sales associate for a sample if there is none out on the shelves. Some merchants, both online and off, sell small samples of their perfumes so you can try the scent out for several days before taking the big leap to purchasing a whole bottle.
Change it up a bit by stepping out of your comfort zone. Just because you have always stuck with a lighter powdery perfume doesn’t mean you can’t try something different like a deeper woody fragrance. There is nothing wrong with purchasing different scents and switching which one you wear through the week.
No matter what type of fragrance you are looking for, there are affordable perfumes for women in just about every scent available. This means you don’t have to break the bank on one bottle of perfume. Just remember to have fun and pick a scent that you like.