Discovering your signature scent can be a long and arduous path, but its one which all beauty aficionados know is worth traversing. Fragrance has the power to unlock memories and define moments, so it certainly pays to find one that you love to wear. Still, the process can be off-putting to say the least.
Seldom can you truly understand how a perfume is going to smell on your skin without having worn it for a prolonged period of time. This is why I always advise getting your hands on a tester if at all possible—they’ll allow you to try it at your leisure and in your everyday life, as opposed to that of a quick spritz on your arm in a store. However, I acknowledge that obtaining these testers isn’t always easy; especially if you don’t live near a stockist which carries the perfume you want to try. Online, it’s not much simpler either—very few sites offer to send out testers in the post, meaning you’re left to buy fragrance blind. And when a bottle can cost anything from £30 to £250, it’s a bit of a gamble. So, what do I suggest? If you’re in any doubt, opt for a French perfume.