From our friends at Allure Magazine in the online addition, and originally posted by Angelique Serrano (Beauty Editor), comes the following wonderful article on how to Pick the Perfect Scent. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
Daily Beauty Reporter
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Here at Allure, we get to smell all the latest fragrances—the good, the bad, and the celebrity-inspired. So after doing some serious sniffing, we thought it was time to bring you suggestions for the perfect perfume to fit any occasion.
At the office: One word should be going through your mind right now: imperceptible. (Seriously—trust us on this.) Skip any scent that smells full-strength for more than 20 seconds. Better yet, try a lighter scented body lotion instead of a perfume. We like Estée Lauder Pleasures Body Lotion, which smells of lilies, peonies, and jasmine.
Out and about: You’re walking around, enjoying the summer sunshine (wearing SPF, of course), so you need a fragrance that isn’t too heavy or overpowering. Try one with fresh green, grassy notes, or one with a zesty citrus zing to it. Take a whiff of Benefit The Garden of Good and Eva.
At an outdoor wedding: You want something light, sheer, and romantic. Think of subtle floral notes, like violet or freesia. We love Fresh Violette Eau De Parfum and the delicate scent of rose and white peony in Stella McCartney StellaNude.
For a hot date: Now’s the time to whip out the heavy artillery. If you love rich, sensual scents, a deep vanilla-based fragrance, a gritty patchouli, or musky essential oil would be perfect. You want something concentrated, yet not so overly complex and heady that it sends your date running for two Advils. Try these sexy-spicy concoctions: Narciso Rodriguez For Her Eau de Parfum, with notes of amber and woods, and Tom Ford White Patchouli.