8 Little unknown facts about perfume

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Whether it’s a quick spritz in the morning, or a more considered selection for a special evening out, perfume is the final addition to any outfit. Scents are linked to emotions and moods and can instantly remind you of a loved one, a happy moment, or even a special place. Geraldine Augustine-Darwood from Perfume brand Gold Series says that fragrance and perfume is an incredible field to understand as it is linked to so many of our senses. “Perfume can make you feel happy, it can endear you to someone that smells like someone you know, it can bring to people together romantically and it can make you feel as though you’re going to conquer the world!” Here are eight things you probably didn’t know about your favourite scent:
Scent your locks: Did you know that some people spray perfume in their hair? When worn loose, hair is constantly in motion which works to diffuse the scent. The best way to do this is to spray the perfume on your brush and then brush your hair. • All the notes: A scent is defined as having top notes, heart notes, and base notes. After applying the perfume, the fragrance notes will be released, starting with the top notes, which then fade to the heart notes and ending with the base notes. Typically, top notes are more delicate and do not last as long as heart and base notes. Heart notes could be spice, herbal or floral notes. You are usually able to smell the base notes the longest – common base notes include amber, musk, or wood notes. • No more blue Mondays: Perfume can be an incredible mood booster. It can be a feel-good stimulant that can improve your mood, make you feel happy, romantic and event increase your confidence. Scent is also closely linked to recall and can even provoke special memories. • Augustine-Darwood says that citrus-based perfumes are incredible to reinvigorate yourself and recommends the Gold Series perfume, Siren which has top notes of mandarin and orange and heart notes of orange blossom. Perfume is a great way to add a bit of luxury to your day. • Activated by body heat: Perfume is best applied to pulse points, as this enables you to smell your perfume for longer as it is activated by your body heat. Pulse points, which include the inside of your wrist, on your neck, and behind your ear. You should not rub your wrists together as this damages the molecules of the perfume and changes the scent of the fragrance. • You’re unique: Everyone’s skin has a different chemistry and PH level which is why perfume smells different from person to person.• Don’t overload: it is not advised to test more than three perfumes at a time as it will confuse your nose and you will not be able to differentiate between the scents. To avoid nose fatigue a good way to ‘reset’ your nose is to smell fresh coffee beans in between. • Layering: Avoid using a scented lotion that will clash with your perfume. It is best to rather layer your fragrance with the same roll on and perfume. If there is a scented lotion that matches your perfume, even better as this adds another layer and allows the fragrance to last longer. • I don’t smell my perfume anymore: Fragrance fatigue is your body’s natural desensitisation to the same smells over time. If you’re exposed to the same smell for a long period, it can take a while for your sensitivity to that odour to return. One way to avoid fragrance fatigue in that instance is to alternate between two or more fragrances that you like. Gold Series has a wide variety of perfumes and are available at major retailers.

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