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How to shop for perfume | Life Pharmacy

Buying perfume or cologne can be a daunting task. With so many types of fragrance, perfume brands and scents available it can get overwhelming very quickly. Understanding the fragrance notes you find most appealing gives you a good head start in shopping for a new perfumecologne or aftershave.

Fragrances should complement the personality and style of a person, or – if looking at home fragrance – the personality and style of the surroundings. To test how a particular perfume or cologne smells on you, it should be sprayed on the wrist and allowed to mingle with your own natural scent for a few seconds. 

The amount of oil in a perfume determines whether it is classed as an eau de parfum, an eau de toilette or an eau de cologne, and as such how long the scent will stay with you. For help in choosing the right type of fragrance, with the right notes for you, just ask at your local Life Pharmacy.