Selecting a woman’s perfume is an art. Understanding and appreciating the different types of perfume, knowing how long fragrance lasts, and learning the best ways to apply fragrance can be as challenging (and as fun) as the art of the wine connoisseur.
A man going to buy perfume starts out with the misconception that if the love-of-his-life were with him, she would know everything there is to know about perfume selections. Wrong.
The woman wearing the fragrance has questions like, Why does my perfume smell different after 30 minutes than it did when I first put it on? How long will it last? Why does my Mom’s perfume, which I put on when I played ‘dress up’ as a young girl, not have the same fragrance on me now that I am older? And more.
Let’s begin with the basic differences between perfume, cologne and the others. We will cover all of these questions here and in future posts.