When trying to pick out a new fragrance, there are a few simple guide lines to follow. You will want to find something not only that fits your chemistry, but also the season of the year.
First let us look at the seasons. In the Fall You will want something warm. A soft musk or vanilla scent might work out for you. In the winter you will not only try to find something warm, but also sweet and inviting. A soft musk, warm vanilla, or a sweet fruit scent such as apple or raspberry would be nice.
When entering spring you should switch to a nice garden scent, like roses, lily, lavender, lilac or gardenia. During the summer months you will want a light and airy scent. I would suggest a clean smell like Estee Lauders’ Pleasures, or Cotton Blossom from Bath And Body Works.
The best way to see if a fragrance will suit you is to test it. First decide on a scent that you like. Next you will want to try a dab or two on your pulse points. Wait at least two hours to see if you still like the way the scent is on your skin. This way the fragrance has had time to mix with your body’s chemistry.
When you do find the fragrance that you like, here are a few rules to follow. First only apply a minimal amount. You can always add more through the day if it wears off, but if you over do it you will be too overpowering in scent the whole day. Also it is bad manners to apply perfume in public. You should always apply in a restroom, or at home. This way you won’t offend anyone’s allergies or atmosphere.
Good luck finding the perfect fragrance for yourself. Remember if you aren’t sure what your looking for ask the sales clerk. Have fun and happy sniffing!