Seasons change, so should your perfume. Choosing the right perfume to wear every season should not be difficult at all, but you have to know what works best for the weather and of course, your skin.
4 Tips for Picking the Perfect Perfume for Each Season
Love how that top scent lingers on your skin while slowly transitioning to a good base note as the day ends. Here are tips to find which fragrance suits you best in every season.
1. Learn Which Perfumes are Ideal for Each Season
Fragrances contain essential oils that react differently with temperature and skin type. Fragrance and Co. suggests understanding which perfumes are ideal for every season to enjoy long-lasting scents that are not overpowering.
Choosing Perfumes for Winter
The lower temperatures during the winter days cause fragrances to fade slowly. It is the ideal time for heavy formulations of eau de parfum which are more concentrated. Say goodbye to light, ephemeral scents and welcome those oriental, woody and musky fragrances for the winter season.
Note also that winter perfumes work differently based on one’s body chemistry. If you have dry skin, you would like to consider fragrances that are intense for a longer-lasting essence. Some of the best winter perfumes are Idole Eau de Parfum and Libre Eau de Parfum.
Choosing Perfumes for Summer
Eau de Parfum is more expensive because its formula uses more concentrated types of essential oils. That’s why it is recommended to use eau de toilette as perfumes tend to evaporate more quickly on summer days. Popular summer fragrances include Jo Malone Poppy & Barley Cologne and Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine Cologne Absolue.
When searching for a summer perfume, consider those with light, single scent such as vanilla and jasmine. Having different notes in a formulation may result in an awfully mixed scent because of the different evaporation times of each note.
Choosing Perfumes for Spring
Like the summer days, the spring season’s weather is not ideal for heavy eau de parfum formulations but light, calming scents that ease the mood. Choose lighter scents, preferably seawater, floral, or citrus scents, as they don’t tend to stand out too much with heat.
Dior’s Miss Dior Roses N‘Roses Eau de Toilette and Jo Malone’s London Lavender and Coriander Cologne are some of the best fragrances for spring days.
Choosing Perfumes for Fall
The fall season may not be as bright and cheery as the spring season, but its warmth and lowkey earthy feel sets it apart from the rest of the seasons. Say goodbye to heavy notes for now, and go for light citrusy or light floral scents. Light top scents that fade to a deep note such as cedarwood and amber are great fragrances for fall.
Some of the best fall perfumes include Diptyque Paris Tam Dao Eau de Parfum and Serge Lutens FeminiteDu Bois Eau de Parfum, which both have ginger, sandalwood, musk, and vanilla notes in them.
2. Know Your Skin Type
There are 5 different types of skin, including normal,oily, dry, and sensitive. You should know your skin type before choosing a cologne or perfume. Scents linger longer on oily skin in general, while they fade faster on dry skin.
3. Consider the Weather
Perfumes contain more than one type of essential oil. The oils in a formulation react differently when exposed to heat. This is why scents transition from its top note to either an airy scent or an overpowering fragrance.
In general, fragrances with high alcohol content fade faster as alcohol evaporates more quickly than oil-based perfumes as the heat rises.
4. Find the Right Formula
The difference in concentration of notes in perfumes has an effect on how much their scent will turn and for how long the fragrance would stay, although temperature is also a factor here.
Eau de Toilette
Fragrances under this category contain less concentrated formulations of natural oils. They do not last as long as eau de parfum making them ideal to wear during the warm weather months.
Eau de Parfum
Eau de parfum are more concentrated fragrances containing up to 20 percent perfume oils. They are longer lasting than eau de toilette which makes them ideal choices for the cold days.
To wear a perfume that matches the season, you first have to understand the types that are most ideal for winter, fall, summer, or spring. Choose perfumes that go well with your skin type and the temperature. Alcohol and essential oil contents are also factors when choosing a perfume for every season.