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Perfume tip

During daytime, apply perfume on your wrists, joints on your legs and above your tummy.

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How can I choose the best perfume for my wedding day?


First of all, make a list of all the perfumes you currently wear and write down how you feel wearing each scent.
Next, make a new list of how you want to feel and look on your wedding day. For example, you might write "beautiful, romantic, confident".

Next, compare your lists. Do some of the perfumes you already wear make you feel similar to the way you want to feel on your wedding day? If so, make a shortlist of those perfumes. Now put that list in your pocket.

Grab a friend and head to the perfume counter at the nearest department store. Once at the store, hand your shortlist to one of the perfume experts and tell them you're seeking a perfume similar to the ones listed. Then, explain that you're seeking a new perfume, just for your wedding day. (This back story often results in great service! Trust me.)


Allow the perfume expert to guide you to no more than four options. Select your two favorites and put one scent on each wrist. For the third and fourth options, ask for scent cards. Place one scent card in your purse and give the other to your friend. Now go shopping. Spend the rest of the day letting the perfumes grow on you. Smell your wrists. Take a break. Smell the cards. Take a break. Ask your friend for his/her opinion.


Select your Wedding Day Perfume. At the end of the day, ask yourself if you're ready to select your signature perfume. If so, you'll know. By the end of the day, you'll know if you can handle 15 hours of the perfume on one of your wrists. You'll also know if the scent works with your body chemistry. If you don't like the perfumes you tried on your wrists, the next time you go shopping, start with the options you put on the scent cards. Chances are, one of those four will be your perfect and magical wedding day perfume.

Nov 23, 2010 | Health & Beauty

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Should you put fragrance on bare skin or after you're dressed? I've been told both.


"The best is to apply the fragrance directly onto unclothed skin," says Christopher Sheldrake, deputy perfumer for Chanel in Paris. "This method creates an alchemy between the skin and the perfume, which is going to express the scent in a more personalized way. On the skin, the perfume gets warmer - it rises with your temperature, which isn't the case of a perfume applied directly on clothes."

Nov 23, 2010 | Health & Beauty

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