Beginner’s Guide to Buying and Applying Perfume


Whether you’re looking to add a new scent to your fragrance collection or you’re just getting started with perfume, this guide will teach you everything you need to know about buying and applying perfume.


We’ll go over what to look for when choosing a scent, how to apply perfume correctly, and some tips for making your fragrance last all day long. By the end of this guide, you’ll know all there is to know about buying and wearing scents like a pro!

What to Look for When Buying a Scent

When you’re shopping for perfume, it’s important to keep in mind that not all scents are created equal.

  • There are different types of scents available, and each one is suitable for different occasions. For instance, while certain fragrances are light and airy, others are heavier and more potent.
  • You’ll also want to take into account the seasonality of a scent. For example, floral scents are perfect for spring and summer, while woodsy scents are better suited for fall and winter.


With all of this in mind, here are a few things to look for when choosing a scent:

  • The type of scent you’re looking for (light/airy subtle vs. heavy/intense)
  • The occasion you’ll be wearing the perfume
  • The seasonality of the scent
  • Your budget
  • If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain ingredients
  • The longevity of the scent (how long it lasts on your skin)
  • The sillage of the scent (how far it projects from your body)


Now that we’ve gone over what to look for when choosing a scent, let’s move on to how to choose the right one for you.

How to Choose the Right Scent for You?

Choosing the right scent can feel like a daunting task, but don’t worry—we’ve got you covered.

  • The best way to find a scent that you love is by doing some research ahead of time.
  • Read online reviews, watch YouTube videos, and ask your friends or family members if they have any recommendations.
  • Once you’ve narrowed down your options, it’s time to head to the store (or shop online) and start testing out perfumes.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help when testing out perfumes—the salespeople are there to assist you.
  • And don’t forget that everyone’s body chemistry is different, so what smells amazing on your best friend might not smell as great on you.
  • The key is to find a balance between what smells good to you and what smells good to you. Trust us—it’ll be worth the effort once you find your perfect match!

The key to choosing the right scent is:

  • Doing your research ahead of time
  • Test out perfumes until you find one that smells good to you and smells good on you.


Now that we’ve gone over how to choose the right perfume, let’s move on to how to apply it correctly.


Now that we’ve gone over everything there is to know about buying and wearing perfume, it’s time to put your newfound knowledge into practice. Head out into the world confident in your ability to choose and wear a fragrance that’s perfect for any occasion!