Michael Edwards, one of the most respected perfume experts in the world, recently answered some questions about perfume. He has written a book that is considered the bible of perfume and is used worldwide by perfume experts and salespeople.
Why does perfume smell different on two different people?
We all know that perfume smells different on two different people. This is because the skin temperature, genes, the type of skin, diet, stress, and medications can all influence how we smell, and how the smell of perfume mixes with that.
How does skin type influence the smell?
Whether you use ReviewingThis, a cheap perfume, or even one of the most expensive perfumes out there, if you have dry skin, it will absorb the smell quickly and you’ll have to reapply more frequently. If you have greasy skin, the scent will be stronger and last longer, since the perfume molecules mix with the oils in your skin.
When should we not use perfume?
When we are exposed to the sun, the ingredients of the perfume can possibly react to the UV rays and irritate the skin. They can even sometimes cause changes in skin color. Perfumes without alcohol are the best if you’ll be out in the sun for long periods of time.
Does perfume affect our mood?
Science has demonstrated the some aromas relax us, like lavender, or chamomile and others stimulate.
How many perfumes can you try at once without confusing your senses?
You can try up to three perfumes at a time without confusing your senses. Keep that in mind the next time you go to choose a perfume, otherwise you may end up choosing something that later on you don’t like as much as you thought you did.