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How To: Investing In Your Fragrance Collection

Updated: Dec 10, 2022

The scent of a woman is as much a part of her identity as the way she dresses, the color of her hair, and the signature pieces of jewelry that she wears. We attach scents to moments in our lives and people that we have associated with so having a signature scent is a great way to leave a lasting impression on those you interact with. That special perfume can make you feel more confident and is a significant investment in yourself, so why not choose one that suits your personality? In this guide, we're going to look at how to choose the right perfume for you and how to get the most out of your investment

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Building Your Collection

Building your fragrance collection is a process. It's not something you can do overnight, and it requires that you have a good foundation of knowledge about what kind of scents work for you. There are lots of ways to go about it:

First, start by figuring out what types of fragrances you like. Do you like sweet? Floral? Woody? Spicy? Citrusy? Go through some test strips and see which ones catch your attention the most.

Next, identify what notes are in those scents that appeal to you. If it's sweet and floral, look for notes like vanilla or jasmine in the description. If it's woodsy, look for notes like cedar or sandalwood. You'll want to focus on these when choosing your next fragrances.

You might find that some notes don't seem to work well with your skin chemistry—perhaps they smell too strong or too light or just generally make you feel bad when they wear off (or even while they're on!). You may want to avoid those notes in future purchases so as not to waste money on something that doesn't suit you personally.

Investing In Your Self

Before committing to a full-size product I highly recommend investing in the sample size or travel size if it is a new scent that you're still getting to know. Trying a new fragrance is like starting a new relationship that you're still figuring out in the sense of whether that fragrance is best suited for everyday use, certain occasions, how it performs, and how it layers with other scents.

Here are some tips when it comes to investing in a scent

1. Try sample sets. Many major perfume brands offer sample sets of their most popular scents, so you can smell them and try them before you buy. If you love one of the fragrances in a set, you know if it's a good investment.

2. If you want to ensure that you're receiving the best value then before going straight to retailers such as Sephora, Nordstrom, Ulta, etc compare prices with online shops such as Fragrancenet which I have found to be a coin saver when punching for myself and as a gift for others. Amazon also comes through with the deals at times depending on the brand and time of the year so don't count them out.

3. Sample similar scents that appeal to your tastes and preferences (for example floral vs fruity vs woodsy). You'll get some idea about what works well for YOU by sampling fragrances that are similar but still unique enough from one another so as not to confuse things when shopping around later on down the road!

Having More Than One

Having more than one scent is a great idea because it will help you to avoid becoming bored with a single perfume. When we continuously wear the same fragrance, then eventually our nose will be so familiar with the smell that it becomes less noticeable.

It's also important to have different scents available for different occasions—for example, if you want to wear something for daytime wear then you may prefer something lighter, whereas if you're going out for a night on the town then something heavier might be better suited. Choices in Fragrance may also be dependent on the season and time of the year.

Timeless Fragrances

The most notable fragrances are those that are popular and are the scents that people love to wear. Some fragrances have stood the test of time, such as Chanel No. 5 and Miss Dior. These scents were curated over 50 years ago and have remained popular ever since. They are still worn today and loved by many!

1. Chanel No.5 by Coco Chanel

Chanel No.5 by Coco Chanel

Fragrance Family: Floral

Scent Type: Powdery Floral

Key Notes: Aldehydes, Jasmine, Neroli, Sandalwood

2. Miss Dior by Christian Dior

Miss Dior by Christian Dior fragrance

Fragrance Family: Florals

Scent Type: Warm Florals

Key Notes: Lily-of-the-Valley, Centifolia Rose, Soft Musk

3.Lancome La Vie Est Belle Eau de Parfum by Lancome

Lancôme la vie este belle perfume

Fragrance Family: Warm & Spicy

Scent Type: Warm & Sweet Gourmands

Key Notes: Iris, Patchouli, Vanilla

My Current Faves

This mix of daytime & evening fragrances are current favorites of mine in the collection.

1.Libre by Yves Saint Laurent

Fragrance Family: Floral

Scent Type: Warm Floral

Key Notes: Lavender, Orange Blossom, Musk Accord

If I had to play favoritism with my perfume collection, Libre would be the golden child. What I love about this scent is the longevity and the sophisticated and sexy feeling I get when wearing it. If you are seeking an evening perfume or one that makes you feel on your grown woman then this is it!

2. Eau De Soliel Blanc by Tom Ford

Fragrance Family: Warm & Spicy

Scent Type: Warm & Sweet Gourmands

Key Notes: Bergamot Flower, Pistachio, Coco De Mer

This shimmering body oil smells just like the perfume and leaves the skin looking radiant. Perfect for those warm vacations or when you plan to have some skin out,

Fragrance Family: Fresh Scent Type: Fresh Solar Key Notes: Coco De Mer, Ylang Ylang from Comores Island, Bergamot Flower

When I smell this scent it brings my mind to a luxurious day on a yacht on the coast of Italy with the finest chilled glass of champagne, adorned in gold and diamonds while enjoying the most stunning views of the coast.

3. Brazilian Crush by Sol De Janeiro

Frag Family: Warm & Spicy

Frag Type: Warm & Sweet Gourmand

Key Notes: Salted Caramel, Pistachio, Vanilla

I don't know why it took me so long to find this body & hair mist but when I tell you this scent is everything. It is everything. It lasts for hours without having to reapply and smells so warm and rich on the skin, paired with the body lotion from Sol De Janeiro these two are an absolute must-have!

4. HER by Burberry

Fragrance Family: Floral

Scent Type: Fruity Floral

Key Notes: Dark Berries, Jasmine, Musk-Amber

This fragrance by Burberry is light and floral which makes it a great everyday perfume or daytime fragrance. Since this fragrance is light I pair this with the Brazilian Crush body mist by Sol De Janeiro which makes a great pairing.

5. Good Girl by Carolina Herrara

Fragrance Family: Floral

Scent Type: Warm Florals

Key Notes: Tuberose, Jasmine, Tonka Bean

Another on-your-grown woman-alluring scent is Good Girl by Carolina Herrera. The bottle is so unique and eye-catching but the fragrance is what will keep you coming back for more.

I hope that you have enjoyed this How To blog post and now feel more confident the next time you're shopping in the store or online for a new fragrance. You can find these fragrances in the BlackBoujeeBeauty Amazon Storefront. Comment below what are some of your current favorite perfumes.

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