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How To Buy A Perfume Online

How To Buy A Perfume Online

When it comes to buying perfumes, it can be challenging to determine which scent is the right one for you or the one you’re buying it for. With so many options available, it's essential to know how to test perfumes properly before making a purchase. There are two ways to go about choosing the right one. One, making a choice physically when you have access to the product; and two, selecting one online on the basis of all the information available to you on the website/listing. In this article we’ll be delving deep into the second category. So, let’s start…

CHOOSING A PERFUME ONLINE

Interestingly, choosing a perfume online can be a tricky task, as you can’t test the scent in person, but it can also be a great way to find unique and hard-to-find fragrances. Online retailers often have a wider selection than brick and mortar stores, and you can easily compare prices and read reviews from other customers. Additionally, buying online can be more convenient and save time. With a bit of research and some careful consideration, buying Perfume Online can be a great way to find the perfect scent at a great price.

Who are you buying it for?

Before we get into the aromatic details, the primary differentiation in perfumes is marked by who it is for: men, women and unisex fragrances. It’s important to note this because a lot of times certain types of ingredients are associated with a specific gender but its combination with other ingredients may make it behave absolutely differently. 

For instance, floral fragrances are characterised by scents that are typically associated with feminine, flower-like aromas. But don’t be trapped in this word because not everything that is floral is feminine. Look at the other ingredients too before making a choice. Some of men’s favourite choices often feature some iconic flowers like lavender, neroli and patchouli.

What’s their personal choice?

If you already know this, it will be easier for you to pick a fragrance for him. But usually perfumes are very subjective and personal, so even if you know someone well, making a custom-fit choice for someone may be expecting too much of yourself. But the good news is that there are few categories that majority of the men tend to show an affinity towards.

Oriental fragrances (also called spicy fragrances) that have a warm and spicy scent, often with notes of vanilla, amber, or musk. 

Fresh fragrances that are characterised by their light, crisp, and clean scents 

Woody fragrances have a more robust and earthy scent, often with notes of cedar, sandalwood, or patchouli.

From this categorisation, here are some hot perfume (100 ml) suggestions that men love…

Mexico

Woody. Intimate.

A delicate blend of captivating woody notes and fresh blast of citrus. 

 

 

MRP: Rs 795

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Veleno

Vanilla. Vice.

The alluring aroma of rich Vanilla mixed with the spicy sass of Cardamom, Nutmeg and fresh Neroli

 

 

MRP: Rs 1995

Offer Price: Rs 999

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Gotham

Dark. Spicy.

A new world of fantasies with intricate spices blending into rich woody notes.

 

 

MRP: Rs 1995

Offer Price: Rs 999

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Venice

Aqua. Musk.

A playful fragrance of casual temperament with the freshness of oceanic breeze.

 

 

MRP: Rs 1995

Offer Price: Rs 999

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Tokyo

Morning. Fresh.

A radical cocktail of zesty lemon, sensual floral scents and earthy sandalwood 

 

 

MRP: 795

Offer Price: Rs 599

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What’s The Occasion 

Next, take into account the occasion and the time of day they usually like to wear their fragrances. Some people strictly wear perfumes on dressy occasions, while some others are more serious about always smelling good. 

Some fragrances are more suitable for formal occasions, while others are better for casual wear. Additionally, some scents are more appropriate for daytime wear, while others are better for nighttime. If you feel they’re more experimental with how they smell and don’t have a very strict routine with perfumes, you can give them a perfumes combo kit, with multiple options to go with for different occasions and time of the day. 

Wanderlust Perfume Collection

Spoil them with the ultimate perfume collection of 30 ml each

 

MRP: Rs 1495

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Globetrotter Edition of Premium Perfumes

Memorable perfumes inspired by the most iconic places of the world in 8ml bottles

 

 

MRP: Rs 795

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Do Your Research

Read the reviews and check the ingredient list. The fragrance pyramid is often provided on perfume's website, it is a list of ingredients that show the olfactive notes created by the ingredients used in the fragrance, this will give you an idea of the dominant notes and how they might smell together. Additionally, reading reviews from other customers can also provide insight into how a fragrance smells and performs on different people.

- Make sure you’re buying it from an authentic retailer online.

- Check the return policy, in case your partner doesn’t like the fragrance you should be able to return it.

- Pay attention to the packaging of the perfumes, as some men prefer a more traditional or classic look, while others may prefer something more modern or unique.

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WHEN YOU HAVE PHYSICAL ACCESS TO THE PERFUME

Test It On Your Skin

First, it's important to understand that perfumes react differently with different body chemistry. What may smell great on one person may not have the same effect on another. When a fragrance is applied to the skin, it will be absorbed by the body and interact with the oils present on the skin. Additionally, the warmth of the skin can also cause the fragrance to evolve over time and release different notes than it would when smelled on paper. So, it's best to test perfumes on your own skin rather than on a piece of paper or card.

Give It Some Time

When testing perfumes, it's essential to give the scent time to settle and develop on your skin,  because fragrances are composed of different notes or layers, which evolve over time. When a fragrance is first applied, the top notes (which are the most volatile and evaporate quickly) will be the most prominent. As the fragrance dries down, the middle (or heart) notes will become more apparent, and finally the base notes will come out.

Spray or dab a small amount of the fragrance on your wrist or the inside of your elbow and wait for about 15 minutes. This will give you a better idea of how the scent will evolve over time and how it will interact with your body chemistry.

Don’t Go Overboard

It's not a good idea to test more than two or three perfumes at a time. The sense of smell can become overwhelmed by too many scents, making it difficult to distinguish between them. Also, it can be challenging to keep track of which fragrance is which, and which one you liked or didn't like. It's easy to become confused and to mix up the fragrances, which can lead to making a wrong decision. On the other hand, testing a small number of fragrances will allow you to focus on the nuances of each scent and make a more informed decision.

IN SHORT...

Lastly, it's crucial to pay attention to how the fragrance makes you feel. A perfume should not only smell good but also make you feel good. So, pay attention to how the scent makes you feel emotionally, as this is an important aspect of the fragrance experience. You don’t want to be stuck with something for the rest of the day that feels like unwanted baggage.

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