Just like you change your clothing for the different seasons, so too should you be changing your fragrance. We explain how to choose the perfect scent for each season.
Come Spring, as the weather starts warming and blossoms spring into bloom, add a light and joyful scent into the mix. Look for light floral notes such as rose, lily of the valley and violet. Citrus notes like orange, grapefruit, lemon, bergamot and neroli are also a wonderful choice for warmer weather.
Look for Eau de Cologne or Eau de Toilette formulations as they are lighter and perfect for daily use.
As the temperature soars and summer sets in, remember that the heat of your body helps release fragrance into the air. This means the heat can make perfume smell stronger. Heady and rich scents that work well in winter can become overpowering. Light and fruity floral notes of berries or tropical fruits work well, as do oceanic notes. You can add a fragrance with more depth at night too. Notes such as jasmine and musk add a sultry vibe, just ensure they are mixed with lighter, fresher ones.
Autumn is a good time to review your scent wardrobe and add a fragrance with more warmth and sophistication. A practical reason for changing your fragrance this time of year is, of course, the cooler weather will take longer to evaporate. If you like florals, heady white notes of jasmine, freesia and magnolia work well. Lavender is warming and comforting, as is vanilla.
As the chill of winter sets in, you want a scent with more intense notes. Oriental, spicy and woody scents will work well. Look for fragrance notes like oud, amber, sandalwood and incense. If you like floral notes, opt for violet, powdery Iris and orange blossom.
5 Top Tips for keeping your Scent Fresh
- Store your fragrance away from direct light in a dark place. Sunlight can break down fragrance molecules, altering its juice.
- Keep the bottle sealed when your scent is not in use.
- Do not keep your fragrance in the bathroom, the humidity affects a perfume’s make-up and can cause unwanted chemical reactions to occur.
- Keep your scent in its original box. It is, after all, designed to hold the aromatic elixir within.
- Avoid excess shaking of the bottle because bubbles can cause oxidation and degrade your scent.